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: WP Version 4.5 Coleman

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


WordPress version 4.5New WordPress Version: WordPress V. 4.5 – Coleman

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

WordPress 4.5 - Coleman

WP 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 the new WordPress version:

Inline Linking

Coinciding with the release of WordPress version 4.5 is a new inline linking that provides WP users with a less distracting interface …

WordPress v. 4.5 - Inline Linking

(WordPress v. 4.5 – Inline Linking)

This tool allows you to easily add internal and external links to your content with less distraction …

WordPress 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 …

WordPress 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(WordPress 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)

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

WordPress v. 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(WP version 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

WordPress 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(WP 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

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

Live Responsive Previews

(WordPress v. 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

WP 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WP 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

WP v. 4.5 now allows themes to support business logos …

Custom Logos

(WP 4.5 – Custom Logos)

This feature can also be accessed via the Theme Customizer …

Upload Logos

(WP 4.5 – Upload Logos)

Additional WordPress 4.5 Release Notes

WP 4.5 also includes additional technical improvements, such as:

  • Smart Image Resizing
  • Selective Refresh
  • Script Loader Improvements
  • Better Embed Templates
  • JavaScript Library Updates

WP version 4.5 – Additional Enhancement & Fixes

In addition to the improvements and enhancements listed above, v. 4.5 also includes many other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important Update Tips

WP 4.5 - 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 online for “WP version 4.5 problems” or “WP version 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.

WP version 4.5 - Important Update Tips

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