WordPress Weekly

WordPress Weekly

The show dedicated to all things WordPress
WordPress Weekly

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The show dedicated to all things WordPress

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WPWeekly Episode 340 – Twas the Night Before 5.0

Dec 6, 2018 1:09:54

Description:

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Matt Mullenweg, co-creator of the WordPress project. We discussed a number of topics that have been making the rounds across the community such as: The WordPress 5.0 release strategy and how it will evolve once it’s released. Whether or (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 339 – Interview With Pippin Williamson, Founder of Sandhills Development, LLC

Nov 28, 2018 1:32:11

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Pippin Williamson, founder of Sandhills Development, LLC. Pippin describes what he’s learned going through the process of opening a brick and mortar business. He also describes the emotional process of firing employees, making business decisions as a team, and (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 338 – Inflation, WordPress Release Dates, WP GDPR

Nov 15, 2018 58:28

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss the news of the week. We talk about the delayed release of WordPress 5.0 and which day would be a suitable release date. We share our opinions on Matt’s answers from his Q&A appearance at WordCamp in Portland, Oregon. We also (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 337 – Gutenberg User Experiences, Release Timelines, and the Classic Editor

Nov 9, 2018 55:03

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I break down what’s happening with Gutenberg. We discuss our trials and tribulations with the editor, the release timeline, and calls from members of the community to delay WordPress 5.0 until January. We also share details on how long the Classic Editor plugin (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 336 – Interview With Andrew Roberts, CEO and Co-founder of Tiny

Nov 2, 2018 1:27:04

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Andrew Roberts, CEO and Co-founder of Tiny. Tiny is the company behind the popular open source library TinyMCE. Roberts shares his entrepreneurial journey, what the company plans on doing with its recent round of funding, and the relationship between (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 335 – Introduction to BigCommerce with Topher DeRosia

Oct 25, 2018 1:13:59

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Topher DeRosia, a developer evangelist for BigCommerce. DeRosia introduces what BigCommerce is, why users and developers should take a look at it, and why they’re making a big push into the WordPress space. He also provides an update on HeroPress (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 334 – Accessibility, Gutenberg, and Twenty Nineteen

Oct 18, 2018 1:05:24

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I have a lengthy discussion about the numerous Accessibility concerns being raised by members of the community. We also talk about the WordPress 5.0 release date, tempers flaring in the WordPress core Slack channel, dealing with political situations within the WordPress project, and (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 333 – Interview With Mike ‘Shredder’ Schroder

Oct 11, 2018 1:15:39

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Mike Schroder. Schroder co-led the release of WordPress 3.9 and in 2016, he led the release of WordPress 4.5. In the interview, we learn his WordPress origin story, his thoughts on Gutenberg and whether or not he sees it as (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 332 – The WordPress 5.0 Release Cycle Begins

Oct 4, 2018 1:01:19

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss the headlines making the rounds in the WordPress community. This includes the start of the WordPress 5.0 release cycle, the 5th annual Hacktoberfest, and theme developers marketing their themes as Gutenberg-compatible. Near the end of the show, I describe how much (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 331 – Status Update on Gutenberg With Gary Pendergast

Sep 27, 2018 1:15:02

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Gary Pendergast, Gutenberg and WordPress core contributor to get an update on Gutenberg’s progress. We discuss its rollout on WordPress.com, the feedback and sentiment shared thus far, and when we can expect to see it merged into WordPress 5.0. (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 330 – WPShout, Community, and Burnout

Sep 13, 2018 1:02:53

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Fred Meyer, David Hayes, and Alex Denning of WPShout to learn about WPShout’s Pro Community. This community aims to bring people together to learn from each other and provide one-to-one mentorship opportunities with David and Fred. Later in the (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 329 – Gutenberg, Forks, and WordPress Development Cycles

Aug 30, 2018 55:09

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss the news of the week. We have a candid conversation about what it would be like if Gutenberg were merged into WordPress trunk earlier versus developed as a plugin. We also talk about Classic Editor install numbers, praising forks of WordPress, (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 328 – Gutenberg, Forking, and cPanel

Aug 22, 2018 1:09:29

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I start off by providing updates on some items from last week’s show. We discuss WordPress.com’s privacy policy change, the new detailed activity log in the WordPress for iOS app, and cPanel’s acquisition. We end the show with a thoughtful conversation about forking (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 327 – Truth, Misinformation, and Good Ideas

Aug 15, 2018 43:24

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss what’s new in the world of WordPress. First, we talk about Syed Balkhi’s growth accelerator fund and learn that Jacoby pitched a similar idea to Balkhi at WordCamp Miami 2017. We discuss the new feedback surrounding Gutenberg thanks to the call (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 326 – Long Live the Fields API Project

Aug 9, 2018 1:13:48

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Scott Kingsley Clark, lead developer of the Pods framework. Clark describes what it was like to lead the Fields API project, the difficulties of working hard on a project and not getting core buy-in, and why building the Fields (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 325 – A Different Facebook for Everyone

