Check out the latest recap of the biggest stories from torquemag.io. This week’s Torque Digest features Doc Pop’s WordPress News Drop on Google’s AMP, why Let’s Encrypt has changed the SSL landscape, how to design better database abstractions and more.

Dedicated to informing new and advanced WordPress users about the industry, Torque is a hub for WordPress news, business, and community. Here are some of last week’s top stories from Torque:

Doc Pop’s News Drop: AMP and the Open Web

Watch Doc Pop discuss Google’s AMP project and the impact it could have on the open web (and other services like Apple News and Facebook Instant Articles). Watch now…

WHY LET’S ENCRYPT HAS COMPLETELY CHANGED THE SSL LANDSCAPE

WHY LET’S ENCRYPT HAS COMPLETELY CHANGED THE SSL LANDSCAPE

Even though WordPress is incredibly bulletproof out of the box, there are still additional security measures you can take to harden the security of your site. In this article learn about the importance of SSL and how Let’s Encrypt’s free SSL initiative is making a huge impact on the online security landscape. Read now…

DESIGNING BETTER WORDPRESS DATABASE ABSTRACTIONS USING DEPENDENCY INJECTION

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In this series, Josh Pollack discusses the importance of adopting a database abstraction for a more stable project and an easier way to store data. You’ll learn what dependency injection is and ways to inject it into your class code to give you more control with your projects.

Best WordPress Themes for Business

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Whether an entrepreneur, freelancer or business owner, check out these beautiful WordPress themes to help you create a professional-looking business website (or spruce up the one you’ve already created).

7 ESSENTIAL JAVASCRIPT LIBRARIES TO TAKE YOUR SKILLSET TO THE NEXT LEVEL

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A crucial part of mastering JavaScript is learning about its most widely used libraries. In this piece get a jumpstart to learning about several essential JavaScript libraries that every developer should be familiar with, along with the specific learning opportunities they offer.

TORQUE TOONS: THE REST API’S JOURNEY TO CORE

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Last week the REST API team proposed a new merge with WordPress core. Inspired by this news, check out Doc Pop’s latest illustration in this Torque Toon.

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