Accessibility has been a huge conversation in WordPress. It can seem overwhelming to make your site accessible but not doing so will result in missing out on customers. The issue can feel like a tough one to tackle but we sat down with Sanjay Nasta, CEO of Microassist, to look at why and how you can make your site accessible to all. Torque: Accessibility has become a growing focus for websites and mobile apps, especially in recent years (even though many sites are still lagging on implementation). What’s behind this growing awareness? Sanjay Nasta: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) […]
Progressive web apps are the hot new trend online. Everyone’s making one for their business, and to hear many people tell it, you should be too. But what exactly are these mini-apps and how can your company make use of them? Are they really the best way to draw in new visitors? PWAs have almost all the functionality of a typical downloadable app. But the big difference is that they’re accessible in your browser rather than having to be downloaded and run on a device. This has huge implications for you and your visitors, and that’s why everyone loves them. […]
The Torque Social Hour is a weekly livestream about WordPress news, events, and other news. This week’s special guest is Ben Turner, the Local Community Manager. Local Pro just went free for all users, so we asked Ben why. We also talk about recent developments with WP Engine’s Atlas project and other WordPress news. Join us next Wednesday from 3-4pm PST for the next episode of the Torque Social Hour.
Performing regular backups can keep your site safe and provide peace of mind. However, if you’ve only just set up your WordPress site or have limited technical knowledge, this task may sound a bit daunting. Fortunately, backing up your site can be a straightforward process. There are different methods you can use, some of which won’t require much work on your part. In this post, we’ll talk about the importance of regular backups. We’ll then walk you through three methods you can use to back up your site. Let’s get started! Why You Should Perform Regular Backups WordPress is the […]
With the recent release of Local 6.0, the Local platform is now free for everyone. Features that were once only available for WP Engine and Flywheel customers can now be accessed by any WordPress user. According to the announcement, “By making previously subscriber-only tools like Live Links, MagicSync, Link Checker, Image Optimizer, and Instant Reload available for free, we’re continuing to bring the best, most innovative solutions to more developers. That way, they can continue to improve both their own sites and the larger WordPress ecosystem as a whole!” How Can You Use Local? Local simplifies site-building by offering a […]