WordPress 2.6.1 was released two days back. This has been termed as an Optional Upgrade for users. However, this upgrade has fixed over 60 bugs.
The main updates are improved right-left language support as well fixing of a gettext bug, permalink fixes for IIS users and fix for image insertion problem in the Press This feature experienced by IE users.
Based on the list of changed files, I’ve created a ZIP package that users can download. I’ve used the same to upgrade both my blogs.
You can download the file at the bottom from the bottom of the post.
You need to unzip the contents of the file directly into your blog root and overwrite the files. Run the database upgrade file in
Please note that this is an unofficial release that I have created to speed up the updating of your WordPress install. There is no support available on this. Please backup your blog before use.
It will not work with any version prior to v2.6.
If you have ssh access you might like to take a look at my tutorial about Upgrading WordPress via shell.
WordPress 2.6 to 2.6.1 Upgrade File