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WP Mainline Episode 23 - Saving the Internet and Saving Open Source
17-01-2022
WP Mainline Episode 23 - Saving the Internet and Saving Open Source
In this episode, Malcom Peralty and I catch up on a few of the stories we’ve missed since the start of the New Year. We briefly go over what’s new in WooCommerce 6.1, what I feel was missed in the revised guidelines proposal for in-person WordPress events, and Yoast SEO creating an app for Shopify. We also discuss whether or not Matt Mullenweg can save the internet. I don’t think one person can but, Matt is certainly in a place where he can do a lot of good for the internet and humanity. Last but not least, I share my joy in saving a bit of cash each year as GoDaddy will now include privacy settings for WHOIS information by default. This Episode is Brought to You By GoDaddy Pro: Are you looking to increase your productivity? One tool that helps thousands of web developers and designers do more every day is GoDaddy Pro. Combining site, client, and project management, GoDaddy Pro is an all-in-one solution made by and for web professionals. Whether you’re new to web design or looking to grow your business, you’ll find free tools, products, guidance, and support to help you deliver results for clients. Manage and monitor all your clients’ WordPress sites from a single place, no matter where they’re hosted. With a single click, perform bulk updates, backups, security checks, and more to save time and free up your day. Stories Discussed: Additional Proposed In-Person Event Guidelines Need to Specify Mask TypeWooCommerce 6.1 ReleasedOpen Source Considered HarmfulYoast SEO on ShopifyFrostWP Open SourceCan Matt Mullenweg save the internet?GoDaddy Domains Now Include Stronger Privacy ProtectionWordPress 5.8.3 Security Update Click to View Transcript: Speaker 1 00:00:19 Welcome everybody to episode 23 of the WP mainline podcast for Friday, January 14th, 2020. To look at 2021 in my show notes. I’m Jeff Chandler joined by my cohost. They are Joe almost must has been so long. Malcolm penalty. Ooh boy. Just getting through the intros. Hard sometimes takes a bit of work. Doesn’t it? That’s it does, you know, I, I almost call it off on the show today. I just, this anxiety, I don’t know. I guess I’m just screwed up. I need to go get some help, need to call somebody. I need to get some meds. Uh, it sucks living like this. It’s like a battle every day, but, uh, I decided, you know what, just going to try and push through and see what happens. Uh, if anything goes wrong. Uh, I got my buddy Malcolm here. He’ll he’ll help me. He’ll save me. He
WP Mainline Episode 22 - State of The Word 2021 Recap
18-12-2021
WP Mainline Episode 22 - State of The Word 2021 Recap
In this episode, Malcom Peralty and I provide an overview of the State of the Word presentation. We cover various points of information, talk about the future of WordPress, and how important CC-0 content is not only to WordPress but to the web in general. We also talk about features coming in WordPress 5.9 and the concerning statistic of open source content management systems losing market share while closed systems are significantly increasing theirs. This Episode is Brought to You By GoDaddy Pro: GoDaddy Pro Are you looking to increase your productivity? One tool that helps thousands of web developers and designers do more every day is GoDaddy Pro. Combining site, client, and project management, GoDaddy Pro is an all-in-one solution made by and for web professionals. Whether you’re new to web design or looking to grow your business, you’ll find free tools, products, guidance, and support to help you deliver results for clients. Manage and monitor all your clients’ WordPress sites from a single place, no matter where they’re hosted. With a single click, perform bulk updates, backups, security checks, and more to save time and free up your day. Click to View Transcript: Speaker 1 00:00:19 Welcome everybody to episode 22 of the WP mainline podcast for Friday, December 17th, 2021. I am your host, Jeff Chandler and joined, uh, by, uh, Malcolm Peralta. Hello, sir. Hello? Hello? Hello? Hello indeed. How has your week been?Speaker 2 00:00:36 It’s been okay. Uh, it’s, it’s hard to get things done with everyone already kind of on