WordPress 2.6 released
WordPress, an open source publishing system, released version 2.6 today with several new features. Which ones will make you happy?
Track who changed what and when with the revision history found at the bottom of the edit screen. It’s a handy feature for multi-author blogs, but it’s also a godsend for solo bloggers. If you’ve ever made a change and then changed your mind about the change, you know what I mean.
SSL support for /wp-admin/
You can now blog from public WiFi spots without fear. WordPress 2.6 now supports SSL for both the administration panel and for logins. Without SSL encryption, your user name and password are sent to the server in clear text. That’s a security disaster waiting to happen if someone is sniffing traffic on the same network. But with WordPress 2.6, you can use SSL to log in as an administrator, and even force all logins to use SSL.
Better plugin update notification
If new versions of your plugins are available, you’ll see a notification bubble over the Plugins link (upper-right corner) indicating how many of your plugins have new versions available.
Introduction of Gears
Upgrading from 2.5 to 2.6 should be easy and painless. But because this version makes changes to your database, make a back up first.