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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 362 – Fitness, Freelancing, and More With Michelle Schulp

7/31/2019
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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Michelle Schulp, an independent freelancer and Director of Technology at AIGA Minnesota. We discussed the impacts speaking at multiple WordCamps had on her business early on, why she continues to be a freelance contractor as opposed to managing her (more...)

Duration:03:51:35

WPWeekly Episode 361 – Introduction to the IndieWeb With David Shanske

7/25/2019
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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by David Shanske. David introduces us to a set of philosophies known as the IndieWeb, explains how it’s different from the Open Web, and how he’s been involved in the community. We discuss tools that help people own their data (more...)

Duration:03:50:37

WPWeekly Episode 360 – CBD and E-Commerce With Javier Cano

7/17/2019
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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Javier Cano, Director of Marketing for Liquid Web. We discuss the challenges people are facing selling CBD products on e-commerce platforms such as Shopify and WooCommerce and what Liquid Web is doing to be an ally to the industry. (more...)

Duration:03:29:45

WPWeekly Episode 359 – Diversity Speaker Training With Jill Binder

7/3/2019
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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Jill Binder, Founder, and Chief Consultant and Trainer at Diverse Speakers In Tech. We discussed how and why the Diverse Speaker Training group was created, how the training encourages underrepresented people to speak at WordCamps, and how the recent (more...)

Duration:04:25:06

WPWeekly Episode 358 – Interview with Dan Maby, Founder of WP&UP

6/27/2019
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In this episode, Malcolm Peralty and I are joined by Dan Maby, Founder of WP&UP. WP&UP is a non-profit charity based in England that supports and promotes positive mental health in the WordPress Community. Dan explains why he started the charity, what he’s learned and how he manages his own (more...)

Duration:03:56:14

WPWeekly Episode 357 – CBD E-Commerce, XML Sitemaps, and A Preview of WCEU 2019

6/20/2019
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In this episode, Malcom Peralty and I discuss what’s new in WordPress 5.2.2, XML Sitemaps possibly landing in core, and WooCommerce clarifying its CDB seller policy. We also provide a preview of what to expect at WordCamp EU and congratulate Marcel Bootsman for successfully walking to Berlin, Germany. Stories Discussed: (more...)

Duration:02:30:14

WPWeekly Episode 356 – Gutenberg, Governance, and Contributing to WordPress with Jonny Harris

6/13/2019
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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Jonny Harris. Jonny describes how he discovered WordPress and some of the core projects he’s been working on including, Site Health Checks, fatal error protection, and Multisite. We discuss WordPress’ focus on users vs developers in recent years, Jonny’s (more...)

Duration:01:04:32

WPWeekly Episode 355 – Food Poisoning Is No Joke

6/5/2019
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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss Joost de Valk’s decision to step down as WordPress’ Marketing Lead. I shared my recent encounter with food poisoning and some of the lifestyle changes I’m making to improve my health. We also talk about a new experimental plugin by Automattic (more...)

Duration:03:44:18

WPWeekly Episode 354 – Pantheon Acquires StagingPilot

5/30/2019
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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss Panethon’s acquisition of StagingPilot and why regression visual testing will likely become a standard feature across managed WordPress hosts if it’s not already. I rant about the size of text on so many sites being too large and having to shrink (more...)

Duration:00:45:05

WPWeekly Episode 353 – Slack of Boundaries and A Walk to WCEU

5/22/2019
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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss an article published by Vox on how Slack is not improving productivity, especially in large team environments. We highlight what’s new in WordPress 5.2.1, why libraries are important to the communities they serve, and new security features in WordPress 5.2. At (more...)

Duration:04:08:22

WPWeekly Episode 352 – Capital P Dangit and My Future Plans

5/14/2019
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*Update* The previous mp3 attached to this post inadvertently ended around the 31 minute mark. I’ve reuploaded the episode and corrected the problem. The full episode is attached below. In this episode, John James Jacoby and I share what’s new in WordPress 5.2, discuss why not capitalizing one letter can (more...)

Duration:00:29:04

WPWeekly Episode 351 – Results of the Gutenberg Accessibility Audit

5/8/2019
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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Rachel Cherry, Freelance software engineer, consultant, and director of WPCampus and Brian DeConinck, a front-end designer and developer with the OIT Design and Web Services team, part of the Office of Information Technology at NC State University. We learn how Tenon was chosen as (more...)

Duration:04:11:37

WPWeekly Episode 350 – Don’t Touch My Plugin Search Results

4/4/2019
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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss a controversial feature in Jetpack 7.1 that adds feature suggestions to plugin search results. We also talk about extension suggestions that are coming to WooCommerce. We talk about the security implications from the recent investigations into the Pipdig plugin and what (more...)

Duration:01:07:20

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