WPwatercooler - Weekly WordPress Talk Show

Jason Tucker, Steve Zehngut, Sé Reed, Jason Cosper

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.

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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 performance optimization.  https://wpwatercooler.com/video/ep406-wordpress-performance-optimization/ Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog 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 sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://wpwatercooler.com/sponsor

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Nov 20

32 min 49 sec

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 inmotionhosting.com Are You Looking For Brand Awareness? You could be a show sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show.

Nov 16

31 min 9 sec

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 fixes everything. I guess I’m getting ahead of myself, I write these descriptions hours before the show gets made and usually change it after the fact. 21 Stunning 404 Pages to Convert Lost Visitors [2021] 404-Page not found – Pagely Creating an Error 404 Page « WordPress Codex moz.com Redirection HTTP Status Dogs Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog Steve Zehngut – zeek.com Sé Reed – sereedmedia.com Jason Cosper – jasoncosper.com Show Sponsors Beatles who? Show some love to the most influential WordPress podcasters, Jason Tucker, Steve Zehngut, Sé Reed, and Jason Cosper, by wearing their last names on your chest. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/store Are You Looking For Brand Awareness? You could be a show sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor

Oct 29

30 min 7 sec

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/ Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog Steve Zehngut – zeek.com Sé Reed – sereedmedia.com Jason Cosper – jasoncosper.com Cate DeRosia – hallwaychats.com Topher DeRosia – heropress.com Links HeroPress Network HeroPress Cate and Topher Life Hallway Chats WP Podcasts Find It WP Show Sponsors Desktop Server – ServerPress https://serverpress.com WPsitesync – https://www.wpsitesync.com Are You Looking For Brand Awareness? You could be a show sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor

Oct 27

32 min 16 sec

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 company intranet. This week we’ll be exploring if you can build an intranet site for your company using WordPress and how to secure it so only your staff can access it. Wanna watch instead of listen? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hrbsoYKkxE Links https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-drive-embedder/ https://wp-glogin.com/drive/ https://wp-glogin.com/glogin/ https://wordpress.org/plugins/magic-login/ https://www.rebrandly.com/ Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog Steve Zehngut – zeek.com Sé Reed – sereedmedia.com Jason Cosper – jasoncosper.com WPwatercooler Shirt Beatles who? Show some love to the most influential WordPress podcasters, Jason Tucker, Steve Zehngut, Sé Reed, and Jason Cosper, by wearing their last names on your chest. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/store Show Sponsors Desktop Server – ServerPress https://serverpress.com WPsitesync – https://www.wpsitesync.com Are You Looking For Brand Awareness? You could be a show sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor

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Oct 16

29 min 29 sec

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 Library component maintainers. If you have been wanting more from the Media Library we hope this conversation helps with that. Create a classification model with Azure Machine Learning designer ClassifAI – Enhance your WordPress content with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning services BEC Sammich Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog Steve Zehngut – zeek.com Sé Reed – sereedmedia.com Jason Cosper – jasoncosper.com Helen Hou-Sandí – helen.blog Joe McGill – joemcgill.net Show Sponsors Desktop Server – ServerPress https://serverpress.com WPsitesync – https://www.wpsitesync.com Are You Looking For Brand Awareness? You could be a show sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor

Oct 9

34 min 43 sec

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 ****** in Vegas) Jason wrote a blog post about the last nine years Podcasting about WordPress, what I learned in 9 years go give it a read. We put out a press release for this episode, check it out! You can also read more about this on our Press page WPwatercooler-Press-Release-400-EpisodesDownload Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog Steve Zehngut – zeek.com 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 sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor

Sep 28

31 min 45 sec

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 – jasontucker.blog Steve Zehngut – zeek.com Jason Cosper – jasoncosper.com Scott Kingsley Clark – scottkclark.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 sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor

Sep 17

31 min 36 sec

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-custom-fields/ Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog Steve Zehngut – zeek.com Sé Reed – sereedmedia.com Jason Cosper – jasoncosper.com Scott Kingsley Clark – scottkclark.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 sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor

