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 insights on using a CDN to improve site performance, a look at the new WordPress Plugin Repository, advanced site speed techniques, and more. 

Plugin Madness: Week 4 Update

Having started out with a total of 64 plugins in Torque’s Plugin Madness, the field has been narrowed down to an elite eight. Ranging from editorial to site optimization and performance to marketing plugins, the final four is just around the corner. Vote for your favorite competitors at pluginmadness.com.

APPROACHES TO USING CDNS FOR PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION ON WORDPRESS SITES

APPROACHES TO USING CDNS FOR PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION ON WORDPRESS SITES

Using a CDN (content delivery network) with your website is advantageous in that it dynamically serves your content rapidly globally. From a developer standpoint, CDNs can be pricey, yet free CDNs don’t support JavaScript or certain CSS files. In this article by WordPress developer Josh Pollock, get some advice from his personal experience on implementing a CDN to enhance site performance.

THE PLUGIN REPOSITORY REFRESH IS LIVE

THE PLUGIN REPOSITORY REFRESH IS LIVE

WordPress recently revamped its Plugin Repository, which is now live. Featuring new navigation to discover plugins, along with some other fresh features, read about what the WordPress community has to say about this new update.

9 ADVANCED TECHNIQUES TO MAKE WORDPRESS FASTER

9 ADVANCED TECHNIQUES TO MAKE WORDPRESS FASTER

How fast your website loads can make or break a user’s experience with your brand. If looking to speed up your WordPress site, read on for several advanced site speed tactics, like using excerpts instead of full content, decreasing HTTP requests, and more.

TORQUE TOONS: HOW TO AVOID APRIL FOOL’S JOKES ONLINE

TORQUE TOONS: HOW TO AVOID APRIL FOOL’S JOKES ONLINE

It might not always be possible to avoid being pranked online, but here’s one trick that’ll be sure to fool the crowd.

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