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 Available: WP 4.5

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

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WP 4.5New WP Version: WP Version 4.5 – Coleman

WordPress has just released WordPress version 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz artist Coleman Hawkins.

WordPress 4.5 - Coleman

WordPress v. 4.5, released on April 12, 2016 focuses on 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 WP v. 4.5 is a new inline linking tool. This provides users with a less distracting interface …

WordPress 4.5 - Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

This tool lets you add external and internal links to your content with less distraction …

WP 4.5 - 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 …

Formatting Shortcuts

(Formatting Shortcuts)

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

WordPress 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

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

WordPress 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

WordPress 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

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

Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

The ‘Upload Logo’ feature is also accessed via the WordPress Theme Customizer …

Custom Logos

(Theme Customizer – Upload Logos)

Additional WordPress Version 4.5 Release Notes

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

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

WP v. 4.5 – Additional Bug-Fixes & Enhancements

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

Important Update Tips

WP 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 (search Google for “WordPress version 4.5 issues” or “WP 4.5 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 v. 4.5 - Important Update Tips

Note: Some of the images on this page have been sourced from WordPress’ own release notes.

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Originally published as WordPress Releases Version 4.5.