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 …

New WordPress Software Update Available: WP 4.5

WordPress has just released WP v. 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz musician Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP 4.5 improvements below.


WordPress v. 4.5WP Update: WP V. 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 focuses on streamlining your workflow.

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

Inline Linking

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

WP 4.5 - Inline Linking

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

WP version 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 …

WP 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(Formatting Shortcuts)

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

WordPress 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(WP 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(WP v. 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

From WordPress 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

Live Responsive Previews

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

Live Responsive Previews

(WordPress 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

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

WordPress version 4.5 - Custom Logos

(WordPress 4.5 – Custom Logos)

The ‘Upload Logo’ feature can also be accessed via the Theme Customizer …

WordPress version 4.5 - Upload Logos

(Custom Logos)

Additional WP Version 4.5 Release Notes

WP 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

WP v. 4.5 – Additional Fixes & Enhancements

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

Important WordPress Update Tips

WP version 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 something like “WP 4.5 problems” or “WordPress 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.

WordPress v. 4.5 - Important Update Tips

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