The New WordPress Version (2.5) Sounds Badass

Posted Mar 18, 2008

I’ve been using WordPress for about 4 years now.  Every time WordPress releases an update, it’s exciting.  I feel this way because I have no problem saying that WordPress is the most influential and powerful open-source platform of our time.  I feel that it has a more profound affect on the open source world today than Wikipedia.  Wikipedia’s ‘open-sourceness’ is still controlled by a designated community of moderators whereas WordPress allows it’s users to express their individuality.

Other blogging platforms cannot be compared to WordPress.  I used Xanga for a while but it seems like that blog platform company has their own agenda.  After Google acquired, Blogger, it seems like not many additions were made.  Blogger is bland compared to WordPress.  You can modify the hell out of your WordPress look & feel to fit your personality.

There were a couple of limitations with previous versions of WordPress.  WordPress’ back-ends did not have an easy way to setup photo galleries.  And switching between the WordPress Visual and Code editor forms were choppy too.  This becomes especially noticeable when embedding Java scripts.  Hopefully new versions of WordPress will address this issue.

On the WordPress blog, Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress announced the new features of WordPress 2.5.  These features include:
“A customizable dashboard, multi-file upload, built-in galleries, one-click plugin upgrades, tag management, built-in Gravatars, full text feeds, and faster load times.”

The most exciting part in the list above is the multi-file upload and galleries.  As an obsessive blogger, my hope is that WordPress will have the same abilities that Engadget’s content management system (CMS) has.  The rate that Engadget creates photo galleries makes it seem easy.  See what I’m referring to [here].

WordPress’ parent company is Automattic.  For previous Automattic coverage, refer to