Sep 10

31 min 57 sec

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 Training https://make.wordpress.org/training/2021/08/08/who-can-learn-help/ PROPOSAL – Learner Achievements on Profiles https://make.wordpress.org/training/2021/08/10/proposal-learner-achievements-on-profiles/ High-Level Roadmap to Learning WordPress Development – Make WordPress Training https://make.wordpress.org/training/2021/05/03/high-level-roadmap-to-learning-wordpress-development/ Learn WordPress https://learn.wordpress.org/   Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog Steve Zehngut – zeek.com Sé Reed – sereedmedia.com Jason Cosper – jasoncosper.com Courtney Engle Robertson – courtneyengle.com Hauwa Abashiya – twitter.com/hawiea Show Sponsors Desktop Server – ServerPress https://serverpress.com WPsitesync – https://www.wpsitesync.com Are You Looking For Brand Awareness? You could be a show sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor

Sep 3

31 min 33 sec

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/

Aug 29

30 min 55 sec

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] experience.” This quote resonated with us as a group over here at WPwatercooler. All of us have been using WordPress one way or another for over a decade, yet, WordPress is ever changing and so many new features, systems and entire ecosystem changes are taking place. This is going to be a good episode, please take a moment and share it with your friends and community members, we’d appreciate it. This episode will go live at 11:00am Pacific on Friday August 20th, see you in the chat. The deeper I get with modern WP dev the more I understand why newer devs don’t like to work on it. This is not the same project as it was in the past. The learning curve is now extremely high regardless of past experience. — Chris Wiegman (@ChrisWiegman) July 27, 2021

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Aug 27

29 min 58 sec

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 what? Join us as we discuss this topic, leave yours in the comments we’d love to read them. Panel Jason Tucker – https://jasontucker.blog Steve Zehngut - https://www.zeek.com Jason Cosper – https://jasoncosper.com Show Sponsors Desktop Server – ServerPress https://serverpress.com WPsitesync – https://www.wpsitesync.com Project Panorama is a visual project management platform for WordPress that keeps clients happy and eliminates the headaches that cost you time and money when managing projects. Check them out at https://projectpanorama.com Are You Looking For Brand Awareness? You could be a show sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor

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Aug 17

32 min 16 sec

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 Impressions Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog Steve Zehngut – zeek.com 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 sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor

Jul 25

28 min 45 sec

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 sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor

Jul 23

31 min 49 sec

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. Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog Steve Zehngut – zeek.com 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 sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor

Jul 9

32 min 9 sec

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 what solutions are there for sites like these. Panel Jason Tucker – https://jasontucker.blog Sé Reed – https://sereedmedia.com Jason Cosper – https://jasoncosper.com Show Sponsors Desktop Server – ServerPress https://serverpress.com WPsitesync – https://www.wpsitesync.com Project Panorama is a visual project management platform for WordPress that keeps clients happy and eliminates the headaches that cost you time and money when managing projects. Check them out at https://projectpanorama.com Are You Looking For Brand Awareness? You could be a show sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor

Jul 1

29 min 48 sec

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 to Acquire Flywheel Hunter S. Thompson ProfilePress Rebrands and Repurposes WP User Avatar, Now a Membership Plugin, Users Revolt via the WordPress Review System – WordPress Tavern What Is The Next Acquisition? We joked that Contact Form 7 could be purchased Sé thinks Gravity Forms https://www.gravityforms.com Jason thinks that Matt will buy a backpack company https://ma.tt/category/in-my-bag/ Cory thinks EDD https://easydigitaldownloads.com Steve says Ninja Forms https://www.ninjaforms.com/ Cosper says Hello Dolly https://wordpress.org/plugins/hello-dolly/ Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog Steve Zehngut – zeek.com Sé Reed – sereedmedia.com Jason Cosper – jasoncosper.com Cory Miller – businessvalueacademy.com Show Sponsors Desktop Server – ServerPress https://serverpress.com WPsitesync – https://www.wpsitesync.com LOFT provides support for WordPress sites — including disaster preparedness, patches, maintenance and plugin management, content updates, and more — all for a flat monthly fee. Right now they’re offering a free trial. Check them out at https://poweredbyloft.com Are You Looking For Brand Awareness? You could be a show sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor

