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: WordPress 4.5 Coleman

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


WordPress 4.5WP Update: WP V. 4.5

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

WP 4.5 - Coleman

WP 4.5, released on April 12, 2016 is all about helping you streamline your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.

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

Inline Linking

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

WP 4.5 - Inline Linking

(WP version 4.5 – Inline Linking)

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

Inline Linking

(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Formatting Shortcuts

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(WP 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)

Add three horizontal dashes to create 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 …

WP 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(WP 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

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

Live Responsive Previews

(WordPress 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

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

WordPress version 4.5 - Custom Logos

(WP 4.5 – Custom Logos)

This feature can also be accessed via the WordPress Theme Customizer …

Theme Customizer - Custom Logos

(Upload Logos)

Additional WordPress 4.5 Release Notes

version 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

Additional Fixes & Enhancements

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

Important WordPress Update Tips

WordPress v. 4.5 - WordPress 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 “WP 4.5 Coleman issues” or “WordPress v.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 Update Tips

Note: Some of the images shown above were sourced from WordPress v. 4.5 release notes.

Need Help With WordPress?

Find professional WordPress service providers in our WordPress Services Directory.