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Building Multidots, with Anil Gupta
Feb 7 • 21 min
In this episode I talk to Anil Gupta about his journey and philosophies building Multidots — a company doing enterprise web development work all over the world with more than 100 employees.
Interview with Matt Mullenweg on Gutenberg, WordPress, and the future
Dec 12, 2018 • 90 min
I am joined by Matt Mullenweg to discuss decision making, Gutenberg, core WordPress processes, Automattic’s business, and more.
Considerations for eCommerce merchants, with Andrew Youderian of eCommerce Fuel
Aug 3, 2018 • 70 min
In this episode I discuss eCommerce and considerations for eCommerce merchants, with Andrew Youderian of eCommerce Fuel.
Why the makers of Ninja Forms are getting into eCommerce
Jul 20, 2018 • 57 min
In this episode, I talk with James and Kevin — cofounders of the Ninja Forms product — to discuss why their next leg of their business is in the competitive landscape of eCommerce.
Working on your own website
Jul 9, 2018 • 40 min
In this episode, the Brians discuss the challenges of working on your own business website, when your company offers services or makes products for websites.
An Abundance of Acquisitions
Jun 29, 2018 • 35 min
In this episode, Brian and Brian discuss several acquisitions that have occurred in the WordPress space in recent weeks.
Productizing your service business, with Brian Casel
Jun 15, 2018 • 55 min
In this episode, I interview Brian Casel, the owner of Audience Ops, a productized content service he’s built to employ 30 people. He also runs a podcast and course on helping others productize their services.
The History of the Web, and WordPress’s 15th Birthday
May 25, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode, Brian is joined by Jay Hoffmann — the owner and curator of The History of the Web, a timeline and history of the web — and they discuss the project, as well as WordPress’s 15 year arc of history.
Making WordPress and WordSesh
May 7, 2018 • 38 min
In this episode, Brian and Brian discuss the upcoming WordSesh schedule and go spelunking through make.wordpress.org to surface some recent gems making their way to WordPress.org – both the project and the website.
The meta episode
Apr 27, 2018 • 30 min
In this episode, Brian and Brian discuss meta data in WordPress, including the challenge of implementing data into new tools, such as the REST API and the Gutenberg editor
All about you(r privacy)
Apr 16, 2018 • 46 min
In this episode, the two Brian’s discuss the current conversations and controversy surrounding data collection and visitor privacy on the web.
Designing the news
Apr 9, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode, Brian and Brian discuss a variety of news topics spanning design, development, and business.
Contextualized Learning in or around WordPress
Apr 2, 2018 • 48 min
In this episode, the dynamic Brian duo discuss the highly-anticipated return of WordSesh, the different ways in which we all learn the same, and some of the problems we face in skill building.
The Future of Content Distribution
Mar 26, 2018 • 48 min
This week the Brians put their brains together and discuss content distribution across various mediums and platforms as well as subscriptions for both digital and physical products.
Network effects and WordPress
Mar 10, 2018 • 40 min
In this episode, Brian and Brian discuss the power of network effects and how they relate to WordPress’ increasing market share and maturity.
Marketing and positioning WordPress products
Mar 2, 2018 • 64 min
This week BK and BR discuss a number of different aspects surrounding marketing and selling WordPress products and services.
Observations on a maturing ecosystem
Feb 25, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode, the Brians chat about the steady change that has played out in the WordPress ecosystem throughout the past decade and speculate about what is still to come.
How WebDevStudios is serving different market segments
Feb 16, 2018 • 56 min
In this episode, Lisa Sabin-Wilson shares about the entangled history of WebDevStudios and eWebscapes and how she and team are targeting every level of the market.
WordPress market opportunities: Upmarket edition
Feb 9, 2018 • 54 min
In this episode, Brian and Brian continue their discussion on WordPress market opportunities with a focus on the upper-market and enterprise clients.
WordPress Market Opportunities
Jan 26, 2018 • 51 min
In this episode, Brian and Brian discuss market segmentation across the WordPress ecosystem.
WordPress customer market segmentation
Jan 26, 2018 • 51 min
In this episode, Brian and Brian discuss market segmentation across the WordPress ecosystem.
