WordPress 2.6 Released

For those of you that have been getting excited about WordPress 2.6, it has finally been released.

I’m happy to announce that version 2.6 of WordPress.org is now available, almost a month ahead schedule. Version 2.6 “Tyner,” named for jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, contains a number of new features that make WordPress a more powerful CMS: you can now track changes to every post and page and easily post from wherever you are on the web, plus there are dozens of incremental improvements to the features introduced in version 2.5.

If you have wanted post revisions, a faster reacting interface, word count, theme previews and a quick overview of how many plugins need updates, WordPress 2.6 will provide you with such improvements.

Congrats to all of the developers for their hard work. I am now looking forward though to see how WordPress 2.7 shapes up though as it seems like it could be a fairly major release.

To get WordPress 2.6, head on over to WordPress.org’s download page.

Note: Waiting for WordPress 2.6.1 might be a prudent choice for your important blogs, as most first release versions have issues that need correction fairly early after the first release, but waiting is up to you.