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    WordPress 2.6 Final Version is out! Grab it

    Wordpress 2.6 is out

    Wordpress 2.6 is out !!

    WordPress 2.6 Final is released!

    This release has fixed lot of bugs and has come up with a lot of new and good features. If you are using WordPress, i advice you to upgrade it to WordPress 2.6 now.

    Here are the few features that i immediately noticed after i upgraded wordpress to 2.6 version:

    • Theme preview — Theme preview functionality would allow you to see what a new theme would look like on your blog before you activate it.
    • WordPress Auto-Upgrade — There’s been some early progress on incorporating auto-upgrade for WordPress itself into version 2.6.
    • Google Gears support — Now integrated into the WordPress, this feature will allow Google Gears users to experience a faster admin interface, and possibly manage their WordPress blogs while offline (how cool would that be).
    • Plug-in page — You can see a bubble on the top of Plug-ins link. It lets you know the number of plug-in updates available without actually going to the page.
      Bubbles on top of Plug-ins

      Bubbles on top of Plug-ins

    • Identicons — In WordPress 2.6 you’ll have the ability to select a default Gravatar for those who don’t have one.
    • Post Revisions — Wiki-style revisions management for blog posts: a cool new power-feature, just announced on the WordPress Development Updates blog.
    • Image Captioning — As pointed out by Michael, The WordPress image on the top left of this post has an image caption, a built-in feature from the going-to-be-final-WordPress 2.6!

    There are many more features.

    To implement image captioning, you need to add the Image Captioning CSS style code to your current theme stylesheet.

    Just copy paste this Image Captioning CSS style to the bottom of your theme’s CSS:

    [lang=’css’]/* Captions & alignment */
    .aligncenter, div.aligncenter {
    display: block;
    margin-left: auto;
    margin-right: auto;

    .alignleft {
    float: left;

    .alignright {
    float: right;

    .wp-caption {
    border: 1px solid #ddd;
    text-align: center;
    background-color: #f3f3f3;
    padding-top: 4px;
    margin: 10px;
    -moz-border-radius: 3px;
    -khtml-border-radius: 3px;
    -webkit-border-radius: 3px;
    border-radius: 3px;

    .wp-caption img {
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    border: 0 none;

    .wp-caption p.wp-caption-text {
    font-size: 11px;
    line-height: 17px;
    padding: 0 4px 5px;
    margin: 0;
    /* End captions & alignment */[/lang]

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    1. Thanks for the linky. WordPress rocks! Looking forward for WordPress 2.7! 🙂

    2. Neno Cricket says:

      great nihar. Thanks for info i would upgrade of my blog with that.

    3. orgthingy says:

      hi Nihar!
      Ameo and I were using WordPress but we weren’t happy, so we are using b2evolution in our blog now, if you noticed!

      nice article 😀 !

    4. Geoserv says:


      For some reason I am leery to upgrade to 2.6, their seems to have been a lot of issues.

      Anyone here have any problems with the upgrade?

    5. I have just upgraded my blog to WP 2.6 without much of a problem and was wondering what’s that bubble on the plugins.

      You have cleared my curiosity now. Oh ya, that image caption is a cool feature indeed.


    6. Nihar says:

      @Mike, Thanks.

      @Neno. I assure you will like it after you update it.

      @Geoserv. Thank you very much for stumbling!! i got good traffic after you stumbled!

      @Blog for Beginners, Happy that this post helped you…

    7. For the life of me, I cannot get captions to work. It looks great in preview, but live, all the code spills out around the photo and there

    8. Nihar says:


      Even i faced issue initially. I advice you install WebDeveloper firefox addon and try it after applying css.

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