WP Mainline

A podcast that discusses all things WordPress, open-source, and technology in general

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January 17, 2022 00:45:44
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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 ...

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December 18, 2021 01:01:52
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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 ...

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December 13, 2021 00:51:30
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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 ...

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December 01, 2021 00:56:22
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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 ...

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November 15, 2021 01:07:17
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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 ...

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November 06, 2021 00:42:42
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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, ...

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