WordPress announced the (early) release of the latest version 2.6 today. I’ve upgraded this site without too many problems at all.
It is worth noting that Alex King’s Link Harvest plugin triggered fatal errors when I re-activated my plugins after the upgrade. I haven’t looked into this too deeply yet and I’ve not yet looked for a patch for this and don’t know if Alex is aware of any issues w/ 2.6 – but will keep my eye out.
It is also worth noting that even with this 2.6 upgrade, I still require the .htaccess fix in order to successfully utilize the flash-based image uploader. I posted about this issue when 2.5 first came out (Although, you can now toggle between the Flash uploader and the classic browser-based uploader when attempting to upload media files… without any plugin enhancements, I should add. The toggle is built into the core for those of you having difficulties with the Flash uploader).
Plugins I have currently installed on this blog that I have confirmed are working just fine and dandy (are compatible with) with 2.6:
- Advanced Category Excluder by Zsolt Lakatos (DjZoNe)
- Code Auto-Escape by Priyadi Iman Nurcahyo.
- Contact Form-7 by Takayuki Miyoshi.
- Daikos Text Widget by Rune Fjellheim.
- Download Counter by Andy Staines
- Feedburner Feedsmith by Steve Smith
- Get Recent Comments by Krischan Jodies.
- Google XML Sitemap by Arne Brachhold.
- Ozh’s Better Feed by Ozh
- Post Teaser by WeyHan Ng.
- Random Quotes by Dustin Barnes.
- Related Entries by Nick Momrick
- Remove Max Width by Alexander Malov & Mike Lu.
- Share This by ShareThis and Crowd Favorite (crowdfavorite.com).
- Sideblog WordPress Plugin by Kates Gasis.
- Subscribe To Comments by Mark Jaquith
- TTF Titles by John Leavitt.
- Twitter Tools by Alex King
- Ultimate Google Analytics by Wilfred van der Deijl.
- Woopra by Woopra
- WordBook by Robert Tsai.
- WordPress.Com Stats by Andy Skelton.
- WordPress Automatic Upgrade by Keith Dsouza.
- WP Page Navi by Lester Chan
- WP Post Views by Lester Chan
- WP UserOnline by Lester Chan
- WP List Cal by Jonathan Kern.
- WPtouch by Dale Mugford & Duane Storey.
- Yahoo/MSN Smileys by Priyadi Iman Nurcahyo.
I won’t re-iterate all of the great changes in this new version of WordPress – - Matt did a damn fine job of that himself on the WordPress Development Blog 2.6 announcement post – go have a read to learn all about the fantastic new editions and upgrades to your favorite blogging platform.
He did provide a great video for your viewing, and learning, pleasure: