Arguably, the current revolution where blogs can get as much attention as mainstream media had to happen eventually thanks to the web. However, if it wouldn't be for compelling platforms like WordPress, things could have been a bit trickier than that. WordPress is, of course, the very popular blog publishing platform that receives much of the buzz nowadays from both individuals and mid-sized publications that today rely on it. And that's why the upcoming 2.5 milestone release is getting so much attention.
Wordpress on its current state already possesses some enviable easy to use interface, respect for web standards, and a developer community that is not afraid to contribute to the core system's capabilties. With the upcoming version 2.5, which is currently available in release candidate form, parent company Automattic hopes to make numerous improvements that include a customizable dashboard that can make your backend better fitted to your needs, speed improvements, easier upgrading for the core system and plug-ins, among others.
We are sure all of these will be welcomed additions that WP users can appreciate, however the blog platform has also been receiving some criticism as of late for being just that, a platform that is still not flexible or capable enough for full site deployments, where other open source CMSs (Content Management Systems) such as Drupal and Joomla seem to be receiving the props.