Missing WPWeekly podcast, YoastGate, and 2020 plans!

We’re back with a news update! As I cleared my queue of routine podcast listening, it occurred to me that I really miss Jeff Chandler’s WPWeekly podcast. A show dedicated to WordPress the software and community, now buried in the annals of history.

So, as an ode to that slot in my podcast app, I’m covering some of the more relevant news items from “WordPress” over the last few weeks or so. I hope you enjoy today’s episode, please consider sharing it if you do!



  • 00:30 Missing WPWeekly
  • 03:03 Show preview
  • 04:06 WP Tavern gets a redesign
  • 08:25 Gutenberg 7.0
  • 18:02 YoastGate
  • 26:33 My journey with using the Notion app
  • 32:16 2020 Goals. Contact me with your big idea.


4 responses to “Missing WPWeekly podcast, YoastGate, and 2020 plans!”

  1. No one cares if Yoast asks for money. We only expect them to play by the same rules as anyone else. It wasn’t a “mistake”. It was a calculated decision. They make 10M a year (5 million plus installs * 2% of the base using Premium) so they aren’t exactly panhandling for change on the street corner. Leave the banner on their plugin admin screen, not sitewide. That is against the plugin repo rules.

    1. The stuff about the utm on the ad was an eye opener! I could imagine lesser plugins being pulled from the repo for this.

      Also… At Dickiebirds we used to donate to RSPB (Royal society for the protection of birds) each month in 2019. I wasn’t in approval of the bird shooting for fun aspect of the banner .

  2. Your journey with Notion very much resonated. I bought a lot of apps last two years… Could be rephrased as wasted a lot of money.
    I had this app called Infinite (similar to Notion). Just yesterday I exported all data to a little known app called Google docs (much better simpler fit) and gave my app to somebody I knew that was asking about buying it. Gave it him for free.

  3. About 2020 Theme and future of such themes. Yes, I agree that much of the traditions in WordPress are just that – traditions. I wouldn’t use a WP default theme as they tend to launch as a showcase and rather than improved and evolved, they just make a completely new one the following year.

    For a new user, installing WordPress and given a theme where you can “almost” build a versatile site, yet can’t really do so (by design), makes it almost pointless to carry on making a default theme in such a way each year.

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