Press This WordPress Community Podcast

Press This WordPress Community Podcast

Dive into the heart of WordPress with “Press This,” a podcast that delivers valuable insights and actionable tips for navigating the ever-evolving world of WordPress. Join host Brian Gardner, WordPress Advocate at WP Engine, as he explores various topics with community members, from the block editor to building a WordPress business.

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July 10, 2024 36 mins

In this episode, host Brian Gardner and WP Engine Senior Product Manager Iain Poulson discuss the ACF annual survey, last year’s results, and what’s to come with WordPress 6.6.



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Host Brian Gardner and guest Sam Brockway discuss the importance of building a community for your product or service, sharing tips for engagement and fostering loyalty.



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June 18, 2024 37 mins

Join host Brian Gardner and guest Sam Brockway as they explore the profound impact of the WordPress community and how it plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of WordPress.



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April 9, 2024 25 mins

Join the discussion in #data-liberation on Making Slack, or in the Data Liberation GitHub repository.

The Data Liberation project imagines a more open web where users can seamlessly switch between platforms of their choosing, eradicating the concept of being locked into a system and keeping openness at the forefront. Moving to and within WordPress should be a one-click easy process as much as possible whether moving from social netw...

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In this episode of Press This, Doc Pop interviews Ryan Singel about the future of WordPress and journalism. They discuss the challenges facing journalism in the digital age, the rise of subscriber-driven newsletters, and the role of platforms like WordPress in empowering independent journalism. Tune in to learn how open-source CMSs like WordPress are shaping the future of journalism.



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March 26, 2024 24 mins

Can AI make WordPress sites more accessible? In this episode of Press This, we talk with Amber Hinds, CEO of Equalize Digital, about the promises and challenges of using generative AI and LLMs to tackle accessibility issues on the web.

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March 19, 2024 23 mins

In celebration of DE{CODE} 2024, we talked with Miriam Schwab, Head of WordPress Relations at Elementor, about the evolving landscape of WordPress entrepreneurship. From agency work to startup ventures, Miriam shares insights on building successful businesses with WordPress, ahead of her appearance at DE{CODE} 2024. Discover trends shaping the WordPress business ecosystem and Elementor's latest innovations.


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Today, we're exploring the intersection of culture, creativity, and technology with Lawrence Edmondson, founder at Eat Big Digital. Lawrence shares insights on how technology and creativity intersect, shaping cultural shifts over the past decades.



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In this episode of Press This, we talk with Chris Messina, the inventor of the hashtag and an author of ActivityStreams and Oauth. We talk about the evolution of WordPress, decentralizing the web, open-web standards, and how SEO might change over the years. This is a really fun conversation with someone who has helped change the way we use the web. Don't miss it!



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Jonathan Bossenger has been working hard to enhance the learning pathways at Learn.WordPress.org. In this episode of Press this, Jonathan discusses the work he and his team are doing to improve how new users, old-school developers, and future contributors can get the knowledge they need from Learn WordPress. We also spoke with Jonathan about his new WordPress-powered video game, "Dodge," which was created using the ne...

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On this episode of Press This, we talk with Nyasha Green, a LinkedIn Learning Instructor and WordPress contributor, about her newest class, "Introduction to Custom Block Building". We also talk about Nyasha's journey into WordPress development and lessons she learned while creating WP tutorials. https://www.linkedin.com/learning/wordpress-introduction-to-custom-block-building.



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February 6, 2024 27 mins

This week our special guests, Aurooba Ahmed and Mike Davey, walk us through the latest WordPress news. We talk about a new proposal to test out GatherPress as an alternative to MeetUp.com, and then we read through a hilarious Reddit thread about how to deal with WP clients who won't pay their bills. We also talk about upcoming WordCamps like WordCamp Asia and WordCamp Canada.



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January 30, 2024 26 mins

What are the best practices for growing fans of your WordPress product? In this episode of Press This, Doc Pop interviews Adam Weeks, co-founder of Cirrus Influence, a PR marketing agency specializing in WordPress products. Adam shares insights into building a loyal user base, the challenges of marketing within the WordPress ecosystem, and the importance of simplifying messaging. The conversation also explores the hero's ...

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January 23, 2024 25 mins

In this week's episode of Press This, we discuss the rapid evolution of platforms and the importance of content ownership with Seth Goldstein, a WordPress and marketing expert with more than 15 years of experience. We delve into his latest Substack article, "For Crying Out Loud, Own Your Own Content", exploring his shift from Substack to WordPress for his newsletter. Seth shares the tools he utilized, the challeng...

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In this episode of Press This, we talk with Nathan Ingram, the host at Solid Academy and a WordCamp organizer. Nathan shares his WordPress origin story and his current focus as an educator for WordPress professionals. We also talk about AI integration in web development and SolidWP's public rebranding. Tune in for insights into Nathan's experiences and the evolving landscape of WordPress education.



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January 9, 2024 27 mins

On this episode of Press This, Doc Pop and Mike Davey talk about the recent "State of the Word" address that Matt Mullenweg gave in Madrid. We recap some of the most interesting moments from the talk and our opinions on "data liberation", the state of the fediverse, collaborative editing, and how WordPress can interact with WebAssembly in 2024.



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January 2, 2024 26 mins

If 2023 was the year that generative AI became mainstream, what does that mean for the world of AI and WordPress in 2024? In this episode of Press This, industry experts Rob Howard and Stephen Cuccio share their predictions for the new year. Discover the transformative potential of AI integration within WordPress, from content generation to page building, as we explore emerging trends, and envision the future possibilities of...

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Explore real-time collaborative editing in WordPress with the Multicollab plugin. In this episode of Press This, Doc Pop and Anil Gupta discuss the development of the Multicollab plugin, its challenges in mimicking a Google Docs-style editor, and its future in light of WordPress core's phase 3 Gutenberg project. Delve into the plugin’s compatibility, its evolving roadmap, and its enduring potential as we discuss the excit...

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In this episode of Press This, we dive into the world of Customer Relationship Management and marketing automation with Adrian Tobey, the CEO of Groundhogg. Adrian shares his journey into WordPress development and how he became interested in building his own CRM tools. The conversation touches on abandoned cart recovery, social media strategies, and the newest changes to Groundhogg's email editor.



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Welcome to a special "Word Around the Campfire" edition of the Press This podcast. This month we talk with Jeff Chandler, a Marketing Generalist at StellarWP, and Mike Davey, the Senior Editor of Delicious Brains. We talk about what is new in WordPress 6.4, the cURL issue that led to the 6.4.1 release, shake ups at Tumblr, and Sarah Gooding's exit from WPTavern.



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