WPWeekly Episode 321 – Recap of WordCamp EU 2018

WPWeekly Episode 319 – The Gutenberg Plugin Turns 30

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 be held in Berlin, Germany. John and I finished the show discussing Matt Mullenweg’s keynote presentation and Gutenberg’s proposed timeline.

Stories Discussed:

Gutenberg Team Panel Talks Release Timeline, Theme Building, and Customization at WCEU
WordCamp Europe 2018 Contributor Day Posts Record Turnout Amid Wi-Fi Outage
Mullenweg announced Gutenberg Roadmap
WP Rig – A WordPress Starter Theme and Build Process in One

WPWeekly Meta:

Next Episode: Wednesday, June 27th 3:00 P.M. Eastern

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Itunes

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via RSS

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Stitcher Radio

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Google Play

Listen To Episode #321:

Read Full Article Here

WPWeekly Episode 320 – Building a Sustainable Web

WPWeekly Episode 319 – The Gutenberg Plugin Turns 30

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 between sustainability and optimization to create a better user experience. We end the show discussing the latest WordPress headlines and share information on how you can watch WordCamp EU for free.

Stories Discussed:

BabaYaga: The WordPress Malware That Eats Other Malware
Ten WordPress Plugins By Multidots For WooCommerce Identified As Vulnerable And Dangerous
Plugin Detective Wins WordCamp Orange County’s 2018 Plugin-a-Palooza

WPWeekly Meta:

Next Episode: Wednesday, June 20th 3:00 P.M. Eastern

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Itunes

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via RSS

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Stitcher Radio

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Google Play

Listen To Episode #320:

Read Full Article Here

WPWeekly Episode 309 – All AMPed Up

WPCampus Scheduled for July 12-14 in St. Louis, MO

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 it.

We also dive into some of the controversy surrounding the project by discussing whether or not AMP is a threat to the Open Web. Medina and Ruter provide insight into AMP’s transformation from focusing on the mobile web to providing a great user experience across the entire web. Last but not least, we learn about the relationship between Automattic, XWP, and the AMP team and how it’s helping to shape the future of the project.

Notable Links Mentioned:

AMP for WordPress Plugin
AMP for WordPress GitHub Repository
AMP GitHub Repository
Video presentation from AMP Conf 2018 showcasing the work that’s gone into the AMP for WordPress plugin
Official blog post outlining the future of the AMP Project

WPWeekly Meta:

Next Episode: Wednesday, March 28th 3:00 P.M. Eastern

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Itunes

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via RSS

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Stitcher Radio

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Google Play

Listen To Episode #309:

Read Full Article Here

Matt Cromwell Hosts Matt Mullenweg in Q&A Gutenberg Interview

Matt Cromwell Hosts Matt Mullenweg in Q&A Gutenberg Interview

Matt Cromwell, Head of Support and Community Outreach for GiveWP and an administrator for the Advanced WordPress Facebook group, hosted a question and answer session about Gutenberg with Matt Mullenweg earlier today. The interview concludes the Advanced WordPress Gutenberg interview series that includes, Joost de Valk, Ahmad Awais, and Tammie Lister.

Mullenweg began the session by explaining why there is a concerted effort to improve the editor. “It’s really almost any user test that you watch,” he said. “Both watching people brand new to WordPress and those with years of experience on how they used the editor. It became obvious that we could make something more accessible to new users, but also, a lot more powerful for developers.”

With regards to a release date, Mullenweg confirmed that Gutenberg will ship when it’s ready. Later in the interview, Mullenweg was asked if he could provide a more concrete answer.

“For those who want a concrete date, we will have one or two orders of magnitude more users of Gutenberg in April,” he responded. “That doesn’t mean necessarily a 5.0 release, but it does mean that if you’re planning on aiming for something where a lot of users will be interacting with Gutenberg, aim for April.”

While the project’s name is Gutenberg, some developers have expressed concerns on how the name will be deprecated if at all once it’s merged into core. There are a number of educational resources, products, and tool kits referencing Gutenberg that could be a source of confusion once it’s merged into core and referred to as the editor.

Mullenweg was asked if the Gutenberg name will be deprecated. “We’ll see,” he replied. “I don’t think it’s the most important thing to figure out right now. We’re tackling some much bigger issues. If the plugin is useful, we’ll keep it around for beta testing, if not, we’ll have it turn itself off.”

Mullenweg concluded the interview thanking the Advanced WordPress Facebook group for the passion and discussions shared by members. The group has more than 30K members, is free to join, well maintained, and often filled with interesting topics. You can watch the interview in its entirety below.

Read Full Article Here

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

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

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 and what customers can look forward too later this year. We also talked about Marc’s journey of becoming a healthier person both physically and mentally. He recalls the issues he had to overcome and shares advice on how others can improve their health.

Stories Discussed:

WooCommerce 3.3.1 Released, Addresses Template Conflicts
WordPress 4.9.4 Fixes Critical Auto Update Bug in 4.9.3
Unpatched DoS Flaw Could Help Anyone Take Down WordPress Websites

WPWeekly Meta:

Next Episode: Wednesday, February 14th 3:00 P.M. Eastern

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Itunes

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via RSS

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Stitcher Radio

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Google Play

Listen To Episode #304:



Read Full Article Here

WPWeekly Episode 303 – Interview With Zac Gordon, Technology Educator

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

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 the difficulties involved with creating a course around a feature that’s not yet part of WordPress core.

Stories Discussed:

iThemes Acquired by LiquidWeb
WooCommerce 3.3 Released
Easy Updates Manager Acquired by UpdraftPlus

Picks of the Week:

John James Jacoby suggested Beam Authentic. Beam Authentic is a wearable, connected, smart button that can be programmed to display different images through an app.

WPWeekly Meta:

Next Episode: Wednesday, February 7th 3:00 P.M. Eastern

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Itunes

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via RSS

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Stitcher Radio

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Google Play

Listen To Episode #303:

Read Full Article Here

WPWeekly Episode 302 – Brian Gardner, Founder of StudioPress

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

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 and the role it plays in the company’s continued success.

Picks of the Week:

Ahmad Awais Create Guten Block toolkit.

WPWeekly Meta:

Next Episode: Wednesday, January 31st 3:00 P.M. Eastern

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Itunes

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via RSS

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Stitcher Radio

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Google Play

Listen To Episode #302:

Read Full Article Here

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

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

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 the web. She also assigned everyone the following homework assignment.

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

If you want to learn how WordPress is being used in higher education, tune in to WPCampus Online Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Viewers will be able to watch sessions and interact with the speakers for free. Near the end of the show, Jacoby provides a review of the Nintendo Switch he received for Christmas.

Stories Discussed:

Gutenberg 2.0 Released
WordPress 4.9.2 Patches XSS Vulnerability
Zac Gordon Launches Gutenberg Development Course, Includes More Than 30 Videos

Picks of the Week:

Pippin Williamson’s 2017 Year in Review

WPWeekly Meta:

Next Episode: Wednesday, January 24th 3:00 P.M. Eastern

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Itunes

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via RSS

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Stitcher Radio

Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Google Play

Listen To Episode #301:

Read Full Article Here