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WordPress from Install to Publish. WPwatercooler is a live video and audio roundtable discussion from WordPress professionals from around the industry who offer tips, best practices, and lively debate on how to put the content management system to use. WPwatercooler is part of the WPwatercooler Network Hosted by WordPress developer Jason Tucker, the weekly panel includes the following WP experts as well as over 500 guests since 2012. ∙ Jason Tucker - podcast host, web developer, and IT Direc ...
 
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The WordPress Marketing Show has evolved over time from a question and answer show to a WordPress-focused marketing show. Jason Tucker is an IT Director and WordPress Web Developer and Bridget Willard is a self-proclaimed Twitter Nerd. They both love WordPress and its diverse community. Please join us Fridays at 9:00 a.m. Pacific. No matter the topic, we plan to have fun, educate, and, of course, build a community. Smart Marketing Show is part of the WPwatercooler Network. Feedback for our s ...
 
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On the show were joined by the founding directors of the WP Community Collective: Courtney Robertson, Katie Adams Farrell, and our very own Sé Reed. We’ll chat about what the WPCC is, its mission to support the WordPress community, and how you can be a part of it.By Jason Tucker, Courtney Robertson, Katie Adams Farrell, Sé Reed
 
This week on WPwatercooler we’ll be discussing how Twitter has been a big part of the WordPress community space for more than a decade. With the fate of the platform up in the air, many WordPressers are staking out new Internet territory. Whether it’s Mastodon, Tumblr, Reddit, Slack, or Discord, we’ve got lots of options, but where is everyone goin…
 
This week on WPwatercooler Jill Binder will be joining us to talk about the #WPDiversity initiative. As part of the Diverse Speaker Training Group on the WordPress.org Community Team, Jill has been hosting an ongoing series of workshops around the world, focusing on new speaker training and diversity awareness for WordCamp organizers. Also joining …
 
This week on WPwatercooler we’ll be discussing the upcoming WordPress 6.1 release and what we have seen so far in the release candidate. Beta 1 Feature Freeze: September 21, 2022 – Testing and Bug Fixes Release Candidate 11: October 4, 2022 Dry Run: October 28, 2022 WordPress 6.1 General Release: November 1, 2022 Links: What’s New in WordPress 6.1:…
 
This week on WPwatercooler we will continue our discussion with John James Jacoby and Matt Cromwell from EP23 of Dev Branch about the WordPress plugin repo’s Active Install Growth Chart. In this episode, we’ll focus on the effects of the removal of the chart on the community, including how the data was used by the wider WordPress ecosystem and the …
 
This week on WPwatercooler were discussing the major problem of microaggression. Enough with this woke stuff: and other racist speech you can unlearn masterwp.com Reverse Racism Is Not Real – underrepresentedintech Workshop: How to Be An Ally – allienimmons.com Panel Jason Tucker – https://jasontucker.blog Sé Reed – https://sereedmedia.com John Loc…
 
This week on the show were celebrating 10 years of producing WPwatercooler. We’ll look back at some of the highlights, our past guests, and the various topics we’ve discussed on the show. Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog Steve Zehngut – Zeek.com Sé Reed – sereedmedia.com Jason Cosper – jasoncosper.com…
 
This week on the show we are going to be discussing the contributor day that happened just after WordCamp US 2022 in San Diego. Joining us this week is a returning guest Courtney Robertson who is a web design dev advocate at GoDaddy Pro and WP Training team co-rep. Courtney was recently on EP21 – Post Formats Status and EP14 – Developing WordPress …
 
This week on WPwatercooler we’re discussing WordCamp US 2022 happening during our recording. Sé Reed is on location sharing with us her experience there. More Ztrip? – Soundcloud WordPress Faces WordCamp Sessions Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog Sé Reed – sereedmedia.com Jason Cosper – jasoncosper.com…
 
This week on WPwatercooler we’re going to be discussing the WordPress Photo Directory which consists of free, high-quality, CC0-licensed, community-submitted photographs. We’ll be speaking with Katie Richards, Marcus Burnette, and Topher DeRosia on the upcoming directory launch. WordPress Photos – Make WordPress Photo Directory https://profiles.wor…
 