Jun 21

31 min 33 sec

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 episode! Terminated Employee Deleted Client Websites [PA] Web Designer Strikes Back at Fitness SF, Hijacks Their Site [Update] Stream – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org They Told Their Therapists Everything. Hackers Leaked It All Expire Users – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org Security Series EP388 - Securing WordPress: Bots and Hackers EP389 - Securing WordPress Users and Devs Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog Steve Zehngut - zeek.com Sé Reed – sereedmedia.com Jason Cosper – jasoncosper.com Show Sponsors Desktop Server – ServerPress https://serverpress.com WPsitesync – https://www.wpsitesync.com LOFT provides support for WordPress sites — including disaster preparedness, patches, maintenance and plugin management, content updates, and more — all for a flat monthly fee. Right now they’re offering a free trial. Check them out at https://poweredbyloft.com Are You Looking For Brand Awareness? You could be a show sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor

Jun 7

28 min 53 sec

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 these tools should mean to you. Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog Sé Reed - sereedmedia.com Jason Cosper – jasoncosper.com Dan Walmsley - goldsounds.com Show Sponsors Desktop Server – ServerPress https://serverpress.com WPsitesync – https://www.wpsitesync.com LOFT provides support for WordPress sites — including disaster preparedness, patches, maintenance and plugin management, content updates, and more — all for a flat monthly fee. Right now they’re offering a free trial. Check them out at https://poweredbyloft.com Are You Looking For Brand Awareness? You could be a show sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor

May 22

31 min 1 sec

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 based themes Full Site Editing Go/No Go ACF Extended ACF | Synchronized JSON wpsitesync.com Paw–The most advanced API tool for Mac Testing Full Site Editing in WordPress – helenhousandi on Twitch

May 3

31 min 51 sec

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.org 10 Free Plugins for Customizing the WordPress Dashboard Custom Dashboard Widgets – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org Dashboard quick links widget – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org Elegant Themes – Divi Admin Dashboard Layout Admin Columns Pro-WordPress Content Management Plugin Support Details.com [Get Your Browser Version, System Information & More] Panel Jason Tucker @jasontucker https://twitter.com/jasontucker​ Jason Cosper @boogah https://twitter.com/boogah​ Sé Reed @sereedmedia https://twitter.com/sereedmedia Show Sponsors Desktop Server – ServerPress https://serverpress.com/​ WPsitesync https://www.wpsitesync.com/ Are You Looking For Brand Awareness? You could be a show sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://wpwatercooler.com/sponsor

Mar 23

30 min 56 sec

On this episode, we will be discussing the release of WordPress 5.7. This release is named after Esperanza Spalding, a modern musical prodigy. As with all WordPress released, we will break down the latest changes to the release and what we have noticed about it. Full Site Editing Pre-Merge Overview – Team Updates Early Thoughts on WP5.8 Planning – Make WordPress Core multiverse diary WordPress 5.7: Top 21 Features & Improvements REST API Changes in WordPress 5.7 – Make WordPress Core Download jQuery Updating jQuery version shipped with WordPress – Make WordPress Core New features Block Editor Changes WP Admin and it's new color palette HTTP to HTTPS in a single click New Robots API Cleaning up jQuery 3.5.1 Lazy-load iFrames WordPress Field Guide. It highlights developer notes for each change you may want to be aware of: WordPress 5.7 Field Guide   Panel Jason Tucker @jasontucker https://twitter.com/jasontucker​ Steve Zehngut @zengy https://twitter.com/zengy​ Jason Cosper @boogah https://twitter.com/boogah​ Show Sponsors Desktop Server – ServerPress https://serverpress.com/​ WPsitesync https://www.wpsitesync.com/ Are You Looking For Brand Awareness? You could be a show sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://wpwatercooler.com/sponsor

Mar 12

30 min 25 sec

This week we’re discussing WordPress releases and moving slow and fixing things. Making WordPress Releases Easier – Make WordPress Core The Four Seasons of WordPress Core Updates-2021 How Can WordPress Core and Plugin Development Maintain A Healthy Working Relationship? Panel Jason Tucker @jasontucker https://twitter.com/jasontucker​ Jason Cosper @boogah https://twitter.com/boogah​ Sé Reed @sereedmedia https://twitter.com/sereedmedia Show Sponsors Desktop Server – ServerPress https://serverpress.com/​ WPsitesync https://www.wpsitesync.com/ Are You Looking For Brand Awareness? You could be a show sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://wpwatercooler.com/sponsor

