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 Version: WordPress Version 4.5

WordPress has just announced the release of WordPress 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz musician Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WordPress v. 4.5 changes below.


WP version 4.5New WP Version: WordPress 4.5 – Coleman

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

WordPress v. 4.5 - Coleman

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

Here are just a few of the changes you will see in WordPress 4.5:

Inline Linking

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

WP version 4.5 - Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

The inline linking tool lets you easily add external and internal links to your content with less distraction …

Inline Linking

(WP 4.5 – 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 …

Formatting Shortcuts

(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

(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

Formatting Shortcuts

(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

From WP 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 …

WP version 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WP version 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Custom Logos

WordPress version 4.5 now allows themes to support business logos …

WordPress v. 4.5 - Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

The ‘Custom Logos’ feature can also be accessed from the Theme Customizer …

Custom Logos

(Theme Customizer – Custom Logos)

Additional WP Version 4.5 Release Notes

version 4.5 also includes various additional technical improvements, such as:

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

WordPress version 4.5 – Additional Enhancement & Bug-Fixes

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

Important Update Tips

WordPress v. 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 (just search for something like “WP 4.5 problems” or “WordPress 4.5 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 version 4.5 - Important Update Tips

Note: Some images on this page were sourced from WordPress 4.5 release notes.

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