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S4 E3: Helen Hou-Sandi on Contributing to WordPress

Have you ever wondered how WordPress is made?

Today’s guest, Helen Hou-Sandi of 10up, is leading the WordPress 4.7 release and joins us to discuss how the pieces of the puzzle come together. If you’re curious on how features get decided or how it’s all managed, this is a  great episode for you.

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Does Jetpack slow down a WordPress website?

Update: I added more tests below, based on the comments received. This time based on shared hosting by Siteground.

Can we scare off the eight-hundred pound gorilla in the room already? Are we still buying into the myth?

Look, I get it, Jetpack has a love/hate relationship with most because of the past. It’s time to let the past go. I’m not saying you have to use Jetpack on every site to manage your updates, or to collect traffic stats, but can we drop the, “it slows your site down” rhetoric?

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WordPress business Q&A with Diane Kinney

Wrapping up the gap season, I’ve invited Diane Kinney to host her very own Q&A on the show.

I met Diane a few years ago, after launching my now failed Matt Report Pro membership. We chatted at WordCamp Miami, and she shared some of her own opinions on how I could (have) made the membership a success. Looks like I should have taken her advice. Diane is proficient in project management, branding, and customer onboarding. It’s an honor to have her presence on the show today.

Now, we all have a chance to take the advice she shares today.

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