This week I asked a customer if she wouldn’t mind being the subject of a little WordPress 2.7 experiment. She graciously, perhaps also a little cautiously, agreed.
I’d just updated her blog to 2.7 and I wanted to see if she found adding plugins just as easy as I did. I instructed her to click on the Plugins link on the dashboard. (Yours may have a different number by the word plugin. That’s OK.)
Then she scrolled to scroll to the bottom of the plugin page. She clicked on “Plugin/Browser Installer”.
She typed in a search term and found the “Share This” plugin. Then she clicked on the link for the plugin. The pop-up box gave a warning saying that the plugin hadn’t been tested in 2.7. I told her I was using it successfully and so she clicked on the install button. The plugin was installed and then she clicked on “activate”.
In just a few minutes my client had installed her first plugin.
I’m,waiting for the next version of WordPress to come out. Then I’ll test the update/upgrade functionaily. Assuming that it passes the test I’ll advise all my clients to migrate to the latest version. I am very impressed with the way it empowers users.