New WordPress Update Available: WordPress 4.5
WordPress recently announced the release of WP 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to legendary jazz artist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WordPress 4.5 updates below.
New WP Version: WP Version 4.5
WordPress has just released WP version 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz musician Coleman Hawkins.
WordPress version 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 see in the new version:
Coinciding with the release of WP v. 4.5 is an improved linking tool. This provides WordPress users with a less distracting interface …
This tool allows you to easily add internal and external links to your content with less distraction …
Prior to the release of version 4.5, WordPress introduced formatting shortcuts for lists and headings. In WordPress version 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …
(WordPress 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)
Add three horizontal dashes to insert a horizontal line and enclose your text in backticks to turn your highlighted text into <code> …
(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)
The formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code are shown below …
(WP 4.5 – Inline Linking)
From WordPress v. 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …
(Live Responsive Previews)
You can preview tablet, desktop, and mobile views directly in the customizer …
(WordPress v. 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)
WordPress 4.5 now allows themes to support business logos …
The ‘Upload Logo’ feature can also be accessed from the Theme Customizer …
(Theme Customizer – Custom Logos)
Additional WordPress 4.5 Release Notes
v. 4.5 also includes additional ‘under the hood’ improvements, such as:
- Smart Image Resizing
- Selective Refresh
- Script Loader Improvements
- Better Embed Templates
WP 4.5 – Additional Enhancements
In addition to the improvements and enhancements listed above, version 4.5 also includes many 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 something like “WordPress v.4.5 Coleman problems” or “WP 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.
Note: Some images on this page have been sourced from WordPress’ own release notes.
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