This week on WPwatercooler we’re going to be discussing the WebP file format and native support for it in WordPress. With support for WebP being added in 2021, it is now merged into core with the intention of being the default image format for WordPress moving forward. We’ll be discussing this with Jon Brown of 9seeds, a longtime friend of the show…
 
Does WordPress have a naming problem? Is everything just going to be called JetPack in a few years? What about WordPress.com? Full Site Editor? Site Builder, Page Builder, Cosmic (we’re pulling for you Paul), Page Builder, GutenPage? We think WordPress has some naming issues we need to get addressed and the community is taking different sides to th…
 
This week on WPwatercooler we’re continuing our series on the Full Site Editor and are joined by Nick Diego who is a Developer Advocate at WP Engine and developer of Block Visibility. We’ll be talking with Nick on his journey through using FSE and how people should approach converting their sites to FSE after making the decision to do it. Nick Dieg…
 
This week on WPwatercooler we’re joined by Chicago-based Brian Gardner who recently made the WordPress theme Frost and a new beautiful unreleased Full Site Editor theme. Brian will be speaking with us on designing themes block-based themes and we’ll be discussing what decisions he’s made along the way and what he’d love to see added to Full Site Ed…
 
In this episode – WordPress released 6.0 and also turns 19, and oddly enough our episode number is 419! WordPress 6.0 Development Cycle WordPress 6.0 “Arturo” WordPress 6.0: Making Gutenberg “Guten-Better” wp19.day – Celebrate WordPress’s 19th Anniversary! Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog Steve Zehngut – zeek.com Sé Reed – sereedmedia.com Jaso…
 
In this episode, we speak with Marc Benzakein Operations Manager of ServerPress about them recently sunsetting their product WPSiteSync. You can read about their decision here WPSiteSync and on WP Tavern. Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog Steve Zehngut – zeek.com Sé Reed – sereedmedia.com Jason Cosper – jasoncosper.com Marc Benzakein – serverpr…
 
As your friend and mine, Steve Zehngut would say, “Not all web hosts are created equal” which I think is a good thing. With them not being equal the features each have are vastly different and some of these you may need in order to host your site with them. We’re going to explore what you get in 2022 for a web host for your WordPress site. Panel Ja…
 
There are a lot of ways to apply automation to your WordPress workflows. In this episode, we’re going to work through the many ways of using the WordPress API and webhooks to make things work hands-free. https://www.submittable.com/ https://www.airtable.com https://automatorplugin.com/ https://wp-webhooks.com/ https://buddy.works/ https://youtu.be/…
 
This week on the show we’re discussing Cyber Security with Robert Rowley of Patchstack. Chart: How Safe Is Your Password? | Statista WordPress Vulnerability Database – Patchstack WP Last Modified Info – WordPress plugin WordPress 5.9.2 Security Update This security and maintenance release features 1 bug fix in addition to 3 security fix. Because th…
 
The tangled Web we WordPress. This week on WPwatercooler we’re continuing a discussion we started last week on episode 412 which made its way onto Twitter where we discussed with Brian Gardner and Bill Erickson on using WordPress Full Site Editor and if it’s ready for Agencies to use. Are we really storing all this in post_content & post_meta? Wher…
 
This week on the show we’ll be discussing building custom blocks with ACF. ACF Blocks Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog Steve Zehngut – zeek.com Sé Reed – sereedmedia.com Jason Cosper – jasoncosper.com Are You Looking For Brand Awareness? Wanna Sponsor Us? You could be a show sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your…
 
This week on the show we’ll be discussing WordPress 5.9 Josephine and the changes and new features in this release. https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-beta-tester/ https://make.wordpress.org/core/2022/01/27/proposal-2022-major-release-timing/ Short list of topics: Full Site Editing New Navigation block Revamped List View and more Recent posts …
 
