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Clarity for your digital business. Matt Report episodes uncover the most resilient digital business builders in the digital, WordPress, SaaS, and no-code space. If you're building a sustainable online brand or business, this is the best podcast to follow.

Featuring guests like: This week in Startup's Jason Calacanis, Automattic's Matt Mullenweg, Startups for the Rest of Us Rob Walling, and Copyblogger's Brian Clark.

Matt Report for WordPress, SaaS, and No-Code business Matt Medeiros

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    • 4.9 • 133 Ratings

Clarity for your digital business. Matt Report episodes uncover the most resilient digital business builders in the digital, WordPress, SaaS, and no-code space. If you're building a sustainable online brand or business, this is the best podcast to follow.

Featuring guests like: This week in Startup's Jason Calacanis, Automattic's Matt Mullenweg, Startups for the Rest of Us Rob Walling, and Copyblogger's Brian Clark.

    Paying WordPress contributors

    Paying WordPress contributors

    Welcome back to the Matt Report, where we continue our special 2-part series with Josepha Haden Chomposy.



    If you haven’t listened to the previous episode, I suggest you go back and learn what the WordPress Executive Director does on a day to to day basis.



    Today, we’ll be exploring some meatier topics that come up in the community like contributor compensation and Five for the Future. If you didn’t already know, Josepha leads a podcast of her own. We’ll find out why Matt Mullenweg nudged her into that journey.



    Thanks to folks over at Malcare for supporting this episode of the Matt Report. If you want to support me, you can buy me a digital coffee or join the super-not-so-secret Discord group for $79/year at buymeacoffee.com/mattreport

    • 27 min
    What does the WordPress Executive Director do?

    What does the WordPress Executive Director do?

    If you’re like me, you know Josepha Haden Chomposy is the Director for WordPress the open source project in title, but you probably don’t know what she does on a day to day basis.



    Or that she’s part of the Open Source Group Division inside of Automattic. Something I always knew, but once framed that way in discussion, was more interesting to hear.



    I was lucky enough to chat with Josepha for nearly an hour, so I’m breaking up the conversation in two parts. Today, part 1, we’ll cover the logistics of her role, bringing WordCamps back, and the challenges with Gutenberg.



    Thanks to folks over at Malcare for supporting this episode of the Matt Report. If you want to support me, you can buy me a digital coffee or join the super-not-so-secret Discord group for $79/year at buymeacoffee.com/mattreport

    • 34 min
    Business of WordPress news w/ Rae Morey

    Business of WordPress news w/ Rae Morey

    WordPress news is hard. I mean, it's hard to turn it into a real business.



    I get away with covering WordPress here on the Matt Report because our guests share lessons on how they built their business or spend time telling us how they navigated the community, until they found their way.



    But news? Well, that's why The WP Tavern has been the only name in town for a while, loaded with two critical components: A dedicated staff and they are funded.



    If you want to make it, you do things differently, you do things like Rae Morey's The Repository newsletter. Today we'll chat about building her WordPress news newsletter, background as a journalist, and explore what it really takes to make all of this work.



    Thanks goes out to Malcare today for sponsoring a month of Matt Report and The WP Minute. You can help us by visiting buymeacoffee.com/mattrpeort

    • 39 min
    Sam Chason is reshaping the college moving experience

    Sam Chason is reshaping the college moving experience

    I typically open up my monologue with setting some tension or to attempt to provoke how a grand idea might come together in the upcoming audio.



    I don't have that today.



    What I have is a young entrepreneur that impressed me with his story, branding, and how he's approaching the business of…college movers. I know you normally tune in for the SaaS powered wins or the WordPress unicorns, but trust me when I tell you, Sam Chason, founder of Storage Scholars, is bringing the heat.



    I'll admit, his story was so good, that I almost didn't believe him. I fully expected to decline the interview headed into our pre-interview. Luckily that wasn't the case, and now I'll be rooting for him from the sidelines hoping he can turn this business into a massive success.



    By the way, we do talk WordPress/WooCommerce and the platforms he's tried in the past -- we're still getting our hands dirty here.



    If you enjoy the episode and want to buy me a virtual coffee in support, go to buymeacofee.com/mattreport and show your support for the show.

    • 30 min
    What it feels like to disrupt ecommerce forever

    What it feels like to disrupt ecommerce forever

    A tricky part about all of this stuff we do in business and online is to not let the work consume you.



    I know people say that your work is not your worth, and I get it, but it’s really hard for me to disconnect from that. To show the world what you’ve built and put it into the hands of your super fans. To punch up as the underdog and prove to the Goliath that you can win in this arena too.



    It’s addictive, it’s fulfilling, it’s enriching for us and hopefully those around us.



    Jordan Gal returns to the Matt Report to share in his next chapter, Rally. Jordan brings the passion, he’s a business builder I’m on the sidelines rooting for. We’ll explore his challenges with building on a platform like Shopify and how he plans to disrupt that with his latest play in decentralized (and headless) e-commerce.

    • 44 min
    Lemon Squeezy: Taking on ecommerce & WordPress

    Lemon Squeezy: Taking on ecommerce & WordPress

    "Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in" a famous line from Godfather Part III and a recurring theme I've noticed for those of who have used WordPress for a while.



    No matter how much we might moan about the shortcomings of WordPress, it's still pretty darn powerful. The core of WordPress is getting better, read: Gutenberg and Full Site Editing. Some sharp edges, yes, but software is software -- it will iterate into something great.



    Maybe you left WordPress a few years ago because of Gutenberg, but I bet you second guessed yourself when that Netlify CMS lacked a user and permissions system, custom post types, and an easy way to install a contact form.



    Oh, and what about ecommerce? Yeah…well…what about it?! WooCommerce, still the sleeping giant, is about to get some lemon squeezed right in the eye.



    JR Farr returns to the Matt Report to talk about his latest product, Lemon Squeezy. A NOT Easy Digital Downloads alternative that's looking to take it's share of the e-commerce market. Learn more about the collective and the other products JR is a part of over at https://makelemonade.wtf/

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

Michael Carnell ,

Talks like one of us

Matt talks about Wordpress, podcasting, small business, and so much more. Listening to this podcast is like listening to one of your knowledgeable buddies talk about the things you think are important or that he thinks you should be thinking about. I always make a few notes in things I need to do further research on. Matt gives me good ideas and insights!

DMD Podcast ,

Not just about WordPress

Matt's knowledge of business and WordPress combine to be an excellent podcast.

DigitalMarketingDive ,

Matt's show is amazeballs

Matt is an amazing interviewer with years of experience in the WordPress ecosystem. He is a must listen.

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