WPWeekly Episode 201 – Interview With Paul Gibbs and John James Jacoby

In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Paul Gibbs and John James Jacoby. Jacoby shares what he learned and accomplished working on bbPress and BuddyPress full-time for six months.

Gibbs explains his motivation to organize the first ever BuddyCamp Brighton, UK, that takes place on August 8th. We also discuss a new working group dedicated to possibly bringing back BackPress. Last but not least, Gibbs and Jacoby offer their opinions on PeepSo, a new social networking plugin for WordPress.

Stories Discussed:

Philadelphia, PA to Host WordCamp US December 4th–6th

Plugins Picked By Marcus:

Instagram Gallery displays a gallery from one or more Instagram accounts.

Amazon S3 Backup and Restore enables you to create full backups to Amazon S3 and restore, duplicate, clone, or migrate your site.

ResponsiveVoice Text To Speech is a HTML5 based text-to-speech library designed to add voice features to WordPress across all smart phone, tablet, and desktop devices. It supports 51 languages through 168 voices and has no dependencies.

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9 Comments


  1. How can I skin my media elements player like this?

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    1. It’s because of the theme. There are tutorials out there that explain how to style the media player.

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      1. oh, no inside info huh lol

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      1. I tried that project. It looks the same as the default but just a different color.

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      2. It’s a stripped down version of the default, yes. The point is for it to be used as a base or creating your own skins.

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  2. In Plugins Picked By Marcus, “Instagram Gallery” plugin link points to “Amazon S3 Backup and Restore” plugin link.

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    1. Thanks, I’ve updated the post with the correct link for the Instagram Gallery plugin.

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  3. Great Chat Gents,

    JJJ, I think I was expecting an automatic chicken fryer with my donation. But I understand that may need to wait until somewhere around V 3.0.

    Great chat on the Rest API. I’d love to see you guys (or one of you) do a video about what is possible with the API.

    Keep up the great work!

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