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.
New WP Version: WP V. 4.5
WordPress has just released WP version 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz legend Coleman Hawkins.
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:
Coinciding with the release of WordPress v. 4.5 is an improved linking tool. This provides users with a less distracting interface …
This tool allows you to easily add internal and external links to your content with less distraction …
(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)
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 …
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)
The formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code are shown below …
Live Responsive Previews
From WordPress version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …
(Live Responsive Previews)
You can preview desktop, mobile, and tablet views directly in the customizer section …
(WordPress version 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)
v. 4.5 also allows themes to support business logos …
The ‘Upload Logo’ feature can also be accessed from the WordPress Theme Customizer …
(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
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
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.
Note: Some of the images on this page were sourced from WordPress’ own release material.
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