WordPress 3.0 Release Candidate 1

May 28, 2010 | 1 Comment

Quickly after WordPress turned 7 this May 27th, the first release candidate of WordPress 3.0 finally comes out.

Two of the biggest new features, custom menus and multi-site support, are in place, while as with the previous beta you’ll notice a much lighter admin area. Also visit this page to check out known issues, and report those others that aren’t on the list.

You can download WP 3.0 RC 1 here or automatically upgrade with the Beta Tester plugin.

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WordPress 3.0 release dates pushed back

April 26, 2010 | No Comments Yet

Per the updated project schedule at the WordPress Development Updates blog, the last couple of release dates for WordPress 3.0, both the release candidates and final versions, have been pushed back by several weeks:

  • May 1: Begin RC
  • May 15: Launch WordPress 3.0

Since we have a beta version already out, the extended wait doesn’t seem so long now. That also means more time to get WordPress plugins and themes ready for the big update.

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WordPress 2.9 Release Candidate 1

December 17, 2009 | No Comments Yet

WordPres 2.9 RC 1 is out. And you know what that means: it’s only a matter of time before the final version comes out. The dev team tells us that there are a couple of things we can do to get ready when 2.9 finally drops: check out the latest features as listed in the Codex, and contribute to the plugin compatibility checker.

Changes since the beta releases are listed here.

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WordPress 2.8 Release Candidate 1

June 8, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Almost there folks! WordPress 2.8 now has a release candidate available for download. Check out the changelog for a list of modifications since beta 2. It’s June 8 and only a couple of days left before the final version ships.

According to the announcement, “With Release Candidate 1, we think WordPress 2.8 is ready and complete.” Will you hold out until then, or grab this one anyway?

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WordPress 2.7.1 RC1

February 9, 2009 | No Comments Yet

The first release candidate of WordPress 2.7.1 came out over the weekend. Weblog Tools Collection lists some of the fixes and improvements for your perusal. You can view the original announcement by Ryan Boren here.

Download WordPress 2.7.1.

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WordPress 2.7 Release Candidate 2

December 10, 2008 | No Comments Yet

WordPress 2.7 RC2 is out. The development team considers this release candidate a few tweaks away from WordPress 2.7, so we can expect little to no surprises once the final version comes out.

There comes a time in every WordPress release when it’s ready for the world , to come out of its cocoon and feel the light of the world on its wings for the first time.

It’s not quite that time yet, but we’re as close as we’ve ever been, hence the immediate availability of 2.7 Release Candidate 2, or RC2 for short.

Download WP RC2 here.

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WordPress 2.7 Release Candidate 1

December 2, 2008 | 1 Comment

This is it, folks: the first release candidate of WordPress 2.7 is available for download. The new icons of the admin panel are in, and 280 commits have been made since WP 2.7 beta 3.

We’re one step closer to the final release of WP 2.7, and it’s only a matter of time.

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WordPress 2.7 Beta 1

November 2, 2008 | No Comments Yet

The first beta of the much-awaited WordPress 2.7 version is out! Prepare for a completely revamped admin interface and all the new features we’ve been raving about the past few months.

Several things to note: WP 2.7 Beta 1 works best in Firefox and Safari (for now). And the final WP 2.7 release is 2 weeks behind schedule.

The downside is more waiting; the upside is the team isn’t rushing to get it out but to polish it the best way possible. It’s slated for November 10th, and while the developers are still trying their best to get it done by that date, a release candidate should be out by then. End of November seems more like the WP 2.7 final release.

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WordPress 2.6 Release Candidate 1

July 14, 2008 | No Comments Yet

The final version of WordPress 2.6 draws closer than ever as Release Candidate 1 is released.

According to Ryan Boren, here are the latest features included since beta version 3:

  • Media uploader and gallery improvements
  • Image caption and image editing fixes
  • Press This fixes
  • Ability to toggle between the flash uploader and a regular browser uploader
  • Notification bubble on the Plugins menu when plugin updates are available

The complete list of changes can, of course, be found in the WordPress Trac.

Download WP 2.6 RC1 here.

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WordPress 2.5 Release Candidate 1!

March 18, 2008 | No Comments Yet

The WordPress development blog finally announces that there’s a new version of WordPress, but it’s only a release candidate. Why? He says the software is practically good to go at this point, but the team wants everybody’s feedback first before they release the final version.

The software is basically done and stable, and could be released today, but we’d like to incorporate feedback from a wider audience before making it available to the general public. After a few days of your feedback we’ll set a final release date. Personally, I can’t wait. 😀

What can we expect from WordPress 2.5?

A customizable dashboard, multi-file upload, built-in galleries, one-click plugin upgrades, tag management, built-in Gravatars, full text feeds, and faster load times sound interesting to you? Then WordPress 2.5 might be the release for you.

WordPress 2.5 Dashboard

The “sneak peek” focuses on the most important change made—the administration panel. Apparently they had help from the design gurus at Happy Cog (Jeffrey Zeldman, Jason Santa Maria, Liz Danzico) to rethink and restructure the interface us WordPress geeks rely on the most. For the longest time I’ve hesitated to like the new look, particularly the colors, but that can now be modified easily.

Read the blog post and share your thoughts about WP 2.5 by sending an email to 2.5-feedback@wordpress.org. I can’t wait for the final release of WordPress 2.5!

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