Matt Mullenweg, one of the core developers of the WordPress blogging system recently was the keynote speaker at WordCamp, held in Provo, Utah on September 27th. His address was full of exciting news for bloggers everywhere including what they can expect this November and in the months to come. An excerpt before you move on to the full story:
Version 2.7 also introduces a number of major changes with one of the largest being the dashboard navigation being moved to the left hand side. This new navigation has expandable categories that can be viewed in real time when you click them (i.e. no waiting for the page to reload etc.) The right side of the default dashboard setup has a quick blog post and the center features an inbox. The dashboard still has stats and other dashboard features WordPress blog owners will be familiar with. The whole dashboard has been built in ajax which allows changes to be made on the fly. Users will therefore be able to, for example, drag a section in between columns to move stuff over and around as well as the ability to hide or show specific sections.