Podcast E042: Time to take Action!

February 21, 2018
Play

Life Updates

  • Adam:  Life is good.
  • Kyle: interviewed on Jeff Large’s show. Watched the olympics opening ceremony.

WordPress News

  • WordPress 4.9.3 and 4.9.4 a day later
  • WP-CLI has a new version out. Version 1.5 lets you verify the integrity of your installed plugins and do pretty much anything you want with wp-config.php, to name just two of the new release highlights.

Wearing/Drinking

People on the Move / aka Changes

  • We have brought on three part timers for EDD support on trial. Going well after one week.

iTunes Reviews

  • Thanks to Josh Eby and ccl2748 for the reviews.

Questions:

  1. What techniques do you guys use when you have so much to do you're frozen into inaction? Argh. Need to reboot my brain or something. P.S. Do you know of a VA or WordPress savvy assistant who can use some extra work? – Leslie Surel
  2. How do you personally see Gutenberg impacting the WordPress theme economy? – Rich Tabor

Segment:

  • UNORDERED LISTS

Podcast E041: Learning from Failures

February 14, 2018
Play

Life Updates

  • Kyle: gave a speech this week, writing a blog post
  • Adam: produced what i think was an interested episode of KSWP ..  a week in the life of running the agency.
    • Also thinking of finally decorating the home office  and getting a Roost Stand for when I'm co-working.

WordPress News/Updates

Wearing/Drinking/Reading?

  • Kyle:  Nexcess t-shirt, WCA2 hoodie
  • Adam: Gravity Forms Shirt coffee from Costa Rica

People on the Move / aka Changes

Questions:

  1. Do you foresee a Gutenberg block economy evolving once it arrives in WordPress 5.0? – Rich Tabor
  2. When you think about your failures in WordPress, what is 1 lesson that stands out the most?
  3. Personal question from Adam to Kyle: What scares you most about becoming a dad to the amazing Abigail: her dating or her not using WordPress?

Podcast E040: Telling the truth

February 7, 2018
Play

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Launched a plugin, wrote a song, spilled coffee
  • Adam:  Hairs Cut.    car/cold woes..   Debating on getting a portable battery+car jump unit!

WordPress News

People on the Move / aka Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading?

  • Kyle: GiveWP / coffee
  • Adam: WCA2 2016 / coffee

Questions

  1. What kind of impact, if any, will Gutenberg have on the freelance/small agency market? Do you think average users will finally build websites that actually perform? – Rich Tabor
  2. How can I tell people that their code is absolutely terrible? – Jeff Matson

New Segment: “Unordered lists”

Podcast E039: Hiring & Vetting employees

January 31, 2018
Play

Life Updates

  • Kyle: cabin fever and remote work struggles
  • Adam: lack of exercise is no bueno! Just waiting for replies on Pipedrive proposals

 WordPress News

 People on the Move / aka Changes

  • Mike Hale –  We can now finally mention it!   He left Rainmaker .. now running his own agency.  

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle: Coffee
  • Adam: SBUX java / WC OC 2016 / iThemes hoodie

Questions

  1. How has it been working as an employee of a remote company for a while now? I’d love to hear the pros and cons of working for yourself vs. being employed by a remote team. ~ Sara Dunn
  2. How to find and vet people.  from Amy and Susan of Sumy Designs
  3. Do people actually use iTunes for podcasting? ~ Topher DeRosia

 

Podcast E038: Remote Work

January 24, 2018
Play

Life Updates

  • Adam:  What is your WP Pet Peeve?
  • Kyle: Life marches on

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking

Questions:

  1. WP in remote working, the more its done, there are more difficulties, lonely, face to face time?  is it a great thing? some resources/stats:
  2. How do you deal with family and working from home?  I don’t have kids but assume that can make it tough.  I do have a husband who likes to pop in at lunch and talk about his mother.  Help?
  3. I’m also interested in the Metallica info. I’d love to hear which track is your favorite off of Kill ’em all. – Rebecca

Podcast E037: Sell the problem, increase profits

January 17, 2018
Play

Life Updates

WordPress News

People on the Move

  • Bridget Willard now working with Postmatic 

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle: Coffee, Mojo marketplace hoodie
  • Adam: Bad cheap coffee!

Questions

  1. What are the different ways I can increase the profit margins for my service based small business?
  2. How would you explain WP to someone whose never used it before — by sheryl gillham
  3. What is your favorite cut of your favorite Metallica song?

Podcast E036: Getting young people interested in WordPress

January 10, 2018
Play

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Christmas was excellent. Do you have any new years resolutions?
  • Adam: 2 weeks into the new year…  All good!

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle: WooThemes Ninja t-shirt under WCA2 2017 hoodie
  • Adam: WC US 2017 – covered w/ heavy duty “lumberman jackshirt”  

Questions

  1. Curious how your team stays connected while being distributed and if you have any tips on that. I do a weekly call with each of my co-workers and a monthly call with the whole team but am not sure what is a best practice. Then we do email, Google Hangout (messaging), and Basecamp throughout the week. –Sara Dunn
  2. Audio question from Jason:  “How do we get young people into WordPress — teens and 20’s”
  3. Does it bother you when people send you a numbered list with repeating numbers? – Ross

Podcast E035: The 2018 Predictions Episode

January 3, 2018
Play

Life Updates

WordPress News.

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle: mojo market hoodie / WC Milwaukee volunteer shirt / coffee
  • Adam: city of Boston shirt // iThemes hoodie / bad coffee    

Questions:

  • This weeks episode is our 2018 predictions episode.

Podcast E034: Work Inspired

December 20, 2017
Play

Life Updates

  • Adam: Happy Hannukah!  But will be over when you hear this episode. 🙁   
  • Kyle:  I was on Jackson 30 and under. Took Ashley on a date last night.

WordPress News

People on the Move / aka Changes

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle – empowered by WordPress t-shirt
  • Adam- WC NEO 2017 / iThemes Hoodie / Coffee from amazing mug WC Minneapolis

Questions:

  1. What’s our thoughts on the Plugin marketplace if Gutenberg is a success – Zack Skaggs
  2. Would you ever use elasticpress as a volatile (but crazy fast) datastore with a fallback to regular mysql/innodb/mariadb? I am dying to try it. – Peter Shackelford
  3. What do you like best about Metallica? What about it inspires you about them? – Ian Wilson

Podcast E033: Preparing for the leap!

December 13, 2017
Play

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Life is good. WCUS was great.  
  • Adam: All the things:  juggling 4 projects, 3 developers, all spread out..  Getting close to KitchenSink Episode 200…  WCUS was great. Launching/launched new service

WordPress News

  • Sara Dunn picked a niche!
  • Thanks for the iTunes reviews!
    • Nateconley123
    • Jordanmroth

People on the Move / aka Changes

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle – Sandhills Development tshirt —  Real Big Marketing hoodie
  • Adam- WCUS Shirt/ coffee  

Questions

  1. What is the one piece of advice would you give someone considering leaving a full time job to start their own marketing/website agency?” (asking for a friend) – Mike Hale
  2. Kyle question for Adam: What are your tricks for making this show's audio not sound like crap?
  3. How much do you love Gravity Forms? – Jeff Matson