• #30 – Matt Mullenweg on the Future of Technology and Where WordPress Fits In

    #30 – Matt Mullenweg on the Future of Technology and Where WordPress Fits In

    On the podcast today we have Matt Mullenweg. Matt is the co-founder of WordPress, and as a result, he has been a user for as long as anyone. We recorded this podcast whilst at WordCamp Europe in Portugal a couple of weeks ago. It’s a wide-ranging discussion, covering a lot of ground. First, we cover the topics of what’s happened to WordPress over the last 19 years, and which aspects he likes and which would he wish to alter. We then get into how the last two years have changed the WordPress community. Towards the end we get into the possible stall in WordPress’s market share, and how Matt views the future of the platform in an era dominated by artificial intelligence.

  • #28 – Mark Root-Wiley on Creating Standards for CSS in WordPress

    #28 – Mark Root-Wiley on Creating Standards for CSS in WordPress

    On the podcast today we have Mark Root-Wiley. He’s on the show to talk about why he thinks that it would be useful for WordPress to adopt some CSS standards. Mark thinks that it’s time for WordPress to lay out some simple standards which are easy to understand, and if they became universal, would save us a lot of time and head scratching. He’s not proposing anything radical, just some basic advice for the most commonly used CSS, and it’s quite a compelling idea which would need a lot of community buy-in, and possibly some top-down approval if it were to move forwards. It’s very much the kernel of an idea at present, but thought provoking nonetheless.

  • #26 – Courtney Robertson on How the Learn Project Is Educating People About WordPress

    #26 – Courtney Robertson on How the Learn Project Is Educating People About WordPress

    On the podcast today we have Courtney Robertson. Courtney is a Developer Advocate at GoDaddy Pro who has a passion for teaching and learning, specifically about how to use WordPress. Her work involves outreach to developers but it also includes time to help contribute to WordPress as well. Courtney uses this time to assist with the WordPress Training Team as well as Learn WordPress. We talk about what the Learn Project covers as and how the content is curated and maintained. We also talk about how you might get involved with the team if you’re keen to help others learn more about WordPress.

  • #21 – Chris Coyier Talks About Why He Sold CSS-Tricks

    #21 – Chris Coyier Talks About Why He Sold CSS-Tricks

    On the podcast today we have Chris Coyier. Chris has been a user and educator in the WordPress and web development space for many years. He’s an author, podcaster, developer, but is perhaps best known for his website CSS-Tricks. CSS-Tricks has been a valuable source of information about CSS for over 15 years. Updated multiple times a week, the site has articles about every aspect of styling your website. It’s gone through several iterations over those years. A few weeks ago Chris decided it was time for CSS-Tricks to find a new home and it’s now owned and operated by Digital Ocean, a popular cloud computing service provider. This podcast is all about the journey that Chris has had running CSS-Tricks.

  • #18 – Leonardo Losoviz on the Block Protocol’s Efforts To Make Blocks Work Universally

    #18 – Leonardo Losoviz on the Block Protocol’s Efforts To Make Blocks Work Universally

    On the podcast today we have Leonardo Losoviz. He’s here today to talk about The Block Protocol. This is a new project which aims to make blocks all over the internet interoperable. This might lead to a situation in which WordPress blocks could communicate with blocks in other apps. We talk about how it might work, who stands to benefit and how likely it is to gain traction. Listen to the podcast…

  • #17 – Destiny Kanno and Joe Simpson on Why They Started BlackPress

    #17 – Destiny Kanno and Joe Simpson on Why They Started BlackPress

    On the podcast today we have Destiny Kanno and Joe Simpson. The goal of BlackPress is to bring more creators of Black African descent into the WordPress community, and also provide a community space for those already there to connect, learn from, and support each other. It’s still in the early stages and they are trying to grow with a dedicated Slack channel and regular Meetups. It’s intended to be a safe space for people who share their vision to work together and try to figure out what such a community might look like. It’s a really thought provoking discussion, and shines a light on a very important issue.

  • #14 – Dave Smith, Isabel Brison and Joen Asmussen on the New Navigation Block

    #14 – Dave Smith, Isabel Brison and Joen Asmussen on the New Navigation Block

    On the podcast today we have three guests… Dave Smith, Isabel Brison and Joen Asmussen. They’re all employed by Automattic, and recently they’ve been working on the new Navigation Block. Find out what it is and how it’s going to alter the way that you create your WordPress menus.

  • #12 – Amber Hinds on Why Accessibility Matters

    #12 – Amber Hinds on Why Accessibility Matters

    On the podcast today we have Amber Hinds. We talk about what online accessibility means, and how it ought to influence any website build. We consider the situations people who need an accessible website might find themselves in. What are they experiencing as they browse the web and what tools are they using? What tools can you use to help in this endeavour, and what tools you might want to avoid?

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