WordPress 2.6.1

WordPress 2.6.1 has been released and it is a very minor release. Not security flaws has been found and hence WordPress 2.6.1 is not a security fix so if you are comfortable with WordPress 2.6 like me, you don’t have to upgrade.

2.6.1 offers several improvements for international users. Styling of the admin for right-to-left languages is much improved thanks to the efforts of the Farsi and Hebrew translation teams, and a mysterious gettext bug caused by certain PHP configurations is now fixed. For IIS users, 2.6.1 fixes several permalink problems. Image insertion problems in the Press This feature experienced by IE users are also fixed. Of note to everyone is a fix for a performance bug in the admin where those with a lot of plugins would experience slowness on some pages.

I am so looking forward to WordPress 2.7 as lots of features which are available as plugin will be built into the core.

Download WordPress 2.6.1

*UPDATE* I decided to upgrade to stopped the nagging upgrading message to appear.

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WordPress 2.7 Will Feature Sticky Post

It is confirmed that WordPress 2.7 will have the Sticky Post feature built into the core. It is a simplified version of my plugin, WP-Sticky, in which it has just one style which is “sticky” as compared to two styles in WP-Sticky which basically sticks all the post that are marked sticky on the front page. If I am not wrong if there are 2 posts that are marked sticky, the 2 posts will be sorted by date in descending order (latest first).

I decided to retire WP-Sticky as WordPress 2.7 has that built it into the core. Now my plugin count has been reduce to 14.

Due to a large number of request, I decided not to retire WP-Sticky and I have updated it be compatible with WordPress 2.7. See here.

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WordPress 2.7 Features By WLTC

Weblog Tools Collection has put up a list of features that will be in the upcoming WordPress 2.7 which I think will be released before the end of the year.

Here is the list of the planned features:

  • Comments API
  • Keyboard shortcuts for comment moderation
  • Theme Update API
  • One Click Plugin Installs
  • WordPress core updates
  • Default Sitemaps
  • Admin Panel Comment Replies
  • Comment Threading
  • Subscribe to Comments
  • Widgets for Dashboard and Write Box
  • Batch Editing of Posts

Check out WLTC: Features Planned for WordPress 2.7

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30% Discount Webhosting Plans From FRRO

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WordPress App For iPhone/iPod Touch

WordPress App for iPhone and iPod Touch has been officially release. At the moment, it is only available in the US iTunes Store, give it some time for it to propagate to the rest of the iTunes stores.

It is a free app and I recommend everyone who is using WordPress and has a iPhone or iPod Touch to get it.

Here is what it does (taken from Weblog Tools Collection):

  • Support for WP.com blogs and self-installed blogs version 2.5.1 and higher
  • Embedded Safari for true previews of posts
  • Full tag and category support
  • Photo support for both camera pictures as well as library photos
  • Support for multiple blogs
  • Ability to password protect a post, save as a draft, or mark the post for later review
  • Auto-recovery. This will recover posts which have been interrupted by phone calls

Check out WordPress for iPhone or you can view/download the app in iTunes Store.

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