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 4.5 Coleman

WordPress has just announced the release of WordPress 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to legendary jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WordPress 4.5 improvements below.


WordPress 4.5WP Update: WordPress Version 4.5

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

WP v. 4.5 - Coleman

WP 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 focuses on helping you streamline your workflow.

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

Inline Linking

Coinciding with the release of WordPress 4.5 is a new inline linking that provides WordPress users with a less distracting interface …

Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

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

WP 4.5 - Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

Formatting Shortcuts

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 …

Formatting Shortcuts

(WP 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

(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

WP version 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(WP version 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Live Responsive Previews

From WordPress 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

WP 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WordPress v. 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

Live Responsive Previews

(WP 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

version 4.5 also allows themes to support logos for your business or brand …

WP 4.5 - Custom Logos

(WordPress 4.5 – Custom Logos)

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

WordPress Theme Customizer - Custom Logos

(WordPress v. 4.5 – Custom Logos)

Additional WP V. 4.5 Release Notes

WordPress 4.5 also includes various additional ‘under the hood’ improvements, such as:

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

WordPress version 4.5 – Additional Bug-Fixes & Enhancements

In addition to the improvements and enhancements listed above, v. 4.5 also includes a number of other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important Update Tips

WP 4.5 - WordPress 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 for “WP version 4.5 Coleman issues” or “WP 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 WP Update Tips

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

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