July 14, 2024

WordPress 4.5 “Coleman” Has Been Released

WordPress 4.5, named after Jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, has been released and is available for download.

This new version of WordPress comes with several new features and improvements, most of which focus on making editing and customizing of your site an easier task. 

Here is a preview video:

And here is a run-down of the features:

  • WordPress 4.5 now offers partial reload and loading of assets in the Theme Customizer. So if you change your logo, or the menu, the page will reload only that component, not the full thing.
  • WordPress 4.5 now also offers native support for logos, so you can add your site logo in the Site Description section of the Theme Customizer.
  • Inline links have been revamped and you can easily click and add links while editing content.
  • Additional formatting aids, such as ` and ` to enclose preformatted code have been added.
  • Better compression for images has now enhanced the performance of such images by almost 50% without affecting quality.
  • Many other code and function improvements as well as bug fixes.

This release was led by Mike Schroder, alongwith 286 other volunteers. You can learn more about WordPress 4.5 here.

Have you updated your websites to WordPress 4.5 yet? Share your views in the comments below!

Sufyan bin Uzayr is a writer, developer, and coffee-lover. He has authored several books and writes for various publications. You can learn more about his work at his website.

One Comment

  1. Pixel & Code Reply

    The latest version of WordPress 4.5 had some sever compatibility issues with the Visual Composer causing all our old websites to get messed up after the update. To add to the injury, Visual Composer did launch an update to fix the problem but it isnt automatically installed, you’ll need to manually upgrade the visual composer on each website. That’s a big problem if you’re running more than 150 websites on Visual Composer.

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