WordPress 2.6

WordPress 2.6

July 15th, 2008 – 13 Comments

WordPress 2.6, nicknamed Tyner, has just been released, and it’s absolutely jam packed with new features and nice goodies. The WordPress guys have made a video showing off the new stuff:

Highlights for me are the post revisions, you can now compare revisions like this:

An example of the post revisions

An example of the post revisions

This turns WordPress into a direct competitor for many enterprise content management systems. Check out the video above to see how it works. 

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Another nice little feature is the new ability to add captions, as you can see on the image just above. It works smoothly, but you’ll need to figure out the CSS for it. Mine currently looks like this:

.wp-caption {
	padding: 2px;
	margin: 0;
	text-align: center;
.wp-caption img, .wp-caption a, .wp-caption a img {
	padding: 0;
	margin: 0;
.wp-caption-text {
	font-size: 80%;
	line-height: 95%;
	border: 1px solid #ddd;
	border-top-width: 0;
	background-color: #eaeaea;
	padding: 3px 0;
	margin: 0 5px;
	width: 568px;
.wp-caption-text:before {
	content: "Caption: ";

There’s loads of other cool stuff, so, go check it out, and update. I used the WP Automatic upgrade plugin and it worked like a charm once again!

Update: another great post to read is Ryan Boren’s post about the security implications of the 2.6 release: SSL and Cookies in WordPress 2.6

Read more: ‘WordPress security in a few easy steps’ »

13 Responses to WordPress 2.6

  1. john does
    By john does on 24 July, 2008

    this is just a test comment – ignore

  2. oeroek
    By oeroek on 16 July, 2008

    I only have a few weblogs and update manually to be sure.

    @Joost, you were talking about the security implications. I was just wondering if you ever used http://semperfiwebdesign.com/custom-applications/wp-security-scan/

    I just installed it on one of my blogs and it helps a lot in identifying some obvious xecurity checks (chmod on directories, whether you changed the usernam from admin to something else, etc.) It removes the version information from the page, etc. Great help to find some loopholes in security

  3. martijn
    By martijn on 15 July, 2008

    @archshrk i used manual stepthrough with WPAU

  4. archshrk
    By archshrk on 15 July, 2008

    I updated my main blog manually last night and 4 more this morning using the WPAU. If I used the automated update option, I had problems with the plugins reactivating. but if I manually went through the 5 steps of WPAU it had no problems.

  5. martijn
    By martijn on 15 July, 2008

    I forgot to mention, that not only were they deactivated, all settings seem to be lost as well :(

  6. martijn
    By martijn on 15 July, 2008

    OK. i upgraded just one of my blog today (the one that i couldnt upgrade using the 1clickinstaller-upgrade function from dreamhost ) using the automatic upgrader plugin. And everything went smooth except that all plugins, except WAUP were deactivated.

  7. archshrk
    By archshrk on 15 July, 2008

    Thanks for the caption css. I’ve already put it to use but may need to modify it even more. Couple of things which I’m surprised about (or maybe I missed it) is that whether you have captions or not depends on the caption field being complete, but then the “alt text” is blank without captions. Doesn’t this make for bad xhtml?

    Also, I can’t have captioned items appear on the same line – but that may just require more css formatting. Any thoughts?

  8. Razvan Antonescu
    By Razvan Antonescu on 15 July, 2008

    Used WPAU and no issues here either. All plugins up and running

  9. Robb Sutton (198)
    By Robb Sutton (198) on 15 July, 2008

    Upgraded all of the blogs this morning and everything went smoothly.

    The “press this” feature is pretty cool. I used it once and everything works exactly as they said. If you have a them that requires Custom Fields, you are still going to have to go back and edit those in. It still saves a lot of time with the bookmark feature for getting the link in and setting up the post.

    Overall, extremely happy with the updates. The caption feature is going to need some fine tuning via CSS to get it to look like I want it to on one of my blogs…but great feature as well.

  10. Not A Niche
    By Not A Niche on 15 July, 2008

    Hey Joost,

    I used instant upgrade by Alex Günsche. I heard many people had problems with WPAU. I wrote a little post about it.

  11. Joost de Valk
    By Joost de Valk on 15 July, 2008

    Thx Duncan! (runs off and fixes!)

  12. Duncan Ogle-Skan
    By Duncan Ogle-Skan on 15 July, 2008

    Hi Joost,

    Nothing linked to the post, but thought you should know that your RSS feed’s sub-signature:

    “This is a post from Joost de Valk’s SEO Blog. If you want to track how applying Joost’s tips is increasing your rankings, consider rank tracker, it’s the best rank tracker out there for it’s price!”

    Has a typo in it. The word ‘it’s’ shouldn’t have an apostrophe ‘s’ – i.e. it should read:

    “This is a post from Joost de Valk’s SEO Blog. If you want to track how applying Joost’s tips is increasing your rankings, consider rank tracker, it’s the best rank tracker out there for its price!”

    Cheers, and thanks for a great blog.

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