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 […]
Ben Meredith is the Director of Customer Service and Support at GiveWP. In this episode of the Torque News Drop, we talk with Ben about his technical support philosophy and the lessons he’s learned while doing support for his own plugins on the WordPress plugin repository. Be sure to catch Ben’s full talk at WordCamp US at 2pm PT on September 9th.
The Torque Social Hour is a weekly livestream of WordPress news and events. In this episode we talk with Anthony Burchell about Three Object Viewer, a WordPress plugin that enables 3D functionality for VR/AR experiences. Anthony is optimistic about how WordPress can power the metaverse. We also explore Tumblr’s new block editor, which is powered by WordPress open-source Gutenberg tool.
The Torque Social Hour is a weekly livestream of WordPress news and events. This week we are talking with Jeff Chandler, the founder of WP Mainline and a Torque contributor. We talk about two recent articles that Jeff has shared on Torque; “A Brief Look at the WordPress App for iOS” and “Installing WordPress, The Race Against Time”. This was a fun conversation that touched on many WordPress topics.
The Torque Social Hour is a weekly livestream of WordPress news and events. This week we’ll be talking about what new changes are coming to WordPress Core. Our special guest is Nick Diego, a Core contributor and Developer Advocate at WP Engine. We talked about the future of Full Site Editing and upcoming updates on WordPress Core.
The Torque Social Hour is a weekly livestream of WordPress news and events. This week we talked to Michelle Frechette, the Director of Community Engagement for StellarWP, about a new site called WP.events. This new site is a community repository for WordPress meetups, WordCamps, WorkShops, and livestreams. We talked about how this site is powered and what new features to expect in the future, plus we discuss a few upcoming WordPress meetups, including WordFest.live.