New WordPress Version Released: WordPress Version 4.5
WordPress has just released WordPress 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz artist legend Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP 4.5 improvements below.
WordPress Update: WP V. 4.5
WordPress has just released WordPress v. 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz music artist Coleman Hawkins.
WP v. 4.5, released on April 12, 2016 is all about streamlining your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.
Here are just a few of the changes you will see in the new WP version:
Coinciding with the release of WordPress v. 4.5 is an improved linking that provides WP users with a less distracting interface …
This tool allows you to easily add links to your content with less distraction …
(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)
Prior to the release of version 4.5, WordPress introduced formatting shortcuts for lists and headings. In WordPress 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …
(WordPress 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 version 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)
The formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code are shown below …
(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)
From version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …
(WordPress 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)
You can preview mobile, tablet, and desktop views directly in the customizer panel …
(WordPress v. 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)
WP 4.5 now allows themes to support business logos …
The ‘Upload Logo’ feature can also be accessed from the Theme Customizer …
(WordPress Theme Customizer – Upload Logos)
Additional WordPress Version 4.5 Release Notes
WP version 4.5 also includes various additional technical improvements, such as:
- Smart Image Resizing
- Selective Refresh
- Script Loader Improvements
- Better Embed Templates
Additional Enhancement And Fixes
In addition to all of the above, 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 (just search for “WordPress 4.5 problems” or “WP 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.
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