WPWeekly Episode 114 – WordUp

wordpressweekly1In this episode of WordPress Weekly, I had a roundtable discussion with longtime WordPress community member Eric Mann on a number of topics mentioned in previous episodes. The end of the show featured an interview with Taryn and Martin who are organizers of WordUp Edinburgh to talk about not only the event but also about the WordCamp Guidelines and the interesting dynamic of hosting WordCamp events in the U.K. region.

Stories Discussed:

WordUp – A Fork Of WordCamp
WPCandy Turns 4
Tribute To Steve Jobs
Should Automatic Upgrades be Opt-In?
Plugin Quantity Not Quality
Reasons Not To Upgrade WordPress
Kevin Johns Reaction To The Post Regarding Reasons Not To Upgrade
When Will Automattic Be Acquired?

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Length Of Episode: 1 Hour 20 Minutes

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One response to “WPWeekly Episode 114 – WordUp”

  1. Hey Jeff,

    I love your podcast being that it always gives me something to think about. Such as, automatic updates for core, themes, and plugins. I feel it should always be an Opt In rather than Opt Out situation. Reason being, especially for non-Automattic themes and plugins, admins don’t like surprises nor do developers enjoy early morning calls from clients that their sites are no longer functioning properly. Moreover, I’d love to see Opt In choices such as Core All, Core Security Only, Checkboxes for each theme to be Opted In or not, and the same type checkboxes for plugins as well.

    Oh and I loved Eric’s suggestion for an official Best Practices manual for building WordPress Plugins. This would quickly lay the groundwork for developers to do the right thing. Then, of course, a welcome addition to this would be a plugin review board that could, at first, check out plugins with user voted compatibility issues (i.e., “it’s broken”) and then move on to the rest. Moreover, I liked your idea of a plugin that could quickly check one’s site for known plugin flaws. Eventually, this functionally could even be added to the core of WordPress (just thinking out loud here :-)

    And finally, I totally agree with Eric and you that it all boils down to education. The more each of us help others within the WordPress community, rather than just complaining about their actions, the better WordPress will become for all.

    Thanks again for such an entertaining as well as educational show!


    Randy Sandberg


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