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Voting for Torque’s 2021 Plugin Madness Now Open

Voting for Torque’s 2021 Plugin Madness Now Open

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Let the madness begin! Voting for Torque’s 2021 Plugin Madness is now open. In its sixth year, ths bracket-style competition pits the best plugins from around the community against each other. You nominated over 300 plugins and we narrowed them down to an impressive lineup of 64 strong competitors. Voting starts Monday of each week and goes until we crown the winner. Vote for your favorite plugins here The voting schedule is as follows: March 15: Round 1March 22:  Round 2March 29: Round 3April 5: Round 4April 12: Semi-finalsApril 19: ChampionshipApril 26: Winner Announced!Follow us on Twitter @thetorquemag and use #pluginmadness to show support for your favorites. Sports!
WordPress Marketing Automation: 20+ Great Tools, Plugins, & Tips

WordPress Marketing Automation: 20+ Great Tools, Plugins, & Tips

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Sometimes, there’s just too much to do when it comes to running a web presence. Website maintenance, creating content, and running the actual operations of your business — it’s a lot to handle. That’s why marketing automation is such a clear and easy solution for cutting down your workload and WordPress offers a lot of options for it. Understanding which tasks can be automated and which should be left to a personal touch is vital. That’s why we’ve aimed to make the task easier for you. What follows is a collection of several website aspects that you can improve via automation. We’ll also give you practical tips and tool suggestions for each. Ready to learn about WordPress marketing automation? Let’s go. Configure Analytics One of the first things you can do to manage marketing th...

WordPress User Privacy: How to Make User Data Safety a Priority

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User privacy has become an increasing concern for WordPress website owners and their visitors. Users want to ensure their private information is safe. In addition, many laws have recently come into effect that require the disclosure of the data collected on websites as well as what happens with it. Among other things, visitors are now required to “opt-in” to your use of cookies thanks to GDPR.  Though it is extra work for site owners, prioritizing user privacy is possible and necessary. By limiting the data your site collects, using HTTPS, IP masking, and other tactics, you can protect your visitor’s personal information and still run an optimized site.  There’s a lot to get to, so let’s jump right in.  Configure SSL, TLS, and HTTPS SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and refers to ...

How Underrepresented in Tech is Helping the Community Grow

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Underrepresented in Tech is a new site to help connect diverse candidates with speaking and job opportunities. The site was created by Allie Nimmons and Michelle Frechette and is sponsored by several WordPress businesses, but the opportunities listed are not just exclusive to WordPress. In this episode of the Torque News Drop, we talked with Nimmons and Frechette about underrepresentedintech.com and the site’s plans for 2021.

Celebrate WordPressers with WordFest 2021

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2020 was a tough year. WordCamps and meetups had to move entirely online and some were even canceled altogether. After parties and hallway tracks felt much different and overall we just missed our WordPress friends. Big Orange Heart created WordFest to bring us a little bit closer. This 24-hour long conference starts on Jan. 21 at 23:00 UTC and spans four different time zones: It starts in Oceania at 10 AM – 4 PM AEDT, January 22, 2021.Then onto Asia arriving 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM IST.Next up it’s EMEA at 11 AM through 5 PM UTC.Finally arriving in the Americas 12 PM until 6 PM EST.It is free to register and you get access to the livestream as well as the library of archived talks after the event. According to Dan Maby, WordFest Live lead organizer, “WordFest Live 2021 was born out o...

12 Excellent Ways to Customize Your WordPress Navigation Menu

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Finding ways to customize the WordPress navigation menu is a common request online. That’s understandable since navigation is one of the central elements of any website. It guides visitors around and overall contributes a lot to user experience and user friendliness (or lack thereof). If you’re looking for ways to customize the navigation menu on your own WordPress website, you have come to the right place. In this post, we will go over several ways how you can change your site’s navigation in terms of content, design, and position. In the end, we want you to be able to make it exactly the way you want and your visitors need. Ready to navigate this topic together (yes, I have already put a dollar in the pun jar)? Then let’s go. How to Add and Configure Menus in the WordPress Admin D...
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