WordPress 2.6 Has Been Released
By on July 14th, 2008

WordPress 2.6 has been released today almost a month ahead of the schedule release date. This version is code named Tyner. There are several new features included in this release which include.

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If you are looking for a detailed introduction to WordPress 2.6, visit the post I wrote at Web Log Tools Collection, where I detail WordPress 2.6 features.

You can also learn about the latest features included in WordPress 2.6 by watching the video created by the WordPress development team.

 

Features Included in WordPress 2.6 includes

  • Post Revisions: Wiki-like tracking of edits.
  • Press This!: Tumblr like posting for WordPress.
  • Introduction of Google Gears for speeding up of Admin Panel.
  • Theme Previews allows you to preview themes in the background.
  • Word count! Never guess how many words are in your post anymore.
  • Image captions, so you can add sweet captions under your images.
  • Bulk management of plugins.
  • A completely revamped image control to allow for easier inserting, floating, and resizing. It’s now fully integrated with the WYSIWYG.
  • Drag-and-drop reordering of Galleries.
  • Plugin update notification bubble.
  • Customizable default avatars.
  • You can now upload media when in full-screen mode.
  • Remote publishing via XML-RPC and APP is now secure (off) by default, but you can turn it on easily through the options screen.
  • Full SSL support in the core, and the ability to force SSL for security.
  • You can now have many thousands of pages or categories with no interface issues.
  • Ability to move your wp-config file and wp-content directories to a custom location, for cleanSVN checkouts.
  • Select a range of checkboxes with shift-click.
  • You can toggle between the Flash uploader and the classic one.
  • A number of proactive security enhancements, including cookies and database interactions.
  • Stronger better faster versions of TinyMCE, jQuery, and jQuery UI.
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  • http://www.blogsdna.com Sandip

    I have become almost lazy, haven’t kept myself updated with WordPress recent releases.Thanks For Update .

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  • http://www.velvetblues.com/ Velvet Blues Web Design

    I just blogged about this on my own website.

    While the never WordPress version has some pretty exciting features, it appears that this release is quite reminiscent of the release of 2.5. If you take a look at the support forums, many users are having major problems, and we’re not even talking about plugin compatibility issues. I don’t even want to hear about those! So, I too am advocating that users wait for a few days until more is known about this release.

    Um… I bet most comments don’t get through your filter.

  • http://ipatrix.com Patrix

    Keith, I used your automatic upgrade plugin to upgrade to 2.6. It usually works like a charm (except for reactivation of plugins but that’s ok) but this time around it broke my upgrade process. It seems that it had not uploaded wp-upload.php to the root. This is a new file in the WP root. Any reason why it did not?

    I manually uploaded that file and continued with the database upgrade process. It worked fine after that.

  • http://www.gakboroslagi.com/ ed

    Hi Keith,

    I used your plugin previously to upgrade to 2.5. It worked flawlessly.
    Now I wanted to upgrade to 2.6, again using your WPAU automated process. Everything seemed normal until I was asked to click a page with confirmation whether I need database update or not. It said my database is up to date.
    Next, I click the link to reactivate all the plugins, but after that, I can’t get into the admin page!
    Had tried to reset the admin password, but WP still kicks me out every time I tried to login into the admin panel.

    Please advice.

    Thanks!

  • http://www.gakboroslagi.com/ ed

    Keith,

    Yes, your suggestion worked. I was able to login into admin panel using IE.
    I hate using it though. :)

    The problem was caused by WP itself then.
    Thanks for your WPAU!

  • http://mkonen.com/bblog MarkFu

    I used Automatic Update to successfully upgrade to WP 2.5 but for 2.6 got this error, Database files could not be backed up. Failed at Step 2. I tried first on Firefox 3 and then Safari. Any suggestions? Thanks.

  • http://nspeaks.com Navjot Singh

    Any plans to fix the plugin reactivation bug?

    • Keith Dsouza

      Navjot, the update has been released :)

  • http://www.schajee.com Schajee

    Had the same issue with 2.6 upgrade in Firefox 3, and I was also going through not being able to log in after the reset. That was until I REMOVED ALL COOKIES related to my site. You might wanna check this.

  • http://www.whoismadhur.com Madhur Kapoor

    Your plugin is really helpful for this Keith. Great work there.

  • http://techzilo.com Sumesh

    Holy cow, I was surprised when I logged in today. They didn’t announce the date previously, did they?

    I’m going to hold on to 2.6.1, what with the frequent security updates.

  • http://mkonen.com/bblog MarkFu

    I installed AU 1.2 to upgrade WP 2.6 but when I got to the back up page I get no further. No backup takes place

 
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