Pressing Topics – Episode 1

Pressing Topics is a daily podcast hosted by Malcolm Peralty and myself. We discuss the news that’s making headlines in the WordPress ecosystem as well as related topics that catch our eyes. Generally speaking, if you listen to this show on a daily basis, you should have a good idea on what’s going on in the WordPress community.

Pressing Topics is different from WordPress Weekly as we’ll rarely interview guests, go in-depth on specific subjects, and the show’s length is greatly reduced. Today’s episode is 26 minutes long and most episodes will be shorter than that.

In our first episode, we discuss the balancing act of user self sufficiency, a new empowerwoment project at Yoast, why countdown timers on event sites are impractical, and WPMU Dev ending development for more than 90% of their plugins.

We also talk about the success of WordPress Translation day 4, and inform listeners of multiple security vulnerabilities discovered in the WordPress Ultimate Member plugin.

I’ll submit the podcast to iTunes in the next few days to provide more convenient options of subscribing. Please listen to episode one and let us know what you think.

Stories Discussed:

User Self Sufficiency

Empowerwoment project at Yoast

Conference Websites – Please don’t use countdown timers

WPMUDEV Shutting Down Development on Many Plugins

WPMU Pro Sites Plugin Migration Option with WP Ultimo

WordPress Translation Day 4 Successfully Hosts 77 Local Events in 35 Countries, Recruits 183 New Translators

Multiple Vulnerabilities in the WordPress Ultimate Member Plugin

The transcript is in Rich-Text format. You can download the show or listen to it via the embedded audio player below.

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  1. Sounds great! Can I subscribe through iOS Podcasts app somehow?

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    1. I don’t think so. Unless you can subscribe to the Pressing Topics Category RSS feed. That’s the option I’d go with for now.

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  2. A podcast a day by Jeff… that’s …. unbelievably AWESOME !!!

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