WordPress Releases Version 4.5

WordPress has just announced the release of WordPress v. 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to legendary jazz music artist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WordPress changes here …

WordPress Update Available: WP V. 4.5 Coleman

WordPress recently announced the release of WP version 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz artist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP v. 4.5 updates below.


WordPress v. 4.5New WP Version: WordPress 4.5 – Coleman

WordPress has just released WP version 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz musician Coleman Hawkins.

WordPress version 4.5 - Coleman

WordPress 4.5, released on April 12, 2016 is all about streamlining your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.

Here are just some of the changes you will find in WP 4.5:

Inline Linking

Coinciding with the release of WordPress version 4.5 is a new inline linking tool. This provides WordPress users with a less distracting interface …

WordPress 4.5 - Inline Linking

(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)

This tool lets you easily add internal and external links to your content with less distraction …

Inline Linking

(WordPress version 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Formatting Shortcuts

Prior to the release of version 4.5, WordPress introduced formatting shortcuts for lists and headings. In WP v. 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

Formatting Shortcuts

(WordPress 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)

Add three horizontal dashes to insert a horizontal line and enclose your text in backticks to turn it into <code> …

Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

The formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code are shown below …

Formatting Shortcuts

(WP version 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

From version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

WordPress 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WP version 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

You can preview tablet, mobile, and desktop views directly in the customizer panel …

Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

Custom Logos

version 4.5 also allows themes to support logos for your business or brand …

Custom Logos

(WP 4.5 – Custom Logos)

This feature is also accessed via the WordPress Theme Customizer …

WordPress 4.5 - Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

Additional WP V. 4.5 Release Notes

WordPress 4.5 also includes additional ‘under the hood’ improvements, such as:

  • Smart Image Resizing
  • Selective Refresh
  • Script Loader Improvements
  • Better Embed Templates
  • JavaScript Library Updates

WP 4.5 – Additional Enhancement & Fixes

In addition to the improvements and enhancements listed above, version 4.5 also includes a number of other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important Update Tips

WordPress 4.5 - Update

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 for “WordPress v.4.5 Coleman issues” or “WP 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.

WP v. 4.5 - Important Update Tips

Note: Some images on this page have been sourced from WordPress 4.5 release material.

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