Everybody’s favorite CMS (content management system), WordPress, just released version 2.6 an entire month ahead of schedule. Not only did this version fix almost 200 bugs, but it adds some new features that are sure to have most WordPress users dancing in their computer chairs!
Now WordPress comes with a built in word count, so you can see in real time how many words long your post is! Look for the Word count directly below the Save and Publish buttons in your Publish Status box.
The way images are controlled and modified is one of the biggest changes; now image management is fully compatible with the WYSIWYG view, and you can move the picture’s location and even edit its size directly from the screen. Note that you can actually see a screenshot of the image as it would appear in your blog post, and there are more options under Advanced Settings.
There are more new features, including a popup that lets you know when you have updates to your plugins and even more ways to use WordPress as a power user without having to add a lot of plugins!
View the video that gives you a tour of WP 2.6 before downloading:
Check out some of these posts around the blogosphere about the WordPress update, and let us know what you think about this new version in the comments!
Around the Blogosphere:
WordPress 2.6 from the WordPress Blog
You Gotta Love Automattic from NateWhitehill.com
WordPress 2.6 Rocks from Michelaneous
Google Gears and WordPress 2.6 Is Not About Offline Blogging from Digital Inspiration
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