WordPress 4.5 “Coleman” Update: Streamline Your Workflow

Version 4.5 of WordPress, named “Coleman” in honor 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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Smart Image Resizing

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

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Under the Hood

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.

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