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: WP 4.5 Coleman

WordPress recently announced the release of WordPress 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz music artist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP 4.5 improvements below.

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WP v. 4.5New WordPress Version: WordPress V. 4.5 – Coleman

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

WordPress version 4.5 - Coleman

WordPress 4.5, 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 the new version:

Inline Linking

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

WordPress version 4.5 - Inline Linking

(WP 4.5 – Inline Linking)

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

WordPress 4.5 - Inline Linking

(WP v. 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Formatting Shortcuts

Prior to the release of version 4.5, WordPress introduced formatting shortcuts for lists and headings. In WordPress v. 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

Formatting Shortcuts

(WP v. 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)

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

WP 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

WordPress version 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

From v. 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

WP 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

WP 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

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

Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

This feature can also be accessed from the Theme Customizer …

Upload Logos

(Theme Customizer – Custom Logos)

Additional WP Version 4.5 Release Notes

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

Important WP Update Tips

WP 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 version 4.5 Coleman problems” or “WordPress 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.

WP 4.5 - Important Update Tips

Note: Some of the images shown above have been sourced from WP version 4.5 release notes.

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