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 Available: WP Version 4.5

WordPress has just released WordPress 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to legendary jazz music artist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP 4.5 changes below.


WP version 4.5WP Update: WP Version 4.5

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

WP v. 4.5 - Coleman

WP version 4.5, released on April 12, 2016 focuses on helping to 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:

Inline Linking

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

Inline Linking

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

WP 4.5 - Inline Linking

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Formatting Shortcuts

Prior to the release of version 4.5, WordPress introduced formatting shortcuts for lists and headings. In WP v. 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

Formatting Shortcuts

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Add three horizontal dashes to insert a horizontal line and enclose your text in backticks to turn your highlighted text into <code> …

WordPress version 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(WP 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Live Responsive Previews

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

WP 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

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

Live Responsive Previews

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Custom Logos

WP 4.5 also allows themes to support business logos …

WordPress v. 4.5 - Custom Logos

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The ‘Upload Logo’ feature is also accessed via the WordPress Theme Customizer …

WP version 4.5 - Custom Logos

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Additional WP V. 4.5 Release Notes

WP v. 4.5 also includes additional technical improvements, such as:

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

WordPress v. 4.5 – Additional Enhancement And Bug-Fixes

In addition to the improvements and enhancements listed above, WP v. 4.5 also includes a number of other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important WP 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 (search online for something like “WordPress v.4.5 Coleman problems” or “WordPress v.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 WP Update Tips

Note: Some of the images on this page were sourced from WP 4.5 release material.

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