If sources very close to WordPress development are to be believed, it’s dropping tonight. Many people will be upgrading their WordPress blogs tonight or tomorrow. Lots of folks have written about new things that you should be aware of so here’s a quick recap.
- Our coverage of 10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 2.6
- Ozh – What Plugin Coders Must Know About WordPress 2.6
- Dougal Campbell – Update on WordPress Blog APIs
- Peter Westwood – WordPress Security Enhancements
WordPress MU is following the WordPress development timeline and should see a similar bump in short order. It is jumping to version 2.6 to mirror WordPress development.
I’ll update this post when it actually drops, though as I said, it should be “sometime this evening Pacific time”.
Bonus points to the attentive user who discovers the easter egg in WordPress 2.6 and reports back here. ;)
Update: SVN Users. WordPress 2.6 is versioned. Revision 8332. Yet to be branched though the versioning in trunk indicates it’s imminent.
Update 2: Version 2.6 has been branched in SVN now -
. For those unaware, that pretty much means that 2.6 is final, just awaiting bundling and availability at WordPress.org.
Update 3: WordPress 2.6 is in the Wild