WordPress news: May 25 to May 31, 2014

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.


WordPress Query Recorder

Query Recorder is a new tool that allows developers to record queries while working in the WordPress admin.




Story is a sharp, modern and clean WordPress theme. The theme is very flexible and it comes with some awesome features, such as a fullscreen slider, custom headers and custom background sections, which make it perfect for showcasing and selling your work and products.



Oslo is a stunning blend of refinement and organization. It’s a mature two-column theme fit for portfolio and general blog use, built around a supremely customizable sidebar and beautiful typography.

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Proposal For Improving The WordPress Plugin Management Page

While WordPress 3.8 and 3.9 substantially improved the theme experience within WordPress, the plugins page hasn’t had the same treatment. In fact, the page hasn’t changed much since 2.7.


The state of the WordPress theme industry

A look at the WordPress theme industry by David Perel.


Tips & Tutorials

The complete guide to creating a WordPress multisite installation

Ever wanted to create a multisite installation, but never dared to get started? This guide is for you.


How to build a social media profile widget in WordPress

One of the core feature of WordPress is widget areas, which are used to add content to theme sidebars or other widgetized areas. Activating a widget in your theme sidebar is as easy as dragging and dropping the widget in the desired widgetized area.


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