Hosted versus self-hosted eCommerce
Jan 19, 2018 • 47 min
In this episode, Brian and Brian discuss self-hosted vs managed ecommerce and whether or not conferences have outlived their usefulness.
Two Brians are better than one
Jan 16, 2018 • 44 min
In this episode, Brian Krogsgard chats with Brian Richards, creator of WPSessions and new co-host of the Draft podcast.
Interview with Matt Mullenweg
Nov 14, 2017 • 63 min
In this episode, I talk to Matt Mullenweg — co-founder of WordPress and the CEO of Automattic — about what’s happening in the world of WordPress, and his role in it all.
Building a healthy remote company, with Tom Willmot
Aug 17, 2017 • 62 min
In this episode, Brian is joined by the CEO of Human Made, Tom Willmot, and they discuss steps for building a healthy remote company, and talk about Human Made’s new open source employee handbook.
Live from Publish: Challenges facing the WordPress Economy
Aug 8, 2017 • 48 min
In this episode, Brian and Joe are live at Post Status Publish, and answer questions from the conference audience.
An entrepreneurial journey around eCommerce, with Patrick Rauland
Jun 14, 2017 • 50 min
In this episode, Brian and Patrick Rauland discuss the state of eCommerce today, both from a product perspective, and for store owners.
Teaching what you learn with Joe Casabona
Jun 7, 2017 • 57 min
In this episode, Brian and Joe Casabona discuss learning WordPress, as well as teaching it, including the things they find most important to learn.
WordPress in higher education, with Rachel Cherry — Draft Podcast
May 20, 2017 • 67 min
In this episode, Brian is joined by Rachel Cherry, an experienced WordPress developer, including in the realm of using WordPress in higher education. She also organizes a WordPress for higher-ed conference, WP Campus.
Maintaining Legacy WordPress Websites
Apr 30, 2017 • 73 min
In this episode, Brian and Joe discuss maintaining legacy WordPress websites, including how to decide between third party code vendors.
Breaking into and building community, with WordPress and beyond
Apr 24, 2017 • 56 min
In this episode, Brian is joined by Matt Medeiros, a veteran of building communities in the WordPress Space. They talk about the challenges and rewards of diving into a new community.
JavaScript frameworks in a WordPress context
Mar 12, 2017 • 55 min
In this episode, Brian and Joe are joined by Zac Gordon, and the three of them discuss the state of JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks in a WordPress context.
Making a living without client work, with Carrie Dils
Mar 6, 2017 • 57 min
In this episode, Brian interviews Carrie Dils — a self-employed entrepreneur — about using multiple channels to make a full time living, and giving up client work.
Running a successful regional agency, with Ben May
Feb 25, 2017 • 35 min
In this episode, Brian interviews Ben May — owner of The Code Company — about growing and running a successful development agency in Australia.
Growing well: an interview with WP Engine founder, Jason Cohen
Feb 10, 2017 • 89 min
Growing well: an interview with WP Engine founder, Jason Cohen
Editing and customization core focus areas
Feb 2, 2017 • 57 min
In this episode, Joe and Brian talk about both the editor and customizer feature projects — two core focus areas for WordPress in 2017.
What we want from WordPress in 2017, live from Post Status Publish
Dec 29, 2016 • 65 min
Joe Hoyle and I discuss what we’d like to see in WordPress going forward, and take audience Q&A. This session was recorded at Post Status Publish 2016.
Interview with Matt Mullenweg on the new WordPress release cycle and more
Dec 10, 2016 • 25 min
I had the opportunity to interview Matt Mullenweg at the end of WordCamp US 2016, and we chatted about the new WordPress development cycle, the WordPress REST API, and more.
Learning WordPress development and how employers should look at candidates
Nov 7, 2016 • 90 min
In this episode, Joe and Brian talk about how they learned WordPress development, how we think employers should look at skill hiring, and resources for learning.
WordPress REST API in Core
Oct 24, 2016 • 98 min
In this episode, Joe and Brian talk about the WordPress REST API and the core approval process
Ask Post Status: Innovation in WordPress
Oct 12, 2016 • 63 min
In this episode, Joe and Brian answer listener questions. Questions range from development database syncing strategies, to the theme review process, and a long chat about innovation in WordPress.