holiday brain, but other than that, it’s going well.Speaker 1 00:00:43 Yeah, well, I, I tell you, one thing I’m getting pretty concerned with is all my, all my crime, uh, variant it’s going around. Cause cause now it’s like, you know, I was fine with wearing a mask everywhere, but now it seems like this variant is to the point where I have to actually, uh, purchase some and 95 mask or kn 95 mask and start wearing those out in public. If I want to really protect myself from this new variant, the good news is I’m back double bank’s needed. We’re trying to schedule our boosters as soon as possible. And from what I’ve been able to tell the vaccines are doing, from what we can tell, we’ve been doing a great job of battling these, these variants and mostly all the bad news I’m seeing. And, uh, 95% of all hospitalizations here in my state are from people who are not vaccinated. It’s it’s a damn shame.Speaker 2 00:01:34 It certainly is. And I, I mean, I think, uh,Speaker 1 00:01:38 From wh
WP Mainline Episode 21 - Gravatar, Theme JSON Generator, and CMS Marketshare
13-12-2021
WP Mainline Episode 21 - Gravatar, Theme JSON Generator, and CMS Marketshare
In this episode, Malcom Peralty and I discuss the news of the week beginning with a new Theme.JSON generator created by David Gwyer. We then shared our thoughts on the new redesign of WP Tavern.com. We explain what data was exposed by a recent scrape of public Gravatar data and share alternatives for managing avatar images locally. We congratulated and thanked Helen 侯-Sandí as she leaves her post at 10up and moves on to new adventures. We wrapped up the show by discussing a CMS Marketshare analysis by Joost de Valk. This Episode is Brought to You By GoDaddy Pro: GoDaddy Pro Are you looking to increase your productivity? One tool that helps thousands of web developers and designers do more every day is GoDaddy Pro. Combining site, client, and project management, GoDaddy Pro is an all-in-one solution made by and for web professionals. Whether you’re new to web design or looking to grow your business, you’ll find free tools, products, guidance, and support to help you deliver results for clients. Manage and monitor all your clients’ WordPress sites from a single place, no matter where they’re hosted. With a single click, perform bulk updates, backups, security checks, and more to save time and free up your day. Stories Discussed: Theme.json GeneratorWPTavern RedesignGravatar Emails ExposedHelen Housandi Moves on From 10up/WordPress1.6 Million WordPress Sites under AttackCMS MarketShare Click to View Transcript: Speaker 1 00:00:19 Welcome everyone to episode 20, one of the UWP mainline podcasts for Freddy December 10th, 2021. I’m your host, Jeff Chandler joined by Malcolm. Perotti. Hello, sir. Hello? Hello from the frosty north. Absolutely. Although here, it’s kind of the warm, well, it’s not warm north. You’re more north than me. It’s the warm south. Yeah. Yeah. Have you ever thought of yourself as living in this? No, no, no. I have not. Uh, well, we’re back here in another week. Another week of things to talk about, we, uh, apologize for no show. Last week, last week was a bit of a crap shoot. Uh, just things, things didn’t go well. And it was just, just a sucky week. And we were talking before the, for the, uh, before the show here, David himself, he’s
WP Mainline Episode 20 - No Thanks Were Given for GoDaddy Breach
01-12-2021
WP Mainline Episode 20 - No Thanks Were Given for GoDaddy Breach
Better late than never! I hope everyone had a good holiday last week. I ended up getting some of my much-needed medication so things are not as bleak as they were last week. At any rate, you can listen to last week’s news today! We start off the show by discussing the major breach that occurred at GoDaddy and question whether two-factor authentication will be a requirement going forward. We took a look at WordPress 5.9 and shared our opinions of user-facing features we’re looking forward to. We also share the revised schedule for the release of WordPress 5.9. Last but not least, we have a discussion surrounding Black Friday deals, pricing, psychological marketing triggers, and what constitutes a good deal for the consumer. Stories Discussed: GoDaddy Breached – Plaintext Passwords – 1.2M AffectedGoDaddy Breach Widens to tsoHost, Media