WordPress from Install to Publish. WPwatercooler is a live video and audio roundtable discussion from WordPress professionals from around the industry who offer tips, best practices, and lively debate on how to put the content management system to use. WPwatercooler is part of the WPwatercooler Network
Hosted by WordPress developer Jason Tucker, the weekly panel includes the following WP experts as well as over 500 guests since 2012.
∙ Jason Tucker - podcast host, web developer, and IT Director
∙ Sé Reed - web developer, speaker, small business advocate and Internet geek.
∙ Jason Cosper - Sr. Performance Engineer at Liquid Web
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Fight for the Future
On this episode of WPwatercooler, we’ll be discussing Five for the Future—the initiative promoting the WordPress community’s contributions to the WordPress.org project—and how both sponsored and unsponsored contributors impact the WordPress project.
Five for the Future Marketing & Communications Release Cycle Guide Democracy Dies in Darkness Meta Trac Changeset 12891 Mika on Mastodon “is this WordPress?” “Additionally, the rel=”canonical” points to .com!” – Ryan on X.com
Not that kind of block
On this episode of WPwatercooler, the discussion centers around the WordPress community, its leadership, and the challenges faced by its contributors. Sé Reed talks about her recent “kerfuffle” with Matt Mullenweg on Twitter/X and why she thinks he designated her as the only person he’s ever blocked in 17 years. The crew also discusses the significance of WordPress's open-source nature and the increasingly noticeable conflicts with Automattic, including Mullenweg’s demoralizing approach to leading the WordPress project. Sé highlights the challenges faced by the Make WordPress marketing team, including their inability to properly develop wordpress.org’s SEO. Both Jason Tucker and Jason Cosper chime in throughout the conversation, emphasizing the value of community involvement and historic context. The episode wraps up with encouragement for listeners to actively contribute to making all of WordPress better, and a call for accountability across the WordPress project.
00:05:00 Background of the WordPress Community
00:10:00 The Role and Influence of Matt Mullenweg
00:15:00 The Evolution of WordPress and its Ecosystem
00:20:00 Challenges in Open Source Projects
00:25:00 The Importance of Community Feedback
00:30:00 The Dynamics of WordPress Leadership
00:35:00 Sé Reed's Personal Experiences and Observations
00:40:00 The Future of WordPress and its Direction
00:45:00 The Role of WordPress.tv and its Challenges
00:51:28 Sé Reed's Initial Thoughts on WordPress Community
00:53:15 Discussion on WordPress Governance and Leadership
00:55:10 Sé's Experience
00:57:32 Sé Reed's Concerns about Matt Mullenweg's Leadership
01:00:23 Importance of Open-Source and Community Voice
01:02:12 Challenges Faced by WordPress Marketing Team
01:04:05 Sé's Advocacy and Efforts in the Community
01:06:15 Jason Tucker and Jason Cosper's Insights
01:08:40 Encouragement for Community Involvement
#WordPress #Gutenberg #Twitter
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EP462 – Summiting WordCamp US 2023
In this episode of WPwatercooler, the panel dives deep into the evolving dynamics of the WordPress community, discussing the influential role Gutenberg plays in core development and the tension between fully sponsored projects like Open Verse and neglected ones like Tide. They touch upon the importance of PHP compatibility and share concerns about the effectiveness of Contributor Day as an extension of the Community Summit. The conversation reveals gaps in community cohesion and leadership, emphasizing the need for a unified action plan to move WordPress forward.
https://communitysummit.wordcamp.org/2023/schedule/ My strange experiences with Automattic: Part 1 My strange experiences with Automattic: Part 2 https://make.wordpress.org/summit/ https://youtu.be/7Am2X08sVwc Hanlon’s razor Panel:
Jason Tucker Sé Reed Jason Cosper Chapters:
00:00:00 Introduction and Overview 00:04:50 Importance of Community Summit 00:10:13 How WordCamp Fits Into WordPress Development 00:15:25 The Dynamics of WordPress Sponsors 00:21:38 On Marketing and Self-Promotion in WordPress 00:26:12 Google and the Impact on the WordPress Ecosystem 00:33:00 Gutenberg and Core Development Alignment 00:39:40 Matt Mullenweg’s Upcoming Talk on Gutenberg 00:46:15 The Relationship Between Gutenberg and Core Team 00:51:10 Open Verse and Community Integration 00:56:30 Discussion on the Need for a Gutenberg Community Summit 01:00:44 Contributor Day Experience 01:02:22 Conclusion and What’s Next
Ten Years to Launch
In 2013, Suzette Franck, one of the original cohosts of the WPwatercooler, made a trac ticket suggesting the WordPress project “Add a ‘Contribute’ tab to the About page” of the WordPress Dashboard. After some discussion, the ticket fell dormant. Ten years later, WordPress core contributor Olga Glekler revived the still-relevant ticket, and championed the cause throughout the MakeWP community. In WordPress 6.3, that ten-year old idea was finally realized, with the launch of the brand-new “Get Involved” tab. And in this episode, we will be joined by both Suzette and Olga to talk about the journey of ten-year ticket!
Ticket – https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/23348
Contribute Page – https://make.wordpress.org/contribute/
From Wish to Commit The WordPress 6.4 Wishlist
This week on WPwatercooler we’re talking with Nyasha about our wishes for WordPress 6.4. The roundtable digs deep into WordPress development, focusing on the importance and flexibility of custom fields and post types. A significant part of the conversation revolves around the conversion process between ACF post types and other plugins, and the panelists share personal insights into their favorite tools and techniques. The discussion also explores the potential of the upcoming WordPress releases, emphasizing the need for more than just bug fixes, and aspiring to lay the groundwork for new innovations. Guest Nyasha G shares some thoughtful insights, while Sé Reed keeps the conversation spirited with her unique humor.
https://make.wordpress.org/core/2023/07/18/wordpress-6-4-whats-on-your-wishlist/ https://make.wordpress.org/core/2023/06/05/wordpress-6-4-development-cycle/ https://make.wordpress.org/core/2023/04/19/status-update-on-the-sqlite-project/ https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/53049 https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/58281 https://www.reddit.com/r/ididnthaveeggs/
What’s new in WordPress 6.3
This week on WPwatercooler were going to be discussing everything coming out in WordPress 6.3 and our thoughts on the new features
https://github.com/courtneyr-dev https://make.wordpress.org/test/2023/06/27/help-test-wordpress-6-3/ https://make.wordpress.org/core/2023/07/18/wordpress-6-3-field-guide/ https://app.instawp.io/launch?t=beta-rc&d=v2 https://make.wordpress.org/training/2023/06/07/information-sources-for-6-3 https://make.wordpress.org/core/2023/07/14/configuring-development-mode-in-6-3/ https://make.wordpress.org/training/2023/06/07/information-sources-for-6-3/ https://youtu.be/I2dvEbBxaqA