WordPress 2.6

WordPress ? Blog ? WordPress 2.6
I?m happy to announce that version 2.6 of WordPress.org is now available, almost a month ahead schedule. Version 2.6 ?Tyner,? named for jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, contains a number of new features that make WordPress a more powerful CMS: you can now track changes to every post and page and easily post from wherever you are on the web, plus there are dozens of incremental improvements to the features introduced in version 2.5.


One of my favorite features makes a comeback in this version. Press This! allows you to post about any site from the site in question. “From suggestions and the Quick Post plugin by Josh Kenzer, we developed a Press This bookmark you can add to your toolbar that provides a fast and smart popup to do posts to your WordPress blog.” I’ve been usung this from earlier versions but it was removed from the last version. The newest version seems to have some added features which should make it even easier to use.

Another built-in feature is Theme Previews which lets you see it before your audience does. Now when you select a theme it pops up a window that shows the theme live with all your content, instead of immediately making it active on your site. This is great for just test driving themes before making a switch over publicly, and it is also helpful when you are developing a theme and need to test it but don?t want everybody to see your ongoing mistakes development.

Here are some of the smaller features and improvements in 2.6:

* Word count! Never guess how many words are in your post anymore.
* Image captions, so you can add sweet captions like Political Ticker does 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 ?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.

You can also read information on Woocommerce vs shopify to know what features are required to build your e-commerce site.

I’ll be performing this update shortly so if you see anything weird going on, it’s just me. Bye for now.

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