A WP Engine Publication





What’s New In WordPress 08/31/2015

Have a news tip or upcoming event you’d like to see in our weekly What’s New In WordPress roundup? Write us at editor@torquemag.io. News Highlights: Top 99 WordPress Influencers In 2015: Web development and digital marketing ...

Read More

A First Look At WordPress 4.3 “Billie”

Yesterday marked the release of the latest version of WordPress, version 4.3. Named “Billie” after legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday, WordPress 4.3 introduces a number of new features aimed at enhancing the user experience. For ...

Read More

A Quick Look At WooCommerce 2.4

Last week, WooThemes released the latest version of their market-leading eCommerce plugin, WooCommerce 2.4. Named “Helpful Hedgehog,” the update focuses on the WooCommerce back-end, with an array of features aimed at making setting up an ...

Read More


How To Improve Your Products Through Customer Surveys

I recently started exercising again, and the gym I joined offered a free fitness assessment. I think almost every gym that offers personal training services offers one of these free assessments to all new members. ...

Read More

Underpaid And Overworked? It’s Time To Think Long Term

Do you ever feel overworked and underpaid as a freelancer or business owner? I know I have. For many, the primary cause is thinking about your business in the short term rather than the long ...

Read More

75+ Brands, Celebrities, And Famous Websites Using WordPress

With its root as a blogging platform, it is easy to disregard WordPress as a serious business solution. The fact that it is open source and free to use for anyone can also certainly contribute ...

Read More


What You Can Learn From IKEA About WordPress Web Design (Yes, Seriously)

If you live near an IKEA, there’s no doubt in my mind that you’ve at least spent one afternoon of your life wandering down its myriad of corridors and hallways, exploring its many living rooms ...

Read More

Maybe We Should Just Trust The WordPress Security Team

This year, at WordCamp Miami, I shared an Airbnb with a few other WordPress developers. The door to the place we were staying had a keypad door lock. I guess I’m too dependent on my ...

Read More

Themes Now Allowed To Use The WP REST API Plugin, But Is This A Good Thing?

Just a few weeks ago, the WordPress Theme Review Team agreed to allow new themes to require the use of the WordPress REST API plugin. The WordPress REST API plugin has been rumored to be ...

Read More


The Complete Newbie Guide To WordPress Hooks

If you look at a WordPress page with any of the available developer tools, you might get the impression that it is mainly made up of HTML and CSS with some occasional JavaScript. However, what ...

Read More

14 Ways To Speed Up WordPress And Decrease Page Load Time

Don’t you love the feeling of a freshly set up WordPress site? The way it loads within the blink of an eye, and isn’t weighed down by any content, plugins, or sidebar widgets? Pure bliss. ...

Read More

Comparing AngularJS And React

When it comes to creating dynamic web applications, JavaScript has long enjoyed popularity among developers. And, speaking of JavaScript, both AngularJS and ReactJS are two of the most popular open source libraries for JavaScript. Both ...

Read More


A Beginner’s Guide To The Genesis Framework For WordPress

If you are an active member of the WordPress ecosystem, over time you will naturally acquire some knowledge only other community members can relate to. Like, who is Matt Mullenweg? What is the WordPress Codex? ...

Read More

WordPress Heading Tags: What They Are And How To Use Them

I have a serious problem with the WordPress editor. In my humble opinion, it has one big flaw that I have very little understanding of and that hinders beginners from creating good content. What I’m ...

Read More

Want To Create A WordPress Plugin? Here’s What You Should Know

Are you interested in creating a WordPress plugin? This article is all about how I learned to build my first plugin. My hope is that it will inspire you to create your own and provide ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More