WordCamp Europe Announces First Batch of Speakers | @thetorquemag

WordCamp Europe is just two months away and is slated to be the largest WordCamp to date. With anticipation building, WordCamp EU today announced its first batch of speakers: Yoav Farhi, Rian Rietveld, Adrian Roselli, Pirate Dunbar, and Julka Grodel. This year, speakers will be announced in waves leading up to the event.

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An Inside Look at WooCommerce 3.0 – What to Expect From The Update

eCommerce in WordPress usually means one thing: WooCommerce. The plugin is the go-to solution for most online shops – not just in the WordPress sphere but on the web in general. WooCommerce’s popularity is due to its ease of use, number of features, developer friendliness, high extendability, and a host of other reasons.

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Why WordPress Is Excited About the WP-CLI | @thetorquemag

The WordPress REST API gets lots of attention, but for many of the same reasons, the WordPress command line interface – WP-CLI – is also worthy of this type of excitement. A REST API and a CLI are essential to modernizing WordPress. Like the REST API, WP-CLI is an alternative way of manipulating data on a WordPress site.

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Gender Diversity in WordPress: It’s time to lead by example | @thetorquemag

The topic of women in tech is making headlines around the world, with recent light being shed on the gender inequality plaguing Silicon Valley. In the WordPress space, this isn’t really something we talk about. While I have personally found the community to be inclusive and accepting, the reality is that women are dramatically underrepresented in the space.

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WordPress is The Best CMS for SEO And Here is Why

Search engines remain one of the best sources of online traffic. A high-ranking page can bring in thousands of visitors to any web presence. For that reason, pretty much every website owner is (ideally) concerned with SEO. We have talked about this topic in the past, for example how to do proper on-page SEO, technical SEO or keyword research.

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WordPress SEO 101: How to Find the Right Keywords for Your Site

For many WordPress users, doing SEO in WordPress begins and ends with installing an SEO plugin like Yoast SEO or All-in-One SEO Pack (read our comparison of the two plugins.) If you have read our in-depth guide to Yoast SEO you might even fill in the SEO title and meta description, pick a focus keyword, and follow the optimization tips on screen.

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WordSesh 4 Reaches 816 Viewers Across 5 Continents | @thetorquemag

Over the weekend, WordPress professionals from around the world sacrificed sleep and sanity to tune into the fourth annual WordSesh. The 24-hour streaming conference, which was held entirely online, kicked off on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. WordSesh featured one session every hour and included speakers like Matt Mullenweg, Petya Rayovska, and Brent Shepherd presenting on a …

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‘The Ultimate Guide To The Wordpress REST API’ An Ebook By Josh Pollock

Slated for inclusion in 4.4, the WordPress REST API makes development faster and easier by providing a new way to interact with WordPress posts, users, comments, and taxonomies using the popular RESTful API standard – which allows you to create, read, update, and delete the main WordPress objects and provides infrastructure for creating your own custom APIs.

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Genesis Camp Is This Weekend: July 18-19

Genesis Camp, a community-organized and run event specifically for Genesis WordPress professionals, kicks off this Saturday, July 18. This free, online event is geared towards web developers, designers, project managers, and others that work with and build sites on the Genesis Framework. The event will be streaming online over a 24-hour period.

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Client Side Applications Powered by the WordPress JSON REST API

With the WordPress JSON REST API (or the WP-API) slated to be included in core by the end of 2015, there are lots of different ways people are planning to use it to build cool things. This article takes a closer look at client side applications using the WordPress JSON REST API, and explains exactly why you should be excited about them.

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5 of the best WordPress security plugins

Contrary to what you may have heard, the core WordPress software is very secure. So why do you hear about other people’s WordPress sites being hacked? Perhaps even you’ve been hacked yourself. These security breaches occur not because of a vulnerability in the WordPress software, but because of weak user passwords, vulnerabilities in plugins or themes, and not keeping the software up to date.

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An in-depth guide on how to integrate Mailchimp into WordPress | @thetorquemag

We have all heard it before: “The money is in the list.” Building a thriving list of email subscribers is one of the cornerstones of a successful website. Despite being a slightly older form of digital communication, it remains one of the most important ways of staying in touch with your audience.

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Creating location-aware WordPress sites with GeoIP

One of the best things about having an online business is that you can reach customers all over the world. Of course this creates unique complications, as users in different countries and regions have specific needs, and are subject to different laws. For eCommerce sites, knowledge of your site’s visitors is especially important for calculating tax rates.

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14 iOS and Android mobile apps for WordPress users

As our mobile devices become more sophisticated, so too does our dependency on them. That might seem worrying to some readers, but I don’t necessarily think it’s a bad thing. Think about all the wonderful apps that have been developed that make our lives easier, and consider the potential apps that might exist in a few years’ time – exciting, right?

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Torque Spotlight: Professional WordPress – Interview with Brad Williams

At the 2014 State of the Word, Matt Mullenweg, founder of the WordPress project, pointed out that 7,539, or 25%, of 33k survey respondents indicated that they make their living off of WordPress. There’s an obvious need for educational resources within the WordPress ecosystem – there are currently blogs, books, videos, and entire business models focused solely on WordPress education.

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