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 Version 4.5

WordPress has just announced the release of WP 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to jazz musician Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP 4.5 improvements below.


WordPress 4.5WP Update: WP Version 4.5 – Coleman

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

WP v. 4.5 - Coleman

WP v. 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 is all about helping you streamline your workflow.

Here are just a few of the changes you will see in the new WP version:

Inline Linking

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

WP version 4.5 - Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

The inline link 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 WordPress v. 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

WordPress version 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(WordPress v. 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)

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

WP 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(WP 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Live Responsive Previews

From version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

WordPress version 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

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

WP 4.5 - Custom Logos

(WP 4.5 – Custom Logos)

The ‘Custom Logos’ feature is also accessed from the WordPress Theme Customizer …

WP v. 4.5 - Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

Additional WP V. 4.5 Release Notes

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

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

Additional Enhancements

In addition to all of the above, version 4.5 also includes many other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important Update Tips

WP 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 Google for something like “WP 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.

WordPress version 4.5 - Important Update Tips

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

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