WordPress Surprises

Today, WordPress 1.5, dubbed “Strayhorn”, has been released. What a wonderful surprise!

You can grab yourself a copy of this final version in the WordPress Download section.

I’ve been following the nightlies for a while, and version 1.5 is a great package. Noscope has been upgraded from the nightlies to the final, and things have gone smoothly. My congratulations to the entire WordPress team.

As for surprises, I have one of them coming up in the near future.

15 thoughts on “WordPress Surprises”

  1. Matt says:

    I hope you recognize your feedback that went into the 1.5 admin area. 🙂

  2. Joen says:

    I do, and things are looking mighty pretty. The admin area is much much better.

    There is still a few things to improve though, and I hope I can help you out with that 🙂

  3. Nik says:

    I’ve just upgraded too! 🙂 It took all of about 3 minutes.. brilliant!

  4. Joen says:

    I’ve just upgraded too! 🙂 It took all of about 3 minutes.. brilliant!

    Migrating my design to a theme was quite a bit trickier, though, but definitely worth it.

  5. Nik says:

    Migrating my design to a theme was quite a bit trickier, though, but definitely worth it.

    Ah, that’ll be why it only took me 3 minutes! I’ll have to look into themes!

    By the way your site is looking very nice at the moment! I like the new header typeface. Is that because you’ve ditched sIFR for the moment?

  6. Joen says:

    Ah, that’ll be why it only took me 3 minutes! I’ll have to look into themes!

    Well, the most tricky part was to get the pages that had permalinks overlapping existing folders to work properly.

    By the way your site is looking very nice at the moment! I like the new header typeface. Is that because you’ve ditched sIFR for the moment?

    Thanks, and that is exactly right. It looks nice when font smoothing is enabled, and much less nice without it.

  7. Jonas Rabbe says:

    Well, the most tricky part was to get the pages that had permalinks overlapping existing folders to work properly.

    Well, good thing I’ll be designing my theme from scratch, once I have time to migrate the engineered boulderer just have to finish my thesis first.

  8. Stefan says:

    Whoa, WP got much better. I tested it on my home-server, to check the new features.

    I thought of switching to TXP, but with the possibility to create different pages and different templates, I’ll stay with WP.

    By the way, Joen, how did you create this cool live-preview?

  9. Joen says:

    Stefan,

    I wrote something about that comment previews here:

    http://www.noscope.com/journal/2004/11/textile-live-preview

  10. Tristan says:

    Ha! I missed it.

    (Goes and upgrades)

    Wow, that was easy. As usual. I made the switch to a 1.5 nightly about a week ago, including a full port of my design to a theme (with a couple overdue tweaks), after I moved my site to a new server. What a weekend that was 🙂

    Thanks for the news, go WordPress team.

    And this: “As for surprises, I have one of them coming up in the near future.” Sounds interesting. The suspense is already killing me.

  11. Joen says:

    I made the switch to a 1.5 nightly about a week ago, including a full port of my design to a theme (with a couple overdue tweaks), after I moved my site to a new server. What a weekend that was 🙂

    Exactly: Migrating to a new theme is the hardest part.

    And this: “As for surprises, I have one of them coming up in the near future.” Sounds interesting. The suspense is already killing me.

    Mission complete 🙂

  12. Jonas Rabbe says:

    Mission complete 🙂

    You’re so mean!

    Seriously though, any timeframe on that?

  13. Joen says:

    Seriously though, any timeframe on that?

    It’s one of those things that could be in a few days (if this is a calm week at work), or one or two weeks if not. 🙂

  14. Jonas Rabbe says:

    It?s one of those things that could be in a few days (if this is a calm week at work), or one or two weeks if not. 🙂

    Aaaaah, one of them things. My list of “things I want to do” is currently up to something like 20 things that have all been put on the back burner for the past six months, including my migration to WordPress (perfect timing though, they release strayhorn and 2 weeks later I hand in my thesis).

    Dunno about my other projects though.

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