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FCC ruling on net neutrality: the winners, the losers, and what this means

I recently wrote an article here on Torque discussing my thoughts on net neutrality and the possible outcomes of the recent vote by the FCC. Now that the FCC has voted, let’s turn our attention to ...

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This week in WordPress: A weekly news roundup

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. Twitter Plugin: Twitter officially released its ...

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This week in WordPress: A weekly news roundup

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 4.1.1 maintenance release: On ...

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Business

Happy, loyal customers: How to retain eCommerce customers

How do you make an existing eCommerce store more successful? It’s a very good question, and one that many store owners approach the wrong way. It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of ...

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How to create a review website: Tips on earning affiliate commission with WordPress

Many people have seen the potential of the Internet for making a living online — some of whom have even make huge sums of money. However, knowing where to start is one of the biggest road ...

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Keeping sight of the user

Anybody who has designed or developed a WordPress theme or plugin will know, and will have experienced, the situation of getting overly wrapped up in creative inspiration or technical challenges. It’s very, very easy and not ...

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Community

Torque Spotlight: GifDrop

Static images too boring? Wish all videos looped endlessly? Tired of your compressed images having more than 256 colors? If so, then you probably love GIFs! GifDrop is a WordPress plugin that allows you to drag ...

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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 ...

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Lessons we can learn from Jetpack, and how it’s helped WordPress succeed

Of the many gifts that Automattic has given this community, Jetpack is definitely one of the greatest. Jetpack is an all-in-one suite of tools, including services that run on WordPress.com’s servers, for free, that couldn’t ...

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Dev

Plugged In: A Review of the Official Twitter Plugin

While there have already existed a good number of WordPress plugins that can help you incorporate Twitter functionality in your website, none of them were officially supported by Twitter. Few days back, Twitter came up ...

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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 ...

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22 ways to keep visitors on your website longer

It’s very frustrating to spend hours refining a writing piece only to check your analytics after it’s been published and see that visitors are merely giving it a quick glance before leaving. “I poured my ...

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Create

15 WordPress hacks busy bloggers will love

“I don’t have time.” “I’m too busy.” “I would love to but. . .” If you recognize yourself in the above sentences—Congratulations!—you are running a blog or website and have discovered that, as rewarding as ...

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Defining best practices and SOPs: Have you defined “doing it right?”

These days everyone is talking about following best practices, established standards, and just doing it right. This is undeniably great, but does your company have a clear definition of what any of this means? I ...

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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, ...

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Dradcast Archives

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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DradCast Episode 073: Drunken Rubber Duck

Show notes: Joshua Strebel is the founder and CEO of Pagely, a managed WordPress hosting solution. He is also one of the great minds behind PressNomics—a 3-day event where passionate and successful entrepreneurs gather together ...

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DradCast Episode 072: Fall off the ledge

Show notes: Jake Goldman is the President and Founder of 10up, a full service digital agency that has worked with TechCrunch, ESPN, and Consumer Reports. He is a core contributor to WordPress, and works on some of ...

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