Top WordPress 2.7 Tips, Hacks, Plugins & Resources

WordPress 2.7 is here! As usual the WordPress community has been very active even when WordPress 2.7 was in beta and were publishing a lot of good resources. I have been reading them and collecting them.

What’s new in WordPress 2.7

Upgrading to WordPress 2.7

Before you upgrade to WordPress 2.7, here are a few things to check:

Advanced WordPress 2.7 Resources

If you are a WordPress theme or plugin developer, a few of these articles could come in handy to make your theme or plugin compatible with WordPress 2.7 if you haven’t already done so.

Plugins for WordPress 2.7

  • Compatibility Notes
    Compatibility Notes is a simple WordPress plugin that will attach a list of supported WordPress versions to every plugin’s description on the “Plugins” page.
  • Post Notes
    On its own, this plugin adds a text area on the sidebar of the add and edit post pages so that users can add notes for themselves or others.
  • 20+ WordPress 2.7 Compatible plugins
    Mashable has put together a great list of plugins your shiny new 2.7 install can handle.
  • Make Simple Tags Plugin Work
    Ask VG has this hack to make Simple Tags plugin work in WordPress 2.7
  • Top WordPress Plugins
    A continously updated list of WordPress plugins by yours truly. Bookmark this to find new WP 2.7 compatible plugins.
  • 2.7 Plugin Compatibility List
    WordPress
    Codex has a list of plugins that are compatible with 2.7 and those that
    are known to have issues with 2.7. Check this list before you upgrade.

And, if you are wondering with so many significant changes in 2.7, why wasn’t it named as 3.0, this post Why 2.7 is not 3.0 will clear that up for you.

Also, Six Apart, the company behind the rival blog platform Movable Type has come out with WordPress 2.7 Upgrade Guide again! :-)

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57 Responses to “Top WordPress 2.7 Tips, Hacks, Plugins & Resources”

  1. Maurice (The CaymanHost) December 11, 2008 at 5:55 pm #

    Excellent post with some great resources, thanks for sending it over via SU. Will definitely save me some time regarding my own decision about when to upgrade various blogs. Gave it a thumbs up naturally :-)

    Maurice (The CaymanHost)s last blog post..Hostazar Hosting Customer Reviews

  2. Andy December 12, 2008 at 12:25 am #

    Wow, what a great resource page. I am new to WordPress and am trying to learn all I can. So far I am really impressed with what it can do and this new version looks even more amazing. I will definitely keep this page bookmarked for information I will need as I go along.
    Is there a lot of difference between WordPress on my server and WordPress.com? I have been thinking of trying a free hosted blog on .com to see how it works.
    Thanks for all the great information.

    Andys last blog post..Successful Online Christian Business Opportunities Need SEO

  3. Fahad December 12, 2008 at 3:41 am #

    Nice list.
    This will definitely help with the move to 2.7. Stumbled!

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  4. Syahid A. December 12, 2008 at 7:58 am #

    Great resources + links man. Stumbled (truly deserved one!)

    Syahid A.s last blog post..13 Must Have Free Softwares for a New Computer

  5. Keith Dsouza December 12, 2008 at 5:40 pm #

    Great post buddy, definitely useful for people who are looking to move towards WP 2.7, stumbled :-)

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  6. Kevin@Great Wall of China Facts December 12, 2008 at 8:41 pm #

    Thanks for all the great resources. I hope this can be useful for me!

  7. Jordan December 12, 2008 at 11:40 pm #

    Wow it looks great, im going to update later today :)

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  8. JR @ Cheap Laptop Computers December 13, 2008 at 3:49 am #

    What a list! I just upgraded last night and was surprised to see so much new stuff and the new interface with WP 2.7. Will be interesting to browse through all of it and see what’s up.

  9. wanwp December 13, 2008 at 3:50 am #

    Thanks for these useful links

    wanwps last blog post..去除WordPress 2.7古怪冒号

  10. Caroline@debit card loans December 13, 2008 at 11:42 am #

    always nice to see you have done your research yet again:)

  11. Alex December 13, 2008 at 5:14 pm #

    Thanks for mentioning our tutorials, one of my personal blog notaniche.com and wpengineer.com :)

    Great list of helpful links.

    Alexs last blog post..Top Level Menu In WordPress 2.7

  12. coulson December 13, 2008 at 8:56 pm #

    great resource!
    delicioused,
    and subscribed.

    I’m already nostalgic about the last admin dashboard but i reckon we’ll get to love it.

    Just noticed the comment preview and latest post from commenter !!
    What is that plugin you’re using shankrila ?

    coulsons last blog post..Google ajuste son tir pour descendre le Typo

  13. POTPOLITICS@DO FOLLOW December 14, 2008 at 4:50 am #

    Hi Best list I have seen I did upgrade and will use some the resources mentioned
    Good to see a unselfish blogger that is Do FOLLOW and mine is also.
    Thanks for all the hard work appreciate it
    Stumbled

    POTPOLITICSs last blog post..Success are you ready for it ?

  14. Raju December 14, 2008 at 3:59 pm #

    Marvelous post! keep them coming!!

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  15. K December 14, 2008 at 10:20 pm #

    Maurice, thank you so much for stumbling it and leaving this cool comment! :-)

    Andy, welcome to ShanKri-la and thanks for the kind words. WordPress on your server is extra work for you but gives you a lot more flexibility than having a WordPress.com blog. Think of custom themes, plugins of your choice. One of the biggest plus with running it in your server is the monetization opportunities. But, if you are just getting your feet wet in blogging, WordPress.com is a great place to get started and get yourself familiar with WordPress admin interface, etc. I started with a WordPress.com blog myself before moving on to a self-hosted WordPress blog. Good luck and hope to see you around.

