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.

New WordPress Update Available: WP 4.5

WordPress recently announced the release of WP v. 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to jazz artist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WordPress 4.5 improvements below.

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WP version 4.5New WP Version: WordPress 4.5

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

WordPress 4.5 - Coleman

WordPress 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 WP 4.5:

Inline Linking

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

Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

This tool lets you easily add links to your content with less distraction …

Inline Linking

(WP v. 4.5 – 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 …

WP 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(Formatting Shortcuts)

Add 3 horizontal dashes to insert a horizontal line and enclose your text in backticks to turn it into <code> …

WP 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 …

WP 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WP v. 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

Live Responsive Previews

(WordPress v. 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

version 4.5 now allows themes to support logos for your business or brand …

Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

The ‘Custom Logos’ feature can also be accessed via the WordPress Theme Customizer …

WP 4.5 - Custom Logos

(WordPress v. 4.5 – Upload Logos)

Additional WP 4.5 Release Notes

v. 4.5 also includes various 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, WordPress 4.5 also includes many other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important Update Tips

WordPress version 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 (just search for “WordPress version 4.5 problems” or “WordPress 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.

WP version 4.5 - Important Update Tips

Note: Some of the images shown above were sourced from WordPress’ own release material.

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