WordPress 2.7 is proud to present a completely renewed redesign. Everything is new – the dashboard, Screen options, Themes, Core upgrades, media library, and Plugins! The Commenting system was also redefined, and striking out of everything are Keyboard Navigation, Moderation, Quick Edit, and Reply features.
As for the quick editing – no need to exit the comment and go to the individual edit screen to edit. You click on the quick edit and immediately enter an edit panel and work on the comment content.
Simple reply has become just that – simple reply, with no need to scroll, leave the page, or remember the comment to give it proper attention.
Keyboard moderation remains one of the coolest features of the new version. You may use specific letters to scroll up and down between the comments, to approve and unapproved, mark comments spam, or delete them. You should try this!
No need to take a broom when you enter your Right Now section. Everything is displayed clearly and orderly. No longer it is a Cinderella of the dashboard.
Do welcome newcomers: QuickPress and Press This, which provide you with an opportunity to deal with certain functions in an efficient and fast manner.
The smart-asses at WordPress have put at your disposal a completely new API for the plugin repository, so now you can work with plugins straight away from your Admin section. It shortens a great deal of time otherwise wasted on uploading, downloading, searching, and finding. You simply find the desired plugins and install them. Game over.
Media Library options are not dealt with in some spectacular way. It is enough to know that you are allowed to bypass FTP and upload files on your WordPress without making a post and relating content to it. And you can attach loads of data!
In addition to all these features, there are over two million new WordPress themes and plugins, UI elements, web and email templates using Envato Elements membership.
Not everything is so great
The WordPress 2.7 features related to comment pagination where there is a great number of comments suck. Every page with hundreds of comments will have only 50 comments displayed at a time. And then there are issues with Google and how its search engine sees duplicated content. There is a great possibility that it recognizes them as the same old same old: the same pages are seen under the same titles with the same posts at the beginning of the page. It is only URLs that are different. And comments, of course. But it is not the only issue with this version.
How to sort things out
Well, all the SEO solutions that one can think of are unfortunately not supported by WordPress. It is simply not allowing outside solutions. It is rather annoying to wait for the official solution when there are many to use, and that is maybe the reason that people are mainly trying to go around the bush and work it out with meta descriptions of paginated pages without officially working it out. It’s tiresome, I know. So let’s wait for some future at least honorable mention in this area.