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 Version: WP Version 4.5 Coleman

WordPress has just announced the release of WP v. 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz musician Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WordPress 4.5 updates below.


WordPress v. 4.5WP Update: WordPress Version 4.5 – Coleman

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

WP version 4.5 - Coleman

WP v. 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 focuses on streamlining your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.

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

Inline Linking

Coinciding with the release of WordPress 4.5 is an improved linking tool. This provides users with a less distracting interface …

Inline Linking

(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)

The inline link editor allows you to add internal and external links to your content with less distraction …

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

(WordPress v. 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)

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

WP version 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

WordPress 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(WP 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Live Responsive Previews

From WP version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

Live Responsive Previews

(WordPress 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

version 4.5 also allows themes to support business logos …

Custom Logos

(WordPress 4.5 – Custom Logos)

The ‘Custom Logos’ feature is also accessed via the WordPress Theme Customizer …

Theme Customizer - Custom Logos

(WordPress 4.5 – Custom Logos)

Additional WordPress V. 4.5 Release Notes

WordPress 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

Additional Enhancements

In addition to the improvements and enhancements listed above, WordPress 4.5 also includes many other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important WordPress Update Tips

WP 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 (search online for “WordPress 4.5 issues” or “WP v.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 WP Update Tips

Note: Some images on this page were sourced from WP v. 4.5 release material.

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