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 …

WordPress Releases New Version: WordPress V. 4.5

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

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WP version 4.5New WordPress Version: WP V. 4.5 – Coleman

WordPress has just released WP v. 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz music legend Coleman Hawkins.

WordPress 4.5 - Coleman

WP v. 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 is all about helping to streamline your workflow.

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

Inline Linking

Coinciding with the release of WordPress version 4.5 is an improved linking that provides users with a less distracting interface …

WP 4.5 - Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

The inline linking tool lets you easily add external and internal links to your content with less distraction …

Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

Formatting Shortcuts

Prior to the release of version 4.5, WordPress introduced formatting shortcuts for lists and headings. In WP 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

WP version 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(WP 4.5 – 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 version 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(Inline Linking)

Live Responsive Previews

From version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

Live Responsive Previews

(WP 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

WP v. 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WP 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

v. 4.5 also allows themes to support business logos …

WP 4.5 - Custom Logos

(WP v. 4.5 – Custom Logos)

The ‘Custom Logos’ feature is also accessed from the Theme Customizer …

Upload Logos

(WordPress 4.5 – Upload Logos)

Additional WP 4.5 Release Notes

v. 4.5 also includes additional technical improvements, such as:

  • Smart Image Resizing
  • Selective Refresh
  • Script Loader Improvements
  • Better Embed Templates
  • JavaScript Library Updates

Additional Enhancements

In addition to all of the above, v. 4.5 also includes a number of other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important WP Update Tips

WP 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 Google for something like “WP 4.5 problems” or “WP 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.

WordPress 4.5 - Important WP Update Tips

Note: Some images shown above were sourced from WordPress’ own release notes.

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