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: WP 4.5 Coleman

WordPress has just released WP version 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz musician Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP version 4.5 improvements below.

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WordPress version 4.5New WP Version: WordPress Version 4.5 – Coleman

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

WordPress version 4.5 - Coleman

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

Here are just a few of the changes you will find in the new WP version:

Inline Linking

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

WP 4.5 - Inline Linking

(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)

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

Inline Linking

(WP 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Formatting Shortcuts

Prior to the release of version 4.5, WordPress introduced formatting shortcuts for lists and headings. In WP 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

Formatting Shortcuts

(Formatting Shortcuts)

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

WordPress version 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

WP 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

From WordPress 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

WordPress version 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WordPress v. 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

WP version 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WordPress version 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Custom Logos

WP v. 4.5 now allows themes to support business logos …

WordPress version 4.5 - Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

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

WordPress version 4.5 - Custom Logos

(Theme Customizer – Custom Logos)

Additional WP 4.5 Release Notes

WP version 4.5 also includes additional ‘under the hood’ improvements, such as:

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

Additional Bug-Fixes And Enhancements

In addition to all of the above, WP 4.5 also includes many other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important 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 (just search for “WordPress version 4.5 Coleman problems” or “WP v.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 Update Tips

Note: Some images on this page were sourced from WordPress’ own release material.

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