WordPress 2.7 is now finally out for all the fellow bloggers to download and install. The new version has a lot of wonderful enhancements over the prior release. Among other things WordPress 2.7 codenamed “Coltrane” is much faster and takes fewer clicks due to improvements in the management console such as a “new dashboard that you can arrange with drag and drop to put the things most important to you on top, QuickPress, comment threading, paging, and the ability to reply to comments from your dashboard, the ability to install any plugin directly from WordPress.org with a single click, and sticky posts.”

But that’s not all one of my favorites is the ability to upgrade to future releases automatically:

Last, but certainly not least, this may be the last time you ever have to manually upgrade WordPress again. We heard how tired you were of doing upgrades for yourself and your friends, so now WordPress includes a built-in upgrade that will automatically notify you of new releases, and when you’re ready it will download them, install them, and upgrade your blog with a single click.