Temple, 123Reg, Domain Factory, Heart Internet, and Host EuropeWordPress.org SurveyA Look at WordPress 5.9WordPress 5.9 Revised Release ScheduleJoin us for State of the Word 2021, in person or online!The Dark Side of the Black Friday Sales Click to View Transcript: Speaker 1 00:00:19 Welcome everybody to episode 20 of the WP mainline podcast for Wednesday, November 24th, 2021. I’m your host, Jeff Chandler and joined by Malcolm porosity. Malcolm served gobble gobbleSpeaker 2 00:00:33 Only for you, American.Speaker 1 00:00:34 Yeah. Yeah. That’s right. You already had your Thanksgiving. That’s right. It’s like a full month ago. Yep. Well, it’s our turn now, buddy. Very much enjoying looking for this is my favorite time of the year. Uh, we’ve got, uh, some stuffing homemade stuffing. We’ve got broccoli and cheese casserole, which is basically just broccoli and cheese brownies. So to speak to very good. I got deviled eggs in the fridge. We’ve got homemade pumpkin pie roll. We’ve got, uh, uh, smoked roasted Turkey from the honeybee Tam company. And what else do we get? Oh, she’s gonna, she’s gonna make some candy yams. We’ve got pumpernickel bread. And uh, the only people who’s going to be here tomorrow is me and my wife and smokey. So, you know,Speaker 2 00:01:14 That is quite theSpeaker 1 00:01:15 Fees were covered for the weekend. I thinkSpeaker 2 00:01:18 I was, I was actually talking to a, uh, my coworker and one of the things that I brought up was just how big of a deal Thanksgiving is in the states. And, uh, he said, you know, Christmas is kind of more for the kids and Thanksgiving is kind of more for the adults. So that’s why it’s kind of treated as this, you know, bigger event. Um, how do you feel about that? Do you agree? Like is Thanksgiving bigger than Christmas and, and a lot of,Speaker 1 00:01:40 Well, let’s put it this way. I think Thanksgiving is the holiday that generates the most sales of alcohol during the year. So I don’t know, take debt for what you will. Uh, but, um, yeah, I don’t know. I suppose I, I think, uh, I don’t know, man, I j
WP Mainline Episode 19 - GoDaddy Acquires Pagely, Doing The Woo, and WordPress Contributor Churn
15-11-2021
WP Mainline Episode 19 - GoDaddy Acquires Pagely, Doing The Woo, and WordPress Contributor Churn
In this episode, Malcolm Peralty and I are joined by Bob Dunn of Do The Woo fame to discuss the news of the week. We started off by discussing the most surprising acquisition of the year with GoDaddy acquiring Pagely. We briefly touch on what’s new in WordPress 5.8.2 while trying to figure out how to pronounce Thijs de Valk’s name. Thijs de Valk is the new CEO for Yoast. Bob explains what exactly his partnership with Post Status entails and what we can expect from it. Last but not least, we had a great discussion about Paul Lacey’s post and contributor churn in WordPress and whether or not WordPress could one day run out of free labor to keep the project going. If you tell me the correct number of times I say “Do The Woo” in this episode, contact me and I might have a surprise for you. This Episode is Brought to You By GoDaddy Pro: GoDaddy Pro Are you looking to increase your productivity? One tool that helps thousands of web developers and designers do more every day is GoDaddy Pro. Combining site, client, and project management, GoDaddy Pro is an all-in-one solution made by and for web professionals. Whether you’re new to web design or looking to grow your business, you’ll find free tools, products, guidance and support to help you deliver results for clients. Manage and monitor all your clients’ WordPress sites from a single place, no matter where they’re hosted. With a single click, perform bulk updates, backups, security checks and more to save time and free up your day. Stories Discussed: GoDaddy Acquires PagelyOne Hour Interview Between Cory Miller and Josh StrebelWordPress 5.8.2 Security and Maintenance ReleaseJoost De Valk’s Brother Steps into CEO RoleAnnouncing a Partnership with Post Status and Do the WooAMP Has Irreparably Damaged Publishers’ Trust in Google-led InitiativesState of the Word 2021Blocks, Boards & Fishing Reels – How Gutenberg has Divided WordPress Click to View Transcript: Speaker 1 00:00:19 Welcome everybody to episode 19 of the WP mainline
WP Mainline Episode 18 - WP Scan Acquired, WordFest Live 2022, and Jeffro AI
06-11-2021
WP Mainline Episode 18 - WP Scan Acquired, WordFest Live 2022, and Jeffro AI
In this episode, Malcolm Peralty and I discussed the news of week starting off with Automattic’s acquisition of WPScan. I also shared my experience of what it was like to spend eight straight hours of reading, participating, and writing about WordPress. It’s exhausting. We then shared news of the WordPress community gift exchange and Malcolm put out a challenge for someone to create a Secret Santa WordPress site so folks could use it instead of Elfster. WordFest 2022 announced it will take place on March 4th, 2022. I’m a huge fan of a Big Orange Heart Foundation and am hopeful the organization can fulfill its sponsorships for 2022. Near the end of the show, we discussed yet again the writing experience in WordPress. We also described how Bob Dunn is synonymous with WooCommerce. If there’s a Woo, there’s a Bob. Last but not least, we wonder who could write a WordPress post better, Jeffro or Jeffro AI. Would you be able to tell the difference? This Episode is Brought to You By GoDaddy Pro: Are you looking to increase your productivity? One tool that helps thousands of web developers and designers do more every day is GoDaddy Pro. Combining site, client, and project management, GoDaddy Pro is an all-in-one solution made by and for web professionals. Whether you’re new to web design or looking to grow your business, you’ll find free tools, products, guidance and support to help you deliver results for clients. Manage and monitor all your clients’ WordPress sites from a single place, no matter where they’re hosted. With a single click, perform bulk updates, backups, security checks and more to save time and free up your day. Stories Discussed: Automattic Acquires WPScanThe Not So Secret Santa WordPress Community Gift ExchangeAnnouncing WordFest Live 2022Voting Is Now Open for the 2021 WP AwardsPartnership between Post Status and Do the WooWordPress Has Never Offered an Ideal Writing Experience8 Ways to Automate Your WordPress Blog with Artificial Intelligence Click to View Transcript: Speaker 1 00:00:19 Welcome everybody to episode 18 of the WP mainline podcast for Friday, November 5th, 2021. I am your host, Jeff Chandler, and joined by Malcolm. Perotti. How you doing, sir? Doing well. How about yourself? I am doing quite well. I, uh, it’s Friday, so we can all be happy about
WP Mainline Episode 17 - Animated Plugin Icons, Plugin Machine, and OptinMonster
01-11-2021
WP Mainline Episode 17 - Animated Plugin Icons, Plugin Machine, and OptinMonster
In this episode, Malcom Peralty and I were joined by Liam Dempsey to cover the news of the week. We shared our views on whether animated plugin icons should be allowed on the plugin directory or not. Spoiler: We all agreed that they shouldn’t. Josh Pollock is working on a new project and like many in the WordPress community, we’re excited to see it launch. Props to Josh for naming his product for exactly what it does. We then discussed Theme.json and the possibilities it opens up for theme developers. After encouraging folks to upgrade OptinMonster to the latest version to patch security vulnerabilities, we wrapped up the show by discussing WebDevStudios accepting Etherum as a form of payment for a client project. It worked for them but is accepting cryptocurrency the thing to do for every other agency? This Episode is Brought to You By GoDaddy Pro: Are you looking to increase your productivity? One tool that helps thousands of web developers and designers do more every day is GoDaddy Pro. Combining site, client, and project management, GoDaddy Pro is an all-in-one solution made by and for web professionals. Whether you’re new to web design or looking to grow your business, you’ll find free tools, products, guidance and support to help you deliver results for clients. Manage and monitor all your clients’ WordPress sites from a single place, no matter where they’re hosted. With a single click, perform bulk updates, backups, security checks and more to save time and free up your day. Stories Discussed: To Ban or Not Ban Animated Plugin Icons?WordPress Plugin Developers Are Psyched for What Josh Pollock Is Working on NextAn Introduction to the WordPress theme.json FileIf You Haven’t Done So, Update