The Editor in WordPress 4.5

Inline Link Toolbar

From WordPress 4.5 you will be able to link text with an inline toolbar, which replaces the link modal. You will still be able to access the modal with the gear icon in the toolbar, if you’re using one of the advanced fields or are using a plugin that extends the modal. Eventually we will try to move all those fields inline, though still under an advanced toggle and not visible by default. For those interested, see #36312.

Inline link toolbar.

Text Patterns

We also added some more text patterns, or shortcuts if you like: `text` will change to <code>text</code> and --- (or more dashes) will change to <hr> while typing. We considered adding patterns for bold and italic, but there was no consensus yet and we’d like to test the inline text patterns first on an HTML tag mostly used by developers. See #33301.

#4-5, #dev-notes, #editor