WordPress has become a tool used by millions of designers for much more than creating blogs. Each week we take a look at what’s new with WordPress.

For more regular news, tutorials and tricks, check out our blog about WordPress.

Plugins

TinyCoffee

Ask your supporters to treat you to a cup of coffee, pint of beer or some other simple treat. It is a more creative way to ask for donations via PayPal. Get it on the WordPress repository.

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Themes

Contrast

Contrast is a responsive fullscreen photography & portfolio WordPress theme. It’s perfect for all creatives, artists, photographers and agencies. Give your work the best exposure possible thanks to the unique fullscreen layout you can showcase your artworks in an amazing way.

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ExtraNews

Extranews is a feature-rich & professional magazine theme that comes with elegant layout and smooth animation. Using the Homepage Drag & Drop Builder users can have fun creating a unique homepage and easily make modifications. Built with HTML5 and CSS3, ExtraNews has responsive layout that will fit on desktop and mobile browser.

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News

Rethinking the WordPress Editor

WordPress is already quite easy to use, but it’s moving in a much more user-friendly direction. The WordPress editor is changing, with TinyMCE being rolled into core for example, but mainly with a front-end editor coming our way. Check out this great article on the topic on Torque Mag.

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Top 20 biggest brands built around WordPress

If you don’t know the big names of the industry built around WordPress, check out this article (and the part 2).

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Tips & Tutorials

Will my website break if I update WordPress?

Upgrading WordPress will not break your website.  Incompatible themes and plugins will.

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WordPress Initialization Hooks: Benefits and Common Mistakes

An important read for plugins creators, understand the initialization hooks better.