OptinMonster to the Latest VersionThe first WordPress agency to accept Cryptocurrency payment? Click to View Transcript: Speaker 1 00:00:19 Welcome everybody to episode 17 of the WP mainline podcasts for Saturday, October 30th, 2021. I’m your host, Jeff Chandler joined by Malcolm Peralta. How you doing sir? Doing well and yourself? I’m, uh, I’m doing pretty well. I, I reasonable. Yeah, we’re recording on a Saturday. Usually we record it on a Friday, but I had an anxiety issue yesterday. And, uh, when I have those, sometimes they’re bad. Sometimes they’re manageable, but yesterday it just took me all day to recover and uh, couldn’t quite get back into the groove kind of
WP Mainline Episode 16 - Dealing With the Growing Pains of WordPress' Huge Transition
25-10-2021
WP Mainline Episode 16 - Dealing With the Growing Pains of WordPress' Huge Transition
In this episode, Malcom Peralty and I start the show by discussing some weird things that have been happening in our sleep. I share my experience attending the WordCamp Philly meetup group. It was nice to be able to watch a presentation and casually hang out with others in a chatroom. We then discussed two recent blog posts that describe WordPress as not being an excellent writing tool. We dove into this topic and I think it has a lot to do with the major transition that’s going on with WordPress. We talk about Ben Pines stepping down from his role at Elementor and the impact he’s had on that ecosystem. We round out the show by sharing our ideas on what to rename “Reusable Blocks” to and how to make it easier for casual users to learn what’s new in WordPress. This Episode is Brought to You By GoDaddy Pro: GoDaddy Pro Are you looking to increase your productivity? One tool that helps thousands of web developers and designers do more every day is GoDaddy Pro. Combining site, client, and project management, GoDaddy Pro is an all-in-one solution made by and for web professionals. Whether you’re new to web design or looking to grow your business, you’ll find free tools, products, guidance and support to help you deliver results for clients. Manage and monitor all your clients’ WordPress sites from a single place, no matter where they’re hosted. With a single click, perform bulk updates, backups, security checks and more to save time and free up your day. Stories Discussed: Matt’s Page BuilderShould You Really Write in WordPressBen Pines Steps Down From ElementorDebate Continues On What to Rename “Reusable Blocks” TooShout Out to Shaun AndrewsFor Casual Users, Information on New WordPress Features Can Be Hard to Find Click to View Transcript: Speaker 1 00:00:19 Welcome everybody to episode 16 of the WP mainline podcast for Friday, October 22nd, 2021. I am your host, Jeff Chandler joined, uh, by the one and only Malcolm pearls of press Titan and Cambridge creative. Ooh, got that right off the top of the show. Very nice. How you doing, sir? I’m tired, but I’m doing, doing well. Yeah. Feeling a bit sleepy. I’m feeling a little punchy. Actually. I didn’t get much sleep. So I’m like on that verge of like being kind of silly. So I actually got some sleep and I feel sleepy. You
WP Mainline Episode 15 - WordPress 5.9 Proposed Features Are A Go for Launch
16-10-2021
WP Mainline Episode 15 - WordPress 5.9 Proposed Features Are A Go for Launch
In this episode, Malcom Peralty and I confirm that the features proposed for WordPress 5.9 will be part of the release. We share our thoughts on the Twenty Twenty-two default theme that will ship with 5.9 and talk about what’s next for default themes. Will there be more than one released per year or will we see a new theme every other year? We then spent a good deal of time discussing the proposal to create a WordPress Performance Team. In my time of covering the WordPress project, I never would have guessed that performance could be a reason to slow down WordPress’ market share but as this comment from Mark Jaquith points out, it could happen, “It’s a huge problem, and fixing it is going to take a lot of effort, willpower and time. It’s worth doing. If WordPress frontend performance continues to decline, the project is going to cease to be a viable option for any site that cares about its SERPS.” We talked about GoDaddy’s new POS feature that enables WooCommerce store owners to have