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title: WordPress 2.6 Released
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author: Danesh Manoharan
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date: 2008-07-15T14:14:31+00:00
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WordPress 2. 6 (Tyner) is out with some new improvements.

1. Post Revisions :: You get to diff your post changes now.

2. A new Press This! button. :: Directly post from any site you are on. Plus support to automatically detect media files from sites like YouTube and Flickr.

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3. Google Gears :: My fav, you get a local cache for your WordPress. Speedier access and the possibility of new and better feature moving forward.
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3. Theme Previews :: Now you get to preview your theme without enabling it.  
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Those were the major additions, now for the smaller stuff.

  * **Word count!** Never guess how many words are in your post anymore.
  * **Image captions**, so you can add sweet captions [like Political Ticker does][2] 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][3] 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][4].

[Download WordPress 2.6][5] :: [Install Guide][6] :: [Upgrade Guide][7] :: [Forums][8]

Source: [WordPress][9]

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 [1]: /wp-content/uploads/2008/07/wp26-gears.png)
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 [2]: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/
 [3]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Sockets_Layer
 [4]: http://trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&milestone=2.6
 [5]: http://wordpress.org/download/
 [6]: http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress
 [7]: http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress
 [8]: http://wordpress.org/support/
 [9]: http://wordpress.org