- New experimental support for other syntaxes (Confluence, JSPWiki, Creole, MediaWiki, TWiki and XHTML), including a new XWiki Syntax v2.0.
- New experimental WYSIWYG editor (Work In Progress).
- Improved page footer displaying : comments, attachments, history, various information
- New "Password Renewal and Forgot Username" feature
- Default account validation & confirmation emails provided in the wiki preferences
- Rights Management interface now support adding groups into groups
- Improvement of Query Manager which was introduced in 1.6M1.
- New experimental XWiki Query Language called XWQL.
- Added .xml extensions to all exported wiki pages (XAR)
- The name of the main database in virtual wiki mode is not hardcoded to 'xwiki' anymore, and in virtual mode all database names can be prefixed with a configurable value
- Various fixes in the watchlist:
- Watchlist now works with platform 1.5 and 1.6
- Fixed rights checks in multiwiki mode
- Fixed RSS feed generation in multiwiki
- In some context URLFactory generate URL with wrong server/domain
- Use of "." in LDAP logins fixed