WPWeekly Episode 66 – Interview With Scott Reilly

wordpressweekly1 In episode 66, we interviewed Scott Reilly also known as Coffee2Code. Scott has developed over 50 plugins for WordPress. In this interview we discussed whether or not WordPress was a thankless community, various business models around plugins, why he contributes to open source projects and much more. It was a pleasure to have Scott on the show.

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WordPress Tavern Listener Poll:

Last weeks poll question was: What is the most important selling point for you when it comes to purchasing a theme?

Out of a total of 38 votes, 20 of you said Design, 12 of you said Support, 4 of you said License while 1 person voted Price and 1 person voted the History/Longevity Of The Business. Although it was not added, quite a few people in the comments mentioned their choice of Quality Of Code as a selling point.

This Weeks Poll Question Is: What Day Of The Week Should I Record WordPress Weekly?

Plugin Picks Of The Week:

JeffWPScoop – WP-Scoop is a Social Bookmarking Site for you to use and a place for you to discover what is hot in the WordPress world. You the user control the content that is there, vote great news & stories up and vote uninteresting content down.

DavidThemeAtlas

Last Weeks WordPress Trivia Question:

Matt has been or is currently an adviser to four different companies. What are the names of these companies?

WordPress Trivia Answer:

sphere, wegame, rescuetime and foodzie.

This Weeks Trivia Question

What is Matts favorite iPhone applications? Hint, there are four of them.

Announcements:

On Thursday August 13th at 2PM Eastern Daylight Time, we’ll be interviewing Adii of WooThemes. The special date and time is due to Adiis geographic location.

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Length Of Episode: 1 Hour 8 Minutes

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6 Comments


  1. It was interesting to hear from such a prolific plugin developer, if anyone should write a book about plugin development, it’s Scott Reilly!

    Being “a man of travel, tunes and publishing”, Matt said his favorite iPhone Apps are Tripit, Taxi Magic, Shazam, and of course, WordPress.

    Oh, and I’m all for moving the podcast to whichever day doesn’t work for Conorp ;)

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  2. Matt’s favourite iPhone apps are: “Tripit, Taxi Magic, Shazam, and of course, WordPress”

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  3. Wellp, that wraps up the points for this week. Conorp and JLeuze are tied but who knows, I might have a few tricks up my sleeve.

    It was a pleasure to have Scott on.

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  4. For a while it sounded like you were trying to talk Scott out of writing plugins.

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  5. Hey Jeff,

    Good interview with scott and thanks for mentioning WPscoop in this weeks podcast i really appreciate it. The plug you gave us was a complete surprise to me when i listened to it after grabbing from iTunes and not visiting this page :).

    As you mentioned the site went dry for a few months as some things happened in my life which had to take priority over WPscoop, good news is life is back to normal and so is WPscoop. ;)

    Currently we are working behind the scenes on the sites tools like submit buttons and external utilities for site owners to display content on their own sites from WPscoop. We have also been working on a lot of little features and improvements that to the users aren’t as immediately recognizable as some of the larger functions of the site.

    I also agree with your statement that none of these “WordPress Orientated Digg Type” websites have ever really taken off, hopefully WPscoop can change that for several reasons. There is so much wordpress content online nowadays good and bad that i thought the wordpress community and myself needed somewhere that we can sort through it all and find the best content.

    Digg does the same job but i think not as well and here is why, WPscoop finds the best wordpress content from a wide variety of sources and publishes it to the mainpage from a wide selection of sources, Digg seems to only publish wordpress content submitted from powerusers or a slim selection of 2 – 5 popular sites who publish wordpress articles on occasion. One example would be WooThemes who have only ever had one article which was a design competition with prizes mainpage at Digg back on 7th October 2008? http://digg.com/search?s=wordpress

    Anyways just noticed i had wrote a few more sentences than anticipated lol so thanks again for the plug thats a beer from the Tavern i owe you ;)

    Stuart

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