WordPress 2.6 codenamed “Tyner” was released yesterday. This was quite a quick release by the wordpress team given that their previous version 2.5 was released not more than 3 months ago!
The new wordpress 2.6 includes many cool features as compared to v 2.5.1.
Some of the features are:
1. You can
to a post in a la Wikipedia manner. You can track the various changes, restore them and also compare the different versions! Its particularly very useful when you are running a collaborative blog i.e. with more then one authors.
“Press this” button
You can add a “Press this” bookmarklet to your browser’s tool bar and write a blog entry right from the page on which you find an interesting thing you think you should blog about by just pressing the “Press this” button. A pop-up will appear and you will be able to blog from right there and will be able to extract the photo or video from that page,if available.
“Turbo” charge your blog
You can now preview the themes before activating them so you can really experiment with your theme(s) before making the changes visible to your audience.
WordPress 2.6 gives you an option to add a caption to your images.
You can now see the length of your posts while you are writing them.
Bulk management of plugins
Activate or de-activate plugins in bulk. Phew thats very important.
Other features are:
#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 “clean” SVN 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.
# Version 2.6 fixes approximately 194 bugs.