WordPress Releases New Version: WP 4.5
WordPress has just announced the release of WordPress 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz musician Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP 4.5 changes below.
WordPress has just released WP version 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz music artist Coleman Hawkins.
WordPress 4.5, released on April 12, 2016 focuses on streamlining your workflow.
Here are just a few of the changes you will find in WordPress 4.5:
Coinciding with the release of WordPress 4.5 is a new inline linking tool. This provides users with a less distracting interface …
(WP v. 4.5 – Inline Linking)
The inline link tool lets you add external and internal links to your content with less distraction …
(WordPress 4.5 – Inline Linking)
Prior to the release of version 4.5, WordPress introduced formatting shortcuts for lists and headings. In WordPress 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …
(WordPress 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)
Add 3 horizontal dashes to create 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 …
(WordPress v. 4.5 – Inline Linking)
Live Responsive Previews
From version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …
(Live Responsive Previews)
You can preview mobile, tablet, and desktop views directly in the customizer panel …
(WordPress 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)
v. 4.5 now allows themes to support logos for your business or brand …
(WordPress 4.5 – Custom Logos)
The ‘Custom Logos’ feature is also accessed from the Theme Customizer …
Additional WP 4.5 Release Notes
v. 4.5 also includes various additional technical improvements, such as:
- Smart Image Resizing
- Selective Refresh
- Script Loader Improvements
- Better Embed Templates
In addition to the improvements and enhancements listed above, v. 4.5 also includes a number of 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 Google for something like “WordPress v.4.5 problems” or “WordPress v.4.5 Coleman errors”, 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.
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