WPWeekly Episode 359 – Diversity Speaker Training With Jill Binder

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Jill Binder, Founder, and Chief Consultant and Trainer at Diverse Speakers In Tech. We discussed how and why the Diverse Speaker Training group was created, how the training encourages underrepresented people to speak at WordCamps, and how the recent 50% sponsorship funds from Automattic will be used. We also …

WPWeekly Episode 355 – Food Poisoning Is No Joke

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss Joost de Valk’s decision to step down as WordPress’ Marketing Lead. I shared my recent encounter with food poisoning and some of the lifestyle changes I’m making to improve my health. We also talk about a new experimental plugin by Automattic that aims to provide full site editing and FreeCodeCamp’s decision …

WPWeekly Episode 352 – Capital P Dangit and My Future Plans

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I share what’s new in WordPress 5.2, discuss why not capitalizing one letter can make or break someone in the WordPress community, and what’s new in Jetpack 7.3. We also highlight the highly anticipated release of Advanced Custom Fields 5.8.0. Near the end of the show, I describe what I’ve been going through …

WPWeekly Episode 351 – Results of the Gutenberg Accessibility Audit

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Rachel Cherry, Senior Software Engineer for Disney Interactive and Director of WPCampus and Brian DeConinck, a front-end designer and developer with the OIT Design and Web Services team, part of the Office of Information Technology at NC State University. We learn how Tenon was chosen as the vendor to perform the audit and what …

WPWeekly Episode 349 – Sandy Edwards and the Kids Event Working Group Initiative

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Sandy Edwards. Sandy gave us a behind the scenes look at what it takes to organize a WordPress event for children and teens. She also provides background information on a new group that’s been formed called the Kids Events Working Group. This group is responsible for setting the foundation …

WPWeekly Episode 314 – Getting Squeebly With It

In this episode, John James Jacoby recaps his trip to WordCamp Chicago and explains the thought process behind his presentation, The Fourth Wall of WordPress. We highlight a new project that gives developers a guided path to migrate functionality from the Classic editor to Gutenberg. We discuss the pros and cons of the trusted authors program launched by the WordPress …

WPWeekly Episode 312 – Dragon Drop, WordPress Accessibility Statement, and WooCommerce GDPR

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I start the show by sharing our thoughts on Mark Zuckberberg’s congressional hearing. We then discuss what’s new in Gutenberg 2.6 and describe our user experience. We let you know what’s in WooCommerce 3.3.5 and discuss what the development team is doing to prepare for GDPR compliance. Stories Discussed: Gutenberg 2.6 Introduces Drag …

WPWeekly Episode 311 – Jetpack 6.0, WordPress 4.9.5, and A WordCamp for Organizers

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss a great article published by Caspar Hübinger on AMP and WordPress. We cover what’s new in WordPress 4.9.5, Jetpack 6.0, and a WordCamp geared toward organizers. Stories Discussed: WordPress 4.9.5 Squashes 25 Bugs ‘Try Gutenberg’ Prompt Pushed Back to A Later Release Jetpack 6.0 Released Code of Conduct Survey Want to …