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WordPress 4.5 In Focus

Posted on 4.13.2016

WordPress 4.5 has launched and brought with it a long list of new features focused on streamlining workflow for writers and builders.

Highlights in this release include:

+ The inline linking feature has a new and improved interface for adding links to content.

+ Two new formatting shortcuts are available - three dashes will yield a horizontal line and the code tag is now supported.

+ New live responsive previews will enable admins to preview mobile, tablet and desktop views in the customizer.


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Those are just some of the new features in WordPress 4.5; many back-end improvements have also been made including those to embed templates and the script loader for example. WordPress also made updates to the JavaScript libraries (jQuery, Backbone and Underscore are bundled).

WordPress is a content management system (CMS) currently powering over 25 percent of websites. The latest version is dubbed “Coleman,” in honor of jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins.

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