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

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

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WP 4.5WP Update: WP V. 4.5 – Coleman

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

WordPress 4.5 - Coleman

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

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

Inline Linking

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

WP 4.5 - Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

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

WP v. 4.5 - Inline Linking

(WP version 4.5 – 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 …

Formatting Shortcuts

(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

(WP version 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

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

Live Responsive Previews

(WP 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

Live Responsive Previews

(WP v. 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

WP v. 4.5 also allows themes to support logos for your business or brand …

WordPress version 4.5 - Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

This feature is also accessed via the WordPress Theme Customizer …

WordPress Theme Customizer - Upload Logos

(WordPress Theme Customizer – Custom Logos)

Additional WP 4.5 Release Notes

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

Additional Bug-Fixes & Enhancements

In addition to all of the above, WP v. 4.5 also includes a number of other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important Update Tips

WP 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 (just search for “WP 4.5 issues” 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 version 4.5 - Important Update Tips

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

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