Podcast E021: How to sucessfully fork the future!

July 10, 2017
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Life Updates

  • Kyle: Life is good.
  • Adam: Back from WC Kent .. and Boston Airport sleep over.  🙂

WordPress News

  • The passing of Jesse Peterson
  • WordCamp Europe 2017 Posts 24% No-Show Rate, Cites Early Ticket Sales and Expensive Location (we should try and find numbers to compare, like for our own camps)
  • Envato has acquired Pressed to create a complete hosting solution
  • Wanggaurd shut down

Wearing/Drinking

Questions

  1. I'm thinking of forking WordPress and calling it “Drewpal” – it will be exactly the same as WordPress but have a different logo and name. How can I be sure it succeeds
  2. What are your feelings on the REST API being rolled into core?
  3. Is there a way for a link to the file to be posted automatically to the page the upload was initiated from? 

Podcast E020: GetOptions Live! From WordCamp Kent 2017

July 3, 2017
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WordPress News.

  • Guttenberg Plugin
  • Woo Commerce no longer offering discounts on plugins

Life Updates

  • Adam:  recovering from accident.. and well a new bruise on forehead.
  • Kyle: living life, working.. all good.

People on the Move (aka Someone has a new job!) 

  • Phil Hoyt
  • David Brattoli

Drinking/Wearing

  • Kyle: drinking Lemon Pilsner brewed by Kyle / Many Shirts! 
  • Adam: drinking Lemon Pilsner brewed by Kyle / Many Shirts! 

Questions

  1. What plugin do you regret installing the most? – asked by Ross
  2. Tell us your best WordCamp story   – asked by Topher
  3. If you could only drink one type of beer for the rest of your life, what would you choose?  – asked by Joel

Podcast E019: Vetting a new Business Partner

June 26, 2017
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Life Updates

  • Kyle: Life is good! Guitar playing, working on the house.
  • Adam: School is finally ending for kids. Didn’t go to WordCamp Orange County 🙁

WordPress News.

Wearing/Drinking

Questions

1. Can Adam take a deep breath yet?  – Andy Fragen

Kyle wrote a song!

See Kyle's Lyrics
 

Driving in slow motion in this WordCamp racing game
If I crash this car I’ll be the only one to blame
Turning round the corner I try to pass you inside
Driving in slow motion I collide with you and say
Take my breath away
Take my breath away

2 When you're considering bringing a new partner/freelancer in on a client project, how would you vet them first?  – Sarah Dunn

3. I want to sell tickets online but Eventbright takes too much money out of the $20 ticket price. What are better options to sell tickets online?   -Mike

 

Podcast E018: Customers Remember

June 19, 2017
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WordPress News.

Life Updates

  • Adam: WCOC this past weekend. Was great! 

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle – Grey shirt. Water.
  • Adam- Liquid Web tshirt & water from Ball mug.

Questions:

  1. I have a project that is ready to have the domain pointed to launch it. I need the client to go to his domain in Go Daddy and have it pointed. I offered to do it for him – he gave me the credentials, but they don’t work. So I offered to walk him through retrieving his password so he could reset it and give me the new password.  I email and he doesn’t respond. I call him and it goes to voicemail and he doesn’t return the call. This is crazy because he has paid me. All that needs to be done is pointing the domain. Should I  be concerned about this or just wait?Should I be concerned about this or just wait?  -asked by Carol
  2. Which options to do you get most frequently? – asked by Eric
  3.  What are the 5 best WordPress jokes? -asked by J

Podcast E017: Business is more then just money

May 29, 2017
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Life Updates

WordPress News.

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle: Tshirt – Pagely /WordPress Slippers / Coffee from a mug from Costa Rica
  • Adam: Github Updater hat / coffee

Questions

  1. How should one prepare for the “If I am hit by a bus” situation ..i.e. handling client info .. in  case my demise .. etc   Asked by Peter
  2. I want to make a lot of money in my sleep, but I don’t want to have to work hard to do so How do I do it?  Asked by Ross
  3. Why is John Mayer with Dead and Company instead of Warren Haynes or Jimmy Herring? Asked by Paul

Podcast E016: It's about Passion

May 22, 2017
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Life Updates

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle – Church attire & coffee
  • Adam- GitHub Updater cap and bad coffee!

