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WordPress 4.5 “Coleman”

Version 4.5 of WordPress is now released as of 12/04/16 and it is named as “Coleman” in honour of jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.5 help streamline your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.

You can download WordPress 4.5 from the official WordPress website.

So what’s new?

Editing Improvements

Inline Linking
Stay focused on your writing with a less distracting interface that keeps you in place and allows you to easily link to your content.

Formatting Shortcuts
Do you enjoy using formatting shortcuts for lists and headings? Now they’re even more useful, with horizontal lines and < code >.

Live Responsive Previews
Make sure your site looks great on all screens! Preview mobile, tablet, and desktop views directly in the customizer.

Custom Logos
Themes can now support logos for your business or brand. Try it out with Twenty Sixteen and Twenty Fifteen in the Site Identity section of the customizer.

Under the Hood

Smart Image Resizing
Generated images now load up to 50% faster with no noticeable quality loss. It’s really cool.

Selective Refresh
The customizer now supports a comprehensive framework for rendering parts of the preview without rewriting your PHP code in JavaScript.

Script Loader Improvements
Better support has been added for script header/footer dependencies. New wp_add_inline_script() enables adding extra code to registered scripts.

Better Embed Templates
Embed templates have been split into parts and can be directly overridden by themes via the template hierarchy.

JavaScript Library Updates
jQuery 1.12.3, jQuery Migrate 1.4.0, Backbone 1.2.3, and Underscore 1.8.3 are bundled.

Nathan da Silva - Profile

Posted by: Nathan da Silva

Nathan is the Founder of Silva Web Designs. He is passionate about web development and web site design. His expertise is WordPress & Magento as well as many other frameworks. Would you like to work with Nathan? Send him an email on [email protected]

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