WordPress Releases New Update: WordPress V. 4.5
WordPress has just released WordPress 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP 4.5 changes below.
New WP Version: WordPress 4.5 – Coleman
WordPress has just released WordPress 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz artist Coleman Hawkins.
WP v. 4.5, released on April 12, 2016 focuses on streamlining your workflow.
Here are just some of the changes you will see in the new version:
Coinciding with the release of WP version 4.5 is a new inline linking tool. This provides users with a less distracting interface …
This tool lets you easily add internal and external links to your content with less distraction …
(WordPress v. 4.5 – Inline Linking)
Prior to the release of version 4.5, WordPress introduced formatting shortcuts for lists and headings. In WordPress 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …
(WordPress v. 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)
Add 3 horizontal dashes to insert a horizontal line and enclose your text in backticks to turn your highlighted text into <code> …
(WordPress 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)
The formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code are shown below …
From version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …
(Live Responsive Previews)
You can preview desktop, mobile, and tablet views directly in the customizer panel …
(WordPress version 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)
version 4.5 also allows themes to support logos for your business or brand …
This feature is also accessed from the WordPress Theme Customizer …
(WordPress Theme Customizer – Upload Logos)
Additional WP Version 4.5 Release Notes
WordPress 4.5 also includes additional technical improvements, such as:
- Smart Image Resizing
- Selective Refresh
- Script Loader Improvements
- Better Embed Templates
Additional Bug-Fixes And Enhancements
In addition to all of the above, WordPress 4.5 also includes a number of other enhancements and bug-fixes.
Important WP 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 online for something like “WP version 4.5 Coleman problems” or “WP version 4.5 errors”, 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 shown above have been sourced from WordPress version 4.5 release material.
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