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WordPress 2.6 Officially Released

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It was announced today that WordPress 2.6 has been officially released. Here are a few features in the new version of WordPress:

  • Post revisions – Manage older post saves, very useful for multi-author or collaborative blogging
  • Google gears – Designed to speed up your WordPress admin panel
  • PressThis – Easily blog about something from wherever you are on the web
  • Theme previews – Preview a theme before it goes live
  • Bulk management of plugins, easily activate and deactivate in bulk

And much more. The below video will illustrate some of these new features included in WordPress 2.6.

I have not tested the themes here with WordPress 2.6 yet, but I don’t expect there will be any issues. If you notice a problem with the themes and 2.6, feel free to let me know.

Have you upgraded to 2.6 yet? How do you like it?

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

  • http://imanto.com Anto

    Looks pretty sweet. Nothing i couldnt live without.

    Is there any security **** ups in 2.5 that or not in 2.6 ?

  • http://www.zen-dreams.com Anthony

    I already installed it, and I’m very pleased with this new release. The theme previewer is very usefull to check that your brand new theme will not break anything :)

  • Leland

    @Anto: I don’t believe there are any security updates with this release, although I’m not sure. That’s why I’m not in a big rush to upgrade. None of the features seem that “essential” to me.

    @Anthony: There was actually a plugin called Theme Test Drive that did something similar. Also another one called Admin Theme Preview. Now I guess those plugins are obsolete with 2.6.

    Thanks for the comments.