WPWeekly Episode 171 – Interview With WP101 Founder, Shawn Hesketh

In this episode, Marcus Couch and I discuss WordPress 4.1 beta 1, the delay of Composer by SIDEKICK, and a revamped WP eCommerce plugin. Later in the show, we’re joined by the founder of WP101, Shawn Hesketh. Hesketh shares his work process, the equipment used to record videos, and what parts of WordPress user’s struggle with the most.

Stories Discussed:

WordPress 4.1 Beta 1 Now Available for Testing
SIDEKICK Delays The Release of Composer
WP eCommerce Has a New Home

Plugins Picked By Marcus:

Bulk Deactivate is fantastic for discovering plugin conflicts and fixing support items. This let’s you deactivate your plugins in bulk so you can isolate the problem.

JM Twitter Cards adds the appropriate metadata on a WordPress website allowing you to get Twitter cards for posts based on its settings.

Google News Editors Picks Feed Generator generates not one but two, highly customizable Google News Editors’ Picks RSS Feeds. You can customize required feed images, names, titles, descriptions and more! You can also exclude articles from feeds and enter custom meta descriptions from the lightweight, custom meta box located on post.php (edit) screens.

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4 responses to “WPWeekly Episode 171 – Interview With WP101 Founder, Shawn Hesketh”

  1. I was about to put this in a review on iTunes but I figured I’d post it here first, give myself a chance to calm down, do some yoga, count to 10….

    Please, in the name of all that’s holy, get rid of the sound effects. You’re not a “Wacky Z-Morning zoo” and the Wacky Z Morning Zoo people stopped doing zany sound effects in 1998 (except for the really really bad ones). You’re a great website/podcast about WordPress, that’s all you need for a great podcast about WordPress.



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