The Torque Social Hour is a weekly livestream of WordPress news and events. On this week’s episode, Brian Gardner teaches Doc the fundamentals of editing a block based WordPress theme with the new Site Editor. Brian is the designer of one of the Style Variations that came in the new Twenty Twenty Three theme. Join us on December 14th for our interview with Courtney Robertson and Se Reed from the WP Community Collective.
The Torque Social Hour is a weekly livestream of WordPress news and events. This week’s guest is Kristina Plauche, a Product & Engineering Lead at Automattic, building the Jetpack Social plugin. We talked about all the new Jetpack Social features that allow your WordPress site to connect to social media. We also chat about future goals for the Jetpack Social team and check to see if they have any plans to integrate into the fediverse. Join us on December 7th for our interview with Brian Gardner about the Twenty Twenty Three theme, block based themes, and navigating the site editor.
The Torque Social Hour is a weekly livestream of WordPress news and events. In this episode I talk with Matthias Pfefferle (Mastodon/Twitter) and Tim Nolte (Mastodon/Twitter) about how WordPress can integrate with the fediverse. In the beginning of the show we answer some basic questions, like what is Mastodon and how does federation work. Then we talk about WordPress plugins that can connect your site to Mastodon and ActivityPub. We also show some tips, like how “verify” your WordPress site in your Mastodon profile. During this episode we talk about a few WordPress plugins: ActivityPub Share on Mastodon Webmention We […]
When a user visits your website, you only have a few moments to capture their attention. If your page isn’t engaging, they might lose interest and leave without interacting with your site. Fortunately, a video background can help you catch your visitors’ eye and make a great first impression. Using WordPress, there are various methods of accomplishing this without touching a line of code. For instance, you can use a simple Gutenberg block or a plugin. In this post, we’ll talk about how fullscreen video backgrounds can enhance the user experience (UX) of a website. Then, we’ll list some methods […]
The Torque Social Hour is a weekly livestream of WordPress news and events. In this episode I talk with Josh Dailey and Aaron Edwards, the founders of Infinite Uploads, about their new AI generative art tool for WordPress. Imajinn is a WordPress plugin that allows you to easily generate images by adding a text prompt. It’s a fun tool to play with and really works well as a Gutenberg plugin. During this episode we got to see plenty of demos of the plugin in action, plus hear about some more features in the works. Be sure to check out Jeff […]
The Torque Social Hour is a weekly livestream of WordPress news and events. In this episode I talk with Rich Tabor, Head of Product at Extendify, and Damon Cook, Developer Advocate at WP Engine. These two have been building themes together for years and we talked to them about what the theme landscape looks like now and where WordPress could go in the future. Join us next Wednesday, October 5 for our next great livestream.
I had a great time chatting with folks at WordCamp US 2022 in San Diego. The event felt more intimate than previous years and reminded me of WordCamp San Francisco 2014. I spent the first two days of WCUS shooting interviews with interesting WordPressers. You can see the full playlist of interviews here.
The Torque Social Hour is a weekly livestream of WordPress news and events. In this episode I talk with Mike McAlister, a Product Designer + Principal Software Enginee at WP Engine. We’ll talk with Mike about why WordPressers should start building real sites with FSE. Join us next Wednesday, September 29th, when we talk about current trends in WordPress themes with Rich Taboor and Damon Cook.
The Torque Social Hour is a weekly livestream of WordPress news and events. In this episode I talked with Joey Daoud, the founder of New Territory Media , about how to bring new life to content from your WordPress blog by converting it into video. We talk about how you can record your video, how to optimize video SEO, and how video can get your content seen by more users. Be sure to catch Joey’s talk at WordCamp US! Join us next Wednesday, September 7th, to hear our conversation with Cami Kaos about the basics of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and […]
The Torque Social Hour is a weekly livestream of WordPress news and events. In this episode we talk with Felix Arntz, a lead dev on Google’s Site Kit plugin for WordPress and a founding member of the WordPress Performance Team. We talk about Felix’s upcoming WordCamp US talk and about what steps the Performance Team are taking to make WordPress faster and more responsive for all users. We also talk about some new features coming to Google’s Site Kit plugin, including integration with an upcoming product called Thanks With Google, which will allow content creators to easily accept donations from […]