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 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:
Coinciding with the release of WP 4.5 is a new inline linking tool. This provides WP users with a less distracting interface …
This tool lets you add links to your content with less distraction …
(WordPress version 4.5 – Inline Linking)
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 …
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 …
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)
version 4.5 now allows themes to support business 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:
- Smart Image Resizing
- Selective Refresh
- Script Loader Improvements
- Better Embed Templates
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:
- 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 (search online for “WordPress 4.5 Coleman issues” or “WordPress v.4.5 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 images on this page have been sourced from WordPress 4.5 release material.
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