WPwatercooler - Weekly WordPress Talk Show

Jason Tucker

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 - WPwatercooler, WPblab, The WordPress Mark

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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 22

31 min

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 17

32 min

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

Aug 7

32 min

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 6

31 min

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 5

32 min

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

Jun 26

31 min

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 19

31 min

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 12

34 min

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 6

31 min

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 29

29 min

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 23

30 min

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 11

31 min

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 2

31 min

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 14

31 min

On this episode, we discuss the various WordPress block libraries that are available. Panel: Jason Cosper, Jason Tucker, russell aaron, Sé Reed, Steve Zehngut sorta brilliant A boring desktop is the sign of a boring life. Let's fix that. Altered Reality – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org Free Gutenberg Blocks and Page Building WordPress Theme by Atomic Blocks Introducing Gutenberg Templates Library Free Gutenberg Blocks and Page Building WordPress Theme by Atomic Blocks Advanced Gutenberg Blocks – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org Gutenberg Blocks ACF | ACF 5.8 - Introducing ACF Blocks for Gutenberg coblocks.com Gutenberg 7.8 Adds Patterns API and Continues Interface Cleanup – WordPress Tavern Patterns|Block Editor Handbook ACF | Blocks Block Permissions – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org Gutenberg Blocks and Page Builder Qubely-The Ultimate WordPress Gutenberg Plugin godaddy-wordpress/go:The most flexible Gutenberg-first WordPress theme built for go-getters everywhere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 5

31 min

This week on WPwatercooler we’re discussing the sudden flock to be online and how businesses are having to change their methods to keep the doors open. Virtual Happiness Bar Appointments Available Organizing Virtual Events – Make WordPress Communities Michelle Frechette @michelleames Adobe is Giving Everyone 2 Months of Free Creative Cloud – Here’s How To Get It 5 Challenges of Working Remotely (And How to Overcome Them) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 24

31 min

With many of us working from home were joining the collective of in-home workers that have been doing this for years. Join us as we discuss this new reality. A dedicated place to work in your home Buy headphones, get good ones Play a great playlist Stay focused Take breaks Use a Pomodoro timer Jason Cosper recommends Tomighty Go outside and see the sun Switch it up every once in a while and try a new Have a drawer to put your laptop in or in a backpack Don’t eat lunch at your desk Respect your own time Have multiple email apps, a work email app, and a personal email app. Don’t have a work slack on your phone. Time blocks   Links The Year Without Pants A Movement to Stop the COVID-19 Pandemic|#StayTheFuckHome Here are some happy websites to go to if you’re sick of reading articles about coronavirus Don’t Go Down a Coronavirus Anxiety Spiral Remote Work:8 (ish) Weeks In   Tips from Steve Regularly check-in Communicating regularly If you finish early didn’t just end your day. If you are blocked, ask what you should do.   Tools for communicating Slack realtime communication Zoom   Communication Tips Morning meeting on Zoom, BS at first part have social interactions (5-10 mins) Done-Done meeting (What did you complete yesterday?) Dealing with blockers Teamwork – Prioritize tasks Basecamp Jira See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 23

32 min

This week on WPwatercooler we discussed WordPress 5.5 and its proposed WP Auto-updates feature currently in plugin form. Join us on this episode of WPwatercooler by visiting our Participant guidelines page. https://www.wpwatecooler.com/joinus 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.

Mar 6

31 min

This week on WPwatercooler we discussed WordPress 5.4 some recent plugins to be rolled into core and Google’s involvement in it. CO2 emissions on the web Feature Project Proposal – WP Notify Requirements Document – WP Notify Lazy-Loading Images in WordPress Core – Make WordPress Core XML Sitemaps – Feature Plugin 1542784 – (lazyload) Support lazy-loading – Firefox Main implementation for lazy image loading – Webkit 200764 – Main implementation for lazy image loading Can I User – Lazy-Load Join us on this episode of WPwatercooler by visiting our Participant guidelines page. https://www.wpwatecooler.com/joinus 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.