The art of being a self-employed web consultant
Sep 24, 2016 • 83 min
In this episode, Brian talks to Diane Kinney about web-based freelancing in the real world.
What is a WordPress theme anyway?
Sep 19, 2016 • 73 min
In this episode, Joe and Brian discuss WordPress themes, the functionality people put into them, and the challenges that face the WordPress ecosystem with the current state of theming.
Rejuvenating old software products, with Pippin Williamson
Sep 6, 2016 • 61 min
In this episode of Post Status Draft, Brian talks to Pippin Williamson, and they examine the efforts he and his team have made while breathing new life into Restrict Content Pro.
Mobile Apps that Work with WordPress
Aug 30, 2016 • 61 min
In this episode, Joe and Brian talk about various third party publishing apps available and how they work with WordPress.
WordPress 4.6, “Pepper”
Aug 17, 2016 • 71 min
WordPress 4.6, “Pepper”, has been released with shiny plugin management, system fonts, link syntax checking, resource hints, and more. This release post includes a special episode of the podcast.
Choosing plugins, libraries, and frameworks
Aug 6, 2016 • 58 min
In this episode, Joe and Brian talk their considerations when selecting which plugins, libraries, and frameworks to use with WordPress.
Scaling WordPress
Jul 29, 2016 • 70 min
In this episode, Joe and Brian talk scaling WordPress, and what to do when you think you might’ve reached WordPress’s limits.
Medium and WordPress
Jul 8, 2016 • 76 min
In this episode, Joe and Brian talk about Medium & WordPress and whether Medium and similar platforms are a significant threat to WordPress.
How WordPress news happens
Jun 15, 2016 • 65 min
In this episode, Sarah and Brian discuss how they do WordPress news, manage working remotely, and handle family life.
WordPress.org
May 27, 2016 • 65 min
Joe and Brian discuss the structure and function of the WordPress.org website, which is the hub of the WordPress project. From who owns the website to its many moving parts, they go through it bit by bit.
WordPress as a Headless CMS
May 18, 2016 • 77 min
Joe and Brian discuss WordPress as a Headless CMS, what that means, things to consider using WordPress as a Headless CMS, and more.
WordPress Security — Draft podcast
May 8, 2016 • 71 min
This week, Joe and Brian discuss WordPress and website security, why it matters, how to go about it, and what the consequences can be when everything goes downhill.
WordPress Development Tools
Apr 23, 2016 • 99 min
This week, Joe and Brian discuss the tools they use for web and WordPress development. They go from productivity apps that help them accomplish their work to IDSs to build tools to version control.
WordPress 4.5
Apr 16, 2016 • 68 min
Joe and Brian talk about the release and features of WordPress 4.5, “Coleman”. They also discuss the earliest stages of WordPress 4.6 — no rest for the wicked.
WordPress Questions & Answers
Apr 1, 2016 • 58 min
In this episode, Joe and Brian answer listeners’ WordPress questions, from topics like Multisite, to understanding taxonomies versus posts, the state of the WordPress importer, and more.
WordPress and SaaS
Mar 26, 2016 • 63 min
Joe and Brian discuss WordPress in the context of SaaS — or Software as a Service. They dig into WordPress as a tool for a SaaS within another industry, as well as WordPress-centric tools with SaaS based business models.
WordPress Hosting
Mar 18, 2016 • 98 min
In this episode, Joe and Brian talk all about WordPress hosting, including the different types of hosting that are available, our technical preferences, and some of the non-technical issues that surround hosting in the WordPress world.
All things HTTP/2 and HTTPS
Feb 20, 2016 • 65 min
Joe and Brian talk about HTTPS and HTTP/2, including what they are, what it means, and how they affect WordPress.
WordPress in the Enterprise
Feb 13, 2016 • 77 min
Today, Joe and Brian discuss WordPress in the enterprise, the role WordPress currently plays in big company technology stacks, and what opportunities exist.
WordPress REST API Round-table
Feb 5, 2016 • 64 min
Today, Joe and Brian are joined by several experts of the WordPress REST API for a community round-table podcast. This podcast was recorded in London at A Day of REST, a conference that was devoted to the REST API.
