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 Released: WP 4.5

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


WordPress version 4.5New WordPress Version: WordPress Version 4.5

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

WordPress v. 4.5 - Coleman

WP v. 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 focuses on helping to streamline your workflow.

Here are just some of the changes you will see in WP 4.5:

Inline Linking

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

Inline Linking

(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)

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

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(WP 4.5 – 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

(WordPress 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(WP 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

From version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

WordPress version 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

WP 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WP 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Custom Logos

v. 4.5 also allows themes to support business logos …

WordPress 4.5 - Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

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

Theme Customizer - Upload Logos

(Upload Logos)

Additional WordPress 4.5 Release Notes

version 4.5 also includes various additional technical improvements, such as:

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

WordPress v. 4.5 – Additional Bug-Fixes & Enhancements

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

Important Update Tips

WordPress version 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 Coleman problems” or “WordPress 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.

WordPress 4.5 - Important WP Update Tips

Note: Some images shown above have been sourced from WP 4.5 release notes.

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