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 …

New WordPress Software Update Available: WordPress Version 4.5

WordPress recently announced the release of WordPress 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz musician Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WordPress 4.5 improvements below.


WP v. 4.5WordPress Update: WordPress 4.5 – Coleman

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

WordPress v. 4.5 - Coleman

WP 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 version:

Inline Linking

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

Inline Linking

(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)

The inline link tool lets you easily add links to your content with less distraction …

Inline Linking

(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Formatting Shortcuts

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(Formatting Shortcuts)

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

Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

From version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

Live Responsive Previews

(WP version 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

WordPress version 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

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

WordPress 4.5 - Custom Logos

(WordPress v. 4.5 – Custom Logos)

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

WordPress Theme Customizer - Upload Logos

(Theme Customizer – Custom Logos)

Additional WordPress V. 4.5 Release Notes

version 4.5 also includes various additional ‘under the hood’ improvements, such as:

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

Additional Enhancements

In addition to the improvements and enhancements listed above, WP 4.5 also includes many other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important WordPress Update Tips

WP v. 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 problems” or “WordPress v.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.

WP version 4.5 - Important WP Update Tips

Note: Some of the images shown above have been sourced from WP v. 4.5 release material.

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