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WPWeekly Episode 327 – Truth, Misinformation, and Good Ideas - WordPress Weekly

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… Continue Reading →

WPWeekly Episode 326 – Long Live the Fields API Project - WordPress Weekly

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… Continue Reading →

WPWeekly Episode 325 – A Different Facebook for Everyone - WordPress Weekly

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… Continue Reading →

WPWeekly Episode 324 – Getting NC State Gutenready - WordPress Weekly

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… Continue Reading →

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

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… Continue Reading →

WPWeekly Episode 322 – WP Engine Acquires StudioPress - WordPress Weekly

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,… Continue Reading →

WPWeekly Episode 321 – Recap of WordCamp EU 2018 - WordPress Weekly

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… Continue Reading →

WPWeekly Episode 320 – Building a Sustainable Web - WordPress Weekly

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… Continue Reading →

WPWeekly Episode 319 – The Gutenberg Plugin Turns 30 - WordPress Weekly

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… Continue Reading →

WPWeekly Episode 318 – Happy 15th Birthday WordPress 0.70 - WordPress Weekly

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… Continue Reading →

WPWeekly Episode 317 – Minor Major Major Minor Release - WordPress Weekly

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… Continue Reading →

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

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… Continue Reading →

WPWeekly Episode 314 – Getting Squeebly With It - WordPress Weekly

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… Continue Reading →

WPWeekly Episode 307 – Thirty Percent of the Web - WordPress Weekly

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… Continue Reading →

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

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… Continue Reading →

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

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…. Continue Reading →

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

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… Continue Reading →

WPWeekly Episode 303 – Interview With Zac Gordon, Technology Educator - WordPress Weekly

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… Continue Reading →

WPWeekly Episode 302 – Brian Gardner, Founder of StudioPress - WordPress Weekly

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… Continue Reading →

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

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,… Continue Reading →

WPWeekly Episode 300 – Interview with Matt ‘Gutenbeard’ Mullenweg - WordPress Weekly

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… Continue Reading →

WPWeekly Episode 299 – 2017 Year in Review - WordPress Weekly

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… Continue Reading →

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

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… Continue Reading →

WPWeekly Episode 297 – WordCamp US 2017 Recap - WordPress Weekly

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… Continue Reading →

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

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… Continue Reading →

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

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… Continue Reading →

WPWeekly Episode 294 – HeroPress, Community, and WinningWP With Topher DeRosia - WordPress Weekly

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Topher DeRosia, founder of HeroPress. DeRosia provides an update on HeroPress and explains his new role creating WordPress training videos for WinningWP. Jacoby and I discussed the news of… Continue Reading →

WPWeekly Episode 293 – WordPress 4.8.3, RIP Firebug, and Patreon - WordPress Weekly

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss the news of the week including, a behind the scenes look at how WordPress 4.8.3 was released, WordPress 4.9 RC1, and Patreon launching an app directory along with a free WordPress… Continue Reading →

WPWeekly Episode 292 – Recap of WooConf and CaboPress - WordPress Weekly

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Cody Landefeld, co-founder of Mode Effect. Landefeld described his experience attending WooConf as we reviewed highlights from the State of the Woo. We also discussed WooCommerce retiring its Canvas theme… Continue Reading →

WPWeekly Episode 291 – All Hands on Deck on The Ship of Theseus - WordPress Weekly

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss the news of the week including DonateWC sponsoring its first recipient to WordCamp Cape Town, WordPress 4.9 Beta 1, and WooCommerce 3.2. We also have a bit of fun with Poopy.life… Continue Reading →

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