Im May, we had posted about “Speed Up!” WordPress 2.6 with Google Gears. It’s now official, that Google Gears is added to the next version 2.6, which is due out in mid-July 2008 release, and with it comes even more new features for blog administrators.
Ryan has summarized the features of Beta 1 of WordPress 2.6:
- Post Revisioning
- A “Press This” bookmarklet for tumblelog style quick posting
- Caching of static files with Google 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
- 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
- Bulk delete, activate, and deactivate for plugins
- and more….
Download: WordPress 2.6 Beta 1