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 …

New WordPress Software Update Available: WordPress Version 4.5 Coleman

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

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WordPress v. 4.5WP Update: WordPress Version 4.5

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

WP version 4.5 - Coleman

WordPress v. 4.5, released on April 12, 2016 focuses on helping to streamline your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.

Here are just a few of the changes you will see in WP 4.5:

Inline Linking

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

WordPress version 4.5 - Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

The inline linking editor allows you to add links to your content with less distraction …

WP version 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 …

WP v. 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(Formatting Shortcuts)

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

Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(WordPress version 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(WP version 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

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

WordPress v. 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

WordPress v. 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WordPress version 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Custom Logos

WP 4.5 also allows themes to support business logos …

WP 4.5 - Custom Logos

(WordPress 4.5 – Custom Logos)

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

WordPress version 4.5 - Custom Logos

(Upload Logos)

Additional WP 4.5 Release Notes

WP 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

Additional Enhancement And Bug-Fixes

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

Important Update Tips

WP v. 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 something like “WordPress version 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.

WordPress 4.5 - Important WordPress Update Tips

Note: Some of the images shown above were sourced from WordPress v. 4.5 release material.

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