WordPress Releases New Update: WP Version 4.5
WordPress has just released WP v. 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz music artist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WordPress v. 4.5 updates below.
WordPress has just released WordPress 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz musician Coleman Hawkins.
WordPress 4.5, released on April 12, 2016 is all about helping to streamline your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.
Here are just some of the changes you will find in the new WordPress version:
Coinciding with the release of WP 4.5 is a new inline linking that provides WordPress users with a less distracting interface …
(WordPress v. 4.5 – Inline Linking)
This tool allows you to add internal and external links to your content with less distraction …
(WP 4.5 – Inline Linking)
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 …
Add 3 horizontal dashes to insert a horizontal line and enclose your text in backticks to turn your highlighted text 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 mobile, desktop, and tablet views directly in the customizer area …
(WordPress v. 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)
WP v. 4.5 now allows themes to support business logos …
The ‘Upload Logo’ feature is also accessed from the WordPress Theme Customizer …
(WordPress Theme Customizer – Custom Logos)
Additional WP V. 4.5 Release Notes
WP v. 4.5 also includes additional technical improvements, such as:
- Smart Image Resizing
- Selective Refresh
- Script Loader Improvements
- Better Embed Templates
WP v. 4.5 – Additional Enhancement And Bug-Fixes
In addition to the improvements and enhancements listed above, version 4.5 also includes a number of other enhancements and bug-fixes.
Important 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 (just search for something like “WordPress 4.5 Coleman problems” or “WP v.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.
Note: Some of the images shown above have been sourced from WordPress version 4.5 release material.
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