Challenges managing a WordPress consulting business and doing client work
Jan 8, 2016 • 74 min
This week’s Post Status Draft podcast is hosted by Brian Krogsgard and Joe Hoyle. This week, they talk working in an agency and doing client work.
Recap of WordPress in 2015, and what to look forward to in 2016
Dec 18, 2015 • 95 min
This week’s Post Status Draft podcast is hosted by Brian Krogsgard and Joe Hoyle. This week, they talk about WordPress in 2015 and what to expect in 2016.
Interview with Scott Taylor, WordPress 4.4 release lead
Dec 9, 2015 • 73 min
In this episode of the Post Status Draft Podcast, Joe and Brian interview Scott Taylor, a WordPress Core Committer and the Release Lead for WordPress 4.4, and then talk about WordCamp US and Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word.
Interview with Automattic CEO, Matt Mullenweg, on Calypso and more
Nov 25, 2015 • 49 min
Matt Mullenweg is the co-founder of WordPress, and founder and CEO of Automattic. In this interview, we talk about their new WordPress.com editor, and more.
How to design a commercial WordPress theme
Nov 11, 2015 • 57 min
This week’s Post Status Draft podcast is hosted by Brian Krogsgard, and he interviews WordPress theme designer Mike McAlister. Brian also talks about the value of attending events.
Understanding WP-CLI, and a discussion on micro plugin businesses
Nov 4, 2015 • 79 min
This week’s Post Status Draft podcast is hosted by Brian Krogsgard and Joe Hoyle. This week, they talk about WP-CLI, and running a micro plugin business.
Using WordPress as an application framework
Oct 27, 2015 • 72 min
This week’s Post Status Draft podcast is hosted by Brian Krogsgard and Joe Hoyle. This week, they talk about using WordPress for complex blogs, websites, and applications.
Work life balance
Oct 16, 2015 • 76 min
This week’s Post Status Draft podcast is hosted by Brian Krogsgard and Joe Hoyle. Our topic this week is work life balance.
Responsive images for WordPress and mobile pages with AMP
Oct 9, 2015 • 68 min
This week’s Post Status Draft podcast is hosted by Brian Krogsgard and Joe Hoyle. The topics are responsive image support in WordPress and Google’s new AMP specification.
How WordPress core development happens
Oct 3, 2015 • 61 min
This week’s Post Status Draft podcast is hosted by Brian Krogsgard and Brad Williams. We talk about the WordPress core development process and term meta.
All about the WordPress REST API and its current state
Sep 25, 2015 • 86 min
This week we discuss the WordPress REST API and the recent proposal for it to be merged into WordPress Core.
Local WordPress development strategies and transparency in business
Sep 19, 2015 • 82 min
This week we discuss strategies for working locally, Underscore.js templating, and transparency in WordPress businesses.
Justifying conferences, improving WordPress comments, and WordPress’s PHP version support
Sep 11, 2015 • 77 min
This week on the Draft podcast, Joe and Brian discuss justification for attending WordPress events, WordPress comments, and WordPress PHP version support, PHP7, and HHVM.
Using React with WordPress
Sep 5, 2015 • 55 min
Post Status Draft is a podcast about WordPress news and events hosted by Brian Krogsgard and Joe Hoyle. This week we discuss plugin and theme language packs, Trac gardening, and using React for WordPress.
Our WordPress 4.4 wishlist — Draft podcast
Aug 28, 2015 • 63 min
Post Status Draft is a podcast about WordPress news and events hosted by Brian Krogsgard and Joe Hoyle. This week we discuss WordPress 4.3, our 4.4 wishlist features, and the WordPress REST API.
The Excerpt Episode 4 — WordPress news with Daniel Espinoza
Apr 17, 2015 • 17 min
Daniel Espinoza and I cover the week in WordPress news with a short format (~15 minute) podcast. This week we talk about Automattic versus WordPress, the 4.2 release candidate, clever REST API uses, taxes, and hosted website solutions’ marketing.
The Excerpt Episode 3 — WordPress news with Beka Rice
Apr 3, 2015 • 17 min
Beka Rice and I cover the week in WordPress news with a short format (~15 minute) podcast. This week we talk about Mesh (an upcoming app by Automattic), 4.3 and 4.4 release leads, April Fools’, and Array’s year in review.
