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WordPress Releases Version 4.5

New WordPress Software Update Released: WordPress Version 4.5 Coleman

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

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New WP Version: WordPress 4.5

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

WP 4.5, 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 find in WP 4.5:

Inline Linking

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

(Inline Linking)

The inline linking editor lets you easily add external and internal 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 v. 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

(WordPress 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)

Add three horizontal dashes to insert 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 …

(WP v. 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Live Responsive Previews

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

(WordPress 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

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

(Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

WP 4.5 also allows themes to support business logos …

(WP 4.5 – Custom Logos)

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

(WP 4.5 – Custom Logos)

Additional WP 4.5 Release Notes

version 4.5 also includes additional technical improvements, such as:

Additional Enhancements

In addition to all of the above, WordPress 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:

Note: Some of the images on this page were sourced from WordPress v. 4.5 release material.

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