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 Available: WordPress 4.5

WordPress has just released WordPress 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to legendary jazz artist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WordPress 4.5 improvements below.

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WP v. 4.5New WordPress Version: WordPress 4.5 – Coleman

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

WordPress version 4.5 - Coleman

WordPress version 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 is all about helping to streamline your workflow.

Here are just some of the changes you will find in WP 4.5:

Inline Linking

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

Inline Linking

(WordPress version 4.5 – Inline Linking)

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

WordPress 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 WP 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

WP version 4.5 - 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> …

Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(WP 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(WP 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Live Responsive Previews

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

Live Responsive Previews

(WP version 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

WP version 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

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

Custom Logos

(WP 4.5 – Custom Logos)

The ‘Upload Logo’ feature is also accessed via the WordPress Theme Customizer …

WordPress version 4.5 - Upload Logos

(Theme Customizer – Upload Logos)

Additional WordPress Version 4.5 Release Notes

WP 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 Enhancements

In addition to the improvements and enhancements listed above, version 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 Google for something like “WordPress version 4.5 issues” or “WP v.4.5 Coleman 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 WordPress Update Tips

Note: Some of the images shown above have been sourced from WordPress’ own release notes.

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