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A Review of WordPress 4.1

After a few days delay, WordPress 4.1 finally arrived. Named “Dinah” after jazz singer Dinah Washington, WordPress 4.1 is the first “minor” release after WordPress 4.0 landed in September. Many of the features added in ...

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Get the Torque app for your iOS or Android device

Hey smart readers, we just wanted to let you know that the official Torque Magazine app is now available for your smartphones. You can download it free for your Android or iOS device! Last week ...

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Turn your WordPress site into an app: Reactor review

WordPress has already conquered the Internet, and is slowly but surely turning its attention towards the world of apps. This is nothing new: there are plenty of impressive services out there promising to turn your ...

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Business

WordPress on-page SEO: How to do it perfectly

Pop quiz time: What is the most important factor in WordPress on-page SEO? What really determines how well your web page will rank on Google? Is it content length? Social sharing? Keyword density? All of ...

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My experience starting up a WordPress business

Technology is empowering. It doesn’t take as long to establish your online presence as it used to. We all want a smooth startup and that’s why we opted for taking our business online, right? You ...

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eCommerce Stores: Are You Ready for Black Friday?

Black Friday is finally upon us, and that can only mean one thing: millions of crazed shoppers fighting to grab the biggest bargains. Although it’s the brick-and-mortar stores that receive most of the media coverage, ...

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Community

WordSesh 3: Interview with co-organizer Scott Basgaard

Let the countdown begin! There’s less than 24 hours left until the third annual WordSesh, a much anticipated online event that live-streams WordPress presentations for 24 consecutive hours. And, best of all, you can watch it free from anywhere ...

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100 WordPress Influencers to Follow in 2015

2015 is looming near, and there are a lot of expectations from the new WordPress releases in the pipeline. With the ever-increasing popularity and demand, it is anticipated that the year 2015 will see a ...

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Interview with Vladimir Prelovac

The growing number of plugins is part of what makes WordPress so appealing. There’s literally a WordPress plugin for everything; from contact forms, to security, to holiday snow. That being said, entering into the world ...

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Dev

13 Holiday Plugins for WordPress

The holidays are fast approaching and that can mean only one thing: presents, food, and, wait for it, holiday decorations! As someone who spends a lot of my time online, I firmly believe that your house ...

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The big WordPress database cleanup for increased website performance

I would claim that among all the tasks involved with running WordPress websites, database maintenance is probably among the most neglected. A lot of people consider the MySQL database as just a necessary part of ...

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One guide to rule them all: the best WordPress plugins for everything

Here at Torque, we do a lot of plugin comparisons and lists. We’ve compiled lists of the best plugins for countless functions — from graph creation, to mobile optimization, to backups, and everything in between. While those lists are ...

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Create

Writing about WordPress: Helping yourself by empowering others

Last year, when I attended WordCamp Orlando, I didn’t know anyone in the community, and nobody knew me. At that time, I made it a goal to become a speaker the following year. This year ...

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Using the WordPress Customizer for Saving User-Specific Options

The WordPress Customizer — which started out as the theme customizer — is currently one of the best options to allow end-users to customize a theme or plugin. The Customizer is rapidly expanding in its ...

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OpenCart, Magento, or WooCommerce: Take Your Pick!

This is the era of eCommerce. More and more companies and stores are now going online, whether it be physical products that are shipped via postal service or just virtual entities like WordPress themes. Quite ...

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Dradcast Archives

DradCast Episode 068: Ding, pizza rolls are done!

Show notes: Brandon Dove is the lead developer of AdSanity, the incredibly popular ad management platform plugin. He is also one of the two bright minds behind Pixel Jar, a web agency that provides services in ...

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DradCast Episode 067: The Wizard

Show Notes: Chris Coyier is a web designer and developer. He is also the founder of CSS-Tricks, co-founder of CodePen, and hosts the podcast ShopTalk. Chris speaks at many different WordPress events across the country including WordCamp San Francisco, ...

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DradCast Episode 066: One line is better than no lines

Show notes: John Eckman has been working with Content Management Systems for 15 years. He is the CEO of  10up, a distributed digital agency that works with CMSs, primarily WordPress. John also started the first ...

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