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  1. Mahesh

    It’s amazing release.

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  2. Peter Cralen

    Login with the email is a cool change. There is still a lot of space for more improvements in this area. I hope it’s just a start around user management and soon the whole admin/backend and bar for every logged in user can be killed. Maybe one beautiful day that historical thing like username will not be required at all.

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  3. Marcus Tibesar

    Really appreciate all the hard work by Mike Schroder, Adam Silverstein, Mel Choyce and the many contributors who improved the Customizer and WordPress. Great to see the Customizer improve with every release. Nice work Team 4.5!

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  4. darrinb

    Personally, I wasn’t a huge fan of the Customizer, but I love the selective refresh feature in it now.

    Should note though, selective refresh functionality needs to be implemented by the plugin and enabled by the theme. It doesn’t happen out-of-the box.

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  5. Alec

    I’ll admit, I’m being swayed by a simple way for theme users to upload a logo. This means anyone can download a theme and get to work with a reasonable amount of branding (logo and tagline).

    There should probably be some guidelines on what shape of logo to best use (wide or tall) with that theme and some minimum size guidelines. Still theme users paying attention will see quickly enough if they are on track.

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  6. Joseph

    Thanks for all the developers who involved in this great release.

    Just curious why this post https://wordpress.org/news/2016/04/coleman/ itself is not responsive???

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  7. Vyvyan

    WTF? Updated to Coleman and my site’s logo just vanished… Help!

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  8. Sudhir Khanger

    Formatting shortcuts are going to be very useful for technical blogs. Is there a list of these supported shortcuts? Do you guys have any suggestions for a plugin for code snippets?

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  9. Zach Jenkins

    Does anyone know if there is a plugin to revert to the previous inline link editor? The new way seems to be extra work if I need to no follow links or if I’ve been editing link text in the link editor.

    Plus there seems to be a couple bugs with it especially with it’s placement in the editor. I’ve already had the inline editor remain in the same place when I’ve clicked an already in place link and then display the next link URL and it’s very unclear which link it’s actually pointing to. Also when using the shortcut ctrl + K to bring up the editor, it automatically inserts a placeholder link even if you go to the full editor and then cancel out of it if something was selected.

    Personally, this feels like this was a nice idea in some cases, but actually is more fancy than useful and wasn’t fully tested in all possible use cases. I realize I’m probably in the minority here, but I’m hoping someone will develop a plugin to just go back to the previous style that allowed for more control, especially to linking out to things instead of internally.

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    • Justin Ferriman

      The new way seems to be extra work if I need to no follow links or if I’ve been editing link text in the link editor.

      I happen to agree. Couple extra clicks needed now in order to better search for related articles or have links open in new windows. I suspect it will take a bit of getting used to.

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      • Zach Jenkins

        There have still been many bugs that I’ve been experiencing with it. This is especially important when needing to add nofollow links with affiliate links as Google now requires. I think this was put in place for a specific kind of creation process that doesn’t apply to everyone and it would be helpful to be able to turn off the “feature.”

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    • Zach Jenkins

      Let me add with more use of the new inline link editor that many times the editor will not dismiss, so if I don’t want the editor in place because it covers something, it will not disappear even if I click another link.

      If it’s blank by the time I go to the link editor it will put a _wp_link_placeholder as html even if it’s just to then try to dismiss the link editor.

      Again I don’t know what kind of testing was done on this and what use cases (and I don’t have a site that I can run betas on so testing wasn’t an option) but this seems flawed at best.

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      • Zach Jenkins

        I realize I’m mostly shouting into the void on this one, but it looks like as part of the bugs, if the link editor gets stuck, or is still active and you try to to go a new link, even though when you go to save the draft it shows as an active link, the link is completely removed. You have to make sure the link editor is not active and quickly save to make sure that it will keep the necessary links. Also if you go back to the advanced link editor and make changes that also may remove the link. Of course some of this looks like this is only made worse in Chrome but I will have to test more.

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    • Ricardo Ribeiro

      Please please please, if you do find a way to send this so called “improvement” back to where it came from, let me know. It really messes with my workflow. It just time consuming and for those who don’t need to intensely use internal links it’s exactly the opposite of an improvement.

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      • Zach Jenkins

        Ricardo, I’ve been having that same issue. It’s not really designed for for those that need more control over their links and it still has been buggy.
        It requires sometimes multiple clicks around to actually get the inline link editor in the right place and you have to double check that no other additional html changes have been inserted. So far, I’ve not found any solution to the issue though I’m hoping that because the change over is recent enough that either it will be fixed or a plugin solution is still being developed by someone. So far my best solution has to been to edit the links in the HTML view which defaults to the advanced editor, the only issue being that you have to click the link button instead of using keyboard shortcuts.

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  10. vijayabalaji

    First, Thanks to the devs for their hard work!

    And anybody facing problem with visual composer plugin? My site got broken and all thumbnails vanished! I just made a search and found many people facing this problem.

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  11. Bart Kennes

    Comment: I just don’t understand the icon choice Automattic has made for editing a link in WP 4.5
    A cross for link removal ?
    A pencil to apply ?

    It should have been like this : https://verdographics.tinytake.com/sf/NTg5NzQ0XzI5NjU4OTY

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    • Peter Cralen

      It’s inline, so there is no need for “close” icon, as you can just click anywhere and that “inline” disappear.
      Anyway the “Apply” icon is confusing.

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      • Bart Kennes

        The new inline link editing tool is VERY confusing.

        I also regret it very much that when selecting an e-mail address it doesn’t automatically applies “mailto:the_adres” anymore.

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      • Ricardo Ribeiro

        ” you can just click anywhere and that “inline” disappear.” — Not here. I would love to find where to click to make it disappear forever though.

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      • Zach Jenkins

        I can attest that the inline editor doesn’t always disappear with a click.
        It will either stay or have you click another link to have it disappear.
        Sometimes when you click another link, the editor will stay in the same place and fill in with the info with the newly clicked link. So sometimes to get it to properly disappear it requires 2 or 3 clicks. Definitely not thought out.

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  12. Chriss Benitez

    might be little changes but good ones liked it :)

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  13. Jason

    The extra click to get to the link modal and choose ‘open link in new window’ is an annoyance with this update.

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  14. Iswara

    After updating to Coleman, all spoilers in my web have lost their functions. It won’t display the content when it is clicked. Is this a plugin problem (shortcodes ultimate) ? Theme problem? or WordPress new version bug problem? Is there any way to revert back / roll back to previous version of wordpress? I need my site to function just like it did yesterday. Update the wordpress, and this thing happened. Any suggestion will be very helpful. Thank you.

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  15. Pablo Domínguez

    For anyone wondering how exactly to implement the new Custom Logo (and if you don’t wanna look at TwentySixteen’s latest version), here’s the updated way to go about it:

    https://make.wordpress.org/core/2016/03/10/custom-logo/

    It’s slightly different from Jetpack’s implementation, so beware.

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  16. Dejan

    Is there Retina support for custom logo?

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  17. Laura

    The inline editing looks like a very small cosmetic change. I don’t see how this is any different from cut and pasting in a link the old way. You still click the button above to open the feature to type in the link. I haven’t tried it yet so maybe I’m just not seeing it from the video.

    As a non-developer, and someone who just runs my own sites, there just isn’t anything in this update that seems to make any real change to WordPress. Are they just updating the version for the sake of updating it on schedule now?

    I’m not meaning this as a complaint. Just a puzzled observation. There are other things which I’ve posted to the forums about but don’t get a reply (more functions for PressThis and a fix for the way it continues to double upload images, etc.) and no one else seems to consider them important. But, this new inline thing… that mattered?

    Embedding social media is really low on my list too. I don’t really want more bloated stuff slowing up my site and having to be fussed over when it stops working. I skip it and just do a screen capture if I really want to show something from Twitter.

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    • Knut Sparhell

      Embedding is lot more friendly than screen captures. You can’t interact with a screen captures.

      Embedding tweets is nothing new in 4.5. It has just been extended a bit.

      For users, 4.5 have enhanced the customizer, it updates faster (somewhat dependent on theme support) and you have the new device preview feature.

      Some changes and enhancements under the hood will be benefits in the long run, if not immediately after upgrade.

      Expect themes and plugins to gradually adopt the changes made, and make your experience better.

      Don’t expect WordPress core updates to come with a lot of shiny new features for each release. Just think of WP REST API. Noting to see, but it’s still very important in the long run.

      But plugins and themes may do a lot of things in a much better way for each core update. WordPress development is trying to prepare for future demands.

      WordPress is becoming more like an operating system, like Android, iOS, OSX, Linux or Windows. When they update, you might not see any real and immediate change. But your apps will change and become more powerful over time.

      298 contributors didn’t just do cosmetics.

      Have you filed a bug report for your problem with PressThis?

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  18. Paul

    After a significant release (4.4), I find this one to be quite underwhelming. Only theme logo support saves this one for me.

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  19. Alec

    Underwhelming releases which refine existing features, quash bugs and optimise core code are exactly what WordPress needs in two out of three release cycles. Personally I’m very impressed that much was fixed and very few production sites were broken. A big thumbs up for version 4.5.

    Improving script loading/dependencies and recalibrating the image compression to use ImageMagick at higher compression levels are significant improvements.

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  20. Rantej

    I personally liked ‘login with email’ feature. Anyone know if we can make it for subscribers only so that administrator still log in with unique username?

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  21. Jitendra Kumar Sahoo

    I am gona add custom logo feature to my theme as soon possible.

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  22. garrett

    Has anyone had the issue of the images not loading on 4.5 and is there a fix please

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  23. Diana

    HI! THE VISUAL COMPOSER PLUG IN DOESNT WORK AND THEREFORE I CANT EDIT MY SITE!!!!

    this is a mayor downside to this upgrade. Im going back!! PLEASE FIX

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    • Peter Cralen

      You have to fix that, update that plugin or/and contact a developer of that thing. PLEASE

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    • Jeff Matson

      That’s a problem with Visual Composer, not the release. Honestly, you probably shouldn’t be using Visual Composer to begin with. The overwhelming majority of issues I see on client sites (usually causing massive slowdowns) are caused by Visual Composer.

      Simply put, Visual Composer can go die in a fire.

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    • Alec

      Diana, WordPress versions are maintained for security fixes for two or three years. The last secure version of WordPress is 3.7.13. I don’t recommend that anyone go that far back as 3.7 will be dropped any day soon, but any version from 4.0 on still has at least a year of life in it.

      To apply this information to your particular case, you should downgrade and stay on the 4.4 release until Visual Composer is updated to work with 4.5. Personally I wouldn’t build a site with Visual Composer but that’s an entirely different question.

      Good luck!

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