WordPress 2.6 Beta 1

Not ones to sit back and relax, the brains over at Automattic have been hard at work creating more features for their new release of WordPress 2.6

While some are bound to complain that the updates come to fast (yes, people complain about new stuff) I think as long as things continue to get better I'm excited. The 2.5 move was a big leap for me - but honestly I'm glad I did. I'm sure many people will agree that WordPress 2.5 is far superior to previous versions.

The post announcement is here: WordPress 2.6 Beta 1

Get Beta 1 here

So, what's in store for 2.6?

  • Post Revisioning
  • A “Press This” bookmarklet for tumblelog style quick posting
  • Caching of static files with Gears for faster Admin page loads
  • A new and improved image editing dialog that offers lots of control over the images in your posts
  • Theme previewing as seen on WordPress.com
  • Built-in word counting in the post editor
  • The ability to disable remote publishing for the security conscious
  • XML-RPC API for changing blog options
  • Better SSL support for the Admin
  • Hierarchy-aware paging in the Manage Pages and Manage Categories admin pages.
  • The ability to relocate your content directory
  • The ability to move wp-config.php out of your web root
  • Drag-and-drop sortable galleries
  • Customizable default avatars
  • Bulk delete, activate, and deactivate for plugins
  • Check box range selection with shift-click
  • TinyMCE with lots of bug fixes
  • jQuery 1.2.6 with some nice performance improvements
  • jQuery UI 1.5
  • Lots of bug fixes and performance improvements


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