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This Week In WordPress: 03/30/2015

Just in case you missed it, here’s a roundup of the latest happenings from this past week. If you have a news tip you’d like to share, write us at editor@torquemag.io. News Highlights: Writing 101: WordPress’s ...

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This Week In WordPress: 03/23/2015

Just in case you missed it, here’s a roundup of the latest happenings from this past week. If you have a news tip you’d like to share, write us at editor@torquemag.io. News Highlights: Jetpack 3.4 update: ...

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This week in WordPress: March 16, 2015

Just in case you missed it, here’s a roundup of the latest happenings from this past week. If you have a news tip you’d like to share, write us at editor@torquemag.io. WordPress 4.2 Beta 1: WordPress ...

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Business

CodeCanyon’s top-selling premium plugins of all time

WordPress plugins are a quick and easy way to extend your website’s functionality with minimal fuss—and, best of all, with no coding skills required. Of course, with literally thousands of WordPress plugins available, it can ...

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Which WordPress management software should you use?

Managing multiple WordPress sites is a hassle. There are the regular maintenance tasks you need to take care of, such as updates, backups, and security, in addition to publishing content and moderating comments. The difficult way to ...

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How fast is your website? Here are 5 free tools to find out

You’ve heard having a fast website is important, but do you know exactly how important it really is? Google conducted a test where they made their search pages take just half a second longer to load. ...

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Community

Using taxonomies and ontologies to improve blog search and discovery

One of the challenges around reaching a larger audience is that potential readers might use a variety of words to search for the same thing. Semantic processing techniques that leverage taxonomies and ontologies are helping ...

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Are you using the social force of WordPress?

If you’re into Star Wars, one thing everyone can probably agree on is that The Force is pretty dang important. Not only does it serve as the means through which Luke saves the day, but ...

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Are you a WordPress developer? You may be bringing service rates down

There’s an interesting debate developing in the WordPress community surrounding what a WordPress developer actually is and the dropping rates developers can charge. If you are a WordPress service provider, you’ve probably seen first hand ...

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Dev

3 of the best free ad management plugins for WordPress

A popular way to monetize a WordPress blog is through display ads. These usually include banner ads provided by affiliate networks or display advertising platforms (such as Google Adsense). If you have one or two ...

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Staying safe and DRY with register_meta()

I know this is probably going to upset, but this is the best way to save an input from a form to a post meta field in WordPress:  [crayon-5519e614657d7267381487/] And yes, on its own that ...

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Plugged in: Beautiful image sliders with Meta Slider

Image slider plugins are insanely popular. They make up three of CodeCanyon’s top 10 bestselling plugins of all time, and some of the free options have been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times. It’s not ...

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Create

40+ resources to find free stock photos for your WordPress website

Is there a way to start an article of this kind without the stereotypical “they say a picture is worth a thousand words” kind of thing? I guess not. Well, at least I snuck it ...

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How to avoid plagiarism on your blog or website

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Yet on the Internet, some people take this type of compliment way too far. Copied content runs rampant online. Getting someone else’s work onto your site ...

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

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 ...

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Dradcast Archives

DradCast Episode 076: WordPress Preacher

Show notes: Mendel Kurland started his web career as a consultant for local businesses, and quickly found his way to corporate America as a developer, marketer, and inventor. Mendel is a GoDaddy Evangelist which allows ...

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DradCast Episode 075: It’s a slow burn

Show notes: Jeffrey Zinn co-founded Pixel Jar, a custom web development firm specializing in WordPress, with Brandon Dove in 2004. He also co-hosts the monthly WordPress meetup in Orange County, and speaks at neighboring WordCamps. You ...

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DradCast Episode 074: Canada, it’s basically America

Show notes: Justin Sainton is the founder of Zao, a web firm based in Portland, Oregon. He is a core contributor to WordPress and a core developer for the WP eCommerce project. Justin is passionate about ...

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