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 Torque. Dedicated 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 Amazon’s new Alexa, using the REST API with legacy projects, how to detect which themes and plugins a WordPress site is using, and more. 

DOC POP’S NEWS DROP: A WORDPRESS “SKILL” FOR AMAZON’S ALEXA

Do you love WordPress news but hate reading? Watch Doc Pop’s news drop above for the latest in WordPress news, including insights on Amazon’s new Alexa device that allows you to interact with your WordPress blog via voice commands.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR MULTI-CHANNEL ECOMMERCE WORDPRESS BUSINESS WILDLY SUCCESSFUL

Even if the launch of your ecommerce store is wildly successful, it’s still not enough for your business to succeed. For an efficient multi-channel ecommerce WordPress business, you must find new ways to drive traffic to your site (that doesn’t just rely on SEO). See this article for some additional ways to create a successful ecommerce business, including CSE’s, data analysis, diversification, and more.

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO DISCOVERING WHICH THEME AND PLUGINS A WORDPRESS SITE USES

You’ve just witnessed the most awe-inspiring, aesthetically pleasing WordPress site and now you want to know what theme and plugins it uses. Good news is, this is quite easy to do. Check out this guide to learn how.

OVERCOMING CHALLENGES ADDING THE WORDPRESS REST API TO A LEGACY PROJECT

Adding the WP REST API to a legacy project can be a challenge. In this tutorial, read about a few code implications and see how WordPress developer Josh Pollock has weaved the REST API into his own legacy project. Not only will learning how to do this keep your plugin or app relevant, but it will also improve your code.

GROWTH HACKING WORDPRESS – HOW TO TAKE YOUR SITE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Growth hacking is a term that essentially describes an approach to finding ways to rapidly and efficiently grow a business, user base, or website. Read this in-depth article to learn more about what growth hacking is and how you can use it to grow a WordPress website.

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