Press This WordPress Community Podcast

Press This WordPress Community Podcast

Press This. The WordPress Community Podcast features exclusive content and interviews with leaders in the WordPress community…. covering everything from development to integrating your digital marketing strategy with WordPress. Host David Vogelpohl of WP Engine and special guest hosts from across the community keep you up to speed on the latest advancements in WordPress.... Show More

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February 23, 2021 30 min
Are you setting up an eCommerce store with WooCommerce for yourself or your clients, and wondering "Did I do everything I was supposed to do?!?!"? Overlooking key configurations and settings can lead to lost sales, hacked sites, and more.

In this episode of PressThis, we interview Sean Conklin of Coded Commerce about what store owners and agencies building WooCommerce stores should do in most, if not all cases. Sean shares h...
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If you're anything like us, you've likely worked waaay too long on a WordPress project without realizing there was some critical dependency you didn't catch and now you have to rebuild the entire site. Yikes! Of course, this often happens with hosting environments and so you might be asking, does it help to talk to my host before a large build?

In this episode of PressThis, we interview Aaron Onken of WP Engine who has h...
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Do you run a freelancer or agency business? If so, do you often feel more like your business is running you?

In this episode of PressThis, we interview Robert Nickell of Rocket Station about Virtual Assistant strategies WordPress agencies and freelancers can use to save time and scale their business. Robert's company Rocket Station specializes in Virtual Assistant services often used by freelancers and agencies. Robert shares hi...
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Building accessibility features into your WordPress site isn't just a strategy for making your site more usable to more people or a moral thing to do, but it may actually be the law depending on where your audience lives!

If you've decided to implement accessibility on your WordPress site for growth, legal, or moral reasons, you might be thinking "Isn't there a plugin for that?". Choosing plugins to help improve ...
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If you find yourself creating more video content than ever, don't forget about adding captions!

Captioning your content can be a great way to capture viewers who aren't using audio at the time they are viewing your video or of course making your video content accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing. The bottom line is that captioning makes your videos more valuable and well... captivating.

In this episode of PressThis, we ...
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"As a WordPress freelancer or agency you likely often acquire new customers with existing sites that have a whole host of existing problems. If you're running your own site, you may be wondering what agencies often have to fix when taking over a self-managed website.

In this episode of PressThis, we interview Tony Wright of Wright IMC about the checklist his agency uses when taking on a new SMB client with an existing websit...
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The global lockdown has forced many of us to brush up on our virtual event skills in a hurry. If you're like most people, you're piecing together these skills as you go, but you may be wondering "What does it look like to have a thoughtful and effective virtual event strategy?".

In this episode of PressThis, we interview long-time mega WordPress virtual event organizer Jan Koch of Virtual Summit Mastery. Jan has been...
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"Open Source software is the dominant form of web technology on earth, but the worlds of open and closed source systems continue to exist together. We often think of these worlds as fundamentally at odds, but there are lessons to be learned from each approach.

In this episode of PressThis, we interview Jaki Levy of 10up about his experience using open-source strategies in a closed source context. Jaki spent over 10 years working...
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If you've ever thought of starting a plugin business or if you have one right now, you might be wondering how you can grow a plugin business into a sustainable AND successful venture.

In this episode of PressThis, we interview Adrian Tobey of the popular CRM & Marketing Automation plugin Groundhog. Adrian talks about his strategies for pricing, retention, lead generation, and controlling costs within the context of a plugin ...
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"As the WordPress block editor "Gutenberg" picks up steam in terms of adoption and capabilities, WordPress tools & frameworks are evolving to take advantage of these new abilities to deliver even more value to their users.

In this episode, we interview WordPress community icon Scott Kingsley Clark of Pods Framework about his thoughts on the evolution of the block editor within WordPress and how he and the rest of the...
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"Entrepreneurship is woven into the fabric of the WordPress community via hundreds of thousands of freelance, agency, technology, platform, and even investment fund businesses.

Running and GROWING a business is super tough though and creates pressures on entrepreneurs that can have a negative affect on their mental health. How can entrepreneurs strike a balance between developing a winning growth strategy and keeping their menta...
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In this episode of PressThis, we discuss news from around the WordPress ecosystem. Listen now to hear exciting news in the world of Gutenberg blocks, WordPress company acquisitions, and more. If you're too busy to keep up with WordPress on your own, listen to this episode of PressThis now!
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As technology evolves, so must you. Stagnation in web development isn't an option. Those that do will be left behind. Of course, evolving may mean different things for different people, but for many in the WordPress community, this means finally pushing off from their starting blocks (pun intended) and building cool things with the WordPress block editor!

In this episode of PressThis, we interview Tina Granzo of City Beautiful D...
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We've all experienced the age-old question of "Is my host or my code to blame for errors or performance issues for my website?".

In this episode of PressThis, we interview Chris Wiegman of WP Engine about how you can figure out if performance issues or errors on your site are the fault of your code, plugins, and themes or related to your host.

Chris shares his thoughts on the type of problems sites encounter where the que...
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One of the ways you can create career and revenue growth within your business is by teaching WordPress skills to others within your organization. Not only can this be a great way to build skills within your team, but teaching others WordPress skills also helps grow the WordPress ecosystem as a whole.

In this episode of PressThis we interview Courtney Robertson of Code Differently and a critical member of the volunteer team working o...
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November 3, 2020 29 min
In our monthly WATCF installment, we discuss important updates regarding WordPress 5.6, WP-CLI, and other news from around the WordPress community. If you don't have time to keep up with all things WordPress listen to our round-up and get the month's most important WordPress news in one go. Listen to this episode of PressThis now!
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Agencies and freelancers often try to do what's best for their clients, but sometimes what the client wants isn't best for them. In this episode of PressThis, we interview Katrina Martin of Riot Customs about how she uses NO in her agency business to deliver more value to customers and fewer headaches for herself. Katrina shares her thoughts on why customers ask for things they shouldn't, how to tactfully say NO to a cl...
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"WordPress' claim-to-fame primarily comes from being a powerful CMS, but how can brands use WordPress to automate their digital funnels and create self-sustaining engines of growth?

In this episode of PressThis we interview Pat Ness of SMB Master about the approaches he uses to automate digital funnels with WordPress. Pat is well known for his use of WordPress to build self-sustaining digital funnels for brands with millions...
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"The WordPress block editor has brought a world of possibilities to WordPress sites, but with most WordPress developers not knowing how to code React, many development teams are left scratching their heads on how they'll take advantage of the WordPress block editor in their custom builds.

In this episode of PressThis, we interview Ryan Kienstra of Genesis Custom Blocks about how developers can start their journey learning Re...
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October 6, 2020 31 min
"In this epsiode of PressThis, we cover news and happenings from around the WordPress community in our monthly installment ""Word Around the Campfire"".

This month's news includes an acquisition by Godaddy of a WooCommerce extension company, new product launches around the WordPress block editor (Gutenberg), new updates on the upcoming Twenty Twenty One theme, Gutenberg 9.0, and much more.

If you're too bu...
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