Every week brings fresh news and updates in the world of WordPress. Here we recap some of the biggest stories in the WordPress community provided by TorqueDedicated to informing new and advanced WordPress users about the industry, Torque is a hub for WordPress news, business, and community.

This week’s WordPress Digest features stories on the future of WordPress, a look into the top sites using WordPress, mental barriers that may be hurting your business, and more.

DOC POP’S NEWS DROP: KERFUFFLE DOT BLOG

This week, Torque talks about how some folks were disappointed not to get a chance to bid on their .blog domain names through Automattic. In this News Drop, Doc Pop also discusses this year’s WordCamp US in Philadelphia. Lastly, don’t forget to fill out Torque’s WordPress Business survey.

THE FUTURE OF WORDPRESS IN 2017

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As we enter 2017, what does the future hold? We know that WordPress encompasses 27 percent of the internet, but we also know that isn’t the full potential the CMS can have on the web. Here, the future of WordPress is speculated by developer Tom McFarlin and writer Michelle Nickolaisen.

HOW TO FUTURE-PROOF YOUR WORDPRESS WEBSITE IN 4 EASY STEPS

Now that you have an inside look into the future of WordPress, here are the steps on how to future-proof your WordPress site, one being signing up with a reputable hosting provider.

BEYOND THE BLOG: WORDPRESS USED BY 60 PERCENT OF TOP-100 INC. 5000

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WordPress is no longer just a blogging platform. The open-source project has built a massive following and has become a full-service application. Read more about how WordPress is used by 60 percent of the Top 100 Inc. 5000 companies.

7 MENTAL BARRIERS THAT ARE HURTING YOUR WORDPRESS BUSINESS

Torque is a great source for WordPress news and updates but did you also know that Torque is a great source to read up on your WordPress psychology? Read about seven reasons your WordPress business might be struggling because of mental barriers.

Stay tuned for more feature stories and WordPress news from torquemag.io!