WordPress 2.6 Beta 1 – Dare to try?


WordPress 2.6 Beta 1 is available for you to download! (This blog is using the WordPress blogging system). The question is, who wants to be a scapegoat? :)

I’d love to try it myself, but I’ve enjoyed the WordPress Automatic Upgrade plug-in too much that I’m just too lazy to do a manual update and backup.

Read more to find out what’s new in this version (surely exciting features)!

From Ryan’s Boren page, what’s new in 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

I may try downloading and installing it on my other blog to check the new features (it’s still a new blog and I’ve left it for weeks :( ).

If you want to download and try it yourself, go ahead!

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