WPWeekly Episode 80 – Interview With Raphael Mudge

wordpressweekly1In episode 80 of WordPress Weekly, I interviewed Raphael Mudge of AfterTheDeadline.com, the newest acquisition by Automattic. Raphael and I talked about how AtD works, his visions for the service, how it helps everyone who uses it become a better writer, the data he’s been able to collect thanks to WordPress.com and much more. If you are interested in learning some great details regarding the service, this episode is definitely for you.

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WordPress Tavern Listener Poll:

Last weeks poll question was: Would You Like To Hear An Interview With Anil Dash?

Out of a total of 46 votes, 37 of you said Yes while 9 of you said No.

This Weeks Poll Question Is: Can A Theme Developer Put Himself Out Of Business?

Picks Of The Week:

JeffAfter The Deadline – After the Deadline helps you write better and spend less time editing. Click the proofread button in the visual or HTML editor toolbar to check spelling, style, and grammar.

Last Weeks WordPress Trivia Question:

What powers the WordPress.org website?

WordPress Trivia Answer:

Nothing. It’s a bunch of static HTML pages.

This Weeks Trivia Question

What is Raphaels favorite flavor of ice cream?


Next week December 8th, there will be no-show. Instead, On December 15th, I’ll be interviewing Jacob Goldman of CMurrayConsulting to talk about his companies work involving WordPress.

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18 responses to “WPWeekly Episode 80 – Interview With Raphael Mudge”

  1. Yeah I think spellcheckers and Google have ruined most people’s basic writing skills. I know that like Jeff, mine have gone downhill since I started using computers.

    There are words I have always struggled to spell, but that list has grown in recent years. The line I try to draw is that even if I don’t know how to spell some words, I try to at least recognize when they are spelled wrong so that I can correct them with the magic of the Internet :)

    I think my skills haven’t atrophied too terribly, but After the Deadline has me paranoid, I’m going to check it out and see just how much I suck these days!

    According to the ATD blog, Raphael’s favorite ice cream flavor is Mint Chocolate Chip:

  2. @JLeuze – They have a plugin available for IntenseDebate but not one for the default comment form. I guess it would be pretty cool if there was a button next to Preview on the comment form called Proofread which would submit the comment to AtD to be checked. I’ll ask Raffi or get him to comment here to see if this is already possible or if it’s in the pipeline.

  3. @JLeuze The URL for the IntenseDebate plugin is: http://tinyurl.com/yfny6a4 — I see ID as a good proving ground for features related to comments.

    This feature is not in the pipeline for AtD/WP at this time. I think the logical next step would be a WordPress plugin that adds AtD to the WordPress comments form. I think this is feasible with the jQuery extension. If anyone wants to take a stab at developing this, let me know. I’m curious to see how it would do.


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