Mar 6

31 min

This week on Dev Branch we `git branch dev branch` and start up a new show focused on the developer side of WordPress. Our first topic is speeding up your dev time by working with a code snippet library. Notion–The all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases. WordPress Packagist: Manage your plugins and themes with Composer Attention Required! | Cloudflare Microsoft OneNote|The digital note-taking app for your devices Notion–The all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases. nvAlt – BrettTerpstra.com ⬛️ CLI tool for saving complete web pages as a single HTML file Composer Buddy:The DevOps Automation Platform Steve Grunwell-Open-source contributor, speaker, and coffee snob This episode is sponsored by ServerPress makers of DesktopSever check them out over at serverpress.com Jason Cosper, Jason Tucker, Rachelle Wise, Russell Aaron, Steve Zehngut https://www.wpwatercooler.com/devbranch/ep01-speed-up-dev-time-keep-your-own-snippet-library/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 15

32 min

This week on WPwatercooler we discussed WordPress security Join us on this episode of WPwatercooler by visiting our Participant guidelines page. https://www.wpwatecooler.com/joinus WPwatercooler network is sponsored by ServerPress makers of DesktopServer. Be sure to check them out at https://www.serverpress.com Thousands of WordPress sites hacked in scam campaign WPScan a WordPress Vulnerability Scanner Open Source Password Management Solutions|Bitwarden Password Manager for Families, Businesses, Teams | 1Password www.cloudflare.com www.imperva.com ManageWP–Manage WordPress Sites from One Dashboard infinitewp.com mainwp.com Manage Multiple WordPress Sites See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 2

31 min

This week on WPwatercooler we’re discussing how you can get the most from your favorite WordPress form plugins. 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 Contact Form (Classic Editor) Contact Form 7 – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org Connector for Gravity Forms and Google Sheets – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org WCAG 2.0 form fields for Gravity Forms – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org CSS Ready Classes for Gravity Forms< gravityforms.com/a> Learn how to use Gutenberg in your forms gravityforms.com Exporting Form Entries gravityforms.com WordPress, Gravity Forms, and GDPR Compliance gravityforms.com 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.

Jan 26

32 min

What is it, how do you go about it, how much should it cost, why it is important Join us on this episode of WPwatercooler by visiting our Participant guidelines page. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/participant-guidelines/ WPwatercooler network is sponsored by: ServerPress makers of DesktopServer – https://www.serverpress.com If you’re interested in sponsoring the show, check out the details on our sponsor page. We offer episode by episode spoken ads, rather than large contracts. A show by you for you. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 19

30 min

This week on WPwatercooler we’re discussing has WordPress in 2020 and the article by Impress.org “What to Watch for in WordPress in 2020” Join us on this episode of WPwatercooler by visiting our Participant guidelines page. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/participant-guidelines/ WPwatercooler network is sponsored by: ServerPress makers of DesktopServer – https://www.serverpress.com If you’re interested in sponsoring the show, check out the details on our sponsor page. We offer episode by episode spoken ads, rather than large contracts. A show by you for you. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 18

32 min

Finishing off our 3 part series of the Grande Guide to changing web hosts, this week on episode 348 of WPwatercooler we’re talking about how to setup your new webhost after getting out of the bad relationship with your old one. We’re starting new and this is Everything. This episode of WPwatercooler is brought to you by ServerPress makers of DesktopServer making local WordPress development easy and WP Site Sync “Content transfer made easy! Syncing WordPress Posts and Pages just got easier. As easy as… 1 2 3 DONE!” https://www.serverpress.com https://www.wpsitesync.com Links from this episode Global DNS Propagation Checker-What’s My DNS? Redirection – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org Check your DNS MX Records online WebPageTest-Website Performance and Optimization Test GTmetrix|Website Speed and Performance Optimization tools.pingdom.com WPengine – Disallowed Plugins Pagely – Which plugins and themes are allowed? Kinsta – Banned and Incompatible WordPress Plugins at Kinsta Easy WP SMTP – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org Post SMTP Mailer/Email Log – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org WP-Optimize – Clean, Compress, Cache. – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org Prevent Breaking your live website with our Staging Feature – Softaculous Blog Grande Guide to changing WordPress web hosts 😭 Part 1 – EP346 – break up with your web host, i’m bored (is your WordPress host slowing down your site?) – 12/6 😘 Part 2 – EP347 – thank u, next (How to move your website to a new WordPress host) – 12/13 🥰 Part 3 – EP348 – Everything (how to set up your new WordPress host) – 1/3 Join us on this episode of WPwatercooler by visiting our Participant guidelines page. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/participant-guidelines/ If you’re interested in sponsoring the show, check out the details on our sponsor page. We offer episode by episode spoken ads, rather than large contracts. A show by you for you. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 18