Mar 5

31 min 56 sec

How did WordPress get to 40%? Panel: Jason Tucker @jasontucker https://twitter.com/jasontucker Steve Zehngut @zengy https://twitter.com/zengy Jason Cosper @boogah https://twitter.com/boogah Sé Reed @sereedmedia https://twitter.com/sereedmedia Show Sponsors: Desktop Server – ServerPress https://serverpress.com/ WPsitesync https://www.wpsitesync.com/

Mar 5

30 min 23 sec

This week we’re discussing what site owners should do when managing WordPress plugin updates, changes to a plugin, and what about plugin abandonment from the developer? WP Lookout Lets WordPress Users Track and Receive Notifications for Their Preferred Plugins and Themes – WordPress Tavern Panel Jason Tucker @jasontucker https://twitter.com/jasontucker Steve Zehngut @zengy https://twitter.com/zengy Jason Cosper @boogah https://twitter.com/boogah Show Sponsors Desktop Server – ServerPress https://serverpress.com/ WPsitesync https://www.wpsitesync.com/ The Events Calendar –  is the number one calendar and event ticket plugin on WordPress for a reason – it’s built by WordPress and events experts who know what it takes to succeed when events are part of your business. Whether it’s a weekly virtual class or a robust event ticketing solution- The Events Calendar has you covered. Use code WPwatercooler to save 20% on a new purchase today! https://theeventscalendar.com Are You Looking For Brand Awareness? You could be a show sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://wpwatercooler.com/sponsor

Jan 29

30 min 47 sec

This week on WPwatercooler we are talking about WordPress Plugins: the good, the bad, and the really bad. ■Panel ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ Jason Tucker @jasontucker https://twitter.com/jasontucker Steve Zehngut @zengy https://twitter.com/zengy Jason Cosper @boogah https://twitter.com/boogah Sé Reed @sereedmedia https://twitter.com/sereedmedia ■Socials ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ Twitter ▶ https://twitter.com/wpwatercooler Instagram ▶ https://www.instagram.com/wpwatercooler Instagram ▶ https://www.youtube.com/wpwatercooler Facebook ▶ https://www.facebook.com/wpwatercooler ■Show Sponsors ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ Desktop Server – ServerPress https://serverpress.com/ WPsitesync https://www.wpsitesync.com/ ■Are You Looking For Brand Awareness? ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ You could be a show sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://wpwatercooler.com/sponsor ■Timestamps ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ 00:00:00 Intro 00:00:19 Sponsored by ServerPress 01:29:00 - Outro #WPwatercooler

Jan 23

31 min 9 sec

This week on WPwatercooler we’ll be discussing working in WordPress, to code or not to code. Show Sponsors Desktop Server – ServerPress https://www.servepress.com WPsitesync https://www.wpsitesync.com Cloudways – Cloudways is a managed WordPress hosting provider that offers 5 best-in-class cloud providers, giving you freedom of choice and flexibility to build amazing WordPress websites. It comes with an intuitive platform that lets you manage your server and applications within a few clicks. All this is backed by 24/7 professional support that acts as your extended team as you grow your business. https://www.cloudways.com #WordPress #Community #WordPressCommunity #Software #OpenSource #wpwatercooler

Jan 21

31 min 37 sec

This week on WPwatercooler we’ll be discussing our WordPress resolutions. Panel Jason Cosper, Jason Tucker, Sé Reed, Steve Zehngut Show Sponsors Desktop Server – ServerPress https://www.servepress.com WPsitesync https://www.wpsitesync.com Cloudways – Cloudways is a managed WordPress hosting provider that offers 5 best-in-class cloud providers, giving you freedom of choice and flexibility to build amazing WordPress websites. It comes with an intuitive platform that lets you manage your server and applications within a few clicks. All this is backed by 24/7 professional support that acts as your extended team as you grow your business. https://www.cloudways.com

