Category: Techno Babble

Babbling ’bout tech

5 Tips for Boosting the Mobile Performance of Your WordPress Site

It’s estimated that soon over 70 percent of users will be accessing the internet from their smartphones rather than desktops. This means that having a mobile-friendly website is a must.…

Torque’s Social Hour with Lesley Sim

The Torque Social Hour is a weekly livestream about WordPress news, events, and life in quarantine. This week‘s special guest is Lesley Sim. We’ll talk about Newsletter Glue, a WordPress plugin that allows you to send posts to email subscribers from inside WordPress.…
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Where to Buy or Sell a WordPress Business, Website, or Side-Gig

Over time, a business may change ownership for a wide variety of reasons. You might decide you need a new challenge, or have to let your startup go due to increased personal responsibilities.…
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Reddit Squashed QAnon by Accident

Two years ago, most Americans knew nothing about QAnon, the ever-growing, diffuse, and violent movement devoted to a loosely connected set of conspiracy theories, most of which tie back to the idea that Donald Trump is leading a holy war against a high-powered cabal of child traffickers, some of whom drink blood.…
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An Introduction to Google’s New Web Stories Plugin for WordPress

It’s tough to stand out among the millions of blog posts published every day, and the social media revolution has changed the way people consume content.…
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The Pandemic Has Remade Friendship

My friend Adam Nemett and I became close friends in college, when I basically lived in the house he shared with my then-boyfriend. We saw each other constantly—at home, on campus, over dinner.…
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How Quickly Can a Girl Go Viral on TikTok?

A girl sits alone on an ugly couch, stroking a plastic fish and mouthing the words to Jason Derulo’s “Ridin’ Solo.” Her eyes are bloodshot. She puts on sunglasses to cover them up, just as Derulo says he does in the song.…
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How to Accept Donations on Your WordPress Site

Whether you’re a charity or a content creator who’s been hustling for a while, you’re probably considering reaching out to your audience for financial support. However, being able to accept donations on your WordPress site can be difficult without the right tools.…
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The Bunker Magnates Hate to Say They Told You So

“I’m not one of the paranoid kinds of people,” Michael, the 51-year-old owner of a construction company, told me this spring. But who doesn’t look at the state of the world these days and get a little paranoid?…
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Why Everything Is Sold Out

All summer, I tried to buy things, and mostly I failed. I signed up for two separate wait lists for out-of-stock black spandex bike shorts, which I needed for the Peloton I had bought, itself back-ordered for two months.…