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 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.


WordPress 4.5New 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.

WP 4.5 - Coleman

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:

Inline Linking

Coinciding with the release of WP 4.5 is a new inline linking that provides users with a less distracting interface …

WP 4.5 - Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

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

Inline Linking

(WP v. 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 …

Formatting Shortcuts

(Formatting Shortcuts)

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

(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

From v. 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

Live Responsive Previews

(WP version 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

WP version 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WP 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

v. 4.5 also allows themes to support business logos …

WordPress 4.5 - Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

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

Upload Logos

(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
  • JavaScript Library Updates

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

WordPress v. 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 “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.

WP 4.5 - Important Update Tips

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

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