Tag: Developers

7 Ways To Truly Understand Your Target Audience

As a marketer or blogger, one of the most important factors to your success is how well you understand your target audience. They have all this data and metrics that give them data on their audience. They don’t, however, truly know their target audience. They don’t know what makes them tick. They don’t know what …
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Testing React Components With Enzyme

So far in my series of posts on React development for WordPress, I’ve covered React basics, create-react-app and testing with Jest. Jest is useful for testing the rendering of React components. There are a few big buckets of functionality we have not looked at testing yet. Specifically how the internal state of stateful component changes, …
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How to Care For Your Client After Delivering Their Project (In 3 Steps)

It’s tempting to think that once a project has been delivered, the relationship with your client is over. However, nothing could be further from the truth. If you don’t incorporate a post-project ‘customer aftercare‘ phase, you could end up facing ongoing and constant support requests for the smallest of queries. Fortunately, creating a solid process …
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Testing Nested Components In A React App

This post is part of a series on React development for WordPress developers. In my last post, I covered unit testing React components using Jest. Jest, when used for basic assertions and snapshot tests can cover a lot of the functionality of a React component. The “React Way” of developing interfaces calls for composing interfaces, …
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Tips to Set Up WooCommerce on WordPress

Ecommerce has redefined the shopping experiences of people and has offered an abundance of convenience to select and buy a product. Because it’s so easy to use, more and more ecommerce businesses are choosing to set up their online store on WordPress. Setting up your own store is as easy as downloading the WooCommerce plugin. In …
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A Developer’s Guide to Brutalist Web Design

If you give even a quick glance to any popular web design blog, you’ll see tons of gorgeous and easy-to-use designs that appeal to readers and developers alike. However, there’s a growing trend of turning back the clock (in a manner of speaking), to an age where web design was in its infancy and web-safe …
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How to Use an RSS feed in 5 Different Ways

If you are running a WordPress website, RSS feeds are a great way for you to reach out to your audience. Sure, most people follow news and updates from their favorite websites and blogs via social media or by directly accessing the site, but there are also plenty of those which use services like Feedly …
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Getting Started With React Unit Testing For WordPress Development

When I first looked at Vue vs React, I chose VueJS. One of the reasons was that I felt like Vue was a better choice was the complexity of React classes and life-cycle events. I felt like that was a lot of extra complication that would help with developing frameworks, but preferred the simplicity of …
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WordPress Site Not Ranking in Google? Here are 13 Possible Reasons Why

Do you ever find yourself thinking something like, “Why is my WordPress site not ranking in Google? I have done everything right! I even installed an SEO plugin! Why is this happening!? I hate my life.” I get it, it can be frustrating. Putting in all that effort to optimize your site, reading awesome articles …
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Using React For WordPress Gutenberg Development

This is the third post in a series on learning React, for use with Gutenberg, the new WordPress block-based editor that will be powering the WordPress post editor in WordPress 5.0. React is built on top of Facebook’s React library. In this post, we’re going to take the code from the previous two tutorials and …
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React Basics For WordPress Developers

In my last post for Torque, I wrote about how WordPress with the new Gutenberg editor uses React. I also gave my opinion on if WordPress developers need to learn React. While you do not need to know React to create Gutenberg blocks, I laid out a few reasons why it might make sense for …
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5 Actionable Ways To Improve Your WordPress Site With Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Running a WordPress site is hard work, so wouldn’t it be great if you could get a little help now and then? No, I’m not talking about hiring a human! I’m talking about harnessing artificial intelligence to improve your WordPress site without lifting one of your human fingers. Artificial intelligence is no longer the exclusive …
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How to Prepare Your WordPress Site for a Vacation (So You Can Relax)

Everyone needs a vacation every now and then, including owners of WordPress websites. However, what happens to your site while you are away? After all, the Internet never closes. If you’re feeling like you can’t take time off for fear of having your site or business collapse, be unafraid. WordPress offers plenty of tools to …
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How to Convert Your Website into a Mobile App Using a WordPress Plugin

It probably won’t surprise you that more people are using mobile devices than ever before. In fact, your customers likely spend the majority of their online browsing time on their phones, tablets, and so on. This means optimizing your content for those devices is vital. While there are many ways to do that, one of …
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