Archives: Podcast

  • #32 – Daisy Olsen on Why You Should Try Out Block Themes

    #32 – Daisy Olsen on Why You Should Try Out Block Themes

    On the podcast today we have Daisy Olsen. Daisy works for Automattic as a Developer Relations contributor on the WordPress Project, and she’s on the podcast today to talk about Block Themes. These new themes bring additional possibilities for WordPress users in what they’re able to build in the Block Editor. Now, non-technical can start to add and style things like headers, footers and navigation menus. Daisy talks about how this all works as well as what’s not quite ready. We also get into what new skills you’ll need to learn, as well as what new tooling might be required. It’s an interesting subject and a good primer on Block Themes if you’re considering jumping in.

  • #31 – Milan Ivanovic on the Importance of Real World Versus Online

    #31 – Milan Ivanovic on the Importance of Real World Versus Online

    On the podcast today we have Milan Ivanovic. Milan is a WordPress Developer at Valet.io, and is a WordCamp volunteer, speaker, and organizer. He’s the WordPress.org global translation editor, WordPress Serbia lead, and is now part of the WordCamp Europe alumni. As if that weren’t enough, Milan is one of the lecturers of the WordPress Academy in Serbia, where he has given talks and WordPress Workshops. He’s also a member of the Theme Review and Community Get Involved Teams. It’s pretty clear to see that WordPress and WordPress events play a major role in Milan’s life, and that’s what this podcast is about. We talk about the importance of the WordPress community as a whole, as well as exploring what the situation is like in Milan’s home country of Serbia. We also get into the subject of diversity and how Europe as a continent might face diversity challenges which differ from other parts of the world.

  • #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.

  • #29 – Remkus de Vries on How WordCamp Europe Got Started

    #29 – Remkus de Vries on How WordCamp Europe Got Started

    On the podcast today we have Remkus de Vries, and he’s kicking off what might be described as a  mini series on the Jukebox podcast. Last week almost 3,000 WordPressers from all over the world gathered together in Porto, Portugal for the first in-person WordCamp Europe since 2019. Expectations were high, and the event did not disappoint. It really was excellent. Remkus is one of the founders of WordCamp Europe, just over 10 years ago. I wanted to get him on the podcast to talk about how the community’s largest WordCamp got started. I also wanted to find out how the current event compares in terms of size and organisation. What’s changed over the years? We talk about the importance of events like WordCamps for the community, and how over the last few years the lack of in-person events altered the community.

  • #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.

  • #27 – Ana Segota and Kelly Choyce-Dwan on How To Use the New Pattern Creator

    #27 – Ana Segota and Kelly Choyce-Dwan on How To Use the New Pattern Creator

    The Pattern Creator is a online tool which allows you to create block patterns for inclusion into the WordPress Patterns Directory, a place where you can access freely available patterns for your websites. On the podcast today we have Ana Segota and Kelly Choyce-Dwan, who share two different perspectives. Ana is a themer and Kelly is on the team building out the Creator. We talk about how the Creator works, how you can submit your patterns and what constraints are there for having your submissions accepted. So, if you’re curious about how patterns can speed up your website building workflow, this episode is for you.

  • #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.

  • #25 – Joe Casabona on Why WordPress Is a Great Choice for Your Podcast

    #25 – Joe Casabona on Why WordPress Is a Great Choice for Your Podcast

    So on the podcast today we have Joe Casabona. Joe is a podcaster and educator, which makes him perfect for the discussion today, ‘Why WordPress Is a Great Choice for Your Podcast’. We talk about a broad range of podcasting topics including why WordPress and podcasting are such a great fit, what equipment do you really need to get up and running with your first podcast, are podcasts only for entertainment and what tips and tricks has Joe learned over the years as a podcaster. So if you’re curious about how to set up a podcast, or if you’ve already got one going and just want to hear some fresh perspectives, this episode is for you.

  • #24 – Aki Hamano on Building Useful Blocks for Fun

    #24 – Aki Hamano on Building Useful Blocks for Fun

    On the podcast today we have Aki Hamano. He’s a fan of creating WordPress blocks and currently has five available in the repository. We talk about the WordPress community in his home country of Japan and then give deeply into what all of this blocks do, and why he’s been creating them. It’s an interesting discussion, and you never know, perhaps you’ll find yourself using Aki’s blocks at some point yourself.

  • #23 – Cate DeRosia Talks About Rethinking In-Person Events

    #23 – Cate DeRosia Talks About Rethinking In-Person Events

    On the podcast today we have Cate DeRosia. Cate is a familiar face in the WordPress community. Along with her husband, Topher, they run the HeroPress Network. She describes herself as a ‘serial volunteer in the community’. In early 2022 Cate was hired by Automattic to be a sponsored member of the Community Team, and it’s this role which finds her on the podcast today. We talk about her recent ‘blue sky thinking’ post, which is a forum for people to engage with her and her team, so that future WordPress events can be made different. What does the community of 2022 want from WordPress events? Are we happy with how things have always been done, or do we want something new, something different?

  • #22 – Daniel Schutzsmith on How He’s Prepared His Team To Use the Block Editor

    #22 – Daniel Schutzsmith on How He’s Prepared His Team To Use the Block Editor

    On the WP Tavern Jukebox podcast we’re talking about how the block editor is being used by Daniel Schutzsmith and his team. We learn about the transition that they underwent after they’d decided to use the block editor on their government websites. What procedures did they have to put in place to make the transition as smooth as possible and what learning materials were needed. We talk also about his thoughts on where WordPress and, more generally, the web is headed, which can be summed up by the words AI and automation.

  • #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.

  • #20 – Oliver Sild on the State of WordPress Security

    #20 – Oliver Sild on the State of WordPress Security

    On the podcast today we have Oliver Sild from Patchstack. Patchstack is a product which is designed to help you identify plugin vulnerabilities in your WordPress sites. We talk about how, over the past couple of years, Patchstack has released an annual report concerning the state of WordPress security. What are the broad security trends which have emerged over the past 12 months in WordPress Core, plugins and themes. Listen now…

  • #19 – Evangelia Pappa & Bernhard Kau on Making WordCamp Europe Safe and Diverse

    #19 – Evangelia Pappa & Bernhard Kau on Making WordCamp Europe Safe and Diverse

    On the podcast today we have Evangelia Pappa & Bernhard Kau. They’re two of the WordCamp Europe 2022 organising team. They are here to talk about the upcoming event, happening during June, in Porto, Portugal. We talk about the measures that they’ve put in place to ensure that the event is as safe as possible. We also get into a discussion about the diversity of the organisation of the event, following a recent debate about whether or not more needed to be done in this area.

  • #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…

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