WordPress 4.5 – Coleman has arrived

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Time to upgrade once again but be sure to backup your WordPress site first! Below are the highlights to WordPress 4.5 and be sure to check out the field guide for a more detailed explanation of the upgrades, updates, fixes, security and more!

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>.

Customization Improvements

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. The Twenty Fifteen and Twenty Sixteen themes have been updated to support custom logos, which can be found in the Site Identity section of the customizer.

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. See it in action with Menus.

Smart Image Resizing

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

JavaScript Library Updates

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

Script Loader Improvements

Better support has been added for script header/footer dependencies. Newwp_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.

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