Earlier today Matt announced that WordPress version 2.6 is available. It’s been codenamed Tyner after the famous jazz pianist McCoy Tyner. It’s released one month ahead of schedule and includes dozens of incremental improvements to the features introduced in version 2.5.
A 3 and a half minute video tour is viewable below:
Updating is straightforward and didn’t break any of the plugins found working with the last major update. All in all I estimate the upgrade to take less than 15 minutes including deleting and re-uploading through FTP.
I strongly encourage everyone to apply the update as it fixes approximately 194 bugs besides offering full SSL support in the core, and the ability to force SSL for security (new cookie setup). It also includes speed improvements and a Wiki-like tracking of edits.
Again, I must admit I haven’t been able to run the testing for more than an hour, so there might be a few incompatibilities still not discovered. Feel free to share your findings, and also let me know how you experience the speed and overall “look n’ feel” of the site.