WordPress Software Update Available: WP 4.5
WordPress has just announced the release of WP version 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to legendary jazz artist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WordPress version 4.5 improvements below.
New WP Version: WP Version 4.5 – Coleman
WordPress has just released WordPress version 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz artist Coleman Hawkins.
WordPress v. 4.5, released on April 12, 2016 focuses on helping to streamline your workflow.
Here are just some of the changes you will find in WP 4.5:
Coinciding with the release of WP v. 4.5 is a new inline linking tool. This provides users with a less distracting interface …
This tool lets you add external and internal links to your content with less distraction …
Prior to the release of version 4.5, WordPress introduced formatting shortcuts for lists and headings. In WP 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …
Add three horizontal dashes to create a horizontal line and enclose your text in backticks to turn it into <code> …
(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)
The formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code are shown below …
From v. 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …
(Live Responsive Previews)
You can preview desktop, mobile, and tablet views directly in the customizer …
(Live Responsive Previews)
v. 4.5 also allows themes to support logos for your business or brand …
The ‘Upload Logo’ feature is also accessed via the WordPress Theme Customizer …
(Theme Customizer – Upload Logos)
Additional WordPress Version 4.5 Release Notes
WordPress v. 4.5 also includes additional technical improvements, such as:
- Smart Image Resizing
- Selective Refresh
- Script Loader Improvements
- Better Embed Templates
WP v. 4.5 – Additional Bug-Fixes & Enhancements
In addition to all of the above, v. 4.5 also includes a number of other enhancements and bug-fixes.
Important 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 Google for “WordPress version 4.5 issues” or “WP 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 on this page have been sourced from WordPress’ own release notes.
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