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 Software Update Released: WordPress 4.5 Coleman

WordPress has just released WP 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz music artist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP 4.5 changes below.


WP version 4.5WordPress Update: WordPress Version 4.5

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

WordPress v. 4.5 - Coleman

WordPress 4.5, released on April 12, 2016 is all about streamlining your workflow.

Here are just some of the changes you will see in the new WordPress version:

Inline Linking

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

Inline Linking

(WP version 4.5 – Inline Linking)

The inline linking editor lets you easily add internal and external links to your content with less distraction …

WordPress v. 4.5 - Inline Linking

(WP version 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Formatting Shortcuts

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

WordPress 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(WordPress 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)

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

Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(WP 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

WordPress 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

From v. 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

WordPress v. 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WordPress 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

WP version 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

version 4.5 also allows themes to support business logos …

WP 4.5 - Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

This feature is also accessed via the Theme Customizer …

Upload Logos

(WordPress version 4.5 – Upload Logos)

Additional WordPress Version 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

WP v. 4.5 – Additional Bug-Fixes & Enhancements

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

Important Update Tips

WordPress 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 Google for something like “WordPress 4.5 problems” or “WP 4.5 Coleman 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.

WP version 4.5 - Important WordPress Update Tips

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

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