WordPress Releases New Version: WP V. 4.5
WordPress has just released WordPress 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP v. 4.5 changes below.
New WP Version: WordPress V. 4.5
WordPress has just released WordPress version 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz artist Coleman Hawkins.
WordPress 4.5, 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 WP 4.5:
Coinciding with the release of WP 4.5 is an improved linking that provides WordPress users with a less distracting interface …
(WordPress v. 4.5 – Inline Linking)
The inline linking tool lets you easily add links to your content with less distraction …
(WP 4.5 – Inline Linking)
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 …
Add three horizontal dashes to create a horizontal line and enclose your text in backticks to turn your highlighted text into <code> …
(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)
The formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code are shown below …
Live Responsive Previews
From WordPress 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …
(WordPress version 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)
You can preview desktop, tablet, and mobile views directly in the customizer panel …
(Live Responsive Previews)
WP 4.5 also allows themes to support business logos …
This feature is also accessed via the Theme Customizer …
Additional WordPress 4.5 Release Notes
v. 4.5 also includes additional ‘under the hood’ improvements, such as:
- Smart Image Resizing
- Selective Refresh
- Script Loader Improvements
- Better Embed Templates
WP 4.5 – Additional Enhancements
In addition to the improvements and enhancements listed above, WordPress v. 4.5 also includes many other enhancements and bug-fixes.
Important WP 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 for something like “WP 4.5 Coleman problems” or “WordPress 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.
Note: Some images on this page have been sourced from WordPress’ own release notes.
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