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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 349 – Sandy Edwards and the Kids Event Working Group Initiative

3/22/2019
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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Sandy Edwards. Sandy gave us a behind the scenes look at what it takes to organize a WordPress event for children and teens. She also provides background information on a new group that’s been formed called the Kids Events (more...)

Duration:03:46:11

WPWeekly Episode 348 – RIP Alex, Facebook Moderators, and Shorter Release Cycles

3/7/2019
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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I review feedback from last week’s show, share a few more memories of Alex Mills, and discuss an article that describes what it’s like to be a content moderator for Facebook. We also share our opinions on the idea of WordPress having shorter (more...)

Duration:03:16:18

WPWeekly Episode 347 – Chair Buying, Pressing Issues, and Block Management

2/28/2019
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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I start off by discussing the office chair purchasing process. I recently needed to buy a new chair and was surprised by some of the features that were highlighted. We talked about block managers and some of the pitfalls that will need to (more...)

Duration:03:34:03

WPWeekly Episode 346 – Cancer Sucks

2/21/2019
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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I reflect on Alex Mill’s latest blog post where he announced that he’s ending his battle with Leukemia. We highlight some of the impacts he’s had on people’s lives and the contributions he’s made to open-source software. Stories Discussed: Leukemia Has Won Alex’s (more...)

Duration:00:36:18

WPWeekly Episode 345 – The Relationship Between Corporate Cash and Open Source Software

2/13/2019
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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss a thought-provoking post published by Morten Rand-Hendriksen that takes a deep look at equity in open source software. Morten suggests that the mantra of decisions are made by those who show up be changed to decisions are made by those who (more...)

Duration:03:37:26

WPWeekly Episode 344 – Introduction to the WordPress Governance Project

1/24/2019
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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Morten Rand-Hendriksen and Rachel Cherry to discuss the WordPress Governance project. We discover why it was created, its goals, and how it aims to help govern the systems and processes that make up the WordPress project. Stories Discussed: WPML (more...)

Duration:05:01:31

WPWeekly Episode 343 – Newspack, Expanding Leadership, and Cory Miller

1/18/2019
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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss Automattic’s quest to create a new service tailored to journalists. We discuss what’s next for Cory Miller as his chapter at iThemes ends later this month. Near the end of the show, we talk about recent leadership changes in the WordPress (more...)

Duration:00:54:22

WPWeekly Episode 342 – GitHub, Commercials, and Governance

1/11/2019
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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss what’s new in WordPress 5.0.3. We share insight into a new feature in WordPress 5.1 that will protect users from fatal errors or more commonly known as the white screen of death. We discuss the WordPress Governance Project and WordPress’ leadership (more...)

Duration:03:51:20

WPWeekly Episode 341 – Recap of WordCamp US 2018

12/13/2018
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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I recap WordCamp US 2018. We discuss what’s new in WordPress 5.0.1 and when users can expect to see 5.0.2. We also chat about the new path that WordPress is on and where it may lead. John shares his perspective on what the (more...)

Duration:05:08:41

WPWeekly Episode 340 – Twas the Night Before 5.0

12/5/2018
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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...)

Duration:01:02:16

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

11/28/2018
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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...)

Duration:05:20:05

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