We are lucky to have so many great writers sharing their work with us here at Torque. This week we thought it’d fun to try something new, so we asked Josh Pollock to chat with us about one of his recent Torque articles. Thanks again, Josh for taking the time to talk with us. You can read his “So You Want To Use WordPress To Power Your App” article here or you can find him on Twitter at @josh412. Which Torque article would you like us to feature in our next video?
Contextly is website exploration tool that makes it easy to keep your readers clicking through your site. The plugin, which works with WordPress and Drupal, automatically displays related articles at the bottom of each post and makes it easy for bloggers and editors to quickly link to previous articles without having to open any other tabs or pages. We were happy to talk with Ryan Singel, the CEO and co-founder of Contextly, about how his own experiences as a WordPress blogger which led him to create this special tool.
Over the past month or so, there’s been lots of hype surrounding LoopConf, a niche-Wordpress conference specifically for developers. The conference aims to provide an opportunity for WordPress developers, regardless of their background, to come together to tackle more advanced engineering and development. There are going to be topics that are geared toward enterprise level engineers, but we’ll also have sessions that are great for intermediate or self-taught WordPress developers who are looking to take that next step in their careers, Ryan Sullivan, event organizer indicated in an interview. If you love to code, and love to code on the WordPress […]
WooCommerce is the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin, powering roughly 18%, or more than 380,000, of websites across the Internet. With this growing WooCommerce community in mind, the very first WooConf — a conference focused solely around WooCommerce — was held earlier this week in San Francisco. Just one week after WordCamp San Francisco, WooConf was a success, selling out with more than 300 attendees. In the past year or so WooCommerce has experienced unyielding growth. For some perspective, consider this: there have been more than 1 million downloads since August, and more than 40 thousand downloads in the past three days. During WooConf, […]
We had a great time hanging out and chatting with everyone at WordCamp San Francisco this weekend. Throughout the weekend, we were lucky enough to interview some of the attendees and ask them about their WordCamp experiences. In this article, we’ve shared a few of our favorites, but you can see the full set of interviews here. Thanks to all our old and new friends for their time! Crafty Chica Crafty Chica is a legend in the craft community. Her talk focused on how bringing passion to whatever you do can pay off. As a side note, Kathy’s blog was an early […]
For developers, the WordPress world is full of opportunity. Creating plugins and themes, and building awesome websites are just a few of the possibilities. Becoming a WordPress developer, however, requires a great deal of time, dedication, and practice, and isn’t a decision one should take lightly. To better grapple with the hard work and commitment that goes into becoming a developer, I reached out to Nick Haskins — Developer and CEO at aesopstoryengine.com — to understand his personal evolution, both as a developer and an entrepreneur. Q: Could you talk a little about how you’ve seen the WordPress plugin and theme industry evolve over the years? […]
There are 1.75 Billion smartphone users in the world. That’s roughly 25% of the world population, and this number will only continue its rapid growth. Given these statistics, it shouldn’t be surprising that now more than ever, people are using their mobile devices to access websites and browse the internet. Over the past few years, WordPress mobile has steadily gained popularity — there’s a slew of different options for optimizing your site for mobile devices, as well as options for creating mobile apps out of your WordPress site. To gain further insight into WordPress mobile, I contacted Scott Bolinger, co-founder of AppPresser‚ a fast […]
Recent statistics estimate that WordPress is used by a whopping 23.1% of the internet. Given the ubiquity of WordPress, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that there’s a growing demand for WordPress education. Whether you’re just starting out with WordPress and need to learn the basics, or if you’re an intermediate developer looking to hone your skills, WordPress users of all skill levels are seeking out new ways to learn. The increasing popularity of WordPress is likely accredited to the advantageous model it was founded on — open source — which allows anyone to make improvements to the software. The open-source model also brings with […]