Podcast E047: Tough it out!

March 28, 2018

Life Updates

  • Adam: Sore back!
  • Kyle: got some exercise yesterday. End of Winter Sale for Sandhills Development products went well.

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle: WC North Canton Speaker  2015 hoodie / coffee & water.
  • Adam: 2016 Sitelock shirt. Coffee by JILT!

Questions

  1. What are some options to get google to index my site?  
  2. Why would I want to use a CSS Pre-processor

Segment: Vague Rant Up

  • Adam: Grocery Shopping.
  • Kyle: People who use the threat of switching to competitors to try and get better/faster service.

Podcast E046: Business should be fun, right?

March 21, 2018

Life Updates

  • Adam:  Attended WordCamp Miami 2018 and had a wonderful time.
  • Kyle: babysat nephew for a week and discovered just how boring he's become.

WordPress News

People on the Move

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle: WC Chicago 2016 Hoodie, + WordCamp Dayton 2015 tshirt.
  • Adam: WC US 2016 Shirt & Coffee

Questions: 

  • I'm a writer. What can I do to grow my list of email subscribers? – Pat Robertson
  • Sales question/offer for our show?!

Segment: “Unpopular Opinions”

  •  Kyle: Does not like gifs.
  • Adam: Does not like it when people lie and say they “just ran out” of business cards.
  • Kyle: Does not use Yoast SEO.

Podcast E045: It's Never To Late to Start

March 14, 2018

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Attended T&C Summit in San Diego.
  • Adam: Juggling all balls.  

WordPress News

People on the Move / aka Changes

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle: Flywheel t-shirt, Sucuri water bottle, WP Engine flask, David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Adam: Woo Themes t-shirt, Gypsy vodka and cranberry , so good they cant ignore

Questions

1. What is the significance of colors on your website?

2.  Re: seniors starting a career in WP: Remote work seems really cool and definitely appealing for someone like myself who has spent his career doing physically demanding work and will not be able to do so forever. Do seniors nearing retirement age ever start careers in WordPress? Do you think it is possible for someone older to learn enough to become employable in your industry? If so, how long would it take?

Segment: do_enqueue()

 Kyle and Adam share a bunch of their favorite podcasts and shows that you really can't miss.

Podcast E044: Breaking up is hard to do

March 7, 2018

Life Updates

It's Music Time

  • “On Page One” – song about SEO by Kyle. Parody of “Anna Sun” by Walk the Moon.

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking

Questions

  1. How do you graciously decline a project when you just don't want to work with the client? – Akai Suddeth
  2. Hey Guys, I am fairly new to WordPress, relatively speaking. I seem to have gotten involved at quite a tumultuous time, with so much to learn in “basic” WordPress now and Gutenberg on the horizon. My question is – would it be beneficial to start learning a page builder (Elementor intrigues me after watching Troy Dean’s video), or at this point should I just wait for Gutenburg to roll out and not worry about unlearning something else? ~ Dustin Younker

Unordered Lists Segment

  • Adam: Name movies with Morgan Freeman
  • Kyle: Name release names of WordPress

Podcast E043: Showing Up

February 28, 2018

Life Updates

WordPress News.

Kyle’s Tavern Comments song with an Ukele

People on the Move / aka Changes

Wearing/Drinking

Questions

  1. I'm frustrated with the number of people who RSVP to my meetups and then don't show up. Do you have any advice for helping get people to show up, or at least change their RSVP to “No”? ~ Rene Morozowich
  2. What is Bootstrap? ~ Kelly

New Segment: The Vague Rant Up

  • Adam: Email settings in Dashboard
  • Kyle: Developers who are pretentious

Podcast E042: Time to take Action!

February 21, 2018

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

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

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

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

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