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 Software Update Released: WordPress 4.5

WordPress recently announced the release of WordPress version 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz musician Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP v. 4.5 updates below.

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WordPress version 4.5WordPress Update: WP 4.5 – Coleman

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

WP v. 4.5 - Coleman

WP v. 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 focuses on streamlining your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.

Here are just a few of the changes you will find in WordPress 4.5:

Inline Linking

Coinciding with the release of WordPress 4.5 is a new inline linking tool. This provides users with a less distracting interface …

WordPress version 4.5 - Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

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

WP v. 4.5 - Inline Linking

(WP version 4.5 – 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 …

WP v. 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(WP 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)

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

WordPress v. 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

WP version 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(Inline Linking)

Live Responsive Previews

From WordPress 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

WP version 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WP 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

Live Responsive Previews

(WordPress v. 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

WordPress 4.5 also allows themes to support logos for your business or brand …

WordPress version 4.5 - Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

This feature is also accessed via the Theme Customizer …

Theme Customizer - Upload Logos

(Custom Logos)

Additional WordPress 4.5 Release Notes

version 4.5 also includes additional ‘under the hood’ improvements, such as:

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

Additional Bug-Fixes & Enhancements

In addition to all of the above, version 4.5 also includes many other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important WP Update Tips

WordPress 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 (just search for “WP 4.5 Coleman issues” or “WordPress version 4.5 Coleman 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.

WordPress version 4.5 - Important WP Update Tips

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Author: Martin Aranovitch

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