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.

  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.

  1. Theme Previews :: Now you get to preview your theme without enabling it.

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 “cleanâ€? SVN checkouts.
  • Select a range of checkboxes with “shift-click.â€?
  • 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]

[1]: /wp-content/uploads/2008/07/wp26-gears.png) [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