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.
WP 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 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:
Coinciding with the release of WP v. 4.5 is an improved linking tool. This provides WordPress users with a less distracting interface …
(WP 4.5 – Inline Linking)
The inline link editor allows you to easily add external and internal links to your content with less distraction …
(WP version 4.5 – Inline Linking)
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 …
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)
The formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code are shown below …
(WP 4.5 – Inline Linking)
Live Responsive Previews
From v. 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …
(WP 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)
You can preview tablet, mobile, and desktop views directly in the customizer …
(Live Responsive Previews)
version 4.5 also allows themes to support business logos …
The ‘Custom Logos’ feature can also be accessed from the WordPress Theme Customizer …
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
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
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.
Note: Some of the images shown above have been sourced from WordPress’ own release material.
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