8 episodes

"Hello, WP!" is a podcast by WPMU DEV that reminds you what it’s like to be a new WordPress user. The show follows brothers, Josh, a “WordPress Marketeer”, and Micah, a new user, as they take on difficult-to-understand WordPress topics and talk with WP professionals in an attempt to discover WordPress and it's valuable community. It's a show for everyone, from the average web-surfing folk to the WordPress pro!

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"Hello, WP!" is a podcast by WPMU DEV that reminds you what it’s like to be a new WordPress user. The show follows brothers, Josh, a “WordPress Marketeer”, and Micah, a new user, as they take on difficult-to-understand WordPress topics and talk with WP professionals in an attempt to discover WordPress and it's valuable community. It's a show for everyone, from the average web-surfing folk to the WordPress pro!

    Bonus: Hello, Hosting!

    Bonus: Hello, Hosting!

    On this special BONUS episode of "Hello, WP!", Micah and Josh dig into the nitty gritty of WPMU DEV's new WordPress hosting service! They interview its masterminds to hear the origin story, what makes it different from the "other guys", and some of the challenges faced in the development process. Micah also chats with an early adopter/tinker-er to hear about their experience sense migrating to WPMU DEV hosting.
    Try WPMU DEV, including our managed hosting, free for 30-days HERE!
    Watch Micah and Josh on YouTube in the first live-action episode of "Hello, WP!" HERE.
    Featured Interviews:
    Ronnie Burt, CBO at WPMU DEV
    Aaron Edwards, CTO at WPMU DEV
    Jason Saeler, a.k.a. Jack Alltrade, a.k.a. Joat

    • 19 min
    Hello, WordPress!

    Hello, WordPress!

    On this, the final episode of season 1, Micah takes on Nashville, TN to document his first WordCamp, WCUS 2018. Join him as he gets up close and personal with the passionate community behind WordPress (including a special conversation with, none other than, the co-founder of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg) in order to understand “Why WordPress?”
    EPISODE TRANSCRIPT
    This season was brought to you by WPMU DEV!
    Build faster, better, and more secure WordPress sites. Optimize WordPress performance and make on-going site maintenance simple with WPMU DEV.
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    Featured Interviews:
    Miriam Schwab, founder of Strattic
    Birgit Olzem, freelancer and WordPress coach
    Morten Rand Hendriksen, Senior Staff Instructor at LinkedIn Learning 
    Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress and founder of Automattic

    • 57 min
    Hello, Gutenberg!

    Hello, Gutenberg!

    After almost 2 years of development, on December 6, 2018 WordPress merged Gutenberg (a very polarizing new post and page editor) into its core. On this episode, we speak to a range of users and non-users for their thoughts on the future of WordPress and what a change like this means for so many people.
    EPISODE TRANSCRIPT
    This episode is brought to you by WPMU DEV's Fully Dedicated WordPress Hosting!
    Every site gets its own dedicated memory, CPU, and storage resources that are completely independent of any other site - including other sites you host with us. Choose from 8 server locations around the world for better performance.
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    Excerpt of Matt Mullenweg at 0:55 & 1:12:
    “Matt Mullenweg: State Of The Word 2016” 
    WordPress.tv, 7 December 2016,
    wordpress.tv/2016/12/07/matt-mullenweg-state-of-the-word-2016/.
    *Clips were cut from full video for the purpose of sharing the highlights.
    Excerpt of Matt Mullenweg at 1:37:
    “Interview and QandA With Matt Mullenweg.” 
    WordPress.tv, 3 July 2017,
    wordpress.tv/2017/07/01/interview-and-qanda-with-matt-mullenweg/.
    *Clip was cut from full video for the purpose of sharing a highlight.
    Featured Interviews:
    Scott Bowler, founder of ClassicPress
    Kyle Campos, VP of Continuous Delivery at Smarsh and co-founder of Commit.to
    Zac Gordon, educator for JavaScript For WordPress
    Chris Van Patten, founder of Tomodomo & WordPress core contributor
    Ben Pines, CMO at Elementor
    Robbie McCullough, co-founder of Beaver Builder
    Matthew Bullis, tech educator at Foundation for Blind Children
    Secret Landing Page: Beers & Bros

    • 48 min
    Hello, SEO!

