First Impressions of WordPress 2.2

I upgraded my site to WordPress 2.2 without any problems this morning. I’m not sure if it’s enough of a difference from 2.1.3 to justify the upgrade for most users, but I’m a sucker for new software. In this release they’ve added support for WordPress Widgets without requiring a plugin. Among other things, the latest WordPress release also features full Atom support, a new Blogger importer, a revised Comment admin page (with AJAX-y goodness!), and a new plugin “protection system” – that will prevent you from installing a plugin that will break your site.

  • The Comment admin page now displays the last 20 comment, no matter what. When you delete a comment, the next comment dynamically gets pulled into the page.
  • WordPress 2.2 broke the FlickrRSS plugin somehow. I’ll need to look into how to remedy that…

All in all some nice additions, but again… not sure if it’s enough to justify an upgrade for most folks.