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Archive for July 15th, 2008

WordPress 2.6

July 15, 2008 @ 00:57 By: gordon Category: Meta, WordPress

WordPress 2.6 was released a few minutes ago, so of course I’ve upgraded already.  Since I use subversion to maintain my blog, the upgrade process basically consisted of making a backup (it’s always a good idea to make a backup) and then running the following command from the root of my WordPress installation:

svn sw http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/tags/2.6/

I also upgraded a couple of plugins, including Akismet.

In the roughly 90 seconds it took to do all of this, some comment spammer tried to post some spam to my blog.  Fortunately, I had comments set to require me to approve the first comment, so it went into the queue to be reviewed.  When I re-enabled Akismet and poked the “check for spam” button it flagged it automatically.

There are a lot of features in it that make it worth upgrading, including some security updates, including better SSL support.  There’s also the addition of a post revisioning feature that will make it easier to track changes to blog entries, something that will be of particular interest to blogs with more than one author.

There’s even a video tour of WordPress 2.6 showing off the new features:

Congratulations to the WordPress 2.6 team!