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WordPress Releases Version 4.5

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 Update: WordPress Version 4.5 – Coleman

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:

Inline Linking

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

(Inline Linking)

The inline linking tool lets you easily add links to your content with less distraction …

(WordPress v. 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Formatting Shortcuts

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 …

(Formatting Shortcuts)

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)

Responsive Previews

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)

Custom Logos

WordPress 4.5 also allows themes to support business logos …

(Custom 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:

Additional Enhancements

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:

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

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