31 min

This week on WPwatercooler we’re how to move your WordPress website to a new and better webhost. thank u, next! Links mentioned on the show WordPress Importer – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org WPMerge.io-WP DB Merging, made easy. Gas Mask by Clockwise Global DNS Propagation Checker-What’s My DNS? How to Edit the Hosts File in Windows 10 WP Migrate DB Proi – deliciousbrains.com Hosting WordPress Yourself Part 1-Setting Up a Secure Virtual Server WPSiteSync – Content transfer made easy! Grande Guide to changing WordPress web hosts 😭 Part 1 – EP346 – break up with your web host, i’m bored (is your WordPress host slowing down your site?) – 12/6 😘 Part 2 – EP347 – thank u, next (How to move your website to a new WordPress host) – 12/13 🥰 Part 3 – EP348 – Everything (how to set up your new WordPress host) – 12/20 Join us on this episode of WPwatercooler by visiting our Participant guidelines page. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/participant-guidelines/ WPwatercooler network is sponsored by: ServerPress makers of DesktopServer – https://www.serverpress.com If you’re interested in sponsoring the show, check out the details on our sponsor page. We offer episode by episode spoken ads, rather than large contracts. A show by you for you. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2019

31 min

This week on WPwatercooler we’re discussing WordPress web hosts and if and when you should move to a new one. Migrate Guru – WordPress Plugins WordPress Hosting |Fast and Secure with Award-winning Support The 7 Best Cheap Web Hosting Services (2019 Review) Grande guide to changing WordPress web hosts Part 1 – EP346 – break up with your webhost, i’m bored (is your WordPress host slowing down your site?) – 12/6 Part 2 – EP347 – thank u, next (How to move your website to a new WordPress host) – 12/13 Part 3 – EP348 – Everything (how to setup your new WordPress host) – 12/20 Join us on this episode of WPwatercooler by visiting our Participant guidelines page. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/participant-guidelines/ WPwatercooler network is sponsored by: ServerPress makers of DesktopServer – https://www.serverpress.com If you’re interested in sponsoring the show, check out the details on our sponsor page. We offer episode by episode spoken ads, rather than large contracts. A show by you for you. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2019

32 min

This week on WPwatercooler we’re discussing has WordPress deals with large images and how the handling of big images will change in WordPress 5.3. Introducing handling of big images in WordPress 5.3 – Make WordPress Core #48299 (When “big_images” are automatically scaled, communicate with a UI message) Cloudinary – Image management and manipulation in the cloud + CDN – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org Image and Video Upload, Storage, Optimization and CDN www.imgix.com Imsanity – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org TinyPNG‚ Compress PNG images while preserving transparency Cybertruck Join us on this episode of WPwatercooler by visiting our Participant guidelines page. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/participant-guidelines/ WPwatercooler network is sponsored by: ServerPress makers of DesktopServer – https://www.serverpress.com If you’re interested in sponsoring the show, check out the details on our sponsor page. We offer episode by episode spoken ads, rather than large contracts. A show by you for you. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2019

31 min

This week on WPwatercooler we're discussing WordPress meetups, where to find them and how to get involved. Join us on this episode of WPwatercooler by visiting our Participant guidelines page. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/participant-guidelines/ WPwatercooler network is sponsored by: ServerPress makers of DesktopServer – https://www.serverpress.com If you’re interested in sponsoring the show, check out the details on our sponsor page. We offer episode by episode spoken ads, rather than large contracts. A show by you for you. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2019

31 min

BoldGrid acquires W3 Total Cache Join us on this episode of WPwatercooler by visiting our Participant guidelines page. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/participant-guidelines/ WPwatercooler network is sponsored by: ServerPress makers of DesktopServer – https://www.serverpress.com If you’re interested in sponsoring the show, check out the details on our sponsor page. We offer episode by episode spoken ads, rather than large contracts. A show by you for you. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2019

