30 episodes

This is clarity for your digital business. Matt Report episodes help you better understand WordPress and it's ecosystem. We'll talk to developers, designers, consultants and other business owners to learn from their success -- and mistakes. If you're looking for new strategies or tips for your WordPress powered business -- this is the place for you.

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This is clarity for your digital business. Matt Report episodes help you better understand WordPress and it's ecosystem. We'll talk to developers, designers, consultants and other business owners to learn from their success -- and mistakes. If you're looking for new strategies or tips for your WordPress powered business -- this is the place for you.

    Opinions & podcasts in a WordPress business

    Opinions & podcasts in a WordPress business

    I’m delighted to interview longtime WordPress podcaster and friend of the show, Jonathan Denwood of WP-Tonic fame.



    I admire Jonathan’s approach to doing business, that of becoming a story teller (or broadcaster) to hold an engaged audience. There’s no other sorcery or growth hacks involved, just good old fashioned digital boots on the ground.



    These days, you can either spend dollars or sweat equity to grow your business, but one thing is certain: you need to lead with an opinion and define your core values. We talk about a lot of that stuff in today’s episode, I hope you enjoy it.


    Thank you to lockedownseo.com and searchwp.com for sponsoring the show.If you’re looking for an SEO specialist for manufacturing clients, check out lockedownseo.com!Want better search results in WordPress? Look no further than searchwp.com!

    • 1 hr
    Making WordPress news w/ Post Status

    Making WordPress news w/ Post Status

    WordPress journalism and news coverage is making a comeback. I’m delighted to sit down and have a chat with my two friends in the WordPress space, Brian Krogsgard and Cory Miller, now partners at Post Status.



    I often joke that Post Status is a competitor to the Matt Report, truth be told, Brian and Cory are valued voices among the WordPress discourse. For people like me, publishing opinions and content that express my position in the community are the few ways I can contribute to this crazy world.



    When a “frienemy” joins the fray it amplifies awareness that voices & opinions truly matter. Setting aside my critique of the WP Tavern re-brand and this recently published topic, I feel it’s important that more WordPress outlets lead with something other than The Top 14 Gutenberg Themes.



    There are more ways to contribute to WordPress than just lines of code. Your means of communication can contribute, or even shape, the path to 50%+ of the web.



    Spin up a blog, a podcast, a YouTube, a TikTok — let your voices be heard.

    • 57 min
    The WordPress journalism comeback and when will Awesome Motive acquire e-commerce?

    The WordPress journalism comeback and when will Awesome Motive acquire e-commerce?

    We’re back!



    Stoked that WordPress journalism is making a comeback in 2020. Here I was feeling all down and out over covering WordPress and a few friends of mine are re-investing in the space. Happy to see Cory Miller become a partner at Poststatus and finally get Brian working on the company again.



    Well-known WP Tavern founder Jeff Chandler is set to reclaim the throne through his new initiative WP Mainline. I’m eager to have someone so dedicated to the WordPress community get back on the podcasting airwaves.



    Things are moving along with Business 5000 and I’m actually content with the slower pace it’s taking at the moment. I want to build something valuable for those involved and rushing things won’t help. p.s. I’m looking for more people willing to pitch their ideas and more advisors to judge the pitches.



    Friend of the show Syed Balkhi of Awesome Motive has acquired the All In One SEO plugin to round out his suite of marketing and conversion tools. This is going to be a big win for his company and especially his customers. I’m predicting an e-commerce product purchase will come soon enough.



    I recently previewed the powerful Blocksy theme which comes loaded with a unique header/footer builder built in the WordPress customizer. I’m excited to see what they have to offer in their upcoming pro version. My major concern is when product owners compete over “free/fastest/most” and I’ll share those thoughts towards the end of the episode, but also highlighted in the video below.









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    • 27 min
    Announcing the Business 5000

    Announcing the Business 5000

    If you follow on me on Twitter you may have come across my announcement of the Business 5000 idea accelerator program. In today’s episode, I’ll dive a bit deeper into my thought process around the new venture. I recently uploaded this video to YouTube as well, covering some of these points.



    Here’s the article I mention in the podcast, Marketing lessons learned over more than a decade growing startups.



    I’m excited to jump into new areas of content creation through the rest of 2020 — I hope you join me for the ride.



    If you enjoyed today’s episode, please share it on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn!

    • 28 min
    Finding product-market fit w/ Vova Feldman

    Finding product-market fit w/ Vova Feldman

    It only took half a decade to get my good friend Vova Feldman on to the show, and like most things in life, it was worth the wait.



    As the founder of Freemius, a platform that helps WordPress software developers monetize their product, Vova has a bird’s-eye view of the changing economy in our space.



    We’ll talk about how .org and business opportunity is shifting, how Freemius onboards customers to find success, and what challenges the Freemius team is facing. It’s a lengthy episode, but one that I hope you enjoy over your holiday break.



    It’s the last episode of the year and I can’t thank you enough for listening! Please consider sharing the episode on your favorite social channel!

    • 58 min
    Missing WPWeekly podcast, YoastGate, and 2020 plans!

    Missing WPWeekly podcast, YoastGate, and 2020 plans!

    We’re back with a news update! As I cleared my queue of routine podcast listening, it occurred to me that I really miss Jeff Chandler’s WPWeekly podcast. A show dedicated to WordPress the software and community, now buried in the annals of history.



    So, as an ode to that slot in my podcast app, I’m covering some of the more relevant news items from “WordPress” over the last few weeks or so. I hope you enjoy today’s episode, please consider sharing it if you do!







    Timestamps:



    00:30 Missing WPWeekly03:03 Show preview04:06 WP Tavern gets a redesign08:25 Gutenberg 7.018:02 YoastGate26:33 My journey with using the Notion app32:16 2020 Goals. Contact me with your big idea.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

Jonibean ,

Love this podcast!

This is a great informative podcast! So much great information - I love hearing the inside stories of other people's small business challenges.

Denzil-Mykins ,

WordPress AND Business Podcast in one

Nicely presented with no dramatic statements, self-promotion, relevant WordPress content, with an honest discussion about how to help both small and large business owners.

Jacob Bédard ,

Awesome Awesome Awesome

This podcast is a must in the WordPress community, for all entrepreneurs and small WP shop. Thanks to Matt and is team that podcast ad a incredible value to the community. Keep up the amazing podcast I'm a faithful listener. ;P

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