For WordPress users, fanatics and well-wishers, you got more reason to smile. WordPress 2.6. has finally been released one month ahead of the schedule date and many new more features and improvements to WordPress 2.5. have been included and it seems WordPress is growing more to the CMS side, ofcourse, it conquered the blogging engine platform.

This time round, a brief virtual tour has been compiled which is another great move and so you can have a grasp of what’s new and cooking in this new release.

Among what is featured in this release include:

  • Post Revisions: which enables you to go back and forth in the different post drafts (edits) which are manually or automatically saved. You can also make comparisons between the different saved drafts and know who made which draft for posts and pages made by many authors. It is more or less like a version control system and enables you to switch between these drafts.
  • Press This!: enables you to post from wherever you are on the web by adding a Press This bookmark to your toolbar that provides a fast and smart popup to do posts to your blog
  • Shift Gears: For this version, it just helps to cache or keep a copy of commonly-used Javascript and CSS files on your computer to speed up the loading of some pages but WP works fine without it.
  • Theme Previews: A great feature allowing you to preview the theme before making it public.
  • Ability to change location of wp-config file which is a great security measure.
  • Bulk management of plugins
  • and more other small features and improvements like image captions, customised default avatars, word count, etc…

Great thanks to the WordPress team for their hard work. Get the download at WordPress.org and more about the new and improved features from the official release post at WordPress Development Blog.

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