31 min

This week the WPwatercooler panel discusses the WordPress Theme Directory based on a post by Justin Tadlock of WPTavern - Curated List of Featured Themes Coming to the Theme Directory. The panel discussed many different ways the Featured Themes section of the Theme Directory is flawed currently in its weird random setup. Curation seems to be a good strategy for fixing this issue but inforcing rules is going to be a tough one. "While themes in the directory undergo a strict code review, there is no quality control on design." We noticed this too while on the show, it seems that we need to take some time and build out a strict cutoff and one of them should be, in Jason Tucker's opinion be if the theme is accessible or not. If we came from a culture where "mobile-first" was important at one point in our recent history then "accessibility-first" should be the new goal. 105 themes in the directory are set with the Accessibility Ready tag but when you have poor examples such as Stix in the directory, is quality being looked at? Sé Reed mentioned the talk that Natalie MacLees did at WordCamp Long Beach regarding accessible themes. Reading into this a bit more Justin Tadlock writes: "The team implemented a program that allowed the top reviewers each month an opportunity to pick the featured themes..." "The problem was that nearly all of the top reviewers were theme authors. Their incentive for doing reviews was to get their themes featured. Big theme businesses stood the most to gain. They could put multiple reviewers to work who would knock out review after review." with that being said it looks like the theme directory and it's Theme Review Team have a plan, Justin writes: "The general consensus seems to be that featured themes would not have any upsells or other commercial aspects. That could limit the pool of potential themes considerably because many theme authors have some sort of commercial interest in having their themes hosted in the official directory." Jason Cosper had a prediction regarding restricting the directory to non-upsale themes - "we're going to see a lot of Automattic made WordPress.com themes in the featured themes" Thanks Justin Tadlock and the team over at WP Tavern for the topic for us to discuss if you want to join us on this episode of WPwatercooler you can do so by visiting our Participant guidelines page to learn more. 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.

Nov 2019

30 min

This week the WPwatercooler panel discusses the joys of good WordPress web hosting. 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 https://www.wpwatercooler.com/video/ep341-wpwatercooler/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2019

31 min

This week on WPwatercooler we talk about WordCamp Long Beach #WCLB and if we uncovered the Future of WordPress. 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 https://www.wpwatercooler.com/video/ep340-wordcamp-long-beach-recap-the-future-of-wordpress/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2019

32 min

This week on WPwatercooler we discuss the developer/user gap. 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 Panel Jason Cosper, Jason Tucker, Sé Reed, Steve Zehngut See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2019

31 min

This week on WPwatercooler we’re discussing WordPress page speed and how to make your website performant. 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 Handpicked past related episodes: EP312 – WordPress Performance EP203 – Plugins to speed up your WordPress website EP49 – How to speed up your WordPress website See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2019

30 min

This week on WPwatercooler we talk about Automattic raising $300M Series D from Salesforce Ventures and how this would affect if any the WordPress open source project. Join us on this episode of WPwatercooler by visiting our Participant guidelines page. Leave us some feedback https://www.wpwatercooler.com/feedback 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.

Oct 2019

31 min

On this episode, we discuss what’s on our WordPress toolbelt. The WPwatercooler network is sponsored by ServerPress makers of DesktopServer be sure to check them out at https://serverpress.com. Toolbelt – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org Site Breadcrumbs Compress JPEG & PNG images – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org Easily optimize images using WP CLI See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2019

31 min

Conflicts of interest with WordCamp and WordPress Meetup organizers. The WPwatercooler network is sponsored by ServerPress makers of DesktopServer be sure to check them out at https://serverpress.com. A question was posed to the Make WordPress blog recently that many of us found interesting: "Recently, I realized that community organizers do sometimes face a conflict of interest situations, but the team does not really have clear guidelines about how to avoid them, nor best practices for when there is one." https://make.wordpress.org/community/2019/08/15/discussion-how-to-handle-conflict-of-interest-situations/ Some questions that were presented to the community were: What different kinds of conflict of interest situations we have now and what we might encounter in the future? How to work around those? Can we accept the conflict of interest in some situations? What would be the best approach to disclose situations where someone notices a conflict of interest? Jennifer Bourn brought this to twitter https://twitter.com/jenniferbourn/status/1164559134894649345 So we asked her to join us to discuss this on the show. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2019

31 min

This week on WPwatercooler we discuss WordPress forcing updates on the older version of the software. We compare and contrast this to web hosts doing these sorts of things and what the future may hold for updates of this nature. WPwatercooler network is sponsored by ServerPress makers of DesktopServer. Be sure to check them out at https://www.serverpress.com WPwatercooler Quotables "Hell yeah, I think it's good." Jason Cosper "My opinion is changing because the WordPress rollout schedule has been changing. ...You're talking about sites that are run by non-technical people. They may not know what to do or have the resources to fix it." Steve "In my opinion, this should be between the hosting companies and site owners, not WordPress and site owners." Manny Show Topics and Further Reading WordPress team working on daring plan to forcibly update old websites Computer trespass Proposal: Auto-Update Old Versions to 4.7 Tools to backup and upgrade WordPress installations Statistics | WordPress.org Mysterious iOS Attack Changes Everything We Know About iPhone Hacking News – WordPress 3.7 “Basie” – WordPress.org Plugin Detective – Troubleshooting – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org Join us on the next episode of WPwatercooler by visiting our Participant guidelines page. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2019

31 min

On this episode, we discuss what is actually involved in building a website. 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.

