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Free Lynda.com WordPress Essential Training Course

Last week, Lynda.com’s WordPress Essential Training course surpassed a significant milestone—100,000 viewers. The WordPress Essential Training course, created by developer Morten Rand-Hendriksen, was originally launched back in 2010. It’s currently on its fourth edition, with a ...

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Automattic’s Acquisition of WooCommerce and the Future of WordPress

Yesterday, Matt Mullenweg announced a big acquisition in the WordPress world: Automattic has taken over WooCommerce. The deal, reported to be worth around $30 million, means Automattic have now acquired the entire Woo brand—including all ...

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This Week In WordPress: 05/18/2015

Have a news tip or upcoming WordPress event you’d like to share? Write us at editor@torquemag.io. News Highlights: In Defense of WordPress: With all the recent coverage of XSS vulnerabilities, Mattias Geniar asks the question why ...

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Business

How Online Retail Startups Should Allocate Their Financial Resources

Online retail startups are popular among budding entrepreneurs. You can run it from the comfort of home, by yourself, or with a partner. It can also prove to be a great way for you to bring out your creativity. However, ...

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Ultimate Guide to WordPress eCommerce: Adding Products

Welcome to the big finale in our series on WordPress eCommerce. If you’ve been with us from the beginning, you have learned about the different types of eCommerce, some of the different shopping cart plugins available, and ...

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Ultimate Guide to WordPress eCommerce: Settings

Welcome back to our series on WordPress eCommerce. In previous installments, we learned about the different types of eCommerce as well as some of the shopping carts available. In this post, we are going to walk ...

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Community

A Glimpse Inside the Dark World of SEO

If you read Internet marketing blogs or follow SEO news, you’ll notice story after story about how crazy the SEO world is getting. One week, Google says your site needs an SSL certificate to rank higher. Not ...

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CMS Comparison: WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla

If you’re thinking about starting a website, then you’ve likely wondered which content management system will best fit your needs. Fortunately, the top three open-source platforms–WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal—are all maintained and supported by thousands ...

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Plugin Distribution on WordPress.org in a New Generation of WordPress

A few weeks ago there was a lot of drama around the WordPress Theme Review team’s decision to require all themes in the WordPress.org theme repository to use the customizer for theme options. Personally I ...

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Dev

Using the Visibility API to Optimize Dynamic WordPress Development

It isn’t uncommon for people to have multiple windows open (each with multiple tabs) while browsing the Internet. In fact, they may even have multiple browsers running. As web developers, we tend to do a lot ...

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How to Rock Your Next Developer Interview

During the many positions I’ve held in the past, a few of them have dealt with hiring developers. Sometimes, I was doing the hiring. Other times, I was putting together hiring checklists and plans. At ...

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Plugin Distribution on WordPress.org in a New Generation of WordPress

A few weeks ago there was a lot of drama around the WordPress Theme Review team’s decision to require all themes in the WordPress.org theme repository to use the customizer for theme options. Personally I ...

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Create

How to Easily Add Custom Fonts to Your WordPress Website

Like colors, images, and other structural elements, typography is an important part of web design. It communicates brand and personality, spices up content and can overall greatly improve the aesthetics of a WordPress website (except ...

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40+ Awesome WordPress Development Tools

Long gone are the days when WordPress was merely a blogging platform. By now it’s a full-fledged content management system used by millions of websites and powers a healthy chunk of the Internet. Consequently, the number of ...

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Adding a Microblog within Your WordPress Blog

I take blogging pretty seriously. When I write a post it has a very specific purpose and tends to be pretty long. I think this strategy has a lot to do with my success; but ...

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Dradcast Archives

DradCast episode 079: Nerd with a pager

Show notes: Host Sam Hotchkiss has been working with WordPress for the last ten years. Over that time he worked as a freelancer, and built both a successful agency and a product business, BruteProtect, which was ...

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DradCast Episode 078: Lifestyle Business

Shownotes Host Ryan Sullivan is a WordPress enthusiast, the founder of WP Site Care. When he’s not behind a computer, you can find him playing superheroes with his three boys, or trying to spend quality time the his better ...

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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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