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Jan 8

31 min 17 sec

This week on WPwatercooler we are talking about the State of the Word 2020 that Matt Mullenweg did. Typically this happens at the WordCamp US event but due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event happened on its own on Thursday, December 17th, 2020. We'll be discussing this broadcast and the announcement made on it. Socials Twitter ▶ https://twitter.com/wpwatercooler Instagram ▶ https://www.instagram.com/wpwatercooler YouTube ▶ https://www.youtube.com/wpwatercooler Facebook ▶ https://www.facebook.com/wpwatercooler Panel Jason Tucker @jasontucker https://twitter.com/jasontucker Steve Zehngut @zengy https://twitter.com/zengy Sé Reed @sereedmedia https://twitter.com/sereedmedia Show Sponsors Desktop Server – ServerPress https://serverpress.com/ WPsitesync https://www.wpsitesync.com/ Cloudways – Cloudways is a managed WordPress hosting provider that offers 5 best-in-class cloud providers, giving you freedom of choice and flexibility to build amazing WordPress websites. It comes with an intuitive platform that lets you manage your server and applications within a few clicks. All this is backed by 24/7 professional support that acts as your extended team as you grow your business. https://www.cloudways.com/en/ Are You Looking For Brand Awareness? You could be a show sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show. https://wpwatercooler.com/sponsor Timestamps 00:00:00 Intro 00:00:19 Sponsored by ServerPress 00:00:27 Sponsored by Cloudways 01:29:00 - Outro

Dec 2020

30 min 14 sec

This week we’re discussing WordPress 5.6 Simone. News – WordPress 5.6 “Simone” – WordPress.org First Look at Twenty Twenty-One, WordPress’s Upcoming Default Theme – WordPress Tavern Test jQuery Updates – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org Enable jQuery Migrate Helper – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org WordPress 5.6 Field Guide – Make WordPress Core WordPress/application-passwords WordPress 5.6 Introduces a New Risk to Your Site: What to Do PHP Compatibility Checker by WP Engine News – State of the Word 2020 – WordPress.org   Panel Jason Tucker @jasontucker Steve Zehngut @zengy Sé Reed @sereedmedia Jason Cosper @boogah Check Out Bridget’s New Book “Keys To Being Social: Being Real In A Virtual World” Kindle – https://amzn.to/2HZELOq Paperback – https://amzn.to/2H4lqvl Show Sponsors Desktop Server – ServerPress https://serverpress.com WPsitesync – https://www.wpsitesync.com Cloudways – Cloudways is a managed WordPress hosting provider that offers 5 best-in-class cloud providers, giving you freedom of choice and flexibility to build amazing WordPress websites. It comes with an intuitive platform that lets you manage your server and applications within a few clicks. All this is backed by 24/7 professional support that acts as your extended team as you grow your business. https://www.cloudways.com/en/ Are You Looking For Brand Awareness? You could be a show sponsor. Let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We’re not just a YouTube Show.

Dec 2020

31 min 44 sec

This week on the WPwatercooler we’re going to be discussing if we are democratizing publishing when using WordPress Panel Jason Tucker @jasontucker Steve Zehngut @zengy Sé Reed @sereedmedia Jason Cosper @boogah Morten Rand-Hendriksen @mor10 Check Out Bridget’s New Book “Keys To Being Social: Being Real In A Virtual World” Kindle – https://amzn.to/2HZELOq Paperback – https://amzn.to/2H4lqvl Sponsors Desktop Server – ServerPress https://serverpress.com WPsitesync – https://www.wpsitesync.com Are You Looking For Brand Awareness? You could be a show sponsor. Especially now, let people know you’re still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. https://wpwatercooler.com/sponsor #wpwatercooler

Nov 2020

31 min 36 sec

This week on WPwatercooler we’re discussing the ways in which Google is really wanting you to add Stories to your WordPress website using Web Stories Accessibility and marketing go hand in hand. It may not seem that way at first, but how do you divorce the user’s experience from your product’s marketing? Can people find your website, use it, and get the information they need? Maybe, sure. What about Instagram? In-Person Menus? Do your videos have subtitles? Are they accurate? Joe Simpson, Jr. joins Jason and Bridget to expand upon this topic we began in Episode 167. Join live to ask questions and be part of the chat. Panel: Jason Tucker @jasontucker Steve Zehngut @zengy Sé Reed @sereedmedia Jason Cosper @jasoncosper 📗Check out Bridget’s new book "Keys to Being Social: Being Real in a Virtual World" Kindle - https://amzn.to/2HZELOq Paperback - https://amzn.to/2H4lqvl Sponsor: Desktop Server - ServerPress https://serverpress.com WPsitesync - https://www.wpsitesync.com #wpwatercooler

