New WordPress Software Update Available: WordPress V. 4.5
WordPress has just released WP v. 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP version 4.5 updates below.
New WP Version: WordPress 4.5 – Coleman
WordPress has just released WordPress v. 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz musician Coleman Hawkins.
WP v. 4.5, released on April 12, 2016 focuses on helping you streamline your workflow.
Here are just some of the changes you will see in WordPress 4.5:
Coinciding with the release of WP v. 4.5 is an improved linking tool. This provides users with a less distracting interface …
(WordPress version 4.5 – Inline Linking)
The inline linking editor lets you easily add internal and external links to your content with less distraction …
(WP v. 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 …
Add 3 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 …
(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)
From version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …
(Live Responsive Previews)
You can preview tablet, mobile, and desktop views directly in the customizer …
(WP version 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)
WP 4.5 also allows themes to support logos for your business or brand …
The ‘Custom Logos’ feature can also be accessed from the WordPress Theme Customizer …
(Theme Customizer – Custom Logos)
Additional WP 4.5 Release Notes
WordPress version 4.5 also includes various additional technical improvements, such as:
- Smart Image Resizing
- Selective Refresh
- Script Loader Improvements
- Better Embed Templates
Additional Bug-Fixes And Enhancements
In addition to all of the above, WP 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 Google for something like “WP v.4.5 problems” or “WP 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 of the images on this page were sourced from WP version 4.5 release notes.
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