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 V. 4.5 Coleman

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


WordPress 4.5WP Update: WordPress V. 4.5

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

WP v. 4.5 - Coleman

WordPress 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 focuses on helping to streamline your workflow.

Here are just a few of the changes you will see in WP 4.5:

Inline Linking

Coinciding with the release of WP 4.5 is a new inline linking that provides users with a less distracting interface …

WP v. 4.5 - Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

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

WordPress version 4.5 - Inline Linking

(WordPress version 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Formatting Shortcuts

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(WP version 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)

Add three 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 …

WP 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(WP version 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Live Responsive Previews

From version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

Live Responsive Previews

(WP v. 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

WP v. 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

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

WP version 4.5 - Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

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

Theme Customizer - Custom Logos

(Theme Customizer – Upload Logos)

Additional WP V. 4.5 Release Notes

WordPress version 4.5 also includes additional technical improvements, such as:

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

Additional Enhancement & Fixes

In addition to all of the above, WP version 4.5 also includes many other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important Update Tips

WP 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 (just search for “WordPress 4.5 problems” or “WP v.4.5 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 4.5 - Important Update Tips

Note: Some images shown above have been sourced from WordPress’ own release material.

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