255 – ‘XYZ’ is for disappointing series ending for the ‘A- Z of WordPress’

'XYZ' is for disappointing series ending for the 'A- Z of WordPress' - WP Builds Podcast #255

We could have tried to eke this one out. According to one online crossword solver there are 378 Words Starting With X, but I imagine X for xeroxed – how to copy your WP website, might be going too far! So we just decided to end with a pathetic whimper! (We should have had a Family Fortunes styled game show thing. “Let’s see if it’s on the board! You said, flush your permalinks. Our survey of 100 WordPress experts said’ Uh – Urrr! I’m afraid you’ll not be going home with the Goblin TeasMaid and bone china cup and saucer set). You have to be British and of a certain age to understand that! Instead… X is for what not to do with WordPress (according to the fine people of the interwebs) as in X for cross out / delete. Y for why we should still use WordPress (seems more relevant with such changes going on). Finally lots of Zzzz’s is for, got to sleep… it’s time to put this series to bed.

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238 – ‘0’ is for Open Source

'0' is for Open Source - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #238

If something is free then it’s likely not very good. That’s the generally accepted wisdom is most aspects of life, but not with WordPress! WordPress like many other software platforms is free to use and free to modify. It’s yours to use as you see fit, and you don’t have to pay a penny for it. This is great, and it’s all underpinned by a the ‘philosophy’ of the Open Source. Today in the podcast we talk about what this means and how it plays out for WordPress in particular. It’s got huge benefits, but also some significant downsides. Maybe you contribute back to the WordPress project, or earn a living off the back of the development and popularity of it, there’s sure to be something in this episode, so go and take a listen…

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74 – Let’s try to understand the GPL license shall we? With Jonathan Bossenger

Let's try to understand the GPL license shall we? With Jonathan Bossenger

Way back in September 2017, we did an episode called “Build it out of love. The morality of GPL licenses“. In this episode David an I (as is our custom) spoke at great length with almost zero understand of the subject matter. I’m happy to say that most of you just tut and move on, but one or two of you are really, really listening and decide to question our proclamations! Jonathan Bossenger is such a person and he was having none of it! He decided that you guys actually needed to know real facts about The GPL and so he got in touch. You of course understand that I’m joking? He was very nice and thoughtful and considerate; which is more than we deserve!

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42 – Build it out of love. The morality of GPL licenses.

Build it out of love! The morality of GPL licenses.

In this episode Nathan and David talk about GPL (General Public License). This is the license that allowed the work that was done webblog tool B2 to be used to make WordPress. It’s the licence that allowed WooCommerce to use the entire code of Jigoshop. What does this mean for those of us who built websites professionally with WordPress? How do premium theme and plugin providers survive?

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