Welcome to Press This, the WordPress community podcast from WMR. Here host David Vogelpohl sits down with guests from around the community to talk about the biggest issues facing WordPress developers. The following is a transcription of the original recording. David Vogelpohl: Hello everyone and welcome to Press This the WordPress community podcasts on WMR. This is your host, David Vogelpohl, I support the WordPress community through my role at WP Engine, and I love to bring the best of the community to you hear every week on press this as a reminder, you can find me on Twitter @wpdavidv, […]
The REST API is a universal exchange language that every website and application can use to communicate. It allows you to obtain data from remote sources, e.g., third-party apps, using the so-called HTTP commands – GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE. REST API is flexible software because it returns data in various formats. However, WP REST API sends and receives data in the JSON format only. Web developers highly value it since it requires no additional protocols to function correctly. WordPress REST API is an autonomous system, which is just good on its own as it can be. But as with […]
WordPress’s most popular SEO plugin, Yoast, announced it was acquired. Founded in 2010, the plugin along with founder Joost de Valk have become staples in the WordPress community. The plugin was purchased by Newfold Digital. According to the announcement written by current Yoast CEO Marieke van de Rakt, “Joining Newfold Digital provides us with the freedom to build and iterate on ideas to further our mission. We plan to release many new features and products to help people with the findability of their websites.” Yoast currently has over 140 employees and boasts a whopping 12 million active downloads. Acquisitions in […]
The Torque Social Hour is a weekly livestream about WordPress news, events, and other news. This week’s special guests, Erin Olson and Ben Fischer, came on to talk about Growth Suite. We talk focus on how Growth Suite was designed to help ease the pains of client management and what other features are on their way. We also talk about WordCamp US 2021’s call for nominations. Join us each Wednesday from 3-4pm PST for the next episode of the Torque Social Hour.
The share of people working remotely and from their home office have skyrocketed during the COVID pandemic. This definitely had some positive impact on work culture and is something that the majority of people want to continue. At the same time, something that’s also on the rise is home office burnout. How can that be? Well, despite what companies feared, remote workers actually work more at home. On average an extra three hours per day. In addition, besides the usual work stressors (not to mention, feelings of insecurity while experiencing a global pandemic), working from home and the pandemic-imposed isolation […]
So, you’ve heard of WordPress but might be unsure about whether it’s the right platform for your website. In order to help you decide, in this post, we’re breaking down the pros and cons WordPress has to offer. Ultimately, which platform is right for will depend on your specific needs, your skill set, and your goals. Whether it’s the right CMS for your situation or whether you should opt for something else entirely is something only you can know. All we can do is try to point you in the right direction. But first, let’s get acquainted with WordPress for the uninitiated. What […]
WordPress is a popular content management site for numerous industries. Whether you’re a blogger or major business owner, you likely use it to sell products and services or connect with clients. Of course, updating your website so it looks great and works well isn’t always easy. These are eight ways to hire top-notch WordPress design and development freelancers in 2021 and strengthen your digital presence. 1. List Your Priorities What does top-notch mean for your business? List the priorities you want in every new hire to make your job listing clear. Identify every skill your design and development teams should […]
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.
The Torque Social Hour is a weekly livestream about WordPress news, events, and life in quarantine. This week’s guests is Jono Alderson, who does Special Ops for Yoast. We dive into the future of AMP for WordPress and Google’s soft launch of the Core Web Vitals update. Join us next Wednesday from 3-4pm PST for the next episode of the Torque Social Hour with Lindsy Farina from New Relic. We’ll be chatting about prepping your WordPress site for Core Web Vitals and her upcoming Summit/2021 talk.
In this post, we will review TranslatePress, a popular plugin to build multilingual websites. Not only was it a nominee of plugin madness 2021, it also boasts over 100,000 installs in the WordPress directory and a solid 4.6 out of 5-star rating. Why use a multilingual plugin and translate your WordPress site in the first place? Well, there are some compelling reasons: Though English is the most commonly used language on the web, ¾ of Internet users don’t speak it as their primary language – that’s 3.8 billion people! 56.2% of consumers say the ability to obtain information in their […]