Have a news tip or upcoming event you’d like to see in our weekly What’s New In WordPress roundup, write us at [email protected] News Highlights: 1 Billion Downloads: As of today, there have now been over 1,000,000 plugins downloaded from WordPress.com. WP Engine has a great infographic about this milestone too. CalderaWP Plugin Giveaway: Take a survey, get a free plugin for a year from Caldera’s library. Jetpack Start: Automattic has been working on big changes for their Jetpack plugin, with a big focus on better experiences for new users. Alphabet: Google Inc is restructuring under the new company called Alphabet. Torque’s Top 10 Posts: Celebrating […]
Have a news tip or upcoming event you’d like to see in our weekly What’s New In WordPress roundup, write us at [email protected] News Highlights: Design a Wapuu for Torque: We’ve been seeing Wapuus everywhere lately, so we thought it would be fun to run a Torque-themed Wapuu contest. Help design a special Wapuu for our office. Envato Targeted by DDoS attack: “Since July 1, Envato has been the target of a sustained DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack.” These attacks have heavily affected sales on Themeforest and the Envato Market. WooTheme’s New Partnership: Sidekick, makers of interactive tutorial videos, have recently […]
WooThemes have announced a new partnership with WordPress training experts, SIDEKICK. This means WooCommerce users will now have a new way to learn how to use the world’s most popular eCommerce platform—by following along with voice-guided, interactive walkthroughs. WooThemes have created 22 walkthroughs so far, totaling over 50 minutes’ worth of WooCommerce training. The walkthroughs are split into five categories: General Settings Products Checkout and Payments Shipping Taxes This is the latest push from Woo to empower their users to get the most out of the WooCommerce platform, following on from their extensive in-house video walkthrough series. Accessing the Walkthroughs […]
In January, SIDEKICK launched its new website sidekick.pro, as well as its new Composer tool — a tool that allows users to create WordPress walkthroughs, for free. The announcement came much later than originally anticipated — but has nonetheless been greeted with open arms. Torque reached out to Ben Fox, co-founder of SIDEKICK, to learn about the reasons for the delay of sidekick.pro, how the company plans to reach new users, its partnership with Go Daddy, and future initiatives. Why the delay Torque: What caused the delay for sidekick.pro? Ben Fox: SIDEKICK is a bootstrapped company, we have no outside investment (yet). This […]
Many WordPress users struggle with the day-to-day how-tos of website development. In fact, WordPress has evolved to be so dynamic that many users don’t even realize what their website or blog is capable of. Or, even if you do know that a certain function is possible, the (often times) daunting task of learning how to do it may seem taxing. If you’ve experienced this, don’t worry; you’re not alone. But, today there are options to help bridge the gap in your WordPress knowledge. There are tools that provide you with the guidance necessary to perform basic, intermediate, and advanced WordPress tasks. […]
Happy Friday! The weekend will beging shortly. I have tons of new themes and plugins. I’ll cut the chit chat and get right to them today. Check out all of the themes and plugins after the jump!
If you didn’t catch the first “threeme” day then you’ll be pleasantly introduced to yet another day where three new themes have been released on WordPress.com! They are called Photographer, Superhero, and Sidekick. It’s almost as if it’s like Spiderman (Photographer), Batman (Superhero), and Robin (Sidekick) day or something. Check them out: