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

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

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WP 4.5WP Update: WordPress V. 4.5 – Coleman

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

WP 4.5 - Coleman

WP 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 is all about 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 the new version:

Inline Linking

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

WP 4.5 - Inline Linking

(WP 4.5 – Inline Linking)

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

Inline Linking

(WordPress v. 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

(Formatting Shortcuts)

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

WordPress 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

WP 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(Inline Linking)

Live Responsive Previews

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

Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

Custom Logos

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

WordPress v. 4.5 - Custom Logos

(WP version 4.5 – Custom Logos)

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

Upload Logos

(WP version 4.5 – Upload Logos)

Additional WP 4.5 Release Notes

v. 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 Fixes & Enhancements

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

Important WP Update Tips

WP 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 v.4.5 problems” or “WP version 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 version 4.5 - Important Update Tips

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Author: Martin Aranovitch

Martin Aranovitch is the founder of WPCompendium.org and has authored hundreds of FREE WordPress tutorials for non-techies and beginners. WPCompendium.org provides detailed step-by-step tutorials that will teach you how to use WordPress with no coding skills required and grow your business online at minimal cost!

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