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 Version Available: WordPress 4.5

WordPress has just announced the release of WP v. 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to jazz legend Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP version 4.5 changes below.

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WP 4.5WP Update: WP Version 4.5

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

WP 4.5 - Coleman

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

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

Inline Linking

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

Inline Linking

(WP version 4.5 – Inline Linking)

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

WordPress v. 4.5 - Inline Linking

(WP 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Formatting Shortcuts

Prior to the release of version 4.5, WordPress introduced formatting shortcuts for lists and headings. In WordPress v. 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

WordPress 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(Formatting Shortcuts)

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

Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(WordPress v. 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

From WP 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

WordPress 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

Live Responsive Previews

(WP version 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

v. 4.5 also allows themes to support business logos …

Custom Logos

(WordPress version 4.5 – Custom Logos)

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

WordPress Theme Customizer - Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

Additional WP 4.5 Release Notes

WordPress 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

Additional Enhancements

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

Important Update Tips

WP version 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 (just search for “WP 4.5 issues” or “WordPress v.4.5 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 4.5 release material.

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Originally published as WordPress Releases Version 4.5.