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 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.


WP v. 4.5New WP Version: WP V. 4.5 – Coleman

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

WP 4.5 - Coleman

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:

Inline Linking

Coinciding with the release of WP 4.5 is a new inline linking that provides users with a less distracting interface …

WP 4.5 - Inline Linking

(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)

This tool allows you to add 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 WordPress version 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

Formatting Shortcuts

(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> …

WordPress v. 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

WP 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(WP version 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

From WP v. 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

WordPress 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

Custom Logos

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

WP 4.5 - Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

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

Theme Customizer - Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

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
  • JavaScript Library Updates

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

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 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.

WordPress 4.5 - Important Update Tips

Note: Some images on this page have been sourced from WP version 4.5 release notes.

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