How StoryCorps uses WordPress to enable storytelling everywhere
Mar 31, 2015 • 32 min
StoryCorps.me enables anyone to create and share powerful stories. Just launched as an iOS and Android app, the website that provides the app infrastructure is built on WordPress, utilizing the WordPress REST API. Here’s how StoryCorps.me came to be.
The Excerpt Episode 2 — WordPress news with Julie Kuehl
Mar 27, 2015 • 16 min
Julie Kuehl and I cover the week in WordPress news with a short format (15 minute) podcast. The Excerpt is part of the Draft podcast, and will be balanced by long form interviews. This week we talk about Shiny Installs, host growth, finding your place,…
The Excerpt episode 1 — WordPress news with Brian Richards
Mar 23, 2015 • 14 min
Brian Richards and I cover the week in WordPress news with a new short format (15 minute) podcast. The Excerpt is part of the Draft podcast, and will be balanced by long form interviews.
Running a successful membership site in real life, with Jonathan Williamson
Mar 12, 2015 • 76 min
This interview is with Jonathan Williamson, co-founder of CGCookie. He’s going to talk to us about running a real world membership website on WordPress. Jonathan is Pippin Williamson’s twin brother, and he has years of experience running membership…
How has WordPress changed your life?
Aug 8, 2014 • 10 min
Last week, I was in New York City for WordCamp and some client meetings. The event was a huge success, with four full tracks of expert designers, developers, and WordPress professionals sharing what they’ve learned. I had a great time with everyone there.…
Interview with Chris Lema: a journey to working full time with WordPress
Aug 5, 2014 • 73 min
On May 28th, 2012, I was virtually introduced to Chris Lema. He had 653 Twitter followers at the time. I know so, because that’s how we were introduced — through an email from Twitter telling me he was now following me. At the time, he’d not even started…
Chris Coyier on WordPress, business, and building the web
Jul 14, 2014 • 66 min
Chris Coyier is not a stranger to most of us web workers. He’s a designer at CodePen, a writer at CSS-Tricks, and a podcaster at ShopTalk. He uses WordPress on all three of his primary projects. For years, Chris has been a consistent advocate for the…
Evermore, hosted WordPress with power and ease of use
Jun 19, 2014 • 44 min
Finally, finally someone has done it. They’ve combined the power of self-hosted WordPress with the ease of hosted WordPress.com. Evermore is WordPress for everyone. It comes with “the most important functionality built in.” There aren’t loads of tiny…
WP eCommerce: What’s old is new again.
Jun 10, 2014 • 62 min
WP eCommerce is one of the oldest WordPress plugins you’ll find. That it’s an eCommerce plugin — built on WordPress, well before such a thing seemed sensible — is even more of a testament to just how impressive this plugin is. It’s been under development…
From ThemeForest to Array, the story of a theme business
Apr 22, 2014 • 52 min
Mike McAlister has been an active member of the commercial WordPress theme space since 2009. He started by selling themes on ThemeForest. He transitioned to the Okay Themes brand in December of 2011. And at the end of March of this year, Mike transitioned…
WordPress 3.9 roundtable with core contributors
Apr 17, 2014 • 68 min
I was privileged to be joined by six core contributors to WordPress 3.9 for a Google Hangout where we talked about the new release, contributing to WordPress, and more. To learn more about WordPress 3.9, check out our summary. You can watch the full video…
Pantheon for WordPress: a website hosting and management platform
Mar 26, 2014 • 35 min
Pantheon is a website development, deployment, and hosting platform. But they aren’t just any host. They like to think of their product as a hosting killer, because in their mind, they do much more than just hosting. I heard about Pantheon for the first…
The evolution of 10up
Mar 17, 2014 • 63 min
The ecosystem of businesses that have been built around WordPress is huge, but shallow. Few companies are both large (relatively speaking) and central to a broad WordPress community. With 60+ employees, some of which are very well-known WordPress…
Interview with Drew Strojny, Founder of The Theme Foundry
Feb 26, 2014 • 47 min
I had the pleasure to interview Drew Strojny, founder of The Theme Foundry, about their work at The Theme Foundry, their philosophies about themes, and their latest theme release, Oxford. Direct Download Drew is a former Duke football player that spent a…