WordPress Releases New Version: WordPress 4.5
WordPress has just released WP v. 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to jazz legend Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP 4.5 updates below.
New WordPress Version: WP Version 4.5
WordPress has just released WordPress v. 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz music artist Coleman Hawkins.
WordPress 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 find in WordPress 4.5:
Coinciding with the release of WordPress v. 4.5 is a new inline linking that provides users with a less distracting interface …
The inline linking tool lets you easily add links to your content with less distraction …
Prior to the release of version 4.5, WordPress introduced formatting shortcuts for lists and headings. In WP version 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …
(WordPress 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)
Add 3 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)
The formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code are shown below …
Live Responsive Previews
From version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …
(Live Responsive Previews)
You can preview mobile, desktop, and tablet views directly in the customizer …
(Live Responsive Previews)
v. 4.5 now allows themes to support logos for your business or brand …
This feature can also be accessed via the Theme Customizer …
(WP 4.5 – Custom Logos)
Additional WP Version 4.5 Release Notes
v. 4.5 also includes various additional ‘under the hood’ improvements, such as:
- Smart Image Resizing
- Selective Refresh
- Script Loader Improvements
- Better Embed Templates
WP 4.5 – Additional Enhancement & Bug-Fixes
In addition to all of the above, v. 4.5 also includes a number of other enhancements and bug-fixes.
Important Update Tips
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 “WordPress version 4.5 problems” or “WordPress version 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.
Note: Some of the images shown above were sourced from WordPress’ own release material.
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