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This is WordPress Weekly hosted by Jeff Chandler and John James Jacoby. Your weekly source of news and discussions related to WordPress as well as any projects under the Automattic umbrella. Recorded live every Wednesday afternoon at 3:00PM Eastern.

This is WordPress Weekly hosted by Jeff Chandler and John James Jacoby. Your weekly source of news and discussions related to WordPress as well as any projects under the Automattic umbrella. Recorded live every Wednesday afternoon at 3:00PM Eastern.
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This is WordPress Weekly hosted by Jeff Chandler and John James Jacoby. Your weekly source of news and discussions related to WordPress as well as any projects under the Automattic umbrella. Recorded live every Wednesday afternoon at 3:00PM Eastern.

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English


Episodes

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

11/15/2018
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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...)

Duration:03:23:44

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

11/9/2018
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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...)

Duration:00:44:04

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

11/2/2018
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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...)

Duration:03:35:15

WPWeekly Episode 335 – Introduction to BigCommerce with Topher DeRosia

10/25/2018
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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...)

Duration:02:51:44

WPWeekly Episode 334 – Accessibility, Gutenberg, and Twenty Nineteen

10/18/2018
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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...)

Duration:02:38:18

WPWeekly Episode 333 – Interview With Mike ‘Shredder’ Schroder

10/11/2018
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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...)

Duration:03:04:36

WPWeekly Episode 332 – The WordPress 5.0 Release Cycle Begins

10/3/2018
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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...)

Duration:02:29:26

WPWeekly Episode 331 – Status Update on Gutenberg With Gary Pendergast

9/27/2018
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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...)

Duration:02:55:42

WPWeekly Episode 330 – WPShout, Community, and Burnout

9/13/2018
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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...)

Duration:02:35:57

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

8/30/2018
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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...)

Duration:00:46:25

WPWeekly Episode 328 – Gutenberg, Forking, and cPanel

8/22/2018
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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...)

Duration:02:52:19

WPWeekly Episode 327 – Truth, Misinformation, and Good Ideas

8/15/2018
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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...)

Duration:00:51:52

WPWeekly Episode 326 – Long Live the Fields API Project

8/8/2018
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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...)

Duration:03:00:05

WPWeekly Episode 325 – A Different Facebook for Everyone

8/1/2018
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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...)

Duration:02:37:34

WPWeekly Episode 324 – Getting NC State Gutenready

7/25/2018
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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...)

Duration:02:34:46

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

7/11/2018
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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...)

Duration:02:35:22

WPWeekly Episode 322 – WP Engine Acquires StudioPress

6/28/2018
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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...)

Duration:02:32:42

WPWeekly Episode 321 – Recap of WordCamp EU 2018

6/20/2018
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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...)

Duration:02:13:07

WPWeekly Episode 320 – Building a Sustainable Web

6/13/2018
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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...)

Duration:02:51:24

WPWeekly Episode 319 – The Gutenberg Plugin Turns 30

6/6/2018
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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...)

Duration:03:06:17