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WP Review is a weekly podcast that focuses on growing a business in the WordPress space. Host Joe Casabona provides his analysis on what's happening in WordPress, and what it means for users and business ...more

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January 13, 2022 00:20:07
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How Should the WordPress Open Source Project Support Contributors?

They say no good deed goes unpunished. Recently in the WordPress space, perhaps even the wider open source space, there's been a lot of discussion about that. Is contributing to WordPress worth it? In December Matt Mullenweg asked us to give Five for the Future. He talked about the Tragedy of the Commons. But who is really contributing to open source? And how do we make sure people who do contribute don't feel like their good deed results in punishment? Brought to you by GoDaddy Pro. Read the blog post and get all the show notes at https://wpreview.io/33/ Show Notes Open Source Considered Harmful - MOR10 Post Status Daniel Schutzsmith (he/him) on Twitter Dev corrupts NPM libs 'colors' and 'faker' breaking thousands of apps Yoast Moves Outside of Open Source Platforms to Launch SEO App for Shopify Five for the Future ...

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January 06, 2022 00:16:01
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Want to Grow Your Business in 2022? Don't Target WordPress People

Last week I asked you how you will use WordPress in 2022…as in, how will WordPress serve you? This week I want to talk about what you can do to grow your WordPress business. If you’ve read the title of this episode, you already know what I’m going to say: don’t target WordPress people…or put differently, don’t target people just like you. Brought to you by GoDaddy Pro Show Notes The WP Minute 5.9 RC 1 Out WordPress 5.9 to Fix Lazy Loading Performance Regression, Resulting in 30% Faster Page Loads in Some Cases Join the Mailing List Get Full Transcript and Notes at https://wpreview.io/32 ...

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December 29, 2021 00:18:14
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How Will You Use WordPress in 2022?

As we reflect on 2021 and prepare for 2022, I want to pose a question to you: What will you use WordPress for in 2022? The mission of this show in 2022 is helping small business owners in the WordPress space grow beyond the WordPress space.  And as much as we should serve our WordPress community, WordPress needs to serve us. So I'm posing the question again: what will you use WordPress for in 2022? Plus, my picks of the year. Brought to you by GoDaddy Pro Links Theme: Kadence / Kadence Blocks Plugin: Automator Service: RSS (Feedbin, specifically) App (as related to WordPress): Ulysses Newsletter: Post Status Podcast: WP Builds Note: A previous version of this episode refers to Uncanny Automator as a competitor. The audio has been updated with the correct references. ...

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December 15, 2021 00:15:01
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The way to learn WordPress is not by contributing.

Yesterday, Matt Mullenweg gave his annual State of the Word speech, where he covered everything that has happened in WordPress this year, and what we can expect moving forward. As always, he extolled the virtues of open source and the importance of contributing. He spent several minutes on Five for the Future, a program encouraging companies who make money with WordPress to give 5% of their time to the open source project. And while I strongly recommend contributing, I don't think it's the path someone should take when they first learn. Brought to you by GoDaddy Pro Show Notes Read the article on Casabona.org WP Learning Paths State of the Word 2021 - The WP Minute GoDaddy's State of the Word 2021 Recap Five for the Future ...

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December 04, 2021 00:26:39
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How is Software Different from Jeans (Or Why You Should Pay for Good Work)

I often find myself wondering how many people expect jeans to last a lifetime. There's no disclaimer on jeans saying you need to buy more...but it's understood that every year we need to continue to pay for the privilege of wearing pants in public. In today's episode, I ask why it's so hard for people in the WordPress space to think the same thing of software. See, Delicious Brains caused quite an incident when they asked their lifetime subscriptions to consider switching to annual to continue supporting development. Then a certain YouTuber found this to be so offensive that he had to fuel the fire...a missed opportunity in helping WordPress users see what good value to dollar ratios look like. Well, I'm not going to miss that opportunity. Show Notes WordPress 5.9 Revised Release Date Confirmed for January 25, 2022 State of the Word 2021 Will Be Broadcast Live from New York City on December 14 ACF Solicits Lifetime License Holders for Contributions, Urging Them to Purchase Annual Subscriptions On Buying Jeans and App Subscriptions - Joe Casabona Why Not Wanting to Pay for Software is Holding Your Business Back – How I Built It WordPress, the multi-billion dollar software industry that has us begging for money - The WP Minute Sitewide Sales: WordPress Sale Design and Reporting Tool Create Consistent Content, Make Money, and Get Sales | Creator Crew A Podcast to Help You Leverage Tech - How I Built It ...

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November 12, 2021 00:31:11
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The Simplest Solution

What's up with all of the acquisitions? What are we even doing in the WordPress community? How much of a say do we really have on the open source project? These are big questions, but as my friend William of Occam said, ""entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity." Or as it's often (but maybe incorrectly?) paraphrased, "The simplest solution is often the best solution."  But whether or not that's actually the principle behind Occam's Razor, it's still a good one. And that helps us answer the above questions, on this week's WP Review. Brought to you by GoDaddy Pro Get all of the show notes at https://wpreview.io/028 Get even more great content by joining the Build Something Club ...

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