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: WP 4.5 Coleman

WordPress recently announced the release of WordPress v. 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz legend Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WordPress 4.5 updates below.


WordPress v. 4.5WP Update: WP Version 4.5

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

WordPress 4.5 - Coleman

WordPress 4.5, released on April 12, 2016 is all about helping to streamline your workflow.

Here are just some of the changes you will find in the new WP version:

Inline Linking

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

WordPress version 4.5 - Inline Linking

(WP 4.5 – Inline Linking)

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

WP 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 …

WP version 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(Formatting Shortcuts)

Add 3 horizontal dashes to create a horizontal line and enclose your text in backticks to turn it into <code> …

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 WP 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

WP version 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WP v. 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

WordPress 4.5 also allows themes to support business logos …

Custom Logos

(WP v. 4.5 – Custom Logos)

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

Theme Customizer - Upload Logos

(WP version 4.5 – Custom Logos)

Additional WP V. 4.5 Release Notes

WP version 4.5 also includes various additional technical improvements, such as:

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

WordPress 4.5 – 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 Update Tips

WordPress 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 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 v. 4.5 - Important WordPress Update Tips

Note: Some images on this page were sourced from WordPress v. 4.5 release notes.

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