WordPress Software Update Available: WordPress 4.5
WordPress recently announced the release of WP version 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to legendary jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WordPress 4.5 changes below.
New WP Version: WP Version 4.5 – Coleman
WordPress has just released WP v. 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz music legend Coleman Hawkins.
WordPress 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 focuses on helping you streamline your workflow.
Here are just some of the changes you will see in WP 4.5:
Coinciding with the release of WP 4.5 is a new inline linking that provides users with a less distracting interface …
This tool lets you easily add links to your content with less distraction …
(WP v. 4.5 – Inline Linking)
Prior to the release of version 4.5, WordPress introduced formatting shortcuts for lists and headings. In WP 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …
Add three horizontal dashes to insert a horizontal line and enclose your text in backticks to turn your highlighted text into <code> …
(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)
The formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code are shown below …
From v. 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …
(WP version 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)
You can preview desktop, tablet, and mobile views directly in the customizer …
(WP 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)
v. 4.5 also allows themes to support business logos …
The ‘Upload Logo’ feature is also accessed from the WordPress Theme Customizer …
(WordPress v. 4.5 – Custom Logos)
Additional WordPress 4.5 Release Notes
WordPress version 4.5 also includes additional technical improvements, such as:
- Smart Image Resizing
- Selective Refresh
- Script Loader Improvements
- Better Embed Templates
WP 4.5 – Additional Enhancement And Fixes
In addition to the improvements and enhancements listed above, version 4.5 also includes a number of other enhancements and bug-fixes.
Important WordPress Update Tips
We recommend doing the following before upgrading to any new version of WordPress:
- Perform a complete backup of all your WordPress files and database.
- Search online for any problems or issues that other WordPress users may be experiencing with the new version. This includes incompatibilities and conflicts with plugins, themes, and other issues (search Google for “WordPress version 4.5 Coleman problems” or “WP 4.5 bugs”, then go through some of the results to see what kind of issues and errors users are experiencing).
- Once you have done the above, then upgrade to the new version as soon as possible to ensure that your site remains protected against any security vulnerabilities found in previous versions.
Note: Some of the images on this page have been sourced from WordPress v. 4.5 release material.
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