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 Releases New Version: WP 4.5

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


WP version 4.5WP Update: WP Version 4.5

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

WP version 4.5 - Coleman

WordPress v. 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 WordPress 4.5:

Inline Linking

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

WP v. 4.5 - Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

The inline link editor lets you easily add external and internal links to your content with less distraction …

WP 4.5 - Inline Linking

(WP 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 v. 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

Formatting Shortcuts

(WordPress 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)

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

WordPress v. 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(WP version 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

From version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

WordPress v. 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

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

Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

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

WordPress Theme Customizer - Custom Logos

(WordPress Theme Customizer – Custom Logos)

Additional WP Version 4.5 Release Notes

v. 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

WP 4.5 – Additional Enhancement & Bug-Fixes

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

Important Update Tips

WordPress v. 4.5 - WP 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 “WP v.4.5 issues” or “WordPress 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 of the images shown above were sourced from WordPress’ own release notes.

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