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WordPress 2.6 RC1

WordPress 2.6 RC1
This Image Caption is a built-in feature of WordPress 2.6

The best has just got better! I’ve been using WordPress 2.6 Beta 1 for weeks and didn’t realize there have been WordPress Beta 2, 3, and now RC1 (Release Candidate)!

UPDATE: WordPress 2.6 Final has already been released! Argh..

It fixes all the bugs I encountered on Beta 1, but not just that, there is also a new feature: Image Captioning! It’s long overdue but I’m very happy that they’ve decided to put it in! The WordPress image on the top left of this post has an image caption, a built-in feature from the going-to-be-final-WordPress 2.6! A nice touch, isn’t it?

The image captioning feature will be so useful whenever I’m doing a screenshot of a product or a game review.

To use the image captioning on WordPress 2.6 RC1, you need to include the Image Captioning CSS style to your current theme.

Just copy paste this Image Captioning CSS style to the bottom of your theme’s CSS:

/* Captions & aligment */
.aligncenter, div.aligncenter {
display: block;
margin-left: auto;
margin-right: auto;
}

.alignleft {
float: left;
}

.alignright {
float: right;
}

.wp-caption {
border: 1px solid #ddd;
text-align: center;
background-color: #f3f3f3;
padding-top: 4px;
margin: 10px;
-moz-border-radius: 3px;
-khtml-border-radius: 3px;
-webkit-border-radius: 3px;
border-radius: 3px;
}

.wp-caption img {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
border: 0 none;
}

.wp-caption p.wp-caption-text {
font-size: 11px;
line-height: 17px;
padding: 0 4px 5px;
margin: 0;
}
/* End captions & aligment */

You can also see if there are updates on your plug-ins without having to go to the Plug-in screen first. A small notification bubble will let you know the number of plug-ins (either active or inactive) having available updates.

WordPress 2.6 RC1 Plug-in Notification
Gotta love those bubbles!

There are other small changes/features that you can have a look at yourself on Ryan Boren’s blog.

Download WordPress 2.6 RC1 now (especially if you have been using its beta version)

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