WordPress Releases New Version: WP V. 4.5 Coleman
WordPress has just announced the release of WordPress version 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to legendary jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP v. 4.5 changes below.
New WordPress Version: WordPress 4.5 – Coleman
WordPress has just released WordPress version 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz artist Coleman Hawkins.
WP v. 4.5, released on April 12, 2016 is all about streamlining your workflow.
Here are just some of the changes you will see in WP 4.5:
Coinciding with the release of WordPress v. 4.5 is a new inline linking tool. This provides users with a less distracting interface …
(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)
The inline link editor allows you to add links to your content with less distraction …
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 3 horizontal dashes to insert 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 …
Live Responsive Previews
From WP v. 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …
(WordPress 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)
You can preview desktop, tablet, and mobile views directly in the customizer …
(Live Responsive Previews)
version 4.5 now allows themes to support business logos …
(WP v. 4.5 – Custom Logos)
The ‘Custom Logos’ feature is also accessed via the Theme Customizer …
(WordPress 4.5 – Custom Logos)
Additional WP 4.5 Release Notes
WordPress 4.5 also includes various additional technical improvements, such as:
- Smart Image Resizing
- Selective Refresh
- Script Loader Improvements
- Better Embed Templates
Additional Fixes And Enhancements
In addition to all of the above, version 4.5 also includes many other enhancements and bug-fixes.
Important 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 version 4.5 issues” or “WP 4.5 errors”, 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 images on this page have been sourced from WordPress 4.5 release material.
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