    Fahad & Syahid, thanks a lot friends. :-)

  16. K December 14, 2008 at 10:25 pm #

    Keith, thanks a lot for the stumble and the great review of this post at TB! I am so humbled. :-)

    JR, there is a lot of changes in the admin but hopefully they make your tasks easier than making it harder to find things.

  17. K December 14, 2008 at 10:27 pm #

    Alex, you are welcome. I am a regular reader of your WpEngineer blog and love the work you do with WordPress although I am bad at leaving comments! Thanks for dropping by. :-)

    Coulson, thank you, thank you and thank you. :-) The plugin I am using is called Live Comment Preview and CommentLuv. You can find those and some of the best WordPress plugins in my Top WordPress Plugins post.

  18. K December 14, 2008 at 10:28 pm #

    PotPolitics & Raju, thanks for the kind words. Your words give me the inspiration to write more. :-)

  19. coulson December 14, 2008 at 10:51 pm #

    thanks for the reply – great top & best plugins resource list as well

    coulsons last blog post..Google ajuste son tir pour descendre le Typo

  20. Caroline@debit card... December 16, 2008 at 2:40 pm #

    Is “All in One SEO Pack” plugin is compatible with 2.7

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  21. wireless December 17, 2008 at 1:18 am #

    wow, great scoop here. appreciate it.

  22. Underground Seduction December 18, 2008 at 4:34 pm #

    Great stuff!

  23. Stephen@Jobs In China December 19, 2008 at 2:41 am #

    Wow! That’s some list. I’m so far behind in so many things, that I won’t have time to read them all, but I’m going to try. I just updated to 2.7 on one of my blogs and will do the other one soon and I’m looking at how my plugins work with 2.7 and there’s lots in there which is really relevant to me. Thanks K.

    Stephens last blog post..Global Recession Not Affecting Expat Jobs In China

  24. Rich@Cheap Bargains December 19, 2008 at 6:17 am #

    Been searching for a place which gives all this information. Just had a really good read of your post and this is great to know for when I move over to 2.7. cheers.

    Richs last blog post..Free 3 Sim Cards

  25. aaron@vet pet insurance December 20, 2008 at 2:38 pm #

    How do you possibly find time to put these huge list posts together? I’ve just updated a few of my blogs to 2.7 and must say I like it quite a bit. The new dashboard is just awesome. Much more intuitive than the old one in my opinion.

    aarons last blog post..Choosing the Right Pet Insurance Company

  26. Iamsgf December 22, 2008 at 12:11 pm #

    That is really an awesome post on all new wordpress 2.7. I had many doubts regarding compatibility of plugins which I have in wordpress 2.6. That plugin works like a magic and I am going to upgrade all my blogs(I haven’t too many plugins but a little which i have are very important).

  27. Marcin@Tech Gadgets December 25, 2008 at 5:06 pm #

    That’s an awesome list, it must took you a lot of time to get it together. Thank’s

  28. game-girl December 26, 2008 at 1:13 am #

    I upgraded to 2.7 this morning. Took all of ten minutes to do manually and I had no problems.

  29. Mo@Free-G1 January 1, 2009 at 7:17 pm #

    Are the bugs cleared out??? Or is this the final masterpiece??????

  30. Richard@Littman Bros. January 6, 2009 at 2:23 pm #

    This is a great post. it really takes a lot of the work out of tracking down all the good stuff for wordpress 2.7. thanks

  31. Sebastian - Download Games January 21, 2009 at 5:37 am #

    hi! thanx for this link to An In-Depth Look at 2.7 Updates!!! i was searching for it for about two hours, but only SHankri-la could give me the right link! thanx very much for the job you’ve done!

  32. Tony@High yield savings account January 24, 2009 at 1:30 pm #

    Great list of wordpress hacks tips and tuorials. I bookmakrd the page so i can find more when i need them. This has to be one of the better list of wordpress tutorials and hacks i have seen.

  33. Rudi January 31, 2009 at 10:03 am #

    Great info. I will use some of the plugins.

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  34. Rudi February 3, 2009 at 2:37 am #

    Great tips. I have done some of the tips.

  35. debt consolidation February 18, 2009 at 7:23 am #

    WordPress is simply the best and with each major upgrade, i love it even more. What a creative and defining tool of the internet!

  36. Granite Worktops February 19, 2009 at 11:31 am #

    WordPress is such a good website tool.

    Thanks for the tips, Andy ;)

  37. obesidad morbida February 20, 2009 at 9:56 pm #

    a lot of useful information! thanks for giving me this information so I can know the advantages!

  38. chris@Flirt Blog February 21, 2009 at 9:18 pm #

    I installed the new upgrade last night and I’m really satisfied. The new version is great. I upgraded from WP 2.3 and this is a completly new generation of WordPress.

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  39. Perry February 28, 2009 at 2:22 pm #

    I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

  40. Danny Beard March 10, 2009 at 2:57 pm #

    This is a fantastic resource post. You did a great job of getting all of thisinformation rounded up and placed onto one page. I’m definitely sharing this page with my buddies. Great work. I appreciate all the effort.

  41. CR January 21, 2010 at 7:03 pm #

    Thanks. I just working with WordPress )

  42. Atif April 24, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    Great Plugins to see here

  43. Olawale Daniel Tayo May 26, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

    This post is awesome though, it is of days…but it still convey the same message that can help users using the new wordpress 3.0 or higher

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