Podcast E115: The 2019/2020 Predictions Episode

January 15, 2020

Life Updates

  • Kyle: wrapping up work projects.  Basketball pickup. 
  • Adam: boys back in school. Daughter on her way. Better for me! 🙂

WordPress News

 

Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

2019 Predictions: Adam wins!

Podcast E114: How do I find my first website clients?

January 1, 2020

Updates 

  • Kyle: Heading out to play some music with the band for seniors at a nursing home.
  • Adam: Son turned 17.  Sis in law visiting.  Dog. 
  • Scott: Life. good. Kids on vacation.

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

Question 1:  What is your advice on how to get some of your first website projects if you’re just getting started building WordPress sites? -Sara Fun

Segment 1: Personal question

Segment 2: Unordered lists

Podcast E113: What Site Health warnings are present on your highest priority sites right now?

December 25, 2019

Updates

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

Questions

  1. What decisions now can WP plugin companies make to be relevant 3yrs from now? Your personal opinion and the direction you see being taken at Sandhills.Justin Ferriman
  2. What Site Health warnings are present on your highest priority sites right now?Alex G

Segment: OpenSource

Podcast E112: What is the status of ClassicPress?

December 18, 2019

Updates

  • Kyle: Interviewing family for a “Family Podcast” 
  • Adam: Leading WC Raleigh. // Got Avalon from college, // F3 holiday party, Milk Stout // Meeting DELVIS / // Q for y.. “a/watch?” 

Changes

News:

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

  • Adam:    Pagely  / coffee / Invested: How Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotions, and My Money (with a Little Help from My Dad)
  • Kyle:  MongoDB socks, Nexcess hat, WP Engine WCUS 2019 shirt / Coffee / Rick Steve’s Ireland Travel Guide

Questions

  1. Does anyone have a good analogy to explain to non-techy people the difference between hosting and domain registration? I have a long-time client (non-profit run by a committee agghh) whose domain registration just expired and they’re flabbergasted because “We paid your last bill on time.  We don’t handle their domain registration because I think that should always be in the client’s name.  I still don’t have a good way to explain how that’s different from the hosting/maintenance they pay us for.- Sara Dunn in Slack
  2. What is the status of ClassicPress and who is using it (and why)? Happy holidays! Hope you are well!   -Tara Claeys in Slack

Segment: WordStress

Podcast E111: Do I have to use Gutenberg?

December 11, 2019

Life Updates

  • Kyle: thinking about buying dontbuythatdomainadam.com
  • Adam: Thanksgiving break was nice. Didn’t work for most of it. Had episode 300 for KSWP. my college kid comes back for winter break/month soon! 🙂  oh.. As i told u..  Listening to Dustin show.. Had an idea! .domain is avvail. Havent bought it yet!  Stay tuned! 

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking / Reading

  • Adam:    WC Dayton shirt / coffee / Invested: How Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotions, and My Money (with a Little Help from My Dad)
  • Kyle:  WC Columbus 2016 t-shirt / Egg Nogg / Traction

Questions:

  1. Hi Adam and Kyle, this is Joey from Singapore. Today, let me ask your honest opinions about Gutenberg block editor. Do you really like it? Among you two, Kyle always sounds more positive towards Gutenberg, but I dont like it at all. When I write posts, I always use Classic Editor by even disabling visual editor, as I hand-code everything using paragraph tags, image tags and fancybox tags and et cetera, which leads to a concern that all these hand-written tags might be stripped out when old posts are converted to Gutenberg, and fancybox might become non-functional. As of writing, Gutenberg plugin gets only 2 out of 5 stars with nearly 3000 reviews while Classic Editor gets 5 out of 5 stars with 700 reviews. I understand that WordPress plans to support Classic Editor for the next few years, but after that, do you think we’ll all be forced to use Gutenberg? Or, it simply means WordPress stops updating Classic Editor plugin, but were still free to use it at our own risk? I’d like to hear your honest opinions, thanks!
  2. What are a few of your office “must haves”? (might be an interesting discussion since Kyle just took his office overseas for a bit) -Serena Dawn

Segment: Vague Rant

  • Kyle: People upset about Yoast?
  • Adam: People answering phone calls…

Podcast E110: How do I transition into full time freelancing?

