It looks like a lot of great new features are getting picked up in the next version of WordPress (2.7), due out sometime in the next few months. One of the biggest changes is (again) revamping the administrative interface (my end of this blog), which I am very excited about. I like the current admin interface better than the previous one, but this new one, codenamed Crazyhorse, is promising to be even better. They put time, effort, and money into usability testing and seeing how people naturally expect things to work (with eye lasers!), and they even asked our opinions. This is in addition to a number of other incredibly useful features, such as automatic upgrading of WP software and the ability to browse and install plugins from within WP.
All of this just reinforces my love of WordPress and Automattic. They’re currently leading their field, but are they sitting back on their haunches waiting for someone to challenge them? No way. They’re pushing their software forward at an amazing speed, and doing a heck of a good job at it. No wonder Matt Mullenweg (founder of WP) is on the list of the Top Entrepreneurs Under 30.