Oct 2020

30 min 46 sec

Does your webhost have a staging server? Have you ever heard of a staging server? In this episode we’re going to show you how using a staging server for updates to your WordPress website can be quite handy and save yourself some time and frustration. Watch the episode or tag a friend if they would get something out of it. Panel: Jason Tucker @jasontucker Steve Zehngut @zengy Sé Reed @sereedmedia Jason Cosper @boogah Rachelle Wise @wisearts 📗Check out Bridget’s new book "Keys to Being Social: Being Real in a Virtual World" Kindle - https://amzn.to/2HZELOq Paperback - https://amzn.to/2H4lqvl Sponsor: Desktop Server - ServerPress https://serverpress.com #wpwatercooler

Oct 2020

30 min 5 sec

This week we’re discussing CloudFlare’s Automatic Platform Optimization for WordPress Panel: Jason Tucker @jasontucker Steve Zehngut @zengy Sé Reed @sereedmedia Jason Cosper @boogah 📗Check out Bridget’s new book "Keys to Being Social: Being Real in a Virtual World" https://amzn.to/2HZELOq Sponsor: Desktop Server - ServerPress https://serverpress.com #wpwatercooler

Oct 2020

31 min 30 sec

This week on the WPwatercooler we’re going to be sharing our WordPress wish list. WPwatercooler network is sponsored by ServerPress.com makers of DesktopServer. Be sure to check them out at https://www.serverpress.com Panel: Jason Tucker Steve Zehngut Sé Reed Russell Aaron Jason Cosper Helen Hou-Sandi #wpwatercooler

Oct 2020

33 min 40 sec

This week on WPwatercooler we discuss the environment that our WordPress website and the programming language that powers WordPress, PHP. RedHat LTS Official OpenMage LTS codebase | Security vulnerability patches, bug fixes, performance improvements and more. Drupal 6 Long Term Support Migrate Guru Join us on this episode of WPwatercooler by visiting our Participant guidelines page. WPwatercooler network is sponsored by ServerPress makers of DesktopServer. Be sure to check them out at https://www.serverpress.com

Aug 2020

30 min 38 sec

This week on WPwatercooler we talking about the WordPress Plugin and Theme repositories and how folks are making money with them. WPwatercooler network is sponsored by ServerPress makers of DesktopServer. Be sure to check them out at https://www.serverpress.com #wpwatercooler

Aug 2020

31 min 7 sec

This week on WPwatercooler we're talking about the ethics in the WordPress community

Aug 2020

31 min 27 sec

This week on WPwatercooler we’re discussing the upcoming release of WordPress 5.5 and the changes that will be affecting your websites. This episode is brought to you by: ServerPress https://www.serverpress.com WPSiteSync https://www.wpsitesync.com The Query https://wpwatercooler.com/thequery #wpwatercooler

Aug 2020

30 min 10 sec

This week on WPwatercooler we’re discussing technical debt and how to tackle it. Sponsored by ServerPress and WPSiteSync http://www.serverpress.com https://www.wpsitesync.com Introducing - The Query A question and answer show for 38% of the web. 2020 was supposed to be the year that Jason Cosper did Ask Me Anything sessions instead of giving prepared talks at WordCamps across America. Then COVID-19 came to the US and those plans, like so many others, changed. Instead of waiting patiently for a time where we could all go outside again, Cosper has decided to answer your questions, live and direct from his disheveled home office. Need some tips on speeding up your site? He’s got those! Not sure if your web host is stringing you along after you’ve outgrown your plan? He can help! Looking for an opinion? Well, uh, he’s a cishet white male*… Recorded whenever we decide to record this thing. Jason Cosper is your friendly neighborhood WordPress nerd and Jason Tucker is an IT Director and WordPress Web Developer. Together, they fight crime. * That basically means that he’s full of opinions. Also full of bullshit. But mostly opinions. Got questions? Cosper has answers https://wpwatercooler.com/thequery #wpwatercooler

Aug 2020

31 min 8 sec

This week we’re answering the question, is WordPress really easy to use? #wpwatercooler

