WordPress 2.7 To Be Released Today and Few WPAU Updates
By on December 5th, 2008

2.7 is finally slated to be released today yesterday and many people including me are excited about this, this release brings in a new era for the WordPress platform, adding in several new exciting features, which were available as plugins earlier on.

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Should you upgrade to WordPress 2.7? Well we did a WordPress 2.7 hands-on review that tours some of the most exciting features in WordPress 2.7, take a look at it and decide for yourself.

The most notable features in WordPress 2.7 release include:

  • Automatic Upgrade of WordPress (Which users could earlier do with our own plugin WPAU :-)).
  • Reply To Comments from Admin Dashboard (Which again was possible with our own plugin Better Comments Manager).
  • Improvised Dashboard.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts for Comments.
  • Comments API to manage comments remotely.
  • Threaded Comments and Auto-Close of comments.
  • Install and Search New Plugins without leaving Admin Dashboard.
  • Enhanced Write Panel.

There are many more exciting features, which make this release possibly one of the best one till date. So are you excited about WordPress 2.7?

WPAU And Other Updates

As for WPAU it has served the community for quite a long time and people would still use it to upgrade to WordPress 2.7 :-), I have earlier officially retired WPAU development and with the release of WordPress 2.7 would want to finally say goodbye to it, this means that there will be no support for users who are using WordPress 2.7 and above, however I will continue supporting users using other versions which do not have inbuilt  support for automatically upgrading WordPress for a brief period.

I hope that WPAU has helped many of you and it has been a handy companion for all of you using WordPress as a blogging platform.

However the future is good as I have several plugins which are coded but not ready for release yet, and which I should be releasing in near future, so look forward to some more exciting plugins from me. On the other hand I am also working on releasing a new exclusive Techie Buzz theme which should be released sometime next week, so keep tuned as I am sure many of your will love it.

If you have any question or want to say any good or bad things about WPAU :-), please feel free to leave your comments, am looking forward to them.

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  • http://t03.us Cruleworld

    It was only released on wordpress.com, the self hosted blogs can’t be updated yet.

  • http://baltimorerealestateinvestingblog.com/ Ned Carey

    I was a little afraid of 2.7 because I knew a lot of changes were coming. I wasn’t happy when they made that last changes in the layout. But some of those features sound cool.

    i didn’t know about your comment plugin so that is a big improvement for me

  • http://blog.1n8.de Puh

    WordPress 2.7 wasn’t released today or yesterday. Where you got your information?

  • http://twittervlog.tv Rupert

    This is great news – I bet you’re relieved not to have to support the world’s WP upgrades any more. But thank you for having made and supported what has been without doubt the most useful, time-saving, sanity-saving plugin.

  • http://www.aaronhall.com/ Minnesota Attorney

    The fact that WordPress integrated your WPAU concept is high praise for your work (and your foresight into the need for this). This is a big accomplishment.

  • http://www.livewiretest.com live wire

    yeah im glad this version finally became available. i definitely like it :)

  • http://www.techieblues.com Vikas SN

    Awesome News. Thanks for the update!

  • Andy Levy-Stevenson

    My host has somehow destroyed my database (yes, so it seems). The only files I have are from the backup files generated by WPAU.

    I’m switching hosts (well, wouldn’t you?) and would be VERY grateful if someone could direct me to a page that details how to restore a WordPress blog from the two WPAU backup zips.

    I’ve Googled for hours today. Although many of the pages that talk about WPAU mention in passing that you CAN restore your blog if necessary, none of them explain HOW to do so.

    Hope someone can help, appreciate it. This plugin has been incredibly helpful to me, and I’m pleased that WP ahve seen fit to recognize that by including it in 2.7.

    • http://dinkerandgiggles.com Alaina Frederick

      I also need to know this. All I have is the WPAU backup files but apparently they are useless as nothing will recognize them in order to restore the site.

      Are there directions anywhere????

  • http://drivelocity.com drivelocity

    Are you using it here yet? How are you liking it now that you’ve had more time? I’m hesitant & may wait until 2.7.1 before I upgrade, or wait until I know all my plugins can be upgraded without a problem. Sometimes I get tired of the frequency of updates, but it’s a sure sign that WordPress really cares, which I can appreciate.

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  • http://www.sogroovynow.com Christy

    I just used WPAU to move up to 2.7; I hate it! It has totally messed up the look of my blog as far as simple line spacing goes. Is there anyway to use WPAU to revert back to my previous version of wordpress?

  • http://sharonlinnefaulk.com sharon

    I am saddened that you are no longer supporting WPAU as WP is upgrading to 2.7.1 and I get a fatal error every time I try to use their auto upgrade.

  • http://www.partnershipinparenting.com tom bond

    My site was working fine on WP 2.6.5 until I upgraded it using WPAU, version from a month or so ago.

    Now the files have been all messed up. I did download the DB and Files backups, but when I try to unzip the Files backup on my Windows system, I get an “invalid file” error and no unzipping… jeeesh! Does this mean that this big site is now history???

    Help someone!

    This what shows up when you visit the site:

    Warning: call_user_func_array() [function.call-user-func-array]: First argument is expected to be a valid callback, ‘_show_post_preview’ was given in /home/partner/public_html/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 311

    Warning: call_user_func_array() [function.call-user-func-array]: First argument is expected to be a valid callback, ‘_close_comments_for_old_posts’ was given in /home/partner/public_html/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 163

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function locate_template() in /home/partner/public_html/wp-includes/general-template.php on line 34

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