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 Version Available: WordPress V. 4.5 Coleman

WordPress has just announced the release of WordPress 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to jazz musician legend Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WordPress version 4.5 updates below.

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WordPress 4.5WordPress Update: WordPress 4.5

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

WP version 4.5 - Coleman

WordPress 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 WP version:

Inline Linking

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

WP v. 4.5 - Inline Linking

(WordPress version 4.5 – Inline Linking)

The inline linking editor lets you add external and internal 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 WP 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

Formatting Shortcuts

(WordPress 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 v. 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

WP 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(Inline Linking)

Live Responsive Previews

From WP 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

WP version 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

WP version 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

Custom Logos

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

Custom Logos

(WP v. 4.5 – Custom Logos)

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

Upload Logos

(Upload Logos)

Additional WordPress Version 4.5 Release Notes

v. 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, WP version 4.5 also includes many other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important WP Update Tips

WP 4.5 - WP 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 something like “WP v.4.5 Coleman 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 version 4.5 - Important Update Tips

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

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Author: Martin Aranovitch

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Originally published as WordPress Releases Version 4.5.