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 Releases New Version: WordPress V. 4.5 Coleman

WordPress has just released WP v. 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to jazz legend Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WordPress 4.5 improvements below.

***

WP 4.5New WP Version: WP V. 4.5

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

WordPress 4.5 - Coleman

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

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

Inline Linking

Coinciding with the release of WordPress v. 4.5 is an improved linking tool. This provides users with a less distracting interface …

Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

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

WP 4.5 - Inline Linking

(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Formatting Shortcuts

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 …

WordPress v. 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(Formatting Shortcuts)

Add 3 horizontal dashes to insert a horizontal line and enclose your text in backticks to turn your highlighted text into <code> …

Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(Inline Linking)

Live Responsive Previews

From WordPress version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

WP 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

WP 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WordPress version 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

v. 4.5 also allows themes to support business logos …

Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

The ‘Upload Logo’ feature can also be accessed from the WordPress Theme Customizer …

Custom Logos

(WP 4.5 – Custom Logos)

Additional WP V. 4.5 Release Notes

WordPress 4.5 also includes various additional technical improvements, such as:

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

WordPress 4.5 – Additional Enhancement And Fixes

In addition to all of the above, v. 4.5 also includes a number of other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important WordPress 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 online for something like “WP version 4.5 Coleman issues” or “WP v.4.5 Coleman 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.

WordPress version 4.5 - Important Update Tips

Note: Some of the images on this page were sourced from WordPress’ own release material.

Need Help With WordPress?

Find professional WordPress service providers in our WordPress Services Directory.

***