It’s been a great year for Torque Magazine — filled with tutorials, WordCamps, plugins, and more. Let’s take a look at some of Torque’s most popular articles in 2015!
In the Community
WordPress wouldn’t be WordPress without its robust community. Let’s take a look at 10 community highlights from 2015:
WordPress now powers 25% of the Internet
Inside the workplaces of 16 WordPress community mavens
Habits, skills, and tools of 10 world-class WordPress developers
The best WordPress swag and gear for the true fan
ManageWP’s weekly AMAs
‘The History of WordPress,’ the story (so far)
Automattic wins cybersquatting battle for Thesis.com
The WordPress Foundation sues thewordpresshelpers.com for up to $100,000
Interview with Kyle Maurer, founder of wordcrash.net
Everything you need to you about the new WordPress.com, Calypso
WordPress REST API
The WP REST API was undoubtedly one of the hottest topics in 2015. And with the scaffolding recently merged in core, it will continue to gain momentum into the new year.
‘The Ultimate Guide to the WP REST API,’ an ebook by Josh Pollock
‘An Untechnical Guide to the WP REST API,’ A white paper for non-developers
Ticket line up for A Day of REST confirmed, tickets still available
Use cases of the WP REST API (WordCamp US Edition)
Working with post meta data via the WP REST API
Client side applications powered by the WP REST API
Adding custom routes to the WP REST API
Working with users via the WP REST API
WP REST API gets new OAuth server
On the WP REST API: Reflecting on the past and looking to the future
This year Torque reviewed hundreds of different plugins. We even released an entire free ebook about them. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular plugin posts in 2015.
28 of the best free WordPress plugins in 2015 (so far)
Create a job board using WordPress job board plugin
Jetpack alternatives for WordPress: 45+ plugins to get the features without the bloat
A review of the official Twitter plugin
The ultimate guide to WordPress eCommerce plugins
32 must-have (free) WordPress plugins
10 of the best Woocommerce extensions
Ultimate Guide to WordPress Plugins
We published a countless number of WordPress tutorials in 2015 on topics from multisite to MailChimp. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular:
Beginner’s guide to Git for local development
Creating future proof, extensible plugins: A best practices guide
A beginner’s guide to the Genesis framework for WordPress
The beginner’s guide to MailChimp for email marketing
An in-depth guide to using WordPress SEO by Yoast
How to duplicate a WordPress site
WordPress custom post type, a tutorial for beginners
How to build a portfolio website in WordPress
This year, there were 89 WordCamp, with 21,000 attendees in 34 different countries. Unfortunately, we couldn’t cover all of them, but we did manage to cover a few.
WordCamp San Deigo
WordCamp Orange County
The Future Of WordPress
This year, the future of WordPress was on everyone’s mind. Let’s take a look at some of the predictions from 2015.
Is modular code the future of WordPress?
Where do you see the future of WordPress in 10-12 years?
WYSIWYG in WordPress: the future of interfacing with the world’s most popular CMS
What will WordPress be like in 10 years?
Automattic’s acquisition of WooCommerce and the future of WordPress
The Torque Wappuu contest
Revisiting Torque’s top ten most popular articles
Torque is two and there’s a lot to celebrate
Torque’s Ultimate Guide to the WP REST API
Torque’s Ultimate Guide to WordPress Plugins
Torque’s Untechnical Guide to the WP REST API
Torque talks video interviews
We want to take the time to give a huge thanks to our contributors for sharing their work and to our readers for keeping us motivated. Happy New Year, WordPressers!