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.
WP Update: WP 4.5
WordPress has just released WordPress 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz musician Coleman Hawkins.
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:
Coinciding with the release of WP v. 4.5 is a new inline linking tool. This provides WordPress users with a less distracting interface …
(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)
The inline link editor allows you to add external and internal links to your content with less distraction …
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 …
Add 3 horizontal dashes to create a horizontal line and enclose your text in backticks to turn it into <code> …
(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)
The formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code are shown below …
From version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …
(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)
version 4.5 now allows themes to support logos for your business or brand …
(WP v. 4.5 – Custom Logos)
The ‘Upload Logo’ feature is also accessed from the Theme Customizer …
(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
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
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.
Note: Some of the images shown above were sourced from WordPress’ own release notes.
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