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

Nice notifications

Nice Notifications is a notification bar plugin for WordPress 3+. Design and compose your own alerts, notification bars, social bars, tweet rolls, and pretty much anything you like with awesome effects and an easy to edit timeline.

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Arqam

Arqam is a retina Responsive WP Social Counter Plugin.

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Themes

Chancë

Chancë is a fully responsive portfolio theme, perfect for creative people and agencies. It features a very clean and minimal design that is perfect for showcasing your work.

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3clicks

3clicks  is a great multi-purposes responsive theme that comes with 8 different skins and an option panel to customize your site.

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News

Disturbing Report On WordPress Plugin Security

This is worrying news as it is mostly about the most popular WordPress plugins, and it seems many of those are not secure. Read the post about this report on WP Tavern.

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Envato announces new theme check guidelines for ThemeForest

Starting in a few weeks, Envato will be enforcing a new theme check process for all WordPress themes to ensure high quality code and WordPress best practices are being followed by authors. Details about this on Poststat.us.

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Tips & Tutorials

What to do when you are stuck into a WordPress update

Ever used the WordPress automatic upgrade tool and got stuck in maintenance with a message saying “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.“? Check out how to solve this issue.

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Getting WordPress posts based on date ranges

Learn how to handle posts to only display posts between two dates.

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