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 Update: WordPress Version 4.5

WordPress recently announced the release of WordPress 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz artist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WordPress 4.5 changes below.


WordPress 4.5WP Update: WordPress 4.5

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

WordPress 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 see in WordPress 4.5:

Inline Linking

Coinciding with the release of WP v. 4.5 is an improved linking that provides users with a less distracting interface …

WP 4.5 - Inline Linking

(WP 4.5 – Inline Linking)

This tool lets you add external and internal 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 WordPress 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

WordPress version 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(Formatting Shortcuts)

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

WP version 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(WP 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

WP 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

From v. 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

Live Responsive Previews

(WordPress version 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

WP 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

Custom Logos

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

Custom Logos

(WP version 4.5 – Custom Logos)

This feature can also be accessed via the Theme Customizer …

Theme Customizer - Upload Logos

(WordPress Theme Customizer – Custom Logos)

Additional WP 4.5 Release Notes

WP version 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 version 4.5 – Additional Enhancement And Bug-Fixes

In addition to all of the above, WP 4.5 also includes many 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 “WordPress 4.5 problems” or “WP 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 images on this page were sourced from WP v. 4.5 release notes.

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