WordPress 2.6 Available for Download

If you logged into your WordPress control panel yesterday, you may have noticed a blinking text alerting you that WordPress 2.6 was available for download.

The new Version, codename β€œTyner,” for jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, contains a number of new features that make WordPress the best blogging software on the Net. 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.

WordPress has prepared a brief video tour of 2.6. If you have 3 minutes and 29 seconds to spare, it’s worth a watch. My upgrade to 2.6 went smoothly and without a hitch.


48 thoughts on “WordPress 2.6 Available for Download”

  1. Taylor says:

    wrote a similar post yesterday. Think I will wait to upgrade.

  2. Downloaded it yesterday and am liking the small new features they’ve introduced, especially the word count!

    1. I agree about word count πŸ˜€ I love that feature!

  3. dcr says:

    I’ll wait and see if you’re still happy with it a week or two from now!

    1. Or wait till version 2.61 comes out.

      1. Geiger says:

        I highly recommend that everybody waits for now.

      2. dcr says:

        That’s my plan! Let other people be the guinea pigs! It’s kind of like the concept of using other people’s money whereas this time I’m using other people’s time. πŸ˜‰

  4. I installed it yesterday and had a problem with the admin panel logging back in using firefox, if you have this problem read this:
    http://brynyoungblut.com/2008/07/locked-out-of-my-blog-on-firefox-after-26-upgrade/

    1. Ariel says:

      Thanks! That fixed it for me as well! πŸ˜€

  5. Yumiko-Chan says:

    What , new version. I just installed version 2.5 5 minutes ago… πŸ‘Ώ
    what to do ? Upgrade now !!

  6. Upgraded yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to see everything still works. πŸ™‚

    No plugins broken, nothing to fix, just a smooth upgrade. Sweet.

    Always remember to backup before an update!

    1. dcr says:

      It’s also a good idea to regularly back-up anyway.

      Most people only think of that when doing an upgrade (although some don’t even think about it then!), so it’s a good time to remind people they should be doing it more frequently than that!

  7. Bash Bosh says:

    Yup I have heard that this new version is more stable than previous one. Good work for mighty WordPress πŸ™‚

  8. Geiger says:

    I definitely DO NOT recommend upgrading to this version yet. I lost all of my post content (it was still there, the links just stopped working). This is what I did to fix it.

    http://www.jaygeiger.com/index.php/2008/07/16/permalinks-fail-in-wordpress-25-and-26/

  9. Thorsten says:

    WordPress does it again – thanks for the update John.

  10. Free poker says:

    I have never used wordpress. I guess I should try it out πŸ™‚

    1. You should really try it. It’s like firefox, it’s amazing.

  11. James says:

    I have a question about making money online I have been in the internet business for over 10 years more on the e-commerce/financing side but have recently sold some site and started building more social apps/weblogs which as far as development are going pretty well. But my question is although I know the income is not totally dependent just on traffic alone it is a major part of it. Based on compete John Chow blog has 118,378 people count per month not sure of how many page views but he reports income of over $30k per month with the exception of last month with the pay if forward blog post of $10k…but then you have a website like http://www.weakgames.com which the owner reports only about $7500.00 per month yet from compete has 407,829 people count (he states over 800,000 uniques with 3 million pageviews) the guy is selling the site on sitepoint.com so not sure why he would down play the income versus playing it up. So why the big difference he has almost 4x the traffic of this blog John Chow but is not even making $10k per month but John Chow consistently does over $30K per month again I know there are other factors types of affiliate programs and work put in but there is just such a hugh difference kinda of confusing…not only that I know of other blogs that have about the same traffic as John Chow and all them report over $30K per month or close to it…so why is weakgames earning so little? Anyone have any thoughts?

    1. Read the income report on what all he does to earn the money. If the site your talking about only does adsense that is why.
      Also make sure that site is actually getting that amount of traffic by checking out alexa for a estimate if you want to buy it.

  12. Upgraded to 2.6 on all of my blogs. Everything still works πŸ™‚ the new features like caption, wordcount is nice. I haven’t tried the turbo feature yet though.

  13. ugh. another update. I plan to wait it out until the next upgrade or my next hooker, whichever cums first! πŸ˜†

  14. VeRonda says:

    You’ve gotta love upgrades…

    1. dcr says:

      No. I don’t. πŸ˜‰

  15. Jan Alvin says:

    I heard that some are having problems with it now.

    1. dcr says:

      That’s why I refrain from jumping on the upgrade bandwagon right away. I’ve learned from previous experience, not just with WordPress but other software as well!

  16. Andrei Buiu says:

    I was preparing to update my blog right now and blog about it…

  17. zk says:

    just installed 2.5 a few hours agao πŸ™

  18. calvin says:

    It would be great if WordPress can focus on issues such as excessive mysql queries that slow down the server rather than introducing add-ons. Currently I’m having issues on uploading images with the latest version.

    1. dcr says:

      Just goes to show that even open source software isn’t immune to the tendency to add new, hype-able features at the expense of fixing more important underlying issues.

      I have problems with image uploads in 2.5.1 too!

  19. Absolutely looking forward to testing out the new features tonight!

  20. ..and don’t forget about the cool easter egg in 2.6 πŸ˜‰
    http://www.hannesjohnson.com/easter-egg-in-wordpress-26/

  21. soares says:

    CanΒ΄t do it for now because my hosting does not have for the moment the option to upgrade to the latest version and i burned last time my account with an upgrade not off wordpress but the ganeserver i have of CSStrike πŸ™„

    1. Just do it yourself if your host doesn’t give you the “easy” option πŸ™‚

  22. It’s actually a bad idea to not upgrade seeing as they just implemented a new security feature.

    And I guess me, John & the others who upgraded flawlessly are in the minority of those that had no problems. Everything is working smoothly. Didn’t even need to fix the permalinks.

    1. Everything is fine with me too πŸ™‚ I’m glad to be adventurous!!

  23. Although I am very excited about the new version, I’d rather wait for a little while. My experience tells me that being the first one trying out new things may not necessarily be good. But well, I still have full confidence on WordPress!

  24. fas says:

    WordPress keeps updating some frequently, no wonder its the best blogging platform.

  25. revenue says:

    Yes wordpress always updated their platform, but do i need to upgrade it ? well , i’m still worried to screw up , anyone sure that this upgrade safe πŸ’‘

    1. Geiger says:

      No, it is not safe. ALWAYS BACK UP YOUR DATABASE AND DIRECTORY FIRST. I lost my Permalinks when I upgraded.

      1. I agree, do a backup FIRST!

    2. I agree that you should always back up. AND they implemented a new security code, so I would update if I were you. Anything to make your blog even more secure.

  26. Patience would be a virtue here. Lets see how it performs over the next couple of days.

  27. Yeah I have not done mine yet. I saw it in the CP.

  28. levi says:

    Waiting with the uptade to see what kind of problems will eventually appear..

  29. Just upgraded my blog from 2.5 to 2.6

  30. albert says:

    HI john, its good news. and,
    I wrote an e-book about “Easy way to upgrade WordPress“. So there is no pain for upgrading the WordPress.
    Am I correct?

    Thanks,
    ALBERT A ALBS

  31. Chip says:

    I really like the plugin update notification. It spares some clicky time. Other than that, I just hope the plugins will keep up with the WordPress releases.

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