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 v. 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to legendary jazz artist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP 4.5 changes below.

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WordPress version 4.5WP Update: WordPress 4.5 – Coleman

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

WordPress 4.5 - Coleman

WordPress 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 focuses on streamlining your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.

Here are just a few of the changes you will find in the new version:

Inline Linking

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

Inline Linking

(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)

This tool allows you to easily add internal and external 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 WP 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

Formatting Shortcuts

(WP 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)

Add 3 horizontal dashes to insert a horizontal line and enclose your text in backticks to turn it into <code> …

WP 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

WordPress 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

From WP version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

WordPress 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

WordPress version 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

Custom Logos

version 4.5 now allows themes to support business logos …

Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

This feature is also accessed via the WordPress Theme Customizer …

Upload Logos

(WP 4.5 – Custom Logos)

Additional WP Version 4.5 Release Notes

version 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 Enhancement And Bug-Fixes

In addition to the improvements and enhancements listed above, WordPress version 4.5 also includes a number of other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important WordPress Update Tips

WordPress 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 online for “WP version 4.5 problems” 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.

WordPress 4.5 - Important Update Tips

Note: Some of the images shown above were sourced from WordPress version 4.5 release notes.

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