November 20, 2019

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Talked with a life coach yesterday.
  • Adam: Kid with not fully dev’d frontal lobe. / Pipedrive  / Guitar for bday!

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking

Questions

  1. How do I transition into full time freelancing? –Michelle Ames
  2. How many cups of coffee are required per client per day? Alex G

Segment: do_enqueue()

Adam’s List:

New Podcasts

  • The Admin Bar
  • CodePed RadioShop Talk
  • Wireframe

New TV Show:

  • The Boys – Amazon

Kyle’s List

  • Beach too sandy, water too wet podcast
  • Get rich Nick podcast
  • Dolly Parton’s America podcast
  • With Ether on Youtube and Spotify
  • Wyze Plug commercial
  • Tiny Desk: Dave Matthews, Steve Martin, Nickel Creek, John Reilly, Taylor Swift
  • Dave Chappelle and Aziz Ansari specials on Netflix
  • Mipso on Spotify

Podcast E109: How can the older generation find remote work in tech?

November 13, 2019

Life Updates

  • Kyle: I’m going to Ireland.
  • Adam: I’m going to Ireland too! ?!? Back from WCUS 2019

WordPress News

  • Post Status is releasing a resource for everyone who wants to find work in this industry
  • Open.film  — The documentary

Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

  • Adam:    WCUS 2019  / coffee / health insurance paperwork! 
  • Kyle:    WP Engine WCUS 2018 t-shirt, WC Chicago 2016 hoodie / orange juice / Traction

Questions

  1. Is it possible for someone older like myself who has no technical background to learn the necessary new skills and get a remote job in the WordPress space? —Michael Maurer
  2. Hi Adam and Kyle, this is Joey J from Singapore! I’d like your advice on caching plugins. Firstly, a caching plugin is an absolute must to use? Currently, I use W3 Total Cache (I know Kyle doesn’t like it!), but thinking about removing it to reduce the number of plugins (I don’t use any SEO plugin, either). Do you think it’s a good idea? Or, if you were to choose one caching plugin, which one would you recommend (preferably free, as my website is for a hobby and makes no money)?   By the way, I recently attended my first-ever WordCamp in Singapore and enjoyed very much! I’ll try meetups next time. I remember you encouraging me to attend a WordCamp in the previous episode. Thank you for that. :  —Joey J

Segment: Personal Question

Podcast E108: How do I connect to customers during the holidays?

October 30, 2019

Updates 

News:

  • Our WCUS coffee gathering. RSVP: getoptions.com/coffee

Changes:

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

  • Adam:  WCUS 2017 / Coffee  /  W magazine.
  • Kyle:    WCUS 2018 t-shirt / WCA2 2017 hoodie / orange juice / Traction

Question 1: With holidays around the corner, what are the options for connecting with customers for the black friday/cyber monday crazyness – JoJo Rosenhaus

Question 2: Fork WordPress right now… what do you name it for maximum visibility? -Alex G

Segment: Tag, you’re it.

Join Us For Coffee at WordCamp US 2019!

October 23, 2019

WP Podcast Coffee at WordCamp US 2019!

Bonus Event:

Podcast E107: When should I fire a client?

October 16, 2019

Life Updates:

  • Kyle:  Life good.
  • Adam:  Gotcha! surprised Kyle at WC Jackson. 

News:

  • Come to our WCUS get-together for coffee.
  • Shoutout to the Women in WP podcast. 

Changes:

Sal Ferrarello joins WebDev Studios

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

  • Adam:    WC Miami  / Coffee  /  Ask by Ryan Levesque 
  • Kyle:    Cloudways t-shirt, Sandhills Development hoodie / cranberry juice / Traction

Questions

  1. When is the right time to fire a client? And how?   – Michelle Ames
  2. Any favorite productivity tools to keep you on track with your to-dos? -Serena Dawn

Segment: 

  • Vague Rant Up