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 Version Released: WP 4.5 Coleman

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


WP v. 4.5WordPress Update: WP 4.5

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

WP 4.5 - Coleman

WordPress version 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 is all about streamlining your workflow.

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 users with a less distracting interface …

Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

This tool allows you to add 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 WP 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

Formatting Shortcuts

(WordPress version 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

(WordPress version 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

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

Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

WP 4.5 now allows themes to support logos for your business or brand …

Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

This feature is also accessed from the WordPress Theme Customizer …

Upload Logos

(WordPress Theme Customizer – Upload Logos)

Additional WP 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

WordPress 4.5 – Additional Enhancement And Bug-Fixes

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

Important Update Tips

WP v. 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 for something like “WP 4.5 problems” or “WordPress 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.

WordPress v. 4.5 - Important Update Tips

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