Sep 2019

31 min

This week on WPwatercooler we talk about WordCamp Long Beach and their track The Future of WordPress. 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.

Sep 2019

31 min

EP331 - WooCommerce vs Shopify vs Amazon - WPwatercooler This week on WPwatercooler we discussed the differences between WooCommerce, Shopify and Amazon for selling products for ecommerce. Thank you to our sponsors! The WPwatercooler network is sponsored by ServerPress makers of DesktopServer. Be sure to check them out at https://www.serverpress.com CamelCamelCamel Apply for early access to Shopify Fulfillment Network Apple Pay Shopify and the Power of Platforms - stratechery.com Fakespot | Analyze and identify fake reviews and counterfeits See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2019

30 min

This week on WPwatercooler we discuss the up and downs of WordPress Meetups. Make WordPress Communities Meetup WordPress Worldwide 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.

Jul 2019

31 min

This week on WPwatercooler we have Dan Walmsley Code Wrangler at Automattic on talking about Composer and how they are using it in Jetpack development. 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 Participants Jason Tucker Steve Zehngut Manny Costa Daniel Walmsley Sé Reed Jason Cosper Unrelated Preshow links (join us on the show to get involved in our preshow): Bakersfield resident the creator behind viral 'Storm Area 51' Facebook event Behind the Curve (2018) Links from the show: Composer WordPress Packagist: Manage your plugins and themes with Composer PSR-4: Autoloader - PHP-FIG Panel: The Future of WordPress – WordPress.tv PSR-4: Autoloader - PHP-FIG Alain Schlesser Expose installed WordPress plugins and themes as Composer packages. A PHP parser written in PHP jetpack/packages/analyzer at master jetpack/packages/autoloader at master See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 2019

28 min

Two topics on one episode?!?! We discuss Zoom and it's local web server as well as dealing with responsible disclosure of vulnerabilities in WordPress. 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 Participants Jason Tucker Steve Zehngut Jonathan Wold Sé Reed Jason Cosper Links from the show: Is my host fast yet? HTTP Archive Apple pushes silent macOS update to close Zoom vulnerability - 9to5Mac Apple Pushes Silent macOS Update to Remove ‘Secret’ Zoom Web Server | Technology News Internet of Shit (@internetofshit) WordPress Plugin Team Paints Target on Exploitable Settings Change Vulnerability That Permits Persistent XSS in Related Posts – Plugin Vulnerabilities Disgruntled security firm discloses zero-days in Facebook’s WordPress plugins Yoast SEO 1.2.0-11.5 - Authenticated Stored XSS Corrupted Blood incident See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 2019

31 min

This week on WPwatercooler we'll be talking with Jessica Scott and Erik Patterson and our own Steve Zehngut from Gleek.com. 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.

Jul 2019

29 min

This week on WPwatercooler we discuss when premium plugins go bad and what you should do when it happens to you and your client’s websites. InfusedWoo|Woocommerce + Infusionsoft by Keap Integration Plugin WordPress Security: When Plugins Go Bad Pippin Williamson Caused major issues | WordPress.org 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 2019

30 min

Let's talk about Joost de Valk of Yoast stepping down as WordPress CMO. 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 2019

32 min

This week on WPwatercooler we discussed the gauntlet that we must travel through to get our client’s MVP to market. From change orders to delays and phasing we talk about all this and more on this episode of WPwatercooler. Check out our most recent episode of WPblab – Marketing Yourself as a WordPress Developer with Rachelle Wise Ruined by Design: How Designers Destroyed the World, and What We Can Do to Fix It Kindle Edition GOTO 2015 • Agile is Dead • Pragmatic Dave Thomas Embracing Scope Creep – Chris Lema Project Strobe: Protecting your data, improving our third-party APIs, and sunsetting consumer Google+ 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.

May 2019

30 min

This week we're talking about WordPress Site Health. Join us on this episode of WPwatercooler by visiting our Participant guidelines page. Links from the episode GTmetrix|Website Speed and Performance Optimization Query Monitor – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org Sentry is cross-platform application monitoring, with a focus on error reporting. Sentry for Open Source Automated Website Testing and Monitoring-Ghost Inspector Uptime Robot tools.pingdom.com Downtime Monitoring CC Devs – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org 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.

May 2019

31 min

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