in-person sales as well as online sales, how being honest to readers is free but losing trust is expensive, and insight into the custom boxcar designs that have been rolling out. This Episode is Brought to You By GoDaddy Pro: Are you looking to increase your productivity? One tool that helps thousands of web developers and designers do more every day is GoDaddy Pro. Combining site, client, and project management, GoDaddy Pro is an all-in-one solution made by and for web professionals. Whether you’re new to web design or looking to grow your business, you’ll find free tools, products, guidance and support to help you deliver results for clients. At the heart of GoDaddy Pro is the Hub. From one intuitive dashboard, the Hub seamlessly brings your sites, clients, and projects together. Manage and monitor all your clients’ WordPress sites from a single place, no matter where they’re hosted. With a single click, perform bulk updates, backups, security checks and more to save time and free up your day. Stories Discussed: All Features Proposed for WordPress 5.9 Are A GoIntroducing Twenty Twenty-Two See the theme in action and follow along with its development at https://2022.wordpress.net/Performance Team ProposalVideoPress RefreshWhat’s the First Thing in WordPress That Made You
WP Mainline Episode 14 - WPHunts, WP Podcasts, and Generational Knowledge Gaps
04-10-2021
WP Mainline Episode 14 - WPHunts, WP Podcasts, and Generational Knowledge Gaps
Better late than never, right? Things got kind of crazy at the end of last week and today was a bummer but here it is! In this episode, Malcolm Peralty and I talk about the stories that made headlines last week including our thoughts on a Product Hunt website but for WordPress things. We shared what we like about the new WP Podcasts site and are looking forward to seeing how the site progresses. We also discussed the subject of generational knowledge gaps with how people are saving and access files these days. At the end of the show, I shared some observations I’ve made with my entrance into the world of NFTs. Stories Discussed: HeroPress Launches WP Podcasts on International Podcast DayWPHunts – Providing Exposure to Small Fry WordPress CreatorsDetailed Chart Comparing Content Type and Custom Fields PluginsFile Structures, Generational Knowledge Gap, and the Media LibraryThe WP Mainline Wapuu Has Been Minted but Not by MeCasual Observations of NFTs Which Doesn’t Stand for No Freaking Time Click to View Transcript: Speaker 1 00:00:19 Welcome everybody to episode 14 of the WP mainline podcast for Thursday, September 30th, 2021. I am your host. Jeff Chandler joined, uh, my, my favorite Canadian Mountie friend, Malcolm. Pearlstein welcome. How you doing, sir? I’m doing well and yourself. Yeah, I’m tired today. I I’m, uh, I’ve actually had a very good week, both, uh, mental health anxiety wise and production wise. In fact, uh, if I can publish something tomorrow, it will be the first week. First of all, week that I’ve been able to publish something on your site. So anything, I don’t think you’re going to have anything to publish about tomorrow. I think it’s going to be a really boring news day. Uh, I highly doubt that, but I am. I am, I am sleepy, but we do have some things to talk about. It’s about 9:00 PM. We’re doing the show on a Thursday, uh, Thursday evening, because tomorrow is WordCamp us.Speaker 1 00:01:15 If you don’t have your tickets, they are still available. It’s a free virtual event. It begins at noon, 12 Eastern, I believe. And it goes all the way to about eight o’clock. So it’s going to, it’s going to be an all day thing. They’re actually doing this kind of neat thing where I think it’s during lunch, all these different WordPress contributors who play an instrument are going to get on a video call. There’s going to be, they’re going to either be playing music or they’re going to be together as a band. I don’t know what’s happening, but during lunch, there’s going to be some cool things going on with contributors and music. So definitely keep an eye out for that. And, uh, I’m not really one for virtual events, but for this one, I’ll make an exception. I’d like to just go there, hang out. And now I kind of made a joke today on Twitter that I was on my way to the hotel. And, uh, you know, if anybody wanted to catch a