If you’re the kind of person who likes to be on the bleeding edge of technology, then this new is for you. While the update doesn’t provide nearly as much of an overhaul as we experienced with the arrival of WordPress 2.5, the latest beta version of our favorite blog platform has been released and it comes with a couple of nifty new features that you may enjoy.
WordPress 2.6 Beta 1 is, as you can tell, still under beta. As such, don’t be surprised if you come across a few strange quirks or glitches during installation and while running it. For this reason, you may not want to upgrade your primary blog to WordPress 2.6 Beta 1 just yet. Try running on it on a secondary domain if you’d like to get a glimpse into what the WordPress team has in store for you when the real deal WP 2.6 hits primetime.
There are a series of differences between the WordPress 2.5.x build and the WordPress 2.6 build. Among the most notable is the addition of Post Revisioning. You get a log of all the changes made to a post. This way, you don’t accidentally lose a paragraph by having multiple authors work on the same post or lose a critical sentence because you’re editing the post in multiple windows. It’s also quite notable that support for Google Gears has been added as well.