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 Version Available: WordPress Version 4.5 Coleman

WordPress has just announced the release of WP 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to jazz artist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP version 4.5 changes below.

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WP v. 4.5WordPress Update: WordPress 4.5

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

WordPress 4.5 - Coleman

WP v. 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 is all about helping you streamline your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.

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

Inline Linking

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

Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

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

Inline Linking

(WordPress 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

(WP 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)

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

WordPress 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(WP version 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

WordPress v. 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

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

Live Responsive Previews

(WordPress v. 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

Live Responsive Previews

(WP 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

v. 4.5 now allows themes to support business logos …

Custom Logos

(WordPress version 4.5 – Custom Logos)

The ‘Upload Logo’ feature can also be accessed via the Theme Customizer …

WordPress Theme Customizer - Custom Logos

(WordPress Theme Customizer – Upload Logos)

Additional WordPress V. 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

WordPress 4.5 – Additional Bug-Fixes And Enhancements

In addition to all of the above, WordPress version 4.5 also includes a number of other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important WP Update Tips

WordPress version 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 something like “WordPress v.4.5 Coleman problems” 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 v. 4.5 - Important Update Tips

Note: Some images on this page were sourced from WP version 4.5 release notes.

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