WordPress Releases New Update: WordPress Version 4.5
WordPress has just announced the release of WP 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz music legend Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP 4.5 updates below.
WordPress has just released WordPress version 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz music artist Coleman Hawkins.
WordPress version 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 a few of the changes you will find in the new WP version:
Coinciding with the release of WP version 4.5 is a new inline linking tool. This provides WordPress users with a less distracting interface …
The inline linking tool lets you easily add links to your content with less distraction …
(WordPress v. 4.5 – Inline Linking)
Prior to the release of version 4.5, WordPress introduced formatting shortcuts for lists and headings. In WP 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …
Add three 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 …
(WP version 4.5 – Inline Linking)
From WP 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 panel …
(Live Responsive Previews)
WordPress 4.5 also allows themes to support business logos …
The ‘Upload Logo’ feature is also accessed via the WordPress Theme Customizer …
(WP v. 4.5 – Upload Logos)
Additional WP Version 4.5 Release Notes
v. 4.5 also includes additional ‘under the hood’ improvements, such as:
- Smart Image Resizing
- Selective Refresh
- Script Loader Improvements
- Better Embed Templates
In addition to all of the above, version 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:
- 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 4.5 Coleman 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.
Note: Some of the images on this page were sourced from WP 4.5 release material.
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