WordPress version 2.6.1 was released yesterday – this blog has upgraded. I’ve not experienced any problems with the upgrade at all. This is not a mandatory or security upgrade at all – you’re safe not to do the upgrade, if you don’t want to (doesn’t it feel like we JUST upgraded to 2.5 …then 2.6..now…? haha). It’s more of a maintenance update, as reported by Keith @ WTC.
The official WordPress blog reports: “If you’re happy with 2.6, however, keep on using it. You need not upgrade to 2.6.1 if 2.6 is getting the job done.”
Some of the main updates to this version are:
- Some improvements for international users
- Permalink fix for those using IIS hosting configurations
- The red marker for plugins that need updates sometimes didn’t go away, even after you updated the plugin. That’s been fixed – it should go away now. (yay)
- Links were not assigned to the default Link Category once a Link Category was deleted. Now they are.
Check out a full listing of bugs fixed in 2.6.1.
Download WordPress 2.6.1 and have fun!