WordPress 4.5 just released

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WordPress 4.5, has just been released. Named after a famous jazzman Coleman.

WordPress 4.5, “Coleman”, has just been released. This WordPress release has been named after Coleman Hawkins, a saxophonist.

The new update has was released on April 12th, 2015 and was lead by Mike Schroder. This feature-rich release was possible thanks to the 277 contributors.

Some of the most notable features are below.

Live Responsive Previews

Now you can check what your site looks like on all devices and sizes. Of course, this doesn’t change the fact that you need a mobile app :). Make sure your site looks great on all screens!

Custom Site Logo

Now you can check what your site looks like on all devices and sizes. Of course this doesn’t change the fact that you need a mobile app :).

Formatting Shortcuts

Hey, we all love the shortcuts offered by WordPress, they make our task so much easier and quick. We guess what WordPress just made them even more useful with horizontal lines and <code>.

 

Better image compression

WordPress have always compressed your images. Just a small change to the compression percentage, from 90% to 82%. Generated images now load up to 50% faster with no noticeable quality loss.

Other improvements include :

  • 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.
  • 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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