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 Update Released: WP V. 4.5

WordPress has just released WordPress version 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz musician Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WordPress version 4.5 changes below.


WordPress version 4.5New WP Version: WP Version 4.5

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

WordPress version 4.5 - Coleman

WP 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 focuses on streamlining your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.

Here are just some of the changes you will see in the new WP version:

Inline Linking

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

Inline Linking

(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 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

WP 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(WordPress 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)

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

WordPress version 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(WordPress v. 4.5 : 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

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

v. 4.5 also allows themes to support business logos …

WordPress 4.5 - Custom Logos

(WordPress version 4.5 – Custom Logos)

This feature can also be accessed from the WordPress Theme Customizer …

WordPress 4.5 - Upload Logos

(WordPress Theme Customizer – Upload Logos)

Additional WP 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

Additional Enhancements

In addition to the improvements and enhancements listed above, version 4.5 also includes a number of other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important Update Tips

WordPress 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 “WordPress version 4.5 Coleman problems” or “WP 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 of the images shown above were sourced from WordPress’ own release notes.

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