Good morning from WordCamp San Francisco!
Today, WP Engine is very excited to announce the launch of a new WordPress publication, TorqueMag.io, The WordPress News Core. Torque is a new, editorially independent magazine for WordPress news. Torque is edited by Michelle Oznowicz, who will guide the vision of the publication.
“WordPress has touched nearly every internet user and changed the lives of countless engineers, writers, and entrepreneurs. WordPress is our shared backbone. The Business of WordPress is thriving and continues to grow rapidly. We believe it’s time that professionals inside and outside the WordPress Community have a reliable and lasting news resource. This is exactly what we are offering with Torque.”
Torque will maintain editorial independence as a publication. The purpose of the magazine is to connect the rapidly growing WordPress community, from the core “family” of us who attend WordCamps together, to the millions of people who produce and consume content on the nearly 70 Million WordPress sites on the web.
[The] vision for Torque includes a fierce sense of editorial independence. We are published by WP Engine, but I was brought on from the outside in order to spearhead and manage an autonomous publication, not to promote a brand. Torque will not shy away from controversy. Instead, when we feature biased or opinionated pieces, we will always try to represent both sides of an issue.