Questions

  1. How do you increase your chances of getting selected to speak at a WordCamp? asked by Topher DeRosia
  2. I want to make a kayak.com for pedicures, what plugins do I need? asked by Ross Johnson
  3. If you were an option, which would you want to be? asked by Eric Amundson

Podcast E015: Deliver More then Expected

May 15, 2017
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Life Updates

  • Adam:  Fostering a dog named Wrigley.
  • Kyle: WordCamp Jackson went well.  Now just working.

WordPress News

  • WordPress 4.8 – targeted for June 8
  • WordCamp Europe – Announced that Matt Mullenweg to be a speaker/interviewed.
  • Post Status Publish event – schedule is out.

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle: Mojo MarketPlace Baseball sleevly shirt / Water
  • Adam: WC SD 2015  / Water – WC Maui mug

Questions:

1. What is your favorite way to speed up WordPress? Favorite caching solutions or plugins? – Eric Amundson

2. What kind of question will most likely inspire an original song when submitted to the Get Options podcast? — Andy Melichar

Kyle wrote a song!

See Kyle's Lyrics
 

If you need help just listen to this song
email questions @ getoptionspodcast.com

We’re looking for head scratching problems
make us feel like no one else can solve them
Express why you’re stressed
and if you want maybe mention WordPress
Tell us that your site is crashing and your partner’s depressed
Your design is lacking so your client’s not impressed
You’re confused by the Loop and need a beer suggestion
You’re unemployed but back to the beer question
Between a porter, lager, amber, stout you can’t decide
And there’s so many other styles that you still haven’t tried
Style or source or glass we’ll give our recommendations
Yes we want more questions on the topic of libations

If you need help just listen to this song
email questions @ getoptionspodcast.com

it’s gotta be hard but not too hard
it’s gotta make us laugh in a good way
we want it to be edgy but still clean
controversial but not ever mean
topical but still unique
and you better not need a response this week
we want questions that make us sound smart and funny
or you could always just send money

How do I make more money online?
Is a home page slider, really a crime?
How do I modify emails that WordPress sends?
What hairstyle will help me get more friends?
My employees keep quitting and I’m at a loss
Should I go out alone for a drink with my boss?
How do I more constructively critique design?
How do I get over my obsession with Chris Pine?

If you need help just listen to this song
email questions @ getoptionspodcast.com

it’s gotta be hard but not too hard
it’s gotta make us laugh in a good way
we want it to be edgy but still clean
controversial but not ever mean
topical but still unique
and you better not need a response this week
we want questions that make us sound smart and funny
or you could always just send money

 

3. If you’re down to your last potato do you eat it to avoid starvation or do you save it to let it ferment so you can drink it? – Ian Wilson

Podcast E014: The Meaning of Life

May 8, 2017
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Life Updates

  • Kyle: Busy prepped the charge for WordCamp Jackson 
  • Adam: WordPress Essentials Course round 1 over and went well.  Registration open for session 2!

WordPress News

  • Andrew Norcross leaving his own company?  Read about it here

Wearing/Drinking

Questions

  1. What plugins are in your base toolkit?
  2. What is the meaning of life?
  3. Do cold emails work?

 

Podcast E013: Conquering Fears

May 1, 2017
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Life Updates

  • Adam: not much… WordPress Essentials Course going well!
  • Kyle: Bachelor Party! Easter/Family trip  & working with Pippin in Kansas.

WordPress News.

  • WordPress 4.7.4.

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle – Media Temple shirt / water
  • Adam- WCLAX 2016 shirt / water

Questions

  1. How do you think we can get more people in the WP community to contribute? Not just code, but time, organizing, volunteering, docs, etc? – Eric Amundson
  2. Speakpipe from Chris Badget re: speaking – Chris Badget
  3. What do the new changes in Jetpack mean to the broader WP ecosystem, especially themes on w.org? – Topher DeRosia

Podcast E012: Being Helpful

April 10, 2017
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Life Updates & Hotel Movies

  • Adam: Nothing major.. happy to be in AZ.
    • Movie: Last Holiday
  • Kyle: 1st week at Easy Digital Downloads.
    • Movie: Grand Budapest Hotel

WordPress News

  • Pressnomics! – Great business conference. Worth the investment!

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle: Pagely Shirt – Rasberry IZZE
  • Adam: Woo Ninja Shirt – Rasberry IZZE

Questions

  1. As a developer, are you helping or hurting customers when you use page builders to create sites? Does it depend on the builder?  
  2. When is it ok to let a client use a pre-canned theme?
  3. Client wants a super fast site but has very image heavy content. How do you communicate to them the challenges and how do you make it fast?