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WordPress Releases Version 4.5

WordPress Releases New Version: WP Version 4.5

WordPress recently announced the release of WordPress 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to jazz artist legend Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WordPress version 4.5 improvements below.


WordPress Update: WordPress Version 4.5

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

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

Here are just some of the changes you will find in the new version:

Inline Linking

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

(Inline Linking)

This tool lets you add links to your content with less distraction …

(WordPress version 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Formatting Shortcuts

Prior to the release of version 4.5, WordPress introduced formatting shortcuts for lists and headings. In WordPress 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 it into <code> …

(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

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

(Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

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

(Live Responsive Previews)

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

(Live Responsive Previews)

Custom Logos

version 4.5 now allows themes to support business logos …

(Custom Logos)

The ‘Upload Logo’ feature can also be accessed via the WordPress Theme Customizer …

(WordPress Theme Customizer – Upload Logos)

Additional WordPress V. 4.5 Release Notes

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

Additional Bug-Fixes And Enhancements

In addition to all of the above, WP 4.5 also includes many other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important WordPress Update Tips

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

Note: Some images on this page have been sourced from WordPress 4.5 release material.

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