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.
Stay focused on your writing with a less distracting interface that keeps you in place and allows you to easily link to your content.
Do you enjoy using formatting shortcuts for lists and headings? Now they’re even more useful, with horizontal lines and
Make sure your site looks great on all screens! Preview mobile, tablet, and desktop views directly in the customizer.
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.
Generated images now load up to 50% faster with no noticeable quality loss. It’s really cool.
Better support has been added for script header/footer dependencies. New
wp_add_inline_script() enables adding extra code to registered scripts.
Embed templates have been split into parts and can be directly overridden by themes via the template hierarchy.
jQuery 1.12.3, jQuery Migrate 1.4.0, Backbone 1.2.3, and Underscore 1.8.3 are bundled.
This release was led by Mike Schroder, backed up by Adam Silverstein as Release Deputy, Mel Choyce as Release Design Lead, and the help of these fine individuals. There are 298 contributors with props in this release.
Finally, thanks to all of the contributors who provided translations for the release. WordPress 4.5 comes fully translated into 44 languages and the release video has been translated into 32 languages!