WPWeekly Episode 246 – Interview with Gabriel Mays, Head of WordPress Products at GoDaddy

In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Gabriel Mays, head of WordPress products at GoDaddy. We discussed a number of topics related to the company including a new on boarding process that will be unveiled to the public on September 15th.

We learn why and how the company is establishing relationships with authors of popular plugins and themes that routinely appear in the top 100 list. Last but not least, we discovered that GoDaddy has hired a few people to work on WordPress core full-time.

Stories Discussed:

WordSesh 4 Now Available on Video
New Plugin Adds Changelog Support to WordPress Themes in the Admin
Poll: Have You Used the oEmbed Feature for Posts?
Two Distinct Approaches Aimed at Making Site Customization in WordPress Easier

Plugins Picked By Marcus:

Instagram Plugin lets you easily display Instagram media as a masonry gallery in WordPress.

Security Ninja performs over 40 security tests with 1-click allowing users to get a clear picture of how secure their site is.

AudioIgniter lets you create music playlists and embed them in your WordPress posts, pages, or custom post types.

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4 responses to “WPWeekly Episode 246 – Interview with Gabriel Mays, Head of WordPress Products at GoDaddy”

  1. JEFF

    I added the Security Ninja plugin and found I had 16 failures. Aside from deleting a couple of deactivated plugins and themes, everything else require that I work with code (php mostly).

    Which I can’t do.

    Is there a beginner’s tutorial on working with code for idjit non-techies like me that you might recommend?


    • Same are my thoughts, Security ninja seems like a great plugin but it still lags in automation. As coming from non-wordpress background, it is taking me some time to solve these problems. Ideally I believe they should have a team whom we can pay for fixing those bugs reported by Security Ninja.


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