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WordPress Releases Version 4.5

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.

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WordPress Update: WordPress Version 4.5 – Coleman

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:

Inline Linking

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)

Formatting Shortcuts

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 …

(Formatting Shortcuts)

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 …

(Inline Linking)

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)

Custom Logos

WP v. 4.5 now allows themes to support business logos …

(Custom 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:

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:

Note: Some of the images shown above have been sourced from WordPress version 4.5 release material.

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