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

Podcast E106: Where can I find a mentor?

October 2, 2019

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Attended Digital Summit Detroit. Saw a weird apple tree.
  • Adam: Visited Avalon.  Really really good to see her!  

WordPress News

Changes

Justin Tadlock is saying goodbye to Theme Hybrid

Wearing/Drinking

Questions:

  1. How do you find a mentor?  –Michelle Ames
  2. What do you think about blog posts without published dates? Ok? Annoying?  – Sara Dunn

Segment: Unordered List

Podcast E105: Should I stay local or go national with my business?

September 11, 2019

Updates

  • Kyle: Hi. I’m Kyle. I work for Sandhills Development and co-host a podcast with Adam Silver. Nice to meet you.
  • Adam: Work, work work.  Oh.. we had a Hurricane.  Kids off school for 2 days.. Overly cautious. //  WordPress Essentials Course

News

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

Questions

  1. For someone starting out in the WordPress space as a small website design and maintenance business, would it be better to focus on the smaller WordPress community, local WordCamps, than going to WordCamp US? -Darrell Jordan
  2. A local organization that you are presenting for sends you a long non-fillable PDF for your presentation information. Then they ask you to “fill it out and email it back ASAP” What do you do?  –Serena Dawn

Segment: do_enque() 

Kyle’s Que

Adam’s Que

  • Podcasts
    • Distributed – Matt’s show. 
    • Getting Paid Podcast – Claire Pells
  • Documentaries
    • Beyond the Curve – Netflix
    • American Factory – Netflix
  • Other Shows
    • The Boys – Amazon Prime
    • The Dodo – Youtube/Facebook videos

Podcast E104: How do I go from customer service to web development?

September 4, 2019

Life Updates

  • Dustin: Sabbatical is over, school is in session, the dad shuttle is in full swing, Automattic’s GM in is a few days
  • Adam: Been awhile.. Kyle off galavanting, painting, kids bday.. New role at sandhills, super busy!  //  Took kid to college!  Boys started HS!  //  Celebrated 3 years running CWP!

News

Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

Questions

  1. If someone works in customer support for a WP oriented agency but aspires to dive in deeper as a developer, what training resources would you suggest? – Courtney Robertson 
    1. Wes Bos
    2. Lynda.com
    3. Zac Gordon
  2. Would you ever consider ending your respective podcasts?  -Kyle

Segment: Unordered Lists

Podcast E103: What do you think about web sites without a search?

August 7, 2019

Updates 

  • Kyle: Getting ready for a family campout.
  • Adam: 1st-semester college has been paid for.. // going on vaca again! Different lake but excited.  Today… stout festival?  

News

Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

Questions

  1. Where in the WordPress space would I want to monitor and be a part of to see upcoming trends in the WordPress industry?  -Darrell Jordan
  2. What do you think about web sites without a search? – Patte

Segment: Tag(line) You’re It


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