Jun 2020

30 min 59 sec

On this episode of WPwatercooler, we will be discussing how to do it wrong and all the things that you’re doing wrong in WordPress. Panel: Jason Tucker, Sé Reed, Jason Cosper Join us on an episode of WPwatercooler by visiting our Participant guidelines page. WPwatercooler network is sponsored by ServerPress makers of DesktopServer. Be sure to check them out at https://www.serverpress.com

Jun 2020

30 min 59 sec

This week on the show we’re discussing the politics relating to open source software and the people that use it. How to Be A WordPress Ally • Allie Nimmons Has a Blog Allie’s Twitter Lit Black Girls Code – imagine. build. create. – Black Girls Code, BlackGirlsCode, Women of Color in Technology Join us on an episode of WPwatercooler by visiting our Participant guidelines page. WPwatercooler network is sponsored by ServerPress makers of DesktopServer. Be sure to check them out at https://www.serverpress.com

Jun 2020

33 min 58 sec

This week we're discussing the evolution of the WordPress Post Editor and some interesting alternatives too. Join us on this episode of WPwatercooler by visiting our Participant guidelines page. WPwatercooler network is sponsored by ServerPress makers of DesktopServer. Be sure to check them out at https://www.serverpress.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 2020

30 min 1 sec

This week we’re going to be discussing the daunting task of why you should to client proof of WordPress website. Panel: Jason Tucker, Steve Zehngut, Sé Reed, Jason Cosper This episode of WPwatercooler is brought to you by ServerPress makers of DesktopServer they make local WordPress development yeas, check them out at ServerPress.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 2020

28 min 25 sec

On this episode we’re going to be discussing the daunting task of how to client-proof a WordPress website. This episode of WPwatercooler is brought to you by ServerPress makers of DesktopServer they make local WordPress development yeas, check them out at ServerPress.com Imagify WordPress Plugin ACF | Advanced Custom Fields Plugin for WordPress Pre-Publish Checklist – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org Easy Content Templates – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org     See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 2020

29 min 31 sec

This week on WPwatercooler we’ll be discussing the quick ways to sell online with WordPress. Panel Jason Cosper, Jason Tucker, Russell Aaron, Sé Reed, Steve Zehngut Form Plugins The Best WordPress Form Plugin WordPress Form Builder-Caldera Forms:Complex Forms Made Easy Ninja Forms-The Drag & Drop WordPress Form Builder You’ll Love to Use WPForms-The World’s Best Drag & Drop WordPress Forms Plugin formidableforms.com Ecommerce plugins Easy Digital Downloads-Sell Digital Downloads With WordPress WooCommerce-Sell Online With The eCommerce Platform for WordPress Ecommerce SaaS Solutions Create an Unfair Advantage|BigCommerce shopify.com Sell Online – Build a Free Online Store or eCommerce Website | Square paypal.com POS Systems pos.toasttab.com POS System & Credit Card Readers Sell Online – Build a Free Online Store or eCommerce Website | Square WordPress Plugins Page not found – Tips and Tricks HQ Stripe Payments – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org WordPress Ecommerce Plugin shopping-cart-migration.com WP Simple Pay Lite vs Pro WP Simple Pay – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 2020

30 min 1 sec

This week on WPwatercooler we’ll be discussing the common misconceptions that people have about WordPress. This episode is sponsored by ServerPress makers of DesktopServer and WPSiteSync check them out at desktopserver.com and wpsitesync.com MiAqp87aY0c5N07r2v11 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 2020

30 min 28 sec

This week on WPwatercooler we’re talking about the products and services we use on our latest projects. It’s WordPress Stuff we love, join us! Lead Generation and Sale Notification Popups for WordPress Stores – Holler Box usefathom.com Fathom Lite. Simple, privacy-focused website analytics. Built with Golang & Preact. What Is a Dickbar? Messenger Customer Chat – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org Smallchat — Connect with your visitors. Site Kit by Google – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org Messenger Customer Chat – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org templates.gutenberghub.com Tailwind UI GraphQL|A query language for your API wpgraphql.com Fathom Analytics Hosting|DigitalOcean Marketplace 1-Click App Fathom Analytics – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org usefathom.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 2020

30 min 53 sec