On this episode, we will be recapping the State of the Word which we provided commentary over the presentation. Here are our takeaways from this event. Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog Jason Cosper – jasoncosper.com Daniel Schutzsmith - daniel.schutzsmith.com Show Sponsor WP All Import works with any XML or CSV file, you can import images, and…
 
Show Notes On this episode, we will be discussing the methods we use to find the right solution to a problem we face on a project. Is it a SaaS intregration? WordPress plugin? We’re going to walk through knowing what questions to ask and identifying what features are the best fit for the project and for the budget you are working in. We’ve all been…
 
This week on WPwaterOn this episode Morten Rand-Hendriksen will be joining us to discuss governance with the PHP Foundation and the various parts of WordPress. The New Life of PHP – The PHP Foundation PHP Foundation – Open Collective Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog Sé Reed – sereedmedia.com Jason Cosper – jasoncosper.com Morten Rand-Hendrikse…
 
This week on the show our resident Jasons – Tucker and Cosper talk about WordPress performance optimization and how you can squeeze the most speed and reliability out of your WordPress website installation. From the choice of plugins that you select to the WebHost that you are running it on, all of these things come to play when dealing with perfor…
 
This week on WPwatercooler we're going to be discussing the form and functionality of… forms! Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog Steve Zehngut – zeek.com Sé Reed – sereedmedia.com Jason Cosper – jasoncosper.com Show Sponsors Check out InMotion hosting for 24/7 support and affordable prices, learn how you can launch your website in minutes at inm…
 
Honestly, we were going to talk about forms this week and realized it was episode 404 and just had to cover errors. Hopefully, we won’t just be discussing our favorite 404 error pages online or what is the best way to disable all the WordPress plugins to figure out what is triggering an error. Or the magic way of just saving your permalinks and it …
 
This week we’ll be are talking about HeroPress and how they are building a repo of sorts called finditwp.com We’ll be talking with Cate and Topher DeRosia about all that they are compiling for our WordPress community. Show Notes can be found here: https://www.wpwatercooler.com/video/ep403-a-new-wordpress-repo-compiling-the-community-wpwatercooler/ …
 
Intranets are where staff in a company find all the internal documentation, links to services used, and sometimes a gathering place to share photos, custom testimonials, and other great things. Looking for when the next paid holiday is? Check the staff calendar. Looking for the link to the payroll system? All this and more can be found on the compa…
 
This week on WPwatercooler we discuss the future of the Media Library with Helen Hou-Sandí and Joe McGill. “How do you fix the media library when people don’t understand filesystems?” We’ve talked about the Media Library in WordPress quite a bit and when we saw Helen’s tweet we just had to reach out. Joining us is Joe McGill who is one of the Media…
 
This week on WPwatercooler we’re celebrating episode 400 of the show! We talk about the comments left on the YouTube channel, the many awesome people we have on the show, and what our plans are for next year leading up to 10 years! Here is to 9 years of being “The Most Influential WordPress Podcast” (much like every restaurant in Vegas is the best …
 
This week on WPwatercooler we’re discussing WordPress plugin pricing and we asked Scott Kingsley Clark to join us again. In the last episode, we almost talked about this so we thought we’d do an entire show about it for our 399th episode. Next week is our 400th episode AND it’s our 9th year of doing this show, crazy right?! Panel Jason Tucker – jas…
 
This week on WPwatercooler we’re discussing Gutenberg and the use of custom fields with blocks. We asked Scott Kingsley Clark to join us on the show, he’s the lead developer of the Pods Framework which among other things deals with custom fields and Gutenberg blocks. Full Show Notes https://www.wpwatercooler.com/video/ep398-gutenberg-blocks-and-cus…
 
We thought we'd introduce you to Dev Branch the show we'd been doing for a few years now on WPwatercooler Network. We do this show on the first Friday of each month. This month on Dev Branch we’re discussing developing the content to develop WordPress developers with Hauwa Abashiya and Courtney Engle Robertson. Who can Learn help? – Make WordPress …
 
