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 Update: WP 4.5 Coleman

WordPress has just released WordPress 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to legendary jazz music artist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP version 4.5 changes below.


WP v. 4.5WP Update: WP 4.5 – Coleman

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

WP 4.5 - Coleman

WP version 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 is all about streamlining your workflow.

Here are just a few of the changes you will find in the new WordPress version:

Inline Linking

Coinciding with the release of WP 4.5 is an improved linking tool. This provides users with a less distracting interface …

WordPress v. 4.5 - Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

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

WP v. 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 version 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

WordPress v. 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(WP v. 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)

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

Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(WP version 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

WP version 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(WordPress version 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

From version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

WordPress version 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WP 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Custom Logos

version 4.5 now allows themes to support business logos …

Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

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

Upload Logos

(WordPress Theme Customizer – Custom Logos)

Additional WP 4.5 Release Notes

version 4.5 also includes additional ‘under the hood’ 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, WP 4.5 also includes many other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important Update Tips

WordPress 4.5 - WordPress 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 “WP 4.5 issues” or “WP v.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.

WordPress 4.5 - Important WordPress Update Tips

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Author: Martin Aranovitch

Martin Aranovitch is the founder of WPCompendium.org and has authored hundreds of FREE WordPress tutorials for beginners. WPCompendium.org provides detailed step-by-step tutorials that will teach you how to use WordPress with no coding skills required and grow your business online at minimal cost!

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