Over the weekend, more than 500 WordPress enthusiasts gathered in Manhattan to attend WordCamp NYC. The event took place at the United Nations HQ as part of the Open Camps initiative. Not only was it amazing to attend a WordPress event at the UN, but the WordCamp was also a huge success. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights. Open Camps WordCamp NYC was part of Open Camps, which took place from July 8 through July 17 at the United Nations. WCNYC is part of #OpenCamps this year! Mingle with the Python, React, Node, etc. communities today! https://t.co/6YqNUU0JtP #wcnyc […]
Since its birth, Torque has been a publication for the community by the community — as such, we feature a collection of content from WordPress developers, designers, and enthusiasts on topics from plugins and themes to dev-tutorials and beyond. This month, Torque celebrates its third birthday. To commemorate the occasion, we want you to share your WordPress story for a chance to win a trip to WordCamp US 2016, courtesy of Torque. To enter, submit a few paragraphs sharing how WordPress has had a positive impact on your life (rules and regulations). Share your story here Submissions will be accepted through July […]
WordPress powers more than 25 percent of the internet — and as such boasts an impressive collection of sites that use the CMS, from universities and non-profits to large publications like the New York Times and Wired to massive enterprise companies like Sony and GM. WordPress’ flexibility and ability to scale makes it the obvious choice for any website, regardless of industry. WordPress in Action is a recurring blog series designed to showcase some of the amazing sites built on WordPress and to hear from the folks who develop and design them. In the first installment, we look at Newark Public Schools as a […]
WordPress and Joomla are two of the most popular content management systems. Both platforms are easy, community-driven, and are extendible through plugins. This infographic takes a side-by-side look at how these two systems stack up. For more information on the two systems, check out our white paper WordPress Vs. Joomla: Which Is The Right CMS For you.
Bulgaria yesterday passed an amendment requiring all custom software written for the government to be open source. “Less than two years after my presentation titled ‘Open source for the government,‘ and almost exactly one year after I became advisor to the deputy prime minister of Bulgaria, with the efforts of my colleagues and the deputy prime minister, the amendments to the Electronic Governance Act were voted in parliament and are now in effect,” Bozhidar Bozhanov, the advisor to the deputing prime minister of Bulgaria said. According to Bozhanov, moving forward all custom software built for the government must be open source […]
If you’ve decided to use a content management system then the odds are you’ve narrowed it down to WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla — the three most popular systems available. Last time we compared WordPress and Drupal. In this white paper, Torque contributor Nick Schäferhoff takes a side-by-side look at the advantages and disadvantages of WordPress vs Joomla. Download WordPress Vs. Joomla: Which CMS is right for you Both platforms are open-source, community-driven, and free, and both can be easily extended by plugins, which can make the decision even more challenging. In this free white paper, Schäferhoff compares WordPress and Joomla on a […]
PHP Compatibility Checker, a plugin that verifies PHP 7 compatibility on WordPress websites, is available for download from the WordPress Plugin Repository. The checker can be used to test if an existing codebase is compatible when upgrading to PHP 7. It was developed by WP Engine, who has been testing and evaluating PHP 7 for its customers since its official release in December 2015. “During our work with PHP 7 we developed a tool to help us evaluate compatibility, the ‘PHP Compatibility Checker’ plugin, which we are making available to everyone, to help drive adoption of PHP 7 and bring the promise of dramatically faster WordPress […]
Roughly 2,200 people from all over the world came together last weekend in Vienna for WordCamp Europe. The community came together to talk and learn more about WordPress. Many devs, designers, and enthusiasts from around the world shared their experiences on Twitter. [&lt;a href=”//storify.com/TheTorqueMag/social-recap-of-wordcamp-europe-2016″ target=”_blank”&gt;View the story “Best Tweets From WordCamp Europe 2016” on Storify&lt;/a&gt;]
At WordCamp Europe Yesterday in Vienna WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg took the stage for a live interview and Q&A on WordPress. The interview was conducted by Editor of Post Status Brian Krogsgard and covered everything from how WordPress stacks up to other platforms like Medium to the REST API, the future of WordPress, and more. Amazing crowd before going on stage at #WCEU earlier https://t.co/dYLpv8kKzV pic.twitter.com/SSzJ4dNVMk — Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt) June 24, 2016 A Day In the life of Matt Mullenweg Mullenweg doesn’t subscribe to the typical work-life balance mantra, but rather to the idea that your work and personal life should harmonize. At work, he tries […]
The WordPress REST API opens up endless new opportunities for developers to build custom apps and integrated systems using WordPress. And, while it still isn’t fully included in the core software, more and more companies have started to leverage it in creative and innovative ways. ‘Fueling Business Results with the WP REST API’ is a free white paper that deep dives into several unique implementations of the WordPress REST API. Download ‘Fueling Business Results with the WP REST API’ This white paper looks at some of the most creative implementations of the REST API so far. Download it now.