Continuing our weekly series of live conversations, we hope you enjoy this week’s episode of Torque’s Social Hour. In this week’s episode we talk Jake Spurlock, aTechnical Account Manager at Automattic and a release lead on WordPress 5.5. We cover what new features to expect in the next version of WP as well as talk about other WordPress news. Be sure to catch next week’s episode live by subscribing here.
Growing a business is hard. But it’s a little less hard when you have the right people on your team. A smart, humble and hungry team can make your business resilient, flexible and able to overcome challenge after challenge. But let’s be honest…most businesses suck at hiring. Finding the perfect fit when you’re hiring is so difficult, doing things like making sure you’re hiring from a diverse pool of candidates can get lost in the process. As we’ve scaled to 20+ folks at WP Buffs, we’ve found that prioritizing diversity early has made all the difference. A diverse team approaches […]
Another year, another WordCamp. After 2016, 2017, and 2019, I am back with a report from WordCamp Europe 2020. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this year, everything happened online. So, instead of some venue, this time around, the entire WordCamp experience happened on the official website. All of the sessions were online (you can find both track 1 and track 2 on YouTube) and the networking as well as the sponsor events happened in Zoom channels. You could even download designs to print your own swag. So, in case you didn’t attend, I sat down in my home office […]
Search engine optimization is one of the most sought after online professions. As more and more businesses are turning their attention to the web and trying hard to snatch a hefty piece of online visitors, the demand for SEO isn’t going to wane anytime soon. Especially with the ongoing pandemic, many business owners are finally getting around the idea of having their own web presence. That, in itself is a great thing. However with the growing number of websites being launched and only a certain amount of slots available on the search results page, the competition to be found on […]
Continuing our weekly series of live conversations, we hope you enjoy this week’s episode of Torque’s Social Hour. In this week’s episode we talk about WordPress trends of 2020, Yoast’s acquisition of Duplicate Posts plugin, and Doc’s recent fights on Twitter. Show notes: Duplicate Posts acquired by YOAST What it’s really like to be a person of color in WordPress 5 WordPress trends for 2020 GitHub to replace “master” with alternative term to avoid slavery references New features to help developers with WordPress 5.4 Be sure to catch next week’s episode live by subscribing here.
Continuing our weekly series of live conversations, we hope you enjoy this week’s episode of Torque’s Social Hour. In this week’s episode of the Torque Social Hour, we talk with Jonathan Wold about Ecommerce in the age of COVID 19. Jonathan is a community lead at WooCommerce and had lots of great things to say about the trends he is seeing these past few months. We also talk about automatic plugin updates and other new features coming to WordPress 5.5. Be sure to catch next week’s episode live by subscribing here.
WordCamp Europe 2020 Online brought in 8,756 attendees, making it the biggest WordCamp to date. The conference consisted of two full days of live-streamed talks as well as a Contributor day. The team decided to move the entire conference online in order to keep community members and organizers safe in the wake of the pandemic. Though it was an incredibly tough decision, and a lot of hard work, the conference was a huge success bringing in almost triple the attendees from last year. Online is Amazing Day one ended with a conversation between WordPress Co-Founder Matt Mullenweg and Lead Architect […]
Continuing our weekly series of live conversations, we hope you enjoy this week’s episode of Torque’s Social Hour. A weekly WordPress livestream by Torque magazine. This week we talk with Zack Katz from GravityView about the WordPress Strong project along. Be sure to catch next week’s episode live by subscribing here.
Starting a WordPress business, OceanWP, hasn’t been an easy process. Much of what I’ve needed to learn has come from trial and error rather than through asking others for advice. As the company keeps growing and evolving, I’m constantly scouting new strategies and practices to make us more successful, but finding this information isn’t that easy and often requires a lot of additional effort to learn the latest best practices in the ecosystem. Learning by doing and discovering knowledge myself has generally been my approach in the past, but I’ve found that you can’t rely on strictly what you know […]
Update on June 4: The plugin is now in the repository. In light of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, one WordPress developer, Phil Johnston, took it upon himself to make speaking out against racial injustice as easy as possible for WordPress site owners. Johnston created a plugin called The Show Must Be Paused, that will replace your front page with this image: “When I saw the video of George Floyd, it really shook me. I had been aware of of other similar terrible situations that have been happening recently, like Ahmaud Arbery, and just feeling […]