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 Released: WP Version 4.5

WordPress recently announced the release of WP version 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz artist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP version 4.5 improvements below.


WordPress v. 4.5WordPress Update: WP V. 4.5 – Coleman

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

WordPress 4.5 - Coleman

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

Here are just a few of the changes you will find in WP 4.5:

Inline Linking

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

Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

The inline linking tool lets you add links to your content with less distraction …

WP v. 4.5 - Inline Linking

(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 version 4.5 - 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> …

WP 4.5 : 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 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 …

Live Responsive Previews

(WordPress version 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

version 4.5 now allows themes to support business logos …

WordPress 4.5 - Custom Logos

(WordPress version 4.5 – Custom Logos)

This feature can also be accessed via the Theme Customizer …

Custom Logos

(WordPress Theme Customizer – Custom Logos)

Additional WordPress V. 4.5 Release Notes

version 4.5 also includes 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, version 4.5 also includes a number of other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important Update Tips

WP version 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 (just search for something like “WP version 4.5 issues” or “WP 4.5 Coleman 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 version 4.5 - Important WP Update Tips

Note: Some images shown above were sourced from WP 4.5 release material.

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