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 …

New WordPress Update Available: WordPress 4.5

WordPress recently announced the release of WP 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to legendary jazz artist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WordPress 4.5 updates below.

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WP version 4.5New WP Version: WP Version 4.5

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

WordPress v. 4.5 - Coleman

WordPress version 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 is all about streamlining your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.

Here are just a few of the changes you will see in the new version:

Inline Linking

Coinciding with the release of WP v. 4.5 is an improved linking tool. This provides WordPress users with a less distracting interface …

Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

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

WordPress 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 WordPress version 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

Formatting Shortcuts

(WordPress 4.5 – 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 …

WP v. 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(WP 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

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

WP 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

WordPress 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WordPress v. 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Custom Logos

WordPress 4.5 now allows themes to support business logos …

Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

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

Theme Customizer - Custom Logos

(Theme Customizer – Custom Logos)

Additional WordPress 4.5 Release Notes

v. 4.5 also includes additional ‘under the hood’ improvements, such as:

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

WP 4.5 – Additional Enhancements

In addition to the improvements and enhancements listed above, version 4.5 also includes many other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important Update Tips

WP 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 (just search for something like “WordPress v.4.5 Coleman problems” or “WP 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.

WordPress 4.5 - Important WordPress Update Tips

Note: Some images on this page have been sourced from WordPress’ own release notes.

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