EDIT: Looks like WordPress 2.6 Beta 1 has been released today.

Been playing with WordPress 2.6 alpha for a bit with the new features. To the users it will appear like nothing really has changed on the surface but under the hood there are a bunch of new features.

My favorite new feature is the post revisions. I can’t tell you how many times I have had the same post open in multiple windows and accidentally over written a previous post. The only thing worse then doing a job is doing the same job over…

Here is a screen shot :


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Here is a full run down of the features with links to sites for more information about a specific feature:

  • Post Revisioning
  • A “Press This” bookmarklet for tumblelog style quick posting
  • Caching of static files with 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
  • Better SSL support for the Admin
  • 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
  • Drag-and-drop sortable galleries
  • Customizable default avatars
  • Bulk delete, activate, and deactivate for plugins
  • Check box range selection with shift-click
  • TinyMCE 3.1.0.1 with lots of bug fixes
  • jQuery 1.2.6 with some nice performance improvements
  • jQuery UI 1.5

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69 thoughts on “WordPress 2.6 New Under The Hood Features”
  1. I can’t wait for it to be final. There are some awesome features in 2.5, but I think they rushed it. I’ve had so many issues, especially with one of my sites where users contribute posts

  2. Having tested and toyed around with 2.5 for many months before it was officially released, it was a much needed change and a great upgrade. But it’s very similar to that of KDE 4 where it’s a new foundation, but the future releases are going to truly make or break the application.

  3. One of the great features of WordPress, besides the fact that it is free, is the dedication they have to their users. They continually roll out with more great features. Thanks for the update!

  4. That was a bit quick in my opinion… But I’m sure it’ll be a while till the final version is out

  5. I love wordpress, everytime they upgrade it is that much better. Goog job wordpress team.

  6. Took me awhile to finally upgrade all of our sites to 2.5.1, and now 2.6 is on the horizon?! DOH!

    Hopefully it won’t be a bug-ridden clusterf*ck like 2.5 was..

  7. I was pleasantly surprised by 2.5, although I just started using it a few weeks ago. The upgrades were meaningful and intuitive. Glad to hear they are working on images, I get tired on wrangling them on WP. Yeah, I’m a bit weary of all the versions, though.

  8. A dozen posts on wordpress – are you an investor? Hired as their PR agency? Trying to kill competing products?


  9. A dozen posts on wordpress – are you an investor? Hired as their PR agency? Trying to kill competing products?

    or a fan, there are many of us

  10. I think it has still some flaws.. been also playing with it and I like the new features especially the fix of errors in tinymce…

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  12. can’t wait for the new veriosn, but what about automatic plugins install over web? i read about this new feature before

  13. it was a fast development by the wordpress team. Maybe we all just wait their final release.

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  15. NICE, the revision thing is going to be great. I am looking for some better user management to be built in too though.

  16. An update to the post editor would greatly improve things as well. TinyMCE definitely needs the upgrade 😉

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  18. Is it me or there are a bit too many updates on WordPress?! I barely upgrade and I see an other one.

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  20. I’m thinking of switching to Word Press so that I can have threaded comments. Even though I don’t get any comments on my blog, I’m just anal and it bugs me that I can’t have it with expression engine… Yes I know I can buy it for $30.00, but their plugin sucks compared to the one that you use.

    Word Press should have included threaded comments in the build on their new release. It is a very popular and much needed feature.

  21. I hate to downplay any one community, but I think WordPress is moving a lot faster than PHPBB ever did. I understand how hard it is to move big projects like these. Kudos to the WordPress crew!

  22. I like the idea of threaded comments too! It’s like a blog and a forum mixed together!

  23. the brians threaded comments i use is heavily modified to do what I want it to do and also be a lot more lightweight and speedy then the default

  24. Shoe, I know just what you mean with the open windows – that sounds great. Hope they do something to fix the color bug. I have a very hard time changing link colors within blog posts in IE and Firefox (seems to work okay in Safari). In Safari, I have a hard time adjusting images which works fine in IE and Firefox).

  25. Looks Like the new wordpress 2.6 beta 1 interesting,but do we need to upgrade it ? 🙂

  26. Thanks for the inside scoop. I look forward to 2.6, it just seems like yesterday that 2.5 came out. I am glad WP is proactive in their development

  27. They still need to do something about all the duplicate content that WordPress is notorious for generating (archives, archives by date, categories,). I would like to see more SEO-related features in newer versions.

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  29. I must say, I really wish they’d build caching into the next build. Having wp-cache and wp-super-cache as plugins are nice, but that functionality really ought to be there out of the box.

  30. That sounds really good. I could use a couple of those features for sure.

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  32. WordPress is heading up the pack, and it is obvious that hey are not resting on their laurels.

  33. Custom development is king! Will you ever make some of your special custom wordpress developments available to the community as a whole?

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  35. I look forward to the new features. Better image controls and the word count will be useful to me. I hope it runs a little faster, my wordpress blogs can really bog down at times.

  36. this is a welcome development for us wordpress bloggers but I would wait ’till 2.6 becomes stable enough to use.

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  39. I usually stay away from beta versions. Their 2.5 stable version was out and in 1 week, there was a security update. So betas would be risky.

  40. I second that. Just sometime ago was 2.5…however 2.5 had bugs. The thing that was pretty weird that a security update in 1 week of stable version release.

  41. I still use the old WP version, I don’t find the time to upgrade and the plugin stuff it’s too boring. I sould hire someone to help me with these things.

  42. The screen shot is very inspiring. However the beta version fills me with misgivings. I think that it’s better to wait till the final version appears.

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  45. Где-то я уже нечто аналогичное читала, причём практически один в один… 🙂

  46. I think WordPress is determined to upgrade every week just to make life difficult. I was happy with 2.3!!!

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