WordPress 2.6 RC1 Released

WordPress is progressing rapidly into 2.6.x series with release of 2.6 RC1 version yesterday. WordPress 2.6 promises lots of new features and improvements over 2.5 series. One bug it will fix is number of comments display which I even posted as a ticket at WordPress Trac.

There are lot more features coming to WordPress 2.6 – some of which are:

  • Ability to switch between flash and normal picture uploader
  • Built in word count in post editor
  • Better SSL Support for Admin login
  • Manage Page and category pages will be hierarchial
  • Ability to change your wp-content directory location
  • Ability to move wp-config.php out of your webroot directory
  • Drag and Drop Galleries
  • Bulk delete, activate, and deactivate for plugins
  • Check box range selection with shift-click
  • Improved tag auto-suggest
  • Image Captions
  • Notification bubble on the Plugins menu when plugin updates are available
  • Lot of fixes for image uploader and Galleries
  • The ability to disable remote publishing
  • And the best of all : Post revisions – ability to save different revisions of your posts date and time wise! – read here more about it

Download WordPress 2.6 RC1

Final WordPress 2.6 may come out as early as Monday.