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: WP V. 4.5 Coleman

WordPress recently announced the release of WordPress v. 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz artist legend Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP 4.5 updates below.


WordPress version 4.5WP Update: WP 4.5

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

WP 4.5 - Coleman

WP v. 4.5, released on April 12, 2016 focuses on helping to streamline your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.

Here are just a few of the changes you will see in the new WordPress version:

Inline Linking

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

Inline Linking

(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)

The inline link editor allows you to add external and internal links to your content with less distraction …

Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

Formatting Shortcuts

Prior to the release of version 4.5, WordPress introduced formatting shortcuts for lists and headings. In WP 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

Formatting Shortcuts

(Formatting Shortcuts)

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

WordPress 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

WP 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

From version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

WordPress v. 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WordPress v. 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

WP 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WP 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

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

WordPress 4.5 - Custom Logos

(WP v. 4.5 – Custom Logos)

The ‘Upload Logo’ feature is also accessed from the Theme Customizer …

Theme Customizer - Custom Logos

(Theme Customizer – Upload Logos)

Additional WP 4.5 Release Notes

WP v. 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, version 4.5 also includes a number of other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important WordPress Update Tips

WordPress 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 (just search for “WP 4.5 Coleman problems” or “WordPress version 4.5 Coleman 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.

WP v. 4.5 - Important Update Tips

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

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