Bloggers Upgrade to WordPress 2.6

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Well, finally i have upgraded my WordPress to the latest stable version of WordPress which is 2.6!

There is a huge list of of updates and some great new features for bloggers which i must say all wordpress bloggers must check out. Click Here to read about the new changes in WordPress 2.6 and what it has to offer us Bloggers.

Here is a list of some of the small changes in WordPress 2.6

  • Word count! Never guess how many words are in your post anymore.
  • Image captions, so you can add sweet captions like Political Ticker does under your images.
  • Bulk management of plugins.
  • A completely revamped image control to allow for easier inserting, floating, and resizing. It’s now fully integrated with the WYSIWYG.
  • Drag-and-drop reordering of Galleries.
  • Plugin update notification bubble.
  • Customizable default avatars.
  • You can now upload media when in full-screen mode.
  • Remote publishing via XML-RPC and APP is now secure (off) by default, but you can turn it on easily through the options screen.
  • Full SSL support in the core, and the ability to force SSL for security.
  • You can now have many thousands of pages or categories with no interface issues.
  • Ability to move your wp-config file and wp-content directories to a custom location, for clean SVN checkouts.
  • Select a range of checkboxes with shift-click.
  • You can toggle between the Flash uploader and the classic one.
  • A number of proactive security enhancements, including cookies and database interactions.
  • Stronger better faster versions of TinyMCE, jQuery, and jQuery UI.
  • Version 2.6 fixes approximately 194 bugs.

It is said that WordPress 2.6 is pretty much identical to 2.5 from a Designers point of view – It’s also said that WordPress version 2.5 won’t be maintained further so its a good idea to Upgrade right away. The upgrade shouldn’t be a problem as i just noticed. It was pretty straight-forward and easy – Took me about 5 minutes to finish the upgrade.

P.S:- I finally found where they put the Word Counter 🙂 – it was on the right side panel just below where you see the Save and Publish buttons.

Have fun blogging! 😉

By Zubair

Zubair is a professional freelance Web Designer and Web Developer, and is also the founder of eBloggy. He has been creating highly scalable and accessible web applications since the early days of web.

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