Aug 2, 2018 1:03:07

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss what’s new in Gutenberg 3.4 and share our recent experiences with the editor. We talk about Facebook’s decision to shut down its API for apps to publish to user’s profiles on their behalf. This leads to a side rant of our (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 324 – Getting NC State Gutenready

Jul 26, 2018 1:01:17

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Jen McFarland, Web Services Coordinator at NC state’s Office of Information and Technology. McFarland describes how the campus is using WordPress, what they’re doing to prepare students and staff for Gutenberg, and what they’ve experienced thus far in the (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 323 – Recap of WordCamp Grand Rapids and A Gutenberg Road Map

Jul 12, 2018 1:02:59

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In this episode, John James Jacoby recaps his trip to WordCamp Grand Rapids and shares his experience. WordCamp Grand Rapids had a strong focus on tools, plugins, and themes and by all accounts, was a successful event. We discussed Matt Mullenweg’s Summertime update, the roadmap for merging Gutenberg into core, (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 322 – WP Engine Acquires StudioPress

Jun 29, 2018 1:02:11

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I spend the first half of the show discussing WP Engine’s acquisition of StudioPress. We share reactions from social media, debate on whether it’s a good or bad thing for the WordPress ecosystem, and webhosts being at the top of the food chain. (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 321 – Recap of WordCamp EU 2018

Jun 21, 2018 55:40

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Milan Ivanović who helped organize WordCamp EU in Belgrade, Serbia this past weekend. Ivanović describes what it was like to organize such a large event, challenges the team overcame, and a few details related to WordCamp EU 2019 that will (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 320 – Building a Sustainable Web

Jun 14, 2018 1:08:35

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Jack Lenox, Software Engineer at Automattic, to discuss his new project, SustyWP. Lenox explains how he built the site so that it only has 7KB of data transfer, what sustainability on the web means to him, and the relationship (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 319 – The Gutenberg Plugin Turns 30

Jun 7, 2018 1:16:27

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Gary Pendergast, a WordPress core contributor, to discuss what’s new with Gutenberg. We find out what happened with WordPress 4.9.6, and discuss WordPress’ future. We also discuss Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub and when WordPress core development might transition to GitHub. (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 318 – Happy 15th Birthday WordPress 0.70

Jun 1, 2018 54:41

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I look back at 15 years of WordPress. We discuss the journey so far and where we think the project is going. Hint, it involves JavaScript. We also do a bit of self-reflection on how WordPress fits into our lives and where we (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 317 – Minor Major Major Minor Release

May 24, 2018 1:06:54

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss Adobe’s acquisition of Magento, feedback regarding WordPress 4.9.6, when 4.9.7 might ship, an unofficial WordCamp app for iOS, and whether or not it’s time for WordPress auto updates to occur for every version. I describe what it’s like having poison ivy (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 316 – Stone Cold WordPress

May 17, 2018 1:01:04

Description:

While editing this episode, I noticed that my voice routinely goes from quiet to loud. I’m not sure why this is and suspect it has something to do with Windows 10. I apologize for the audio quality and will try to have it fixed by next week’s show. In this (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 315 – WordPress 4.9.6, Gutenberg, and Stolen Goats

May 9, 2018 1:10:48

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In this episode, John James Jacoby starts the show by giving everyone a status update on bbPress 2.6. We review the new privacy features in WordPress 4.9.6 Beta 1 and provide feedback. We tell you what’s new in Gutenberg 2.8 and comment on WooCommerce’s new Products insertion block. Last but (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 314 – Getting Squeebly With It

May 3, 2018 59:59

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In this episode, John James Jacoby recaps his trip to WordCamp Chicago and explains the thought process behind his presentation, The Fourth Wall of WordPress. We highlight a new project that gives developers a guided path to migrate functionality from the Classic editor to Gutenberg. We discuss the pros and (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 313 – BuddyPress, Gutenberg, and An Upcoming Anniversary

Apr 27, 2018 57:42

Description:

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I start the show with a shout out to WebDevStudios, a web development agency that’s celebrating its 10th year in business. We then cover what’s new in BuddyPress 3.0, why plugins hosted on WordPress.org can no longer claim legal compliance, and what to expect (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 312 – Dragon Drop, WordPress Accessibility Statement, and WooCommerce GDPR

Apr 12, 2018 59:12

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I start the show by sharing our thoughts on Mark Zuckberberg’s congressional hearing. We then discuss what’s new in Gutenberg 2.6 and describe our user experience. We let you know what’s in WooCommerce 3.3.5 and discuss what the development team is doing to (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 311 – Jetpack 6.0, WordPress 4.9.5, and A WordCamp for Organizers

Apr 5, 2018 58:59

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss a great article published by Caspar Hübinger on AMP and WordPress. We cover what’s new in WordPress 4.9.5, Jetpack 6.0, and a WordCamp geared toward organizers. Stories Discussed: WordPress 4.9.5 Squashes 25 Bugs ‘Try Gutenberg’ Prompt Pushed Back to A Later (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 310 – Community Management, PHP, and Hello Dolly

