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Torque Is Growing, Come Join Us!

Got lots to share with the WordPress and the open source community? We’d like to hear it! Over the past year Torque has shared nearly 2,000 articles and our audience has continued to grow. We’d like to keep ...

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Meet Doc Pop

Today, I am pleased to introduce Torque’s new Content Strategist, Doctor Popular! Doc will be revamping Torque’s creative, social, and content strategy (you’ve probably seen his illustrations in the wildly popular Torque talks series). Doc brings ...

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WebDevStudios Acquires Maintainn

Today, website development company WebDevStudios announced the acquisition of Maintainn, a professional WordPress support and maintenance company. As WebDevStudios has grown into one of the larger WordPress companies in the space, the acquisition seems like ...

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Business

How to Add Social Proof to a WordPress Website

Human beings are social animals. We care deeply about our standing in our community, and we try to avoid alienating ourselves by doing the wrong thing at all cost; as such, we observe the people ...

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The Ultimate Guide to Using Pop Ups with WordPress

If you want to build a successful website, user experience is fundamental. As well as great content, you need eye-catching web design and a site that works properly — including quick load times. However, there is ...

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A/B Testing: The Scientific Method to Optimize Your Website

I bet you would like to make more money with your website (or get more subscribers, readership, engagement. . .). We all want that but, obviously, most fail at it. In principle, there are only ...

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Community

Confessions of a (Former) WordCamp Organizer

I have been fortunate enough over the years to have had many different roles at various WordCamps. I have been a speaker at WordCamps such as Victoria BC and Boston, a sponsor while in my role as a Product Manager ...

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Highlights from WordCamp San Francisco 2014

Over the weekend, more than a thousand WordPress developers, professionals, and enthusiasts came together to attend the much-anticipated WordCamp San Francisco. The WordPress-centric event kicked off to a somewhat alarming start. . . Literally, the ...

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Short Interviews from WordCamp San Francisco

We had a great time hanging out and chatting with everyone at WordCamp San Francisco this weekend. Throughout the weekend, we were lucky enough to interview some of the attendees and ask them about their WordCamp ...

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Dev

Conductor: A Modular Layout Builder for WordPress

In the wide, wide world of WordPress page builders, Conductor sure sticks out. It doesn’t integrate with your post editor or offer you limitless layout options. Instead, it focuses on helping you create excellent layouts ...

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5 Free Lightbox Plugins to Create Beautiful Popup Boxes

Lightboxes are one of the oldest and most popular functionalities of plugin-extended WordPress media management. Whether you’re a freelancer trying to make your portfolio more appealing to clients, or a restaurant owner trying to entice ...

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7 Free Shortcode Plugins to Enhance Your Site’s Functionality

Shortcodes are one of the most beloved capabilities of WordPress. There are few things that have the ability to extend a WordPress site’s functionality like a good package of ‘em. Without shortcodes, most users would ...

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Create

The Beginner’s Guide to Akismet

When you first install WordPress, you’ll find that you already have two plugins installed: Akismet and Hello Dolly. Hello Dolly — a fun and rather lyrical plugin developed by WordPress founder, Matt Mullenweg — displays random lyrics ...

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WordPress SEO 101: Basics of Search Engine Optimization

Many websites possess a power that is usually reserved for superheroes. No, not superhuman speed, laser sight, or the ability to look good in spandex. Instead, the special ability that a large number of websites ...

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How to Choose a Premium Theme

Earlier this week, we took a pretty extensive look at the world of free themes and, in the process, we briefly mentioned premium themes. In this article, we’re going to going to take an in-depth look ...

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Dradcast Archives

DradCast Episode 064: Review. Refine. Repeat.

Show Notes: Host After deciding the world of marketing and business development wasn’t for him, Greg Taylor started his journey with WordPress development and content marketing. His company Marketing Press helps businesses achieve a great looking site, ...

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DradCast Episode 063: Make Hay While the Sun Shines

Show Notes: Host Carrie Dils is a freelance web developer based in Fort Worth, Texas. She has been working on web development since 1998, but nowadays she exclusively works with the Genesis Framework on WordPress. ...

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DradCast Episode 062: Community Community Community

Show Notes: Host Patrick O’Keefe, author of “Managing Online Forums,” has been cultivating community in online forums for 14 years. He has started online communities such as KarateForums.com and PhotoshopForums.com. In addition to all his ...

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