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 TorqueDedicated 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 stories on WordCamp US, the .blog domain craze, beginner guides to news and magazine sites and favicons, and more.

DOC POP’S NEWS DROP: OUR WORDCAMP US LIST

Next week, WordCamp US will take place in Philadelphia. In preparation, Torque made this short list of talks you might like to see.

3 REASONS TO BE THANKFUL FOR THE WORDPRESS COMMUNITY

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Continuing the season of thanks, read about Torque’s reasons to be thankful for the WordPress community.

GET YOUR .BLOG DOMAIN THIS WEEK

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Through Automattic, any site can acquire a .blog domain name for $30 a year, with the exception of premium names. Here is more about how you can obtain a .blog domain name and the story behind Automattic’s rights to .blog.

HOW TO USE WORDPRESS TO RUN A MAGAZINE OR NEWS WEBSITE

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Running a news site requires a lot of management. From the editorial calendar to the community surrounding your site, there are many areas you may need help with before you make headlines. (WordPress also provides the best magazine and news plugins for WordPress sites.)

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO WORDPRESS FAVICONS

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Without a favicon, how will users quickly identify your site? Favicons are important for brand recognition and aid in visual identity. Read this beginner guide to creating your own.

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