Mar 29, 2018 1:20:22

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss the news of the week including, the removal of offensive lyrics in Hello Dolly, a request for plugin developers to stop supporting legacy PHP versions, and changes coming in WordPress 4.9.5. We also talk about community management, the difference between comments (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 309 – All AMPed Up

Mar 22, 2018 54:53

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In this episode, I’m joined by Alberto Medina, Developer Advocate working with the Web Content Ecosystems Team at Google, and Weston Ruter, CTO of XWP. We have a candid conversation about Google’s AMP Project. We start by learning why the project was created, what its main goal is, and the technology behind (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 308 – Wildcard SSL Certificates For All

Mar 15, 2018 1:00:59

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss the news of the week including the results from the 2018 Stack Overflow survey, Tech Crunch’s rebuild, and Let’s Encrypt adding support for wildcard certificates. We also talk about Google working towards AMP or parts of it becoming official web standards. (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 307 – Thirty Percent of the Web

Mar 8, 2018 1:06:59

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I start with a continued discussion of AMP from last week. We cover the big releases of the week including Jetpack, Genesis, Yoast SEO, and Gutenberg. We discuss a new project that aims to determine Gutenberg compatible plugins, debate the terminology used to (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 306 – AMP, GDPR, and Brewing Beer At The Boss’ House

Mar 1, 2018 55:06

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In this episode, John James Jacoby joins me live from Hutchinson, KS, to talk about the news of the week. We started off the show discussing the GDPR and the number of things that need to be considered surrounding the right to be forgotten. We also have a lengthy conversation (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 305 – 10up, JavaScript for WordPress Conference, and Jetpack 5.8

Feb 15, 2018 1:01:45

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss the news of the week. We also chat about the Winter Olympics, crypto mining in order to access content on the web, and the joys of taking care of a puppy. Last but not least, we talk about Elasticsearch in Jetpack (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 304 – DesktopServer, Life, and Health with Marc Benzakein

Feb 8, 2018 1:32:33

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Marc Benzakein, Operations Manager for ServerPress, LLC. We discussed recent updates to DesktopServer and received a progress report on 4.0. Marc also shared some of the struggles the team encountered throughout 2017. We learned what’s new with WP SiteSync (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 303 – Interview With Zac Gordon, Technology Educator

Feb 1, 2018 1:36:23

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Zac Gordon. We discussed a wide range of topics including, balancing freelance work with educating, an overview of Gutenberg from an educator’s perspective, and potential brand issues if the Gutenberg name was deprecated. We also talked about some of (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 302 – Brian Gardner, Founder of StudioPress

Jan 26, 2018 1:28:20

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Brian Gardner, founder of StudioPress. We talk about the past, present, and future of the company including various milestones such as the Genesis framework and merger with CopyBlogger Media in 2010. We also discuss the community surrounding StudioPress’ products (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 301 – WordPress in HigherEd, Accessibility, and More With Rachel Cherry

Jan 18, 2018 1:30:02

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Rachel Cherry, Senior Software Engineer for Disney Interactive and Director of WPCampus. Cherry describes how she got involved with WordPress, its use in higher education, the inspiration behind WPCampus, and her thoughts on accessibility both in WordPress and across (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 300 – Interview with Matt ‘Gutenbeard’ Mullenweg

Jan 4, 2018 1:02:57

Description:

In this the 300th episode, John James Jacoby and I interview Matt ‘Gutenbeard’ Mullenweg, co-creator of the WordPress project. We discuss a range of topics including, the somewhat controversial poetry reading that included a curse word prior to the State of the Word, the WordPress Foundation increasing its range of (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 299 – 2017 Year in Review

Dec 28, 2017 1:28:41

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I review the WordPress news that made headlines on the Tavern in 2017. Among the stories we talk about more in-depth was Headway Themes, WP-CLI becoming a WordPress.org sanctioned project, and Disqus being acquired. We also talked about the future of comments in (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 298 – GDPR, User Privacy, and More With Heather Burns

Dec 21, 2017 1:29:46

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Heather Burns, Founder of WebDevLaw. We have a lengthy discussion about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), what it is, what’s at stake, and its potential impacts on the WordPress ecosystem. We also discuss the cultural differences between the North (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 297 – WordCamp US 2017 Recap

Dec 14, 2017 1:40:02

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Morten Rand-Hendriksen. We have an engaging conversation about WordCamp US 2017, Gutenberg, and what it’s going to take for it to succeed. Rand-Hendriksen shared what he thinks are the three conditions that need to be met before Gutenberg can (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 296 – Gutenberg, Telemetry, Calypso, and More With Matt Mullenweg

Nov 30, 2017 1:12:16

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Matt Mullenweg, co-creator of the WordPress project and CEO of Automattic. We discussed a wide range of topics including, his role on the board of directors at GitLab, Telemetry or data-usage gathering in WordPress, and the WordPress Growth Council. (more...)

WPWeekly Episode 295 – Turkey With A Side of Gutenberg and Giving Thanks to Open Source

Nov 27, 2017 1:04:23

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I apologize for the delay in getting this episode out to you. In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discussed a range of topics, including a caching bug introduced in WordPress 4.9 that causes Page Templates not to display for an hour. We talk about the possibilities of using (more...)