Over the weekend, WordPress released WordPress 2.5, the result of over six months of development. It comes with a bunch of new features and improvements, including a redesigned dashboard developed in collaboration with Happy Cog Studios, dashboard widgets, tag management, a password strength meter, new built-in photo galleries, plugin auto upgrades and a bunch of other great stuff.
WordPress 2.5 also includes one of the features I’ve been waiting on for while, the search feature now searches both posts and pages (previously it was just posts).
When upgrading, make sure to check to see if your plugins will work with the new version. Here’s a list of WordPress plugins that have been tested for compatibility with WordPress 2.5.