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 […]
Torque Social Hour: Tackling WordPress Performance At Scale
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 […]
Torque Social Hour: How WordPress can power the Metaverse
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.
Torque Social Hour: Jeff Chandler talks about the WordPress app for iOS
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.
Torque Social Hour: WordPress Core Updates With Nick Diego
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.
Doc Pop’s News Drop: The revised Gutenberg roadmap
Doc’s WordPress News Drop is a weekly report on the most pressing WordPress news. When the news drops, I will pick it up and deliver it right to you. WordPress 5.0 and the Gutenberg Editor are still coming, just a little later than we may have originally hoped. In this week’s video, we talk about the revised suggested roadmap for Gutenberg, WordPress 4.9, and other future releases. One quick note, shortly after we edited this video, Matt Mullenweg shared this post about the Gutenberg team’s decision to move away from React and use a different library, which Matt states will […]
Doc Pop’s News Drop: Should WordPress auto-update older versions?
Doc’s WordPress News Drop is a weekly report on the most pressing WordPress news. When the news drops, I will pick it up and deliver it right to you. In this week’s News Drop we talk about a recent discussion on the WordPress Slack channel about auto-updating sites using versions 3.7-4.0. Love WordPress news but hate reading? This is Doc Pop’s News Drop. If we could theoretically update out of date and at-risk WordPress sites to newer and safer versions, without necassarily getting the consent of the site’s current owner, should we? That’s the question Aaron Jorbin asked recently on […]
Taking A Closer Look At XML-RPC
XML-RPC is one of the oldest, and possibly lesser used, components of WordPress. In fact, it has been around since day one, and will probably continue to stick around for many days to come. In this article, we take a closer look at what XML-RPC is, and what it does, in reference to WordPress. What Is XML-RPC? XML-RPC is a not a WordPress-only innovation. In fact, it was a part of the original b2 software, from which WordPress was forked. However, earlier versions of WordPress had it turned off by default. Starting WordPress 3.5, functionality for XML-RPC has been turned […]
WordPress 4.1 Welcomes a New Class of Committers
With WordPress 4.0 released, it’s time to once again look to the future, WordPress 4.1. Over the weekend, Andrew Nacin announced our new release lead for 4.1, Jack Blackbourn, and a couple of guest committers that are coming along for the ride. John Blackbourn has been a core committer to WordPress for the better half of a decade, and has made some pretty incredible contributions to the WordPress community — with valuable blog posts, and plugins like Query Monitor, User Switching, and WP Crontrol. Blackbourn will be joined by a new group of guest committers, with a few names you’ve […]
Important Updates for Plugin Developers in WordPress 3.9
The WordPress update ready to drop this week will lack the flair and pomp that accompanies some of the more extensive updates. It will mostly feature a few UI enhancements in the Post Editor, a better theme preview, and a few stability and security improvements. But, if you’re a plugin developer, there are a couple of things to pay attention to in the update. Consider this a heads up. PHP’s MySQL Functions Deprecated As of PHP 5.5 the MySQL extension is officially deprecated, which means it will no longer be supported in WordPress. Instead, WordPress will be switching to the […]
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