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 Coleman

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


WordPress 4.5New WordPress Version: WP Version 4.5

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

WP version 4.5 - Coleman

WP v. 4.5, released on April 12, 2016 is all about streamlining your workflow.

Here are just some of the changes you will find in WordPress 4.5:

Inline Linking

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

WordPress 4.5 - Inline Linking

(WP version 4.5 – Inline Linking)

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

WordPress 4.5 - Inline Linking

(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

(WP v. 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)

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

Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(WP 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

WP 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(Inline Linking)

Live Responsive Previews

From version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

Live Responsive Previews

(WordPress v. 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

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

WP 4.5 - Custom Logos

(WP 4.5 – Custom Logos)

This feature can also be accessed via the WordPress Theme Customizer …

WordPress Theme Customizer - Custom Logos

(WP 4.5 – Custom Logos)

Additional WP Version 4.5 Release Notes

version 4.5 also includes additional technical 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, version 4.5 also includes a number of other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important Update Tips

WP 4.5 - WordPress 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 something like “WP version 4.5 issues” or “WP 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 4.5 - Important WordPress Update Tips

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