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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!
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Hello, WordPress!

Hello, WordPress!

2019-02-1500:57:52

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 TRANSCRIPTThis 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.Use this link to try our hosting and the rest of WPMU DEV's products FREE for 30-days.Featured Interviews:Miriam Schwab, founder of StratticBirgit Olzem, freelancer and WordPress coachMorten Rand Hendriksen, Senior Staff Instructor at LinkedIn Learning Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress and founder of Automattic
Hello, Gutenberg!

Hello, Gutenberg!

2019-01-3100:48:33

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 TRANSCRIPTThis 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.Use this link to try our hosting and the rest of WPMU DEV's products FREE for 30-days.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 ClassicPressKyle Campos, VP of Continuous Delivery at Smarsh and co-founder of Commit.toZac Gordon, educator for JavaScript For WordPressChris Van Patten, founder of Tomodomo & WordPress core contributorBen Pines, CMO at ElementorRobbie McCullough, co-founder of Beaver BuilderMatthew Bullis, tech educator at Foundation for Blind ChildrenSecret Landing Page: Beers & Bros
Hello, SEO!

Hello, SEO!

2019-01-3100:41:00

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 TRANSCRIPTThis 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 TelegraphFeatured Interviews:Barb Palser, Global Product Partnership at GooglePete Walter, Founder of BuzzrampMike Clute, Founder of Mianna MarketingJames Farmer, CEO & co-founder of WPMU DEV
Hello, Hackers!

Hello, Hackers!

2019-01-3100:36:46

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 TRANSCRIPTThis 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 MoneyFor 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 StrategistKyle Campos, VP of Continuous Delivery at Smarsh and co-founder of Commit.toAdam Warner, currently the Field Marketing Manager at GoDaddy. Previously the Open Source Software Community Manager for SiteLockAaron Edwards, CTO at WPMU DEV
Hello, Plugins!

Hello, Plugins!

2019-01-3100:35:59

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 TRANSCRIPTThis 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 MchaleFeatured Interviews:John Abner, co-owner of Bia's Pet StopSusannah Wollman, creator of O! Susannah!Curtis McHale, business coach at curtismchale.caTimothy Bowers, COO at WPMU DEV
Hello, Cache!

Hello, Cache!

2019-01-3100:27:231

It's our very first episode of Hello, WP! On this episode, Micah shares his intimidation in joining a new community and looks into the topic that brought him and Josh to the podcasting table...caching. What is it? Why do you need it? And how do you implement it on your website?EPISODE TRANSCRIPT This episode is brought to you by Hummingbird!Automate optimization on your website with Hummingbird's utility belt packed with file compression, asset optimization, a complete caching suite, Cloudflare integration and performance monitoring that really gets your site flying!Use this link to get Hummingbird and all of WPMU DEV's products FREE for 30-days.Featured Interviews:Anton Vanyukov, Developer at WPMU DEVKonstantinos Xenos, Super Tech Support at WPMU DEV
Hello, WP! Trailer

Hello, WP! Trailer

2018-11-2600:03:48

Welcome to “Hello, WP!” a podcast by WPMU DEV that follows a new user's hopefully interesting and somewhat awkward journey to discover WordPress and it's valuable community. Along the way we’ll take on difficult-to-understand topics and chat with a range of WP users and professionals.The journey begins January, 2019. Subscribe to “Hello, WP!” on your favorite podcast streaming platforms and sign up for our newsletter now.Excerpt of Matt Mullenweg at 2:10:“Interview and QandA With Matt Mullenweg.” WordPress.tv, 3 July 2017,wordpress.tv/2017/07/01/interview-and-qanda-with-matt-mullenweg/.
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