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Today we welcome Matt Mullenweg on to the WP Builds podcast. Matt has been using WordPress as long as anyone else, with one exception! He is the co-founder of WordPress along with Mike Little, so he knows a thing or two. We talk about Gutenberg, why Matt thinks that we need it, and why we need it now. We go on to chat about how it’s divided the WordPress community, especially from the perspective of users with accessibility needs. We finish with a discussion about how the community can reunite after this ‘schism’ and what Matt thinks of the recent ClassicPress fork of WordPress.
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In this LIVE Webinar we celebrate the 100th episode of the WP Builds podcast! It was a bit of a technological disaster! David Waumsley and I both got kicked out of the webinar before it had started and then we in a webinar all alone for 28 minutes as the webinar tech support worked out what went wrong. Jim and David McCan held the fort until we returned – very cool! We discussed what we think are the things that will happen in WordPress over the next two years or so. It’s a bit of a ramble, but I can promise you that next week we’ll be back to normal!!! Who’d have thought that we’d get this far? Who cares that we did anyway! Thanks for sticking with us!
Today, we get to meet Laura Elizabeth. She’s a designer turned plugin creator that has some good ideas for you! Like I say, she’s a designer and her latest product, Client Portal, is a great way to help you and your clients to stay on the same page. If you build WordPress websites for clients, then I think that you’ll know this problem… you get out of sync with your clients and all the communication seems to go all over the place. Some people want you to send them email, others would rather that you use Slack or Dropbox or Google Drive or some other system that you’ve never heard of! The long and the short of it is that you’ve got many clients all needing you to communicate with them in a variety of ways and Client Portal makes that process much easier!
There are some people that you’re drawn towards aren’t there? People that you like to listen to, people that you like to read about. When I started to use WordPress a few years ago, I was constantly on the lookout for people who were producing great content that I could consume to further my understanding of how WordPress worked and of how I could make it do what I wanted it to do.I’m sure that you have your list of people who fill this criteria, the people that you want to listen to and read about? Carrie Dils is one of those people for me. She’s be creating content in the WordPress space for ages and not just that, she’s been producing a whole load of different forms of content.
I don’t know you, but I know for an absolute fact that I’m hopeless at marketing. I’m not very good at it and it find it really hard to do, or to get excited about. It’s a something that I’ve struggled with for a long time. I’m lucky in that I have enough work (right now) to keep me going and it comes my way largely through word of mouth. Because I’m a study in mediocrity, this is fine by me; I have not needed to market too much to keep my head above the water. But I’m hoping that you’re not as satisfied with mediocre, as I am – you’re a get-up-and-got type aren’t you? You want more out of life than I do? Well guess what, you’re going to have to market yourself in order to get, because you can be sure that competitors will.
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WordPress web site builder.
I run a web agency in the UK called Picture and Word. We work almost exclusively with WordPress, but have been know to use Drupal and Magento in the past.
I cannot spell the words, thepis, rangotls, or dufmertin.
Lion tamer and liar.
I travel, help people make websites and bang on about Beaver Builder on YouTube. I got a silver badge for swimming aged 11.
The designer in me says there should be more words here.