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 Software Update Available: WP 4.5

WordPress has just announced the release of WordPress version 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP version 4.5 changes below.


WP version 4.5New WordPress Version: WP 4.5

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

WordPress version 4.5 - Coleman

WP version 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 focuses on streamlining your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.

Here are just some of the changes you will see in WordPress 4.5:

Inline Linking

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

Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

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

WordPress version 4.5 - Inline Linking

(WP v. 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Formatting Shortcuts

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 …

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 …

WP 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(Inline Linking)

Live Responsive Previews

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

WordPress 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

WP 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WP 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Custom Logos

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

WP version 4.5 - Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

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

WordPress v. 4.5 - Upload Logos

(WordPress Theme Customizer – Upload Logos)

Additional WP 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 Bug-Fixes & Enhancements

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

Important Update Tips

WP 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 (search online for something like “WordPress v.4.5 Coleman problems” or “WordPress 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.

WP 4.5 - Important Update Tips

Note: Some of the images shown above were sourced from WordPress’ own release material.

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