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What Features does WordPress 2.6 Have?

July 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment · WordPress



I am using WordPress 2.5.1 and thinking it is about time to upgrade to WordPress 2.6; but before I do that, I want to find out what features WordPress 2.6 has provided and what improvements it’s been made. Searching the Internet and found the following features about WordPress 2.6:

  • Post Revisions: Wiki-like tracking of edits
    This feature allow you to view your changes of your posts and pages with a specific date.  If you make mistakes on your blog, this feature is handy in a way that it allows you to go back to your older version of the post. Thus saving your headache. It is even handier for multi-author blogs because it allows you to track changes being make by who or when.
  • Press This!: Post from wherever you are on the web
    This is a feature that allows you to add a bookmark to your toolbar by simply clicking on Press This. It will provide you a fast and smart popup to do posts to your WordPress blog. It is quite convenient if you want to post video on your blog from YouTube or Flickr.
  • Shift Gears: Turbo-speed your blogging
    Gears is one of the open source projects developed by Google. With this feature one can add more new features to your web browser. Gears can be installed with the following system requirements:

    • Windows XP/Vista
    • Firefox 1.5+ and Internet Explorer 6.0+

    It is optional that you want to install it or not. According to WordPress Blog in WordPress.org, your WordPress blog works fine without it.

  • Theme Previews: See it before your audience does
    This feature allows you to view your selected theme in a pop-up window with your live contents in it. Therefore you don’t have to activate your theme in order to see it alive in public.
  • Other small features and improvements included in WordPress 2.6 are:
    • Word count
    • Image captions
    • Bulk management of Plugins
    • A completed revamped image control
    • Reordering galleries
    • Plugin update notification bubble
    • Default avatars customization
    • Upload media in a full screen mode
    • Remote publishing via XML-RPC and APP is now secure by default.
    • Full SSL suport
    • No interface issues of having many thousands pages or categories
    • Allows you to move your wp-config file and wp-content directories to a custom location
    • Allows you to select a range of checkboxes with “shift-click”
    • Allows you to toggle between the Flash uploader and the classic one
    • Provides a number of proactive security enhancements
    • Develops stronger, better, and faster versions of TinyMCE, jQuery, and jQuery UI
    • Fixes approximately 194 bugs.

Next post I’ll show you how to upgrade your existing version to WordPress 2.6. So stay tuned…

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