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WordPress Releases Version 4.5

New WordPress Update Released: WP V. 4.5 Coleman

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

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New WordPress Version: WordPress 4.5

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

WordPress 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 is all about streamlining your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.

Here are just some 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 WP users with a less distracting interface …

(Inline Linking)

The inline link editor allows you to add links to your content with less distraction …

(Inline Linking)

Formatting Shortcuts

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

(Formatting Shortcuts)

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

(WordPress 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

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

(WP 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

(WP version 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Custom Logos

WP 4.5 also allows themes to support business logos …

(WP 4.5 – Custom Logos)

This feature can also be accessed via the Theme Customizer …

(Custom Logos)

Additional WP Version 4.5 Release Notes

version 4.5 also includes additional ‘under the hood’ improvements, such as:

Additional Enhancements

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

Important Update Tips

We recommend doing the following before upgrading to any new version of WordPress:

Note: Some images shown above were sourced from WordPress’ own release material.

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