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WordPress 2.6 Beta 1 Released

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It was recently announced by Ryan Boren, that WordPress 2.6 Beta 1 has been released. Here are some things you should know:

  • They are targeting a mid-July release.
  • It will have post revisions.
  • Theme previewing, which I guess will make this plugin obsolete.
  • Improved SSL support for the administration panel
  • Ability to relocate content directory
  • Ability to relocate config file (with database and other sensitive configuration information)
  • You can bulk delete, activate, and deactivate plugins
  • Customizable default avatars

Complete list is here, along with a download link if you want to test it out. Remember, this is not the final release – and is not recommended to be used on production blogs.


Leland Fiegel was the original founder of ThemeLab. He is a web developer who loves WordPress and blogging.

  • Joel

    By default they are disabling the XML-RPC. Would this have any effect?

  • Leland

    @Joel: XML-RPC is disabled by default, but I believe you can re-enable it. This is a feature used by “remote editors” which I don’t use. I think this was disabled by default for security reasons.