Episode 50 – WordPress 5.9 & WordCamp EU
Pressing Matters
by Jack McConnell & Iain Poulson
2y ago
For our 50th episode, Jack and I discuss his recent plugin updates, WordPress 5.9 and what Full Site Editing means for site builders, and WordCamp EU 2022 happening in Portugal this summer. This episode is sponsored by FastSpring – the full-service ecommerce solution that enables software companies to sell more, stay lean, and compete big ..read more
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Episode 49 – 2022 Goals
Pressing Matters
by Jack McConnell & Iain Poulson
2y ago
Back in the saddle for 2022, Jack and I discuss our business goals for the year and how we plan to achieve them, as well as some personal goals after we both had very busy ends to 2021 with house renovations. This episode is sponsored by FastSpring – the full-service ecommerce solution that enables software ..read more
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Episode 48 – Black Friday
Pressing Matters
by Jack McConnell & Iain Poulson
2y ago
This week Jack and I discuss our approach to Black Friday and email marketing (or lack of), the recent ACF release, the Lemon Squeezy WordPress plugin and GoDaddy’s acquisition of Pagely. This