Series: Season 3

An American Web

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An American Web
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Recent events have called into question our Open Web idealism. Should we have an outlet valve for some of the worst of the web? How should the Web be legislated and policed? Should it be possible to access illegal content? And importantly… what role does Open Source have in all of this?

Motivations

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Motivations
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We discuss WordPress.com and their recent announcement of a “website building service.” Luke thinks it’s a bad idea and questions Automattic’s intentions. Jonathan tries to take his Automattic hat off and share his perspective.

Themes Again

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Themes Again
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It seems we just can’t get away from talking about Full Site Editing. In this episode, Luke and Jonathan announce the first Crossword livestream, as well as theme quirks in Twenty Twenty One and the Customizer.

WordPress in Space

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WordPress in Space
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Live coverage of the WordPress 5.6 launch! Luke and Jonathan discuss their willingness to press that Update button, then shift track to explore what it might be like to apply the constraints of time and space to the Web.

Themes in Twenty Twenty

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Themes in Twenty Twenty
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We talk about weather and wine, then jump into themes. Why is it still so hard to choose a theme? What are we using for our own projects now? What might themes look like in a year?

Jam Session

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Jam Session
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We talk about our recent experiences with the Plugin Review Team and postulate about the next 10 years of WordPress and the web.

Full Site Editing

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Full Site Editing
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We discuss the current state of full site editing and our uncertainty about what happens next. We bring up headless, brainless, and the opportunity for more vertically focused businesses built on WordPress.

What if Gutenberg never happened?

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What if Gutenberg never happened?
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Someplace, in an alternate timeline, our beloved WordPress editor never received its most controversial update. In a parallel universe Gutenberg never happened, and the WordPress editor is still “Word in a box”. In this episode, Jonathan and Luke consider what life would be like for the poor souls who live there.

Virtually Virtual

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Virtually Virtual
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What happens to the WordPress community without in-person WordCamps? Jonathan and Luke reflect on their virtual event experiences to-date, and imagine what that experience might look like a year from now.

Warm Up

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Warm Up
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In a frazzled restart to the show, Luke and Jonathan lament the complexities of podcasting setups, discuss the state of virtual WordCamps and meetups, then discuss the WordPress 5.6 release.