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.
WordPress Update: WordPress Version 4.5
WordPress has just released WordPress version 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz musician Coleman Hawkins.
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:
Coinciding with the release of WordPress 4.5 is a new inline linking tool. This provides users with a less distracting interface …
The inline link editor allows you to easily add links to your content with less distraction …
(WP v. 4.5 – Inline Linking)
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 …
(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> …
(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)
The formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code are shown below …
Live Responsive Previews
From WordPress v. 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …
(WordPress 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)
You can preview mobile, tablet, and desktop views directly in the customizer …
(Live Responsive Previews)
WP version 4.5 now allows themes to support business logos …
The ‘Custom Logos’ feature is also accessed via the Theme Customizer …
(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
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
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.
Note: Some images shown above have been sourced from WP v. 4.5 release notes.
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