WP 4.5New WordPress Version: WordPress 4.5 – Coleman

WordPress has just released WP version 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins.

WordPress version 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016, is all about helping you streamline your workflow.

WP 4.5 - Coleman

Check out the WordPress 4.5 release video here:

Here are just a few of the changes you will see in WordPress 4.5:

Inline Linking

Coinciding with the release of WordPress 4.5 is an improved inline linking tool that provides WordPress users with a less distracting interface …

Inline Linking

(Inline Linking)

This tool allows you to easily add external and internal links to your content without leaving the editor screen …

Inline Linking

(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

(New Formatting Shortcuts)

Add 3 horizontal dashes to create a horizontal line and enclose your text in backticks to turn your highlighted text into <code> …

WP 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

(Formatting Shortcuts – Backticks)

The formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code are shown below …

Formatting Shortcuts

(WordPress 4.5 – Formatting Shortcuts)

Live Responsive Previews

From WordPress 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

WordPress version 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WP 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

You can preview tablet, desktop, and mobile views directly in the WordPress Theme Customizer …

WP v. 4.5 - Live Responsive Previews

(WP version 4.5 – Live Responsive Previews)

Upload Logos

Version 4.5 also allows themes to support business logos …

Custom Logos

(Custom Logos)

The ‘Upload Logo’ feature can also be accessed from the Theme Customizer …

Custom Logos

(Theme Customizer – Upload Logos)

Additional WordPress 4.5 Release Notes

Version 4.5 also includes various additional ‘under the hood’ improvements, such as:

  • Smart Image Resizing
  • Selective Refresh
  • Script Loader Improvements
  • Better Embed Templates
  • JavaScript Library Updates

WordPress version 4.5 – Additional Enhancements

In addition to the improvements and enhancements listed above, WordPress 4.5 also includes many other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important Update Tips

WP v. 4.5 - WordPress Update

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 “WP v.4.5 issues” or “WP 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.

WordPress version 4.5 - Important Update Tips

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