WordPress 2.8 released

WordPress 2.8 “Baker” has been released. It contains fixes to 790 bugs as well as improvements to themes, widgets, taxonomies, and overall speed.


  • New drag-and-drop widgets admin interface and new widgets API
  • Syntax highlighting and function lookup built into plugin and theme editors
  • Browse the theme directory and install themes from the admin
  • Allow the dashboard widgets to be arranged in up to four columns
  • Allow configuring the number of items to show on management pages with an option in Screen Options
  • Support timezones and automatic daylight savings time adjustment
  • Support IIS 7.0 URL Rewrite Module
  • Faster loading of admin pages via script compression and concatenation.

WordPress 2.8 is available for download here.

Here’s a video with the features:

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