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 Update Available: WordPress 4.5 Coleman

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

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WordPress 4.5New WordPress Version: WP Version 4.5

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

WP 4.5 - Coleman

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

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

Inline Linking

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

Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

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

Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

Formatting Shortcuts

Prior to the release of version 4.5, WordPress introduced formatting shortcuts for lists and headings. In WordPress 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 three horizontal dashes to create a horizontal line and enclose your text in backticks to turn it into <code> …

Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(WP 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(Inline Linking)

Live Responsive Previews

From version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

WP 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WP version 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Custom Logos

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

WP 4.5 - Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

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

Custom Logos

(WordPress version 4.5 – Custom Logos)

Additional WordPress Version 4.5 Release Notes

WordPress v. 4.5 also includes various additional technical improvements, such as:

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

Additional Fixes And Enhancements

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

Important WordPress Update Tips

WordPress 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 for something like “WordPress 4.5 Coleman issues” or “WordPress version 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 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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