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WordPress 2.6 “Tyner” Released

WordPress Development Team released version 2.6 of WordPress “Tyner,” named for jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, that contains a number of new features (which we had covered earlier), that make WordPress a more powerful CMS: “you can now track changes to every post and page and easily post from wherever you are on the web, plus there are dozens of incremental improvements to the features introduced in version 2.5.”

Here’s a more textual overview of what’s hawt in 2.6:

  • Post Revisions: Wiki-like tracking of edits
  • Press This!: Post from wherever you are on the web
  • Shift Gears: Turbo-speed your blogging
  • Theme Previews: See it before your audience does

WordPress 2.6 is pretty much identical to 2.5 from a plugin and theme compatibility point of view, so upgrades from 2.5 should be pretty painless. Just follow standard 3-step upgrade instructions.

Note: The 2.5 branch will no longer be maintain so everyone is encouraged to upgrade.

DownloadWordPress 2.6

The WordPress team have also created a video that demonstrates the new features bundled with WordPress 2.6.

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