WordPress 4.5 Beta 2

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Exactly one week ago, the WordPress dev team released WordPress 4.5 Beta 1 and earlier today, they have released the next beta version – WordPress 4.5 Beta 2.

Some of the bug fixes included in Beta 2:

  • Added Horizontal Rule (HR) editing shortcut and dismissible “Paste as Text” notice in TinyMCE.
  • Selective Refresh support is enabled for core themes titles and taglines, which allows shift-click to focus on controls and PHP filters to apply in the preview.
  • Resolved a fatal error on image upload when ImageMagick could not complete stripping meta during resize.

Aside from the ones listed above, Beta 2 includes various bug fixes and the dev team has also made more than 100 different changes from the Beta 1 version.

As always, these beta version of the WordPress software is still in development and intended for test purposes only. If you want to try it out, make sure that you already have a sandbox (test site) where you can install it. To install, you can try/use the WordPress Beta Tester plugin or download the WordPress 4.5 Beta 2 zip file.

For those who are trying and testing WordPress 4.5 Beta 2, if you think that you have discovered a bug, please submit your findings by posting it on the Alpha/Beta area in the WordPress support forums.

Anyone else trying out or tested this latest beta release of WordPress? How was your experience using it? Did you find any issues or problems with it? What are the new and upcoming features on WordPress 4.5 are you looking forward to? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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