Only twelve days ago, WordPress released their version 2.3.3 update to fix an exploitation with the XMLRPC configuration. And now, I find out you can actually take WordPress version 2.5 for a spin. However, you directly install it since the files haven’t been released yet. Which is why, this is only a WordPress 2.5 sneak peek.
Thanks to Autommattic’s Chris Johnston, he’s setup a WordPress 2.5 demo…preview…sneak peek…whatever you want to call a test site for WordPress followers to crash test. Do note, I didn’t mean literally trying to crash the WordPress 2.5 test server. Login details to the WordPress 2.5 test server are after the jump.
According to Chris, the server will be refreshed every hour. If you’d like to login:
Visit the WordPress 2.5 Administrator Login
And if you didn’t know, Automattic is the company who created and founded WordPress. Besides giving credit to the company and hardworking folks at WordPress, here are some teaser screenshots of the new WordPress 2.5.
Personally, the whole WordPress 2.5 user interface has been cleaned up or stripped I would say. The whole interface is designed now around simple lines and subtle coloring. Which I seriously am liking right now. Plus, they have also started cleaning up the menus and reorganizing them.
However, I did find it more troublesome now activating and deactivating widgets. I think it’s because you can’t clearly see an ‘activate’ area to drag the widgets. In the current WordPress widget configuration page, all you have to do is drag the widgets from below up to either sidebar available to activate them.
Besides the above, I’m looking forward to the upgrade in WordPress 2.5 and other features it may bring along. Of course, without the sacrifice of securing the WordPress installation to prevent hacking.
Tried WordPress 2.5 yet? What did you think of it?
[tags]Wordpress, 2.5, Widgets, User interface, User experience[/tags]