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 Update: WordPress Version 4.5 Coleman

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


WP version 4.5WordPress Update: WordPress V. 4.5

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

WordPress 4.5 - Coleman

WordPress v. 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 focuses on streamlining your workflow.

Here are just some of the changes you will find in the new WordPress version:

Inline Linking

Coinciding with the release of WP 4.5 is an improved linking tool. This provides WordPress users with a less distracting interface …

Inline Linking

(WP version 4.5 – Inline Linking)

This tool allows you to easily add external and internal links to your content with less distraction …

WordPress 4.5 - Inline Linking

(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 …

WP 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(Formatting Shortcuts)

Add 3 horizontal dashes to create a horizontal line and enclose your text in backticks to turn it into <code> …

Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(WordPress v. 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

WP v. 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(Inline Linking)

Live Responsive Previews

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

Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

WordPress 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WP 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

WordPress v. 4.5 also allows themes to support business logos …

Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

The ‘Custom Logos’ feature can also be accessed via the WordPress Theme Customizer …

WP 4.5 - Custom Logos

(Theme Customizer – Custom Logos)

Additional WordPress Version 4.5 Release Notes

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

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

WordPress version 4.5 – Additional Enhancements

In addition to the improvements and enhancements listed above, WP v. 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 (search for “WordPress 4.5 issues” or “WordPress version 4.5 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 4.5 release material.

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