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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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October 28, 2021 00:23:49
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What's Up with the Block Editor?

There's been a lot of news around Gutenberg and the block editor as we barrel towards the November 9th feature freeze. Plus, are we getting the whole story of why the block editor exists and what it's supposed to do?  Brought to you by GoDaddy Pro Get all of the show notes at https://wpreview.io/027 Get even more great content by joining the Build Something Club ...

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October 14, 2021 00:23:43
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Owning Our Own Platform and Responding to WordPress Hit Pieces

Last week’s Facebook outage brought an onslaught of platitudes from people talking about how terrible Facebook is, and how you should own your own platform. But even as a developer myself, my thoughts are a little different. Plus, how we should react to WordPress "hit pieces."   Brought to you by GoDaddy Pro   Links The Next Web Publishes Storyblok-Sponsored Hit Piece on WordPress (WP Tavern) Introducing Twenty Twenty-Two (Make.WordPress) Notion getting a "Page Builder?" (David Bisset) Do we REALLY Need to Own Our Platform? BlockMeister Page Builder Summit Join the Build Something Club ...

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September 30, 2021 00:19:44
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Cutthroat software development in an open source world

It's been 10 years since WooCommerce was forked from JigoShop and turned into the giant of the ecommerce space that is it today. And while it was maybe a little cutthroat, the problem doesn't necessary lie with the fork. It lies with the way you position your product, and your business. Plus, thoughts on all the aquisitions from last week!  Show Notes Acquisitions are at an all time high LearnDash Joins the Liquid Web Family of Brands Awesome Motive has acquired our WordPress products and services WP Landing Kit Is Joining the Themeisle Family of Products! Celebrating 10 years of WooCommerce WooCommerce Marks 10 Year Anniversary of Forking Jigoshop 2021 Holiday Ecommerce Summit WordCamp US 2021 Safari Extensions for iOS and iPadOS 15: A Roundup of Our Favorites ‎Amplosion: Redirect AMP Links ...

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September 16, 2021 00:28:45
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Stop Focusing on WordPress Searches and Serve Your Customers

Over the last few months, we’ve seen several outlets report on the seemingly alarming decrease in search terms year-over-year in the WordPress space. But does it matter that the specific search terms are decreasing (sometimes marginally) even as WordPress and WooCommerce usage reach new heights. While well-meaning, I don't think these reports solve the problem they think they're solving. Thanks to GoDaddy Pro for sponsoring Main Segment Starts at [17:41]  Plus:  WordPress 5.9 Proposed Scope: Major Push Towards Full-Site Editing, Plus a New Default Theme Announcement: Updated guidelines for In-Person WordCamps Big News from Mailchimp Intuit to buy Mailchimp for $12 Billion What will the future of WordPress searches look like after COVID-19? - Ellipsis Marketing Is The Growth Of Active Installs of WordPress Plugins Declining in 2021? The WPMRR Virtual Summit Join Creator Courses     ...

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September 01, 2021 00:24:55
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The Block Editor isn't as bad as you think it is.

I've been seeing a troubling trend of people trashing the block editor because they didn't like it early on. But even more so, they say it's worse for users, which is patently untrue. We'll unpack that in this week's main segment. Plus: Happy Trails to Andrea Middleton, who's leaving Automattic this month, Automattic aquires Frontify, and the Classic Editor gets another year of support. Brought to you by GoDaddy Pro  Show Notes Thanks for a great 10 years, WordPress! Automattic Acquires Frontity, Founders to Work Full-Time on Gutenberg WordPress Classic Editor Support Extended for at Least Another Year WPMRR Summit Kadence Sale ...

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August 12, 2021 00:35:57
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Are we Seeing the End of Solo Plugin Developers?

With all of the news on plugins, like downloads being down, solo projects being acquired by bigger companies, etc. I'm curious to know: is this signalling the end of the solo WordPress plugin developer? Has the ecosystem gotten too complex for solo devs to support themselves? Here's what I think, plus the news of the week.  Brought to you by GoDaddy Pro Show Notes Master Full Site Editing Course Automattic Invests $30M in Titan, a Business Email Startup Is WordPress Development Really All That Hard To Get Into Today? WP Trends Betteridge's law of headlines ...

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