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.

Episodes

November 23, 2022 24 min

In this episode of Press This, GiveWP co-founder, Matt Cromwell discusses how to give back with WordPress. Matt goes over the inspiration for Give, how it provides excellent tools for nonprofit sites, what to expect in Give 3.0, and why Giving Tuesday is so important. If you’re looking for a way to give thanks and give back, don’t miss this episode. Listen now!



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In this episode of PressThis, we cover the latest updates from WordPress core and the WordPress community. Listen now to hear updates about the recent 6.1 release, upcoming WordCamps, big changes to the Full Site Editor, and more.

Our special guests this week are Sam Munoz, a developer advocate at WP Engine, and Emily Schiola, the editor of TorqueMag.io.

If you're ready to keep up on developments in the WordPress Community, don&#...

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Agency owners always have a lot on their plates, but in times of economic uncertainty, they also take on the added stress of making it through leaner times.

However, economic downturns can also be opportunities. Many of today's largest companies were started during recessions, and if you have the right tools and the right focus in place, you too can bulwark your agency against the pitfalls of a recession.

In this episode of Press...

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In this episode of Press This, WP Engine Developer Advocate Fran Agulto dives into all things headless WordPress including the pros and cons it entails for rapid development and the way WordPress builders can expect to see headless intersect with Full Site Editing.



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October 25, 2022 25 min

Gather around the campfire as we tell you spooky stories about plugins gone wrong and other WordPress horror stories. Chris Weigman starts us off with the tale of the time he accidentally crashed 20,000 websites, then Derek Ashauer shares a tale involving custom ticket software and Blink182.



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October 19, 2022 29 min

Black Friday is coming, are you ready? In this episode, we’re sitting down with Josh Dailey from WP Engine to talk about last-minute tips and tricks to make sure your eCommerce site is ready for the biggest sales of the year.



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If you are one of the millions of users of Advanced Custom fields, you are going to want to listen to this episode of Press This. We talked with Iain Poulson about some of the new features coming to ACF 6.0.

Find out why the team refers to this as ACF Blocks version 2, and what features Iain is most excited about.



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As a WordPress agency you may offer hosting services directly to your clients and also recommend other clients buy their own hosting, but what is the right recommendation and what factors should you be considering?


In this episode of PressThis, we interview Jeff Mankini of UpClick Digital about his thoughts on what both reselling and referring hosting is helpful for clients, the factors he uses to determine what to recommend, and wh...

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For over 260 episodes PressThis host David Vogelpohl has interviewed countless guests from around the WordPress community about the latest advancements in WordPress, interesting projects people in the community are working on, and a countless list of optimizations, hacks, and techniques to make WordPress sites better.


To honor David's years as host, in this episode we turn the tables and interview David Vogelpohl about his thoug...

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Are you a hard-core PHP developer who hasn’t quite “learned Javascript deeply” yet? Building headless WordPress sites can be a challenge to those new to the craft, but your bread and butter WordPress developer skills actually put you on better footing than you’d think.


In this episode of PressThis, we interview Fran Agulto of WP Engine’s dev rel team about his thoughts on the best way to actually get started building headless WordPr...

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One of the primary benefits lauded with decoupled architecture (e.g. headless WordPress) is the improvement to the developer experience, but is the developer experience coming at the expense of the content creator experience? How can we have our cake and eat it too by providing our dev teams environments where they love to innovate and provide content creators the freedom to create?


In this episode of PressThis, we interview Tayo On...

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The buzzword of the year is the metaverse and rightfully so considering the drastic digital life changing innovations poised to permeate our lives with AR and VR, but what role will WordPress have if any in this strange and exciting new world?


In this episode of PressThis we interview Anthony Burchell of WP Engine who is on the bleeding edge of connecting WordPress to the metaverse. Anthony’s accolades in this area include using Wor...

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The Formidable Forms plugin has always been a surprisingly useful tool for teams wanting to build everything from simple forms to full-on web applications with WordPress. This more-than-meets-the-eye nature of Formidable may leave you wondering, what else could I be building with Formidable?


In this episode of PressThis, we interview Victor Font of Formidable Masterminds about his thoughts on why he believes Strategy 11 is spearhead...

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The WordPress world came alive with the introduction of Full Site Editing (FSE) in WordPress core earlier this year. While theme developers can keep creating classic themes in the ways they always have, this new method of building themes in the WordPress construct has introduced a lot of excitement, but also a lot of anxiety. The popular Genesis theme product suite has been a fan favorite for removing the anxiety of building high-q...

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WooCommerce is often the developer’s choice for building custom eCommerce experiences quickly due to Woo’s ease of use for non-technical users and infinite customization through plugins and custom code. We build stores with important jobs to do and craft our builds to do those jobs well. But what can we do to make these stores with all these jobs do as fast as possible in order to optimize for page speed, conversion rates, and SEO?


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Despite all the obvious work involved, being an owner/operator of your own business such as an agency can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Even if you don't "hit it big" with revenue, the skills and challenges you encounter in a CEO role can be life-changing and empowering all on their own. That said, are YOU really the best choice to lead your organization to grow, and is your time really best use...

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As most folks already know, WordPress is soooo much more than a CMS and is used all over the world for complex web applications, headless architecture, and more. That said, one of WordPress' most overlooked benefits is digital and business automation. Automated business and digital processes can unlock powerful growth levers in the sites you build and save you valuable time and resources, but what is the best way to think about...

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In every episode of PressThis, host David Vogelpohl asks guests for their WordPress origin story. In this episode of PressThis, enjoy some of the top origin stories including those from Rachel Gogos with BrandID, Chris Badgett of LifterLMS, Jon Henshaw of Coywolf (and founder of Raven Tools), Jason Cohen of WP Engine, Brad Touesnard of Delicious Brains, Meryl K. Evans of Meryl.net Digital Marketing, Rachel Winchester of DigitalCube...

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WordPress has been on a steady march of adoption in Enterprise organizations as they discover the power, ease of use, scale, performance, ease of hiring, and low cost of WordPress. While traditional WordPress builds play an outsized role in Enterprise WordPress adoption, headless WordPress builds are gaining pace by combining the best of WordPress and the best of decoupled architecture.


In this episode of PressThis, we interview Ada...

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Pricing is one of the most overlooked areas of running your business (especially as a WordPress freelancer or small agency owner). Hardly anyone likes to have that awkward conversation. Yet, it’s a discussion that needs to take place if a business is to grow and thrive. Are your discussions leading to being paid the amount you could get?


In this episode of PressThis, we interview Brian Rotsztein, author of The Psychology of Pricing ...

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