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 Version: WP 4.5 Coleman

WordPress has just announced the release of WP v. 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to jazz musician legend Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP version 4.5 improvements below.

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WordPress 4.5WP Update: WordPress V. 4.5 – Coleman

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

WP 4.5 - Coleman

WP version 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 focuses on streamlining your workflow.

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

Inline Linking

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

WordPress v. 4.5 - Inline Linking

(WP 4.5 – Inline Linking)

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

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 v. 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

Formatting Shortcuts

(Formatting Shortcuts)

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

Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

WP 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(WP 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Live Responsive Previews

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

WP version 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WP 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

Custom Logos

version 4.5 also allows themes to support business logos …

WP v. 4.5 - Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

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

Upload Logos

(Upload Logos)

Additional WP Version 4.5 Release Notes

WordPress 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

WP 4.5 – Additional Enhancement And Fixes

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

Important WP 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 Google for “WordPress version 4.5 issues” 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.

WordPress 4.5 - Important WordPress Update Tips

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

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