WordPress 2.6 Released Early

Filed as News on July 15, 2008 1:05 am

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This is something you don’t see every day, an early release of a blogging platform. WordPress 2.6 is out, almost a month ahead of schedule, which is just smashing, isn’t it? Among the news you’ll find Google Gears support, image captioning, a revamped Press This! bookmarklet, wiki-like revisioning of posts, and so on. This video gives a brief overview:

Grab WordPress 2.6 from the download page. As always, we encourage you to update, if nothing else but to keep your blog safe.

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  1. By Not A Niche posted on July 15, 2008 at 5:04 am
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    I wrote a tutorial where you can use a plugin to automatically upgrade to WordPress 2.6 in 5 minutes without any problems.

    Have fun and good luck with the upgrade!

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  2. By Jeremy Wright posted on July 15, 2008 at 7:33 am
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    Who did the video? It’s quite good :)

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  5. By Solo posted on July 15, 2008 at 12:25 pm
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    The new updates are terrific, but what I’m hoping is that this version includes the ability (which WordPress once had) to publish a post automatically on a certain day and time.

    WordPress 2.5 and 2.5.1 does not include that option, and it’s sorely missed. I travel a lot and find it bothersome to open my laptop just to publish posts that no longer publish automatically.

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  6. By Lorelle VanFossen posted on July 15, 2008 at 12:38 pm
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    @ Solo:

    Actually, that feature was never removed. It is now slightly hidden under Publish Status > Publish Immediately > Edit. The hope is that it will be more prominent in upcoming versions.

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  7. By OPENGIGA posted on July 15, 2008 at 11:09 pm
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    It’s awesome updates. The video is great and I like it. Thanks to share with us.

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  8. By Thord Daniel Hedengren posted on July 16, 2008 at 12:43 am
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    @Jeremy Wright
    The video is provided by the WordPress folks. See the WP2.6 dev blog post linked above.

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  9. By Xavier posted on July 16, 2008 at 4:52 pm
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    Yep, the new updates are terrific. Thanks for the video.

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