30 episodes

The WP Tavern Jukebox is a podcast for the WordPress community. We interview people who are pushing change in how WordPress evolves. Plugins, Blocks, Themes, Community, Events, Accessibility and Diversity; we try to cover all the bases. Subscribe to be updated when we bring you new content.

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The WP Tavern Jukebox is a podcast for the WordPress community. We interview people who are pushing change in how WordPress evolves. Plugins, Blocks, Themes, Community, Events, Accessibility and Diversity; we try to cover all the bases. Subscribe to be updated when we bring you new content.

    #124 – Mina Tamang on SEO Techniques That Prioritise the User Experience

    #124 – Mina Tamang on SEO Techniques That Prioritise the User Experience

    On the podcast today we have Mina Tamang, who is an SEO expert at Codewing Solutions. Mina advocates for prioritising user needs over traditional SEO tactics that emphasise keyword ranking. She stresses the importance of integrating user-centric content with core SEO principles, technical optimisations, as well the utility of WordPress plugins. The discussion also addresses the growing role of AI in content creation, and the need to maintain human elements for relatability and accuracy. If you're looking to refine your SEO strategies with a focus on long-term, user-oriented growth, while also navigating the complexities of modern tools and techniques, this episode is for you.

    • 31 min
    #123 – Jamie Marsland on the WordCamp Europe Speed Building Challenge

    #123 – Jamie Marsland on the WordCamp Europe Speed Building Challenge

    On the podcast today we have Jamie Marsland. Jamie runs a WordPress plugin business and has recently become a full-time content creator on YouTube. You might know Jamie from his popular WordPress speed builds on that channel, where contestants have just 30 minutes to build a website from scratch. In this episode, we dive into Jamie’s involvement with WordCamp Europe, where he will be bringing this speed build format to the live stage. Contestants will race against the clock to recreate a pre-built website, all while being interrupted with questions from Jamie and the audience. If you're attending WordCamp Europe or you're just curious about how WordPress can be made fun and engaging, this episode is for you.

    • 21 min
    #122 – Adam Zielinski on How Playground Is Transforming WordPress Website Creation

    #122 – Adam Zielinski on How Playground Is Transforming WordPress Website Creation

    On the podcast today we have Adam Zielinski. He works as a WordPress developer at Automattic and in this episode, we talk about Playground, a groundbreaking project that is redefined the way we interact with WordPress. Adam's visionary approach to creating a seamless WordPress experience within a web browser has revolutionised how easy it is to access WordPress. This project really does change the way that WordPress can be used, and there’s so many exciting prospects for how it might shape the future of website design and development. If you're interested in hearing about cutting-edge advancements reshaping the WordPress landscape, this episode is for you.

    • 45 min
    #121 – Alexander Gilmanov on Transitioning From Developer to Entrepreneur. Part 2.

    #121 – Alexander Gilmanov on Transitioning From Developer to Entrepreneur. Part 2.

    On the podcast today we have Alexander Gilmanov, and he's sharing his story of transitioning from freelancer to agency manager, now overseeing a team of 43. With a focus on WordPress ecosystem, Alexander discusses his leadership approach, avoiding negative motivation and instead fostering a culture of trust and positive reinforcement. He elaborates on the nuances of team management and the benefits of smaller, independent teams coordinated across departments like development, marketing, and support. Key tools like Google Suite, Slack, Jira, and Notion are integral to his operations. His story highlights the importance of community engagement, learning from industry leaders, and the necessity of continuously seeking suitable team members for sustainable management.

    • 41 min
    #120 – Alexander Gilmanov on Transitioning From Developer to Entrepreneur

    #120 – Alexander Gilmanov on Transitioning From Developer to Entrepreneur

    On the podcast today we have Alexander Gilmanov. Alex comes to us today from Belgrade, Serbia. He’s a full-stack developer with a rich heritage of freelance and agency work. His company officially launched in 2014, and they’ve continued work with clients, as well as creating a range of WordPress plugins, and their own SaaS apps, mainly in the online booking space. If you’re a developer and are in the weeds of writing code, perhaps you’ve thought about a change of direction. We explore Alexander’s transition from hands-on coding to strategic management. It’s a fascinating conversation, and if you’ve wanted to start an agency but have concerns about what that might bring, this episode is for you.

    • 41 min
    #119 – Paolo Belcastro on How AI Is Shaping WordPress Wordflows

    #119 – Paolo Belcastro on How AI Is Shaping WordPress Wordflows

    On the podcast today we have Paolo Belcastro.

    Paolo works at Automattic, where he’s focused on Jetpack and .blog products. He’s been working remotely since 1994 and managing distributed teams since 1998.

    He’s on the podcast today to talk about AI, and he certainly brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in integrating AI with web development.

    With Paolo’s insights into the recent advancements in open source AI models and the collaborative efforts within the AI community to keep platforms accessible but innovative, you’ll gain a comprehensive view of where AI in web development stands today and where it might head tomorrow.

    If you're a developer, a tech enthusiast, or anyone interested in the intersection of AI and creative processes, this episode is for you.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Micgrafx ,

Explain it to me like I'm 5... then get into the nitty-gritty

Nathan is so good at having guests start with the basics and build from there. I usually find myself somewhere in the middle, but there's always some essential little nugget I've missed along the way. I learn so much and feel like I'm filling in any missing gaps in my knowledge base.

Christopher !Important ,

Great, Authentic Show

I’ve been an open source developer and WordPress geek since 2012. This podcast is exceptional—there’s valuable, relevant conversation with humor and good spirits. Compared to some other WP podcasts that are cut, dry and short, WPWeekly is both informative and entertaining.

I feel like I’m hanging with friends when listening to the show. The hosts are also not afraid to speak their mind and tell it like it is concerning the WordPress community.

-Chris

mobilechicane ,

Awesome!!!!!

This has become my new favorite WordPress podcast. Jeff Chandler and John James Jacoby talk about all that is going on in the WordPress world as well as interviewing some pretty cool people in the community. Their knowledge gives a great point of view on what is happening in the community. Makes me feel like I am sitting in a coffee shop with them.

PS - WordCamp East Troy was the best ever!!!!!!

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