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 Released: WordPress 4.5

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

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WP 4.5WP Update: WordPress 4.5

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

WordPress version 4.5 - Coleman

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

Inline Linking

Coinciding with the release of WordPress 4.5 is a new inline linking tool. This provides WordPress users with a less distracting interface …

WordPress 4.5 - Inline Linking

(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)

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

Inline Linking

(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

(Formatting Shortcuts)

Add 3 horizontal dashes to insert 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

(WordPress version 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

From version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

Live Responsive Previews

(WP 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

WordPress 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

Custom Logos

WordPress v. 4.5 now allows themes to support logos for your business or brand …

WordPress v. 4.5 - Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

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

WP version 4.5 - Custom Logos

(Upload Logos)

Additional WP 4.5 Release Notes

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

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

WP 4.5 – Additional 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

WP version 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 online for something like “WP 4.5 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.

WordPress v. 4.5 - Important Update Tips

Note: Some images shown above have been sourced from WP version 4.5 release notes.

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