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

WPWeekly Episode 319 – The Gutenberg Plugin Turns 30

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, and what comes after Gutenberg. We shared our thoughts on Automattic’s new board member, General Ann Dunwoody and speculated on Automattic’s vision.

We wrap up the show by talking about generational divides in WordPress.

Stories Discussed:

WordPress 4.9.7 Security and Maintenance Release
Update on Gutenberg
What’s New in Gutenberg? (6th July)
Automattic’s First New Board Member: General Ann Dunwoody
Block Unit Test Plugin Helps WordPress Theme Developers Prepare for Gutenberg
Generational divides in WordPress

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WPWeekly Episode 322 – WP Engine Acquires StudioPress

WPWeekly Episode 319 – The Gutenberg Plugin Turns 30

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.

We also talk about a recent security vulnerability that was publicly disclosed, ProsPress acquires AutomateWoo, and the release of Tide beta 1. Also of note, we identified an issue that causes John’s audio to turn into static. His audio should be fixed in the next episode.

Stories Discussed:

Why WP Engine is Acquiring StudioPress
An Important Announcement About the Future of StudioPress
WP Engine, a managed WordPress platform, raises $250M from Silver Lake
https://twitter.com/bgardner/status/1012011823279824901
AutomateWoo joins Prospress
AutomateWoo joins Prospress to Further eCommerce Automation on WooCommerce
Tide Beta 1 Released

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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

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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

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WPWeekly Episode 319 – The Gutenberg Plugin Turns 30

WPWeekly Episode 319 – The Gutenberg Plugin Turns 30

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. Last but not least, we share the news of the week.

Stories Discussed:

Microsoft Acquires GitHub for $7.5B In Stock
Gutenberg 3.0.0 Released, 30th Release
Simple:Press Forum Plugin Is Up for Adoption
WordCamp for iOS Renamed to WP Camps, More Events Added
Sustainability + WordPress = SustyWP
Improving WordPress with Static Analysis

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WPWeekly Episode 318 – Happy 15th Birthday WordPress 0.70

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

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 on how WordPress fits into our lives and where we see us fitting into its future. For giggles, we did some WordPress trivia as well.

Stories Discussed:

Matt’s Birthday Post
WordPress Now Available
WordPress Release History
#wp15 on Twitter

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WPWeekly Episode 317 – Minor Major Major Minor Release

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

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 every version. I describe what it’s like having poison ivy on my face and my continuing woes with lawn care equipment.

Stories Discussed:

Adobe to acquire Magento for $1.68B
WordPress 4.9.7 will include patch to fix an issue that caused fatal 500 errors
You can use the WordPress logo on bakery goods to celebrate WordPress’ birthday
Marcel Schmitz Releases Unofficial WordCamp for iOS App
Music: A Gutenberg-Powered Theme
GDPR for WordPress Developers: Announcing the (Free) Anonymization Addon   
BuddyPress 3.0.0 “Apollo”

Picks of the Week:

Panic Mode the card game. A cooperative card game of office politics during Disaster Recovery for up to 8 players.

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

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

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 and comment on WooCommerce’s new Products insertion block. Last but not least, John describes watching security footage of a woman stealing metal goats off his property at 4:30 AM.

Stories Discussed:

WordPress 4.9.6 Beta 1 Adds Tools for GDPR Compliance
4.9.6 Schedule Changes
What’s new in Gutenberg? (May the 4th)
Making it easier to add products to posts and pages with the Products block for Gutenberg
WooCommerce 3.4 RC1
Recap of Attending the First WordCamp Retreat

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