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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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May 11, 2021 00:17:41
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GiveWP Acquired by Liquid Web! Interview with Matt and Devin

GiveWP, makers of the extremely popular WordPress donation plugin has been acquired by Liquid Web. I got to interview the founders and co-authors, Matt Cromwell and Devin Walker. We cover questions like how the acquisition came about, what this means for current customers and nonprofits, plans for the future, and even some sage advice regarding the acquisition process. (more…) ...

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May 06, 2021 00:24:41
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What to Consider when Building a Theme in a Full Site Editing World

There’s a lot of concern around full site editing and what that means for themes and theme creators. Are they even worth building anymore? Should all themes just be a blank slate? Will we only need a hand full of themes now? NO! In-fact, good themes will be more important than ever now. Given the amount of flexibility the block editor and full site editing offer users, have well-designed themes with all the right guideposts is imperative. We’ll talk about that, plus top WordPress stories from the past 2 weeks. (more…) ...

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April 23, 2021 00:25:18
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Full Site Editing, and Both Sides of the FLoC Argument

It was a big couple of weeks in the WordPress space! After Full Site Editing getting the green light for 5.8, more information has come out to clarify what that looks like, and how it will affect theme designers. We also answer, “What is FLoC,” and what’s all the hubbub around FloC and WordPress Core? Plus, an update on my Gutenberg course. (more…) ...

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April 09, 2021 00:14:16
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The Wix / WordPress Campaign Exposes Some Ugly Trends in Both Communities

In April 2021, WordPress influencers started to get Bose headphones from “WP.” It turns out Wix started a marketing campaign and the WordPress community was upset by it. Turns out, it was a bad look that could have been avoided by both parties. (more…) ...

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February 23, 2021 00:14:42
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Why the WordPress.com / Spotify Deal is Bad for Podcasting

In this official “relaunch” episode, we explore some recent news: the WordPress.com / Spotify deal that allows users to publish a podcast to Anchor, right from their WordPress.com blog. But is this a step forward, or a step backwards? (more…) ...

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February 13, 2021 00:19:20
Full Site Editing and the Future of Theme Development

Full Site Editing and the Future of Theme Development

The biggest question for many is with Full Site Editing, what does the future of theme development look like? Will there still be a market for premium themes? How will it work? We'll explore all of that in this final episode for WordPress: Year in Review 2020. Thanks to Nexcess and GoDaddy Pro for Sponsoring this series! Show Notes 2020 State of the Word Thoughts Full Site Editing The Genesis Framework in a Full Site Editing World | Carrie Dils The Empty Theme ...

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