This week on WPwatercooler we’re discussing the WordPress blackmarket – GPL Clubs. We discussed this topic back in 2014 and with the rise of these clubs, we’re circling back around and discussing it again. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/video/ep118-gpl-trademarks-re-selling-peoples-plugins-opp-dec-29-2014/…
 
This week on the show we’ll have a few friends in the WordPress community stop by to discuss the changing WordPress ecosystem. Chris wrote a blog post recently that was linked from a few places we all frequent. The Changing WordPress Ecosystem – Chris Wiegman is a good read. “The learning curve is now extremely high regardless of past [WordPress] e…
 
In this episode of WPwatercooler, we’re going to be discussing what makes a good WordPress plugin? Obviously, over the 8 years we’ve been doing this show the answers have changed a bit but many have stayed the same. Is it a good user interface, one that looks like it’s supposed to be there? Is it good support? New features added all the time or wha…
 
This week on the show we’re discussing the new WordPress version 58 release named “Tatum”. WordPress 58 Development Cycle – Make WordPress Core News – WordPress 58 Tatum – WordPress.org What’s New in WordPress 58 (Full Site Editing, WebP Images, Global Styles and Settings, and Much More) WordPress 58 – Yoast WordPress 58 “Tatum” – Technical First I…
 
his week on the show we’re discussing tools that we use when building WordPress websites. Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog Sé Reed – sereedmedia.com Jason Cosper – jasoncosper.com Show Sponsors Desktop Server – ServerPress https://serverpress.com WPsitesync – https://www.wpsitesync.com Are You Looking For Brand Awareness? You could be a show s…
 
This week on the show we’re discussing something that every WordPress site owner has to deal with, updating WordPress plugins. Many close their eyes and press the update button but some plan ahead, test, look at code, and test again before pressing that update button. In this episode, we’re going to share the methods we use to do these updates. Pan…
 
This week on WPwatercooler we’re discussing set it and forget it websites, you know the website you built for your friend and they never logged into it since the day you handed over the password. That website you build for a company in your city that uses it but has never logged into it. We’re going to discuss the pitfalls of these websites and wha…
 
With all of the acquisitions occurring in the WordPress space we asked friend of the show Cory Miller from Business Value Academy and Post Status to discuss with us these various acquisitions and what to expect in the future. Buy and Sell WordPress Businesses-FlipWP Awesome Motive Major Acquisitions in the WordPress Market (2021 Included) WP Engine…
 
On this episode of WPwatercooler we will be continuing our discussion from Securing WordPress: Bots and Hackers but this time talking about how you can secure your WordPress site from people you know such as developers, contractors building the site, and your users if they are logging into the site at any point. There is a lot to talk about in this…
 
On this episode of WPwatercooler we will be discussing how you can secure your WordPress website to defend against bots and hackers. This is a question that comes up all the time at our local WordPress Meetups and at our WordCamps and we thought we'd share with you the best methods to do so as well as understand what the information you get out of …
 
On this episode of WPwatercooler, we’ll be discussing Gutenberg Full-Site Editing in WordPress. We got Jason to start using Gutenberg, lets see what he has to say about it. Join us on Discord Sponsored by ServerPress makers of Desktop Server, they make local WordPress development easy! carolinan/fullsiteediting Full Site Editing – Learn about block…
 
Our modern world puts up efficient, yet annoying, communication barriers. Market yourself by being reachable and you’ll have a key differentiator. In this episode, Jason and Bridget are joined by Adrian Tobey. We’ll chat about how giving people access to us makes a big difference in our small business marketing. This Week’s Panel Jason Tucker @jaso…
 
The WordPress dashboard, it’s been the same since the beginning. Can you customize the WordPress dashboard? What plugins can you use to do this? Why would you you want to? White Label CMS – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org Adminimize – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org Ultimate Dashboard – Custom WordPress Dashboard – WordPress plugin | WordPress.or…
 
It's one thing to network for clients and referrals yet another thing entirely to build a support network. What do we mean by support? Developers and designers don't know everything in their fields. After all, tech changes every 20 minutes. It's easy to become out of touch on an odd client project. Who do you turn to in your network to jog your mem…
 
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