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How to Make Switching Domain Names Easier With a Simple WP-CLI Trick
April 24th, 2017, 11:13 AM

Whether you’re switching to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or changing domain names entirely, it can be a daunting task to use MySQL to try and replace all of the old instances of your domain name. For example, should you search for a reliable plugin, or directly manage the database with software such as phpMyAdmin? There’s actually a …

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Doc Pop’s News Drop: Automattic closing its San Francisco office?
April 24th, 2017, 11:13 AM

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. On episode #101 of The Stack Overflow Podcast, Matt Mullenweg discusses the possibility of shutting down Automattic’s beautiful office in San Francisco. According to this listing, …

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Q&A with WPMU DEV CEO & Co-Founder James Farmer
April 21st, 2017, 11:13 AM

Last month we launched our second annual Plugin Madness competition, where we pit 64 plugins against each other. Voted on by the community, this year’s victor was none other than WPMU DEV’s Smush Image Compression. Torque spoke with CEO and Co-founder of WPMU DEV, James Farmer, about his WordPress journey, what he’s learned along the way, …

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Everything You Need to Know About Hiring a WordPress Developer
April 21st, 2017, 11:13 AM

WordPress sites are everywhere these days, but hiring a good developer is challenging. Before you go out and start trying random developers that may or may not work out, read this guide for how to hire the best WordPress developer for your team and decide on the best type of WordPress site for your business. …

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How to Auto-Sync Your Git Repositories to WordPress
April 20th, 2017, 11:13 AM

Many developers use sites like GitHub, BitBucket, and GitLab to automatically deploy changes to a staging or live website. For most developers, the workflow goes something like this: you develop a theme or a plugin locally and then host it somewhere — for me, it’s usually GitHub. Over the years, GitHub has become one of the …

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Registration for WCEU 2017 Contributor Day Now Open
April 20th, 2017, 11:13 AM

Registration for Contributor Day at WordCamp Europe is now open. The day-long event will take place before the conference in the Business Center of “Les Docks de Paris” — the same location as the conference — and will be held on Thursday, June 15 from 8:30 a.m – 5:30 p.m. “Unlike previous years, Contributor Day is …

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Torque Toons: WP Smush wins Plugin Madness
April 19th, 2017, 11:13 AM

WP Smush, an image compression plugin by WPMU DEV, just won Torque’s 2017 Plugin Madness competition! You can learn more about WP Smush and download it for free of the plugin repository page. Don’t forget to check out our other editorial toons!

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Smush Image Compression Defeats WordFence, Wins Plugin Madness 2017
April 18th, 2017, 11:13 AM

We are excited to declare Smush Image Compression Torque’s 2017 Plugin Madness Champion! In the final championship round, Smush Image Compression defeated WordPress security plugin WordFence, making it Torque’s 2017 Plugin Madness Champion. Smush Image Compression’s journey to victory was not without challenges. Last year, the plugin made it to the exceptional 8 but was …

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Using The WordPress REST API Without An Extra HTTP Request
April 18th, 2017, 11:13 AM

The WordPress REST API is a really awesome way to get WordPress content in the JSON format so you can use it in a JavaScript-driven interface. Normally, this means that your page loads without any content included and then you make an AJAX request to the server for the content as JSON, and render it …

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Doc Pop’s News Drop: Matt’s First Quarter Check-in
April 17th, 2017, 11:13 AM

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. A quick breakdown of Matt Mullenweg’s recent “First Quarter Check-In” on WordPress.org. You can also watch our early review of the new Gutenberg editor here. Love …

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