WordPress Version Available: WordPress Version 4.5
WordPress recently announced the release of WP version 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to legendary jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP 4.5 improvements below.
WP Update: WordPress V. 4.5 – Coleman
WordPress has just released WordPress 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz music artist Coleman Hawkins.
WP 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 is all about helping to streamline your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.
Here are just a few of the changes you will see in the new version:
Coinciding with the release of WP version 4.5 is a new inline linking that provides users with a less distracting interface …
(WP 4.5 – Inline Linking)
This tool lets you add external and internal links to your content with less distraction …
(WordPress v. 4.5 – Inline Linking)
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 …
Add three horizontal dashes to insert a horizontal line and enclose your text in backticks to turn it into <code> …
(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)
The formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code are shown below …
Live Responsive Previews
From v. 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …
(Live Responsive Previews)
You can preview desktop, mobile, and tablet views directly in the customizer …
(Live Responsive Previews)
WP version 4.5 now allows themes to support logos for your business or brand …
(WP version 4.5 – Custom Logos)
The ‘Upload Logo’ feature is also accessed from the WordPress Theme Customizer …
(WP version 4.5 – Upload Logos)
Additional WP 4.5 Release Notes
v. 4.5 also includes additional ‘under the hood’ improvements, such as:
- Smart Image Resizing
- Selective Refresh
- Script Loader Improvements
- Better Embed Templates
WordPress 4.5 – Additional Fixes & Enhancements
In addition to all of the above, v. 4.5 also includes a number of other enhancements and bug-fixes.
Important WP Update Tips
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 problems” or “WP version 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.
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