New WordPress Software Update Available: WP 4.5
WordPress has just released WP v. 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz musician Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP 4.5 improvements below.
WP Update: WP V. 4.5 – Coleman
WordPress has just released WordPress 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz music legend Coleman Hawkins.
WordPress v. 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 focuses on streamlining your workflow.
Here are just a few of the changes you will find in WP 4.5:
Coinciding with the release of WP 4.5 is a new inline linking tool. This provides WordPress users with a less distracting interface …
This tool allows you to add internal and external links to your content with less distraction …
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 …
Add 3 horizontal dashes to insert a horizontal line and enclose your text in backticks to turn your highlighted text into <code> …
(WP 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)
The formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code are shown below …
(WP v. 4.5 – Inline Linking)
From WordPress 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …
(Live Responsive Previews)
You can preview tablet, desktop, and mobile views directly in the customizer …
(WordPress 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)
WP v. 4.5 also allows themes to support logos for your business or brand …
(WordPress 4.5 – Custom Logos)
The ‘Upload Logo’ feature can also be accessed via the Theme Customizer …
Additional WP Version 4.5 Release Notes
WP 4.5 also includes additional ‘under the hood’ improvements, such as:
- Smart Image Resizing
- Selective Refresh
- Script Loader Improvements
- Better Embed Templates
WP v. 4.5 – Additional Fixes & Enhancements
In addition to the improvements and enhancements listed above, version 4.5 also includes many other enhancements and bug-fixes.
Important WordPress 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 online for something like “WP 4.5 problems” 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.
Note: Some of the images shown above were sourced from WordPress’ own release material.
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