    Hello, SEO!

    SEO, or search engine optimization, is on the lips of every marketing professional and business owner trying to get the number 1 spot on Google, but somehow it remains unattainable for so many. Follow along as Josh and Micah talk to the SE[PR]Os in an effort to cover the nitty gritty of search engine optimization.
    EPISODE TRANSCRIPT
    This episode is brought to you by SmartCrawl!
    SmartCrawl is everything you need for fast powerful WordPress SEO that works – one-click setup, keyword auto-linking, sitemap generator, improved social sharing, content analyzer and regular scans and reports.
    Use this link to get SmartCrawl and the rest of WPMU DEV's products FREE for 30-days.
    Featured Links:
    Pete Walter's article on The Telegraph
    Featured Interviews:
    Barb Palser, Global Product Partnership at Google
    Pete Walter, Founder of Buzzramp
    Mike Clute, Founder of Mianna Marketing
    James Farmer, CEO & co-founder of WPMU DEV

    • 41 min
    Hello, Hackers!

    Hello, Hackers!

    While it's easy to become disillusioned to the topic of security in this day and age, we have to stay well informed on the types of attacks that are out there, and what tools and practices we should have in place to combat them. So, on this episode, Josh and Micah talk to a hack victim, a "WordPress hater", and two security experts to get some insight and practical help.
    EPISODE TRANSCRIPT
    This episode is brought to you by Automate!
    Quickly (or automatically!) update WordPress core, plugins, and themes with full backups and our Safe Update technology. The security and stability of your sites will never be a problem again.
    Use this link to get Automate, Defender, and the rest of WPMU DEV's products FREE for 30-days.
    Featured Links:
    MichaelStarr Hopkins hack story on CNN Money
    For further learning, check out Micah's blog post expanding on Adam Warner's 7 security best practices.
    Featured Interviews:
    MichaelStarr Hopkins, National Press Secretary & Democratic Strategist
    Kyle Campos, VP of Continuous Delivery at Smarsh and co-founder of Commit.to
    Adam Warner, currently the Field Marketing Manager at GoDaddy. Previously the Open Source Software Community Manager for SiteLock
    Aaron Edwards, CTO at WPMU DEV

    • 36 min
    Hello, Plugins!

    Hello, Plugins!

    Plugins are pretty self-explanatory, but choosing the right ones for your website can be another story. How trustworthy is WordPress’ review system...or any review system for that matter? On this episode Micah and Josh look at the ins and outs of choosing plugins and handling reviews, and Micah hunts for a WPMU DEV 1-star reviewer.
    EPISODE TRANSCRIPT
    This episode is brought to you by Forminator!
    From basic contact forms and surveys to interactive polls with real-time results and “no wrong answer” Facebook-style quizzes, Forminator is the WordPress form builder for, well, everyone.
    Use this link to get Forminator and all of WPMU DEV's products FREE for 30-days.

    Featured Links:“Which WPMU DEV Hero Are You?” Forminator-powered quiz
    "WPMU DEV - Terrible Usability" - Curtis Mchale
    Featured Interviews:
    John Abner, co-owner of Bia's Pet Stop
    Susannah Wollman, creator of O! Susannah!
    Curtis McHale, business coach at curtismchale.ca
    Timothy Bowers, COO at WPMU DEV

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

Jaylacroix ,

Different. And I simply love it!

I've been listening to various types of podcasts for about 6 years now and Hello WP took me by surprise. Because the actual format is different, way better than typical podcasts. The way the show is structured and arranged (the newbie approach, all the interviews per episode, the music, the exchange between the brothers) is so great! This podcast feels to me like watching a Netflix serie... it goes way beyond the traditional bla-bla or simple interview. Check it out by yourself and you'll notice de difference, the quality, the W.O.W. factor. Looking forward for the next season!

Ness-ah ,

Mundane Can Entertain

Such a great podcast! Micah and Josh take something mundane yet complicated, and make it interesting and simple to understand, all while tying in that humor.

Also the music is bomb! Can't wait for the next season!

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