WordPress 2.5 Officially Launched

WordPress 2.5 Logo

WordPress 2.5 has finally released, and WordPress.org has been redesigned to resemble WordPress 2.5’s dashboard. Here is how it looks like for now:


I have upgraded both of my WordPress blogs to WordPress 2.5, and after just 5 minutes of exploring it, I decided I love the older version better. Two changes on the Write page that really bothers me:

  • The Category selection no longer sits at the sidebar of the Write page, instead, it is now placed under the textarea, which is also below the fold. I forgot to assign categories to my first blog post after upgrading because of this
  • Image uploading looks more difficult this time. Instead of an uploading box ready right below of the textarea, you gotta click on the Add media button this time, and wait for the ajax thing to load, only then you can upload the image. Too much hassle in my opinion

Another thing I noticed after the upgrade:

WordPress 2.5 dashboard footer logo

The logo looks so wrong with the dark background. Doesn’t really bother much, but it can definitely be much better. These are just what I have noticed so far after less than 30 minutes of upgrading, of course there are a lot of other cool features that I have yet to notice, but so far I have only met with inconvenience.

Probably I need time to suit myself to the new environment. Watch the screencast to have a tour of WordPress 2.5’s new dashboard environment.

P/s: Uploading just three images for this post is already a pain

#WordPress#WordPress 2.5


  1. narendra.s.v - March 31, 2008 @ 8:03 pm

    wow! thatz cool! and that new dashboard is cool too 😉

  2. Vincent - April 4, 2008 @ 9:31 pm

    Yup, I like the new interface too. Maybe I’m already bored seeing the blue dashboard for so long :p

  3. Syahid A. - April 8, 2008 @ 12:18 am

    The interface is pretty but I miss the simplicity of the previous design.

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