WordPress 4.5 is shaping up to be another great update.

This version is expected to be released on April 12, 2016. Currently, it’s out of beta and in Release Candidate phase.

I’ve been playing with it on a non-production site and I’m quite pleased with some of the new features and performance. Some of the more notable new features are:

  • Responsive preview (mobile, tablet and desktop) of your website in the Customizer
  • Inline link editing
  • Theme logo support (finally!)
  • Image generation optimization

I’ve found a few bugs when using some 3rd party plugins (e.g., PageBuilder) but I fully expect those to be resolved by the 4.5 release.

Still no word on what jazz artist this version will be named after!