For today’s article on validating and scaling WordPress products, I asked two seemingly simple questions of two people whose opinions I respect on the matter. While I’m really proud of the resulting article and how I used their words to make my point, I feel like you, the reader, are missing out on the incredibly detailed and well thought out responses they gave to my questions. So, we are sharing the complete transcripts of those interviews below. Patrick Rauland on Product Release Patrick Rauland is the Product Manager for WooCommerce. You can find him on Twitter @BFTrick. Q: What steps does your […]
DradCast Episode 070: Omaha Omaha
[y=1bvDFlQRcWA height=400] Show notes: Matt Medeiros is the co-founder of Slocum Studio, host of the Matt Report, and creator of Conductor Plugin. He grew up in the automotive business with his father, Mark, and continues this father-and-son duo with their work at Slocum Studios. You can find Matt on Twitter @mattmedeiros! Sippin’ on Brad – Captain Morgan 1676 Dre – Maker’s Mark Matt – Jack Daniels Pressing topics WP Engine Open Sourced Mercury Vagrant Mercury Vagrant is a availability/high performance open sourced project from WP Engine. Theme Reviews as a Service Justin Tadlock is working with Emil Uzelac for a WordPress theme reviewing service. Bar […]
Conductor: A Modular Layout Builder for WordPress
In the wide, wide world of WordPress page builders, Conductor sure sticks out. It doesn’t integrate with your post editor or offer you limitless layout options. Instead, it focuses on helping you create excellent layouts for your pages and archives in (and I mean this) a matter of minutes, using a few clever tools. Matt Medieros of Slocum Studio, the creator of Conductor, sat down with me and walked me through Conductor’s functionality. Then he let me play with it on my own site. The tl;dr, Conductor is a keeper. What’s Conductor? Conductor is a layout builder plugin that integrates […]
WP Think Tank #2 Kicks off Today at 2pm Pacific!
Get your popcorn ready, WP Think Tank #2 is about to begin! WP Think Tank #2 starts at 2pm Pacific. Troy Dean has put together an awesome panel of WordPress professionals to engage in a 2-hour-long conversation about the future of WordPress. Like WP Think Tank #1, the panel will take place in a live Google Hangout, where viewers can participate in a live chat. Panelists include: Brian Clarke, Matt Medeiros, Lisa Sabin-Wilson, Alex King, Tom Willmot, Miriam Schwab, and Cory Miller. Are you watching WP Think Tank #2? Marie Dodson is an editorial assistant at Torque. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Biology and Society. She enjoys […]
It's a Brad Brad World – Security and His WP Agency
Ok, I’ll admit that on occasion I’ll sit on my couch with my wife long enough to see what passes as “entertainment” these days via reality TV and to be honest, the fashion shows are some of the more interesting. The personalities, at the very least, have some creative depth! And Bravo has some of the best shows – without question. It’s a Brad Brad World isn’t one of them though (he was such a punk for using his position with Rachel Zoe to spin his own show!) but it did give me a title of this blog post today. […]
Better Planet Update #1 – Votes are In
It seems that the votes are in and the 2 new additions to WPLift’s Better Planet system are… (*drum roll please*): Pippin’s Plugins Matt Report Nice. With 22% and 39% respectively these two sites easily out-distanced the other sites that were being considered.
Jeff Chandler of WPTavern, An Accidental Entrepreneur?
That’s the story or at least the presupposition as Matt Medeiros goes into chatting with Jeff Chandler of WPTavern. Many entrepreneurs are accidental with only a few people really becoming one because they wanted to “when they grow up.” I know for myself that I also fell into it as it wasn’t one of the job descriptions that I was presented with when I was a kid. Perhaps those are the best kind although it’s quite a subjective space to begin with.
Can You Build a Business on WP Video Alone?
The answer is a resounding “Yes” because we already know of great sites that are doing it, like WP101 that creates training videos for people and that partners with the likes of Page.ly and other companies to provide their service to them. This is an obvious use of video and as WP101 expands internationally it’s going to be a sustainable and valuable resource for thousands of people (if not many, many more). But what I’m talking about is not just a video-centric educational system or business – what I’m talking about is a videocast-ish commentary business where you sit around […]
Open for Voting: A Better Planet Feed
We’ve covered this initiative previously and I’m excited to see that Oli’s continuing to build steam and make good on his promise to deliver a better feed and curated experience for everyone. Now, he’s opened up some voting for including a few other notable blogs, like the following: WP Force Pippins Plugins Chris Lema Winning WP Bob WP WP Teach Matt Report WP Daily Themes I am personally a fan of a few of these and not a super-fan of others but the community will ultimately decide.
The WordPress Weekend Roundup
It’s that time again! Let’s just jump right in – you’ve got a weekend to take advantage of and so do I – like do nothing, that’s what! Just kidding. “Weekend,” what is that?!
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