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 Update Released: WP 4.5

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


WP 4.5WordPress Update: WordPress Version 4.5

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

WP 4.5 - Coleman

WordPress 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 is all about streamlining your workflow.

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

Inline Linking

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

Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

The inline link editor allows you to easily add links to your content with less distraction …

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 WordPress v. 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

WordPress version 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(WP version 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)

Add three horizontal dashes to create a horizontal line and enclose your text in backticks to turn it into <code> …

WP 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

The formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code are shown below …

Formatting Shortcuts

(Inline Linking)

Live Responsive Previews

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

Live Responsive Previews

(WordPress 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

Custom Logos

WP version 4.5 now allows themes to support business logos …

Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

The ‘Custom Logos’ feature is also accessed via the Theme Customizer …

WordPress Theme Customizer - Upload Logos

(Theme Customizer – Custom Logos)

Additional WP 4.5 Release Notes

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

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

Additional Bug-Fixes And Enhancements

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

Important WP Update Tips

WordPress 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 “WordPress 4.5 issues” or “WordPress 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 WP v. 4.5 release notes.

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