The Torque Social Hour is a weekly livestream of WordPress news and events. In this episode we talk with Shawn Hooper and David Bisset about social media, owning your own content, and turning your WordPress site into an aggregator of your all your social networks. We start off talking about Shawn’s Twitter-Archive-To-WP tool. Then we discuss davidbisset.social, which was built with WordPress and shows a chronological version of all of David’s social media posts. I also mentioned a tool called Tweetgrab, which allows you to convert any existing Twitter embeds on your WordPress site into static images with properly formatted […]
Torque Social Hour: CertifyWP
The Torque Social Hour is a weekly livestream of WordPress news and events. In this episode we talk with Talisha Lewallen about CertifyWP, a new non-profit that aims to create a credentialing process for WordPress. Due to a bad storm here in San Francisco, our interview gets cut short after about 25 minutes, but I think we managed to cover a lot in that time. Huge thanks to Talisha for her time. We didn’t get a chance to talk about WP Connects, but that’s another project Talisha is working on that aims to provide WordPress training to veterans to offer […]
Torque Social Hour: What’s New In Gravity Forms
The Torque Social Hour is a weekly livestream of WordPress news and events. In this episode I talk with Zack Katz, the Project Lead and Developer at GravityKit. We’ll talk about what’s new in Gravity Forms 2.7, whats coming, and how Zack is using aspects of improv comedy to help inspire his work. We also talk about Trusted Login, a new tool Zack built that makes it easier for customer support teams to request credentials to their customer’s websites. Join us each Wednesday from 3-4pm PST for our weekly WordPress livestreams.
Torque Social Hour: The WP Community Collective
The Torque Social Hour is a weekly livestream of WordPress news and events. On this week’s episode, we talk with Sé Reed and Courtney Robertson about the WP Community Collective, a group that aims to help fund WordPress contributors and community initiatives. This was a fun conversation about who open source contributions can get funded, then we spend the second half of the show talking about fun things like Andorsands, the site editor, and other WordPress news. Join us on December 21st for our next livestream.
Torque Social Hour: Learning to use the Site Editor
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.
Torque Social Hour: Big News for Jetpack Social
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.
Torque Social Hour: WordPress and the Fediverse
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: We also shared some relevant links: […]
How to Add a Video Background in WordPress (3 Methods)
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 […]
Torque Social Hour: Using AI to Generate WordPress Images
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 […]
Torque Social Hour: The World of WordPress Themes
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.
Start the conversation