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 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.

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WordPress 4.5New WP Version: WordPress 4.5 – Coleman

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

WP 4.5 - Coleman

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:

Inline Linking

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

WordPress version 4.5 - Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

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

Inline Linking

(WordPress v. 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Formatting Shortcuts

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 …

Formatting Shortcuts

(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

(WordPress 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

From version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

Live Responsive Previews

(WordPress version 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

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

Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

This feature is also accessed from the WordPress Theme Customizer …

WordPress Theme Customizer - Custom Logos

(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
  • JavaScript Library Updates

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

WP version 4.5 - WP 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 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.

WP 4.5 - Important WordPress Update Tips

Note: Some of the images shown above have been sourced from WordPress version 4.5 release material.

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