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I have noticed a couple of places that a hacking group have released a version of WordPress version number v2.6.4 – this is NOT an official release and you should not download it! They have even created a fake website to trick people into downloading the files. This will make your site vulnerable to exploit by hackers and potentially put your visitors at risk.

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There is a problem that has arisen with WordPress 2.6 – it seems to only really affect users that are using ‘index.php’ in their permalink structure (most likely hosted on Windows based servers – another good reason to move to a Linux server!). The bug is detailed over at http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7306.

This won’t affect users using permalinks without ‘index.php’ in the structure and I have personally upgraded a number of blogs and websites already upto 2.6 with no problems at all (all Linux, no ‘index.php’).

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WordPress 2.6 is now available for download, codename “Tyner” after jazz pianist McCoy Tyner. The good news is that there should be very little incompatibility with plugins and I myself have already conducted three painless upgrades following the usual procedure of replacing the core files and running the upgrade script.

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I have just spotted this WordPress Codex page on WordPress 2.6. It outlines a couple of very interesting new features.

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