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How To Learn JavaScript As A WordPress Developer: Now that WordPress.com, Calypso is run entirely on JavaScript, it is a good time to brush up on the basics. This is a great resource for gaining the tools to master JavaScript.

How Bruce Wampler Migrated 600 Theme Options To The WordPress Customizer: Eight months ago, Bruce Wampler was publically opposed to the customizer to change theme options, but now, he is on board. Here he explains how he transferred all 600 of his theme options.

Wellness In The WordPress Community: You can’t do good work and contribute to the WordPress community if you are run down physically, mentally, or emotionally. This is a nice reminder to take time for yourself. Something that can be hard to do if your job is online.

What You Need To Know About Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMPs): A quick lesson on how and why you should care about AMPs, explained by two men with accents. You can’t go wrong with that!

Automattic Could Go Public In 2016, Report Says: This news is extremely exciting. We will be keeping our eyes on Automattic to see if it decides to make the leap in 2016.

10 Successful Free WordPress Plugins That Use The Add-On Model For Monetization: Want to make more money with your themes but not charge too much up front? These plugins can act as some inspiration.

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Emily Schiola

Emily Schiola is an editorial assistant at Torque. She loves good beer, bad movies, and cats.

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