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: WordPress 4.5 Coleman

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


WordPress 4.5WordPress Update: WP 4.5 – Coleman

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

WordPress 4.5 - Coleman

WordPress v. 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 is all about streamlining your workflow.

Here are just a few of the changes you will see in WP 4.5:

Inline Linking

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

Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

The inline linking tool lets you easily add external and internal links to your content with less distraction …

WP v. 4.5 - Inline Linking

(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 …

Formatting Shortcuts

(Formatting Shortcuts)

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

Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Live Responsive Previews

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

WP 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WordPress v. 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

WordPress v. 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WordPress 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Custom Logos

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

WordPress version 4.5 - Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

This feature is also accessed from the Theme Customizer …

WordPress Theme Customizer - Custom Logos

(Upload Logos)

Additional WP V. 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

WordPress v. 4.5 – Additional Bug-Fixes And Enhancements

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

Important Update Tips

WordPress 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 (search Google for something like “WP 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.

WP v. 4.5 - Important Update Tips

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

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