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WordPress 2.6 is out

Written on July 15, 2008 by CincauHangus

WordPress 2.6 is oooouttt! Another reason why I love WordPress. Not Blogger. :P

So what are the new features in WP2.6? I’ll start off with the minor ones first.

Word Count

WordPress 2.6 Features

Word Count! I doubt this feature is available in Blogger :P So, this feature is a first for web based blog editor, I think.

Remote Publishing Options

WordPress 2.6 Features

In previous versions of WordPress, this feature is enabled by default but now you’re given full control whether you’d want to enable it or not.

Default Avatars

WordPress 2.6 Features

Now you have the ability to choose a default avatar (if your theme uses it) for your readers.

Improved Plugin Management UI

WordPress 2.6 Features WordPress 2.6 Features

On the left is the WP2.5′s Plugin Management Interface (PMI), and on the right is WP2.6′s PMI. In WP2.6, the active and inactive plugins are separated to provide a better viewing, good for those with 100s of plugins installed.

Onto the bigger features.

Google Gears Integration

About Google Gears:

Gears is a plug-in that extends your browser to create a richer platform for web applications. To install Gears, visit http://gears.google.com

Gears was designed to be used on both Google and non-Google sites. A number of web applications currently make use of Gears, including two Google products: Google Reader and Google Docs. Additionally, Zoho and Remember the Milk have been using Gears since its original launch. If you’re running Windows Mobile on your cellphone, Picasa Web Albums also makes use of Gears.

So what does it do to your WordPress? This:

WordPress 2.6 Features

Post Revisions

Post revision is something very new to all the blogging systems out there. It provides Wiki like revision system where you can track all your previous edits of a post and revert if necessary.

WordPress 2.6 Features

WordPress 2.6 Features

Other new & enhanced features:

  1. Press This! bookmarklet is back!
  2. Theme preview!
  3. Plugin update notification bubble.
  4. Drag-and-drop reordering of Galleries
  5. A completely revamped image control to allow for easier inserting, floating, and resizing. It’s now fully integrated with the WYSIWYG.

More details on WordPress 2.6

Download WordPress 2.6.

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  • Comment by pamsong:

    Blogger is better.

    *grin*

    July 15, 2008 @ 2:30 pm
  • Comment by CincauHangus:

    WordPress lagi keng. :P

    July 15, 2008 @ 3:40 pm
  • Comment by oOFooi:

    I’ve heard about wordpress for sometimes. But have not been using it heavyly. I personally feel that, wordpress is faster and more user friendly compare to blogger. :)

    Now new version has been here, I believe this allow WOrdpress to be more powerful too. :)

    July 15, 2008 @ 3:53 pm
  • Comment by syuxx:

    wahh, great improvements by wp team.
    but like always, upgrading wp is a nightmare.
    wuhuu. but it is a must if we dont wannaa get hacked!

    July 15, 2008 @ 10:32 pm
  • Comment by Ginny:

    ohh i hae been thinking of changing from blogger to wordpress. ;) this post is tempting me! lol

    btw is it easy to change templates? by writing ur own html? i have problems withblogger in that. or probably im noob x)

    July 15, 2008 @ 11:55 pm
  • Comment by CincauHangus:

    syuxx: yeah but why nightmare? I just use the WordPress Automatic Upgrade plugin. just next next next. :D

    ginny: lol.. yeah templates is pretty simple. just click and apply. if you use the wordpress.com version, u won’t be able to edit those templates, but if u buy your own hosting, then you can edit those. but if you don’t plan to, then give wordpress.com a try. =)

    July 16, 2008 @ 12:26 am
  • Comment by jolene:

    i find it blogger is better because having wordpress in my own domain gives me problem..

    July 16, 2008 @ 12:58 am
  • Comment by sixtyoldman:

    kinda cool with the new feature, by my past experience, when i update, all my post, and theme gone.. there is instruction but i still afraid to update..

    July 16, 2008 @ 2:02 am
  • Comment by CincauHangus:

    jolene: problems? what kind of problems are you experiencing?

    sixtyoldman: well if it’s hard, you can always try this plugin called WordPress Automatic Upgrade: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-automatic-upgrade/

    And so far I haven’t experiencing any problems with themes or posts disappearing.

    July 16, 2008 @ 2:48 am
  • Comment by Jeff:

    Wootza! WP is cool.. But still prefer Blogger.. kekeke xD

    July 16, 2008 @ 9:49 am
  • Comment by joshuatly:

    still deciding to upgrade or not cos scare the theme and plugin cannot support this new version! Haha, but the new features are very interesting!

    July 16, 2008 @ 10:43 am
  • Comment by CincauHangus:

    jeff: boo u suck. :P

    joshuatly: so far i don’t have any problems with it.. why not you give it a try? what version are u on now?

    July 18, 2008 @ 5:44 pm
  • Comment by aronil:

    WordPress is always more keng :) I’m not jumping up and down though as much as i would cause i hate it when certain plugins don’t work anymore with an upgraded version. All the same. I still love wordpress :)

    July 19, 2008 @ 2:28 am
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