WordPress Software Update Released: WP Version 4.5
WordPress has just announced the release of WP v. 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WordPress version 4.5 changes below.
New WP Version: WP V. 4.5 – Coleman
WordPress has just released WP 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz musician Coleman Hawkins.
WordPress 4.5, released on April 12, 2016 focuses on helping to streamline your workflow.
Here are just a few of the changes you will find in WordPress 4.5:
Coinciding with the release of WP 4.5 is a new inline linking that provides users with a less distracting interface …
(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)
This tool allows you to add links to your content with less distraction …
Prior to the release of version 4.5, WordPress introduced formatting shortcuts for lists and headings. In WordPress version 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …
(WordPress 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)
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 …
(WP version 4.5 – Inline Linking)
From WP v. 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …
(Live Responsive Previews)
You can preview mobile, tablet, and desktop views directly in the customizer …
(Live Responsive Previews)
WP 4.5 also allows themes to support logos for your business or brand …
The ‘Upload Logo’ feature can also be accessed from the WordPress Theme Customizer …
Additional WP Version 4.5 Release Notes
version 4.5 also includes various additional ‘under the hood’ improvements, such as:
- Smart Image Resizing
- Selective Refresh
- Script Loader Improvements
- Better Embed Templates
WordPress v. 4.5 – Additional Enhancement & Bug-Fixes
In addition to the improvements and enhancements listed above, WP 4.5 also includes a number of other enhancements and bug-fixes.
Important WordPress 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 online for something like “WordPress v.4.5 issues” or “WordPress v.4.5 Coleman 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.
Note: Some images on this page have been sourced from WP version 4.5 release notes.
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