This week on our big Five-O episode, we had the chance to interview Cathy Perkins otherwise known as The WordPress Wizard. We discussed a number of issues pertaining to WordPress such as the complexity of the software, how its changed over the years, tips on how to choose a theme as well as plugins and much more. This episode was geared more towards end users rather than developers.
This episode of WordPress Weekly is sponsored by, WebDevStudios.com. WebDevStudios is a website development company specializing in WordPress support and development services. Contact them today for help with your WordPress powered website.
WordPress Tavern Listener Poll:
Each week from now on, I’ll be featuring a new listener poll question on WPTavern.com The poll is located in the sidebar on the right hand side of the site.
Last weeks poll question was: Will WordPress Win A Webware 100 Award For The Third Straight Time?
Out of a total of 14 votes 12 of you voted yes and 2 of you voted no.
This Weeks Poll Question Is: Are You Excited For WordPress 2.8?
Plugin Picks Of The Week:
Jeff – Widget Reset – This plugin created by Justin Tadlock will completely wipe the slate clean with regards to widgets. Sometimes, widgets get stuck, disappear, or can not be chosen more than once even if the widget is not in use. This plugin will reset all settings regarding widgets so you can start from scratch.
David – Lifestream –
The person with the correct answer to the trivia question will win one ticket to WordCamp Chicago, courtesy of Mararet Roach of Margaretroach.com.
WordPress Trivia Question:
How long has Matt Mullenweg been a member of WordPress.org?
WordPress Meetup: If you’re located in Ohio, more specifically the Youngstown, Akron, Cleveland areas, be sure to join me for the WordPress meetup that is taking place on April 23rd 2009 at 7PM EDT at a place called Office Space CoWorking located in Akron Ohio. The meetup is being conducted by myself along with Brian Layman of b5 media. The first meetup will be a meet and greet as well as a preview to the WordCamp Columbus event in May.
Matt Mullenweg has been rescheduled to be on WordPress Weekly on Friday April 24th, 2009
Next Episode: Friday April 17th, 2009 8P.M. EDT
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Length Of Episode: 1 Hour 16 Minutes
Download The Show: WordPressWeeklyEpisode50.mp3
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Congratulations on hitting number fifty Jeffro!
It was neat to hear about Cathy’s experiences with new users as I myself do quite a bit of training and support of new users.
Maybe you should get a WordPress.com blogger on the show sometime. It would be interesting to get the perspective of a regular end user that is just concentrated on blogging and not tinkering like most of us ;)