The Blog Studio

We are internet culture creators with a focus on

Blog > Blog Design > WP 2.1 Impressions

WP 2.1 Impressions

Peter F, 22 January, 2007 0 Comments

I installed WordPress 2.1 on Almost Cool tonight. These are my initial impressions.


  1. The login screen is puurrrrty. users have
    been looking at this for some time now. Lucky them. I think it’s
  2. The backend interface has been cleaned up. The tab
    colour has been made darker, and whole nav bar had been given a thick
    bottom border in the same dark blue. It jumps more.  Thumbs up.
  3. The
    wysiwyg post editor how has a speedy switch to code view. You can flip
    back and forth without refreshing the page. Very handy. I might even use
    the wysiwyg thing now.
  4. Posts now auto-save. Cool. You’ve got to enter a title first though, fyi.
  5. There’s been more ajax added. Comments can be enabled and disabled on the fly.
  6. There’s
    an export feature! It’s designed specifically to move your data between
    WordPress sites. Moving servers just got a lot easier! Rather than
    having to get into your database, do an export, login to the new
    database, hope it’s the same version or newer than what you exported
    from, import the new data, etc etc, you can just start with a clean
    install, and only import your data. Nice.
  7. I’ve heard some people
    say that the backend seems faster. Running on the crappy shared server
    that Almost Cool lives at, I don’t see any difference.

Overall, it’s a nice, tightening up of the backend. It
still looks a little slap-dash, but that’s part of it’s charm. There are
no earth-shattering new features in this updgrade. Still it’s well
worth the price!

Comments are closed.


We are looking forward to the holidays. We'll all be at #hohoto supporting an amazing cause & dancing our butts off. Come dance with us.


Excited? So are we! Fill out our RFP and start from there!

Request For Proposal




Subscribe to our newsletter!

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required