WordPress Software Update Available: WordPress 4.5
WordPress recently announced the release of WP 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to legendary jazz musician Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP v. 4.5 updates below.
WordPress Update: WP Version 4.5
WordPress has just released WordPress version 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz musician Coleman Hawkins.
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 a few of the changes you will see in the new version:
Coinciding with the release of WordPress version 4.5 is an improved linking that provides users with a less distracting interface …
(WordPress version 4.5 – Inline Linking)
This tool allows you to add links to your content with less distraction …
(WP version 4.5 – Inline Linking)
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 …
(WordPress version 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)
Add three horizontal dashes to insert a horizontal line and enclose your text in backticks to turn it into <code> …
(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)
The formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code are shown below …
(WP v. 4.5 – Inline Linking)
From WP v. 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …
(WordPress 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)
You can preview tablet, mobile, and desktop views directly in the customizer area …
(Live Responsive Previews)
WP 4.5 now allows themes to support business logos …
This feature is also accessed from the Theme Customizer …
(WordPress v. 4.5 – Custom Logos)
Additional WP 4.5 Release Notes
v. 4.5 also includes various additional technical improvements, such as:
- Smart Image Resizing
- Selective Refresh
- Script Loader Improvements
- Better Embed Templates
Additional Bug-Fixes & Enhancements
In addition to the improvements and enhancements listed above, v. 4.5 also includes many other enhancements and bug-fixes.
Important Update Tips
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 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.
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