Hot! WordPress 2.6 Adds Tumblr-Style Blogging, MoreJul 14th, 2008 | By James Lewin | Category: Microblogging, Podcasting Software
Matt Mullenweg has announced WordPress 2.6, the latest update to the popular blogging & podcasting platform.
Five Hot Changes In WordPress 2.
- Press This! is back- this popular feature disappeared in an earlier update to WordPress, but is back with a vengeance. Inspired by Flock, FriendFeed, Facebook, Tumblr, and Delicious, and the Quick Post plugin by Josh Kenzer, the Press This bookmark is designed to provide a fast and smart popup to do posts to your WordPress blog. For example, if you click “Press This” from a Youtube page it will extract the video embed code, and if you do it from a Flickr page it’ll make it easy for you to put the image in your post.
- Revamped image control – for easier inserting, floating, and resizing. It’s now fully integrated with the WYSIWYG.
- Better media support – You can now upload media when in full-screen mode, drag-and-drop Galleries to organize them and you can toggle between the Flash uploader and the classic one.
- Post Revisions – lets you view who made what changes when to any post or page through an easy interface, much like Wikipedia or a version control system.
These are welcome updates – and we’re excited about the upcoming iPhone WordPress app, too
Here’s the official video introduction to WordPress 2.6:
Here’s info on the rest of the updates:
- 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.
- A number of proactive security enhancements, including cookies and database interactions.
- Stronger better faster versions of TinyMCE, jQuery, and jQuery UI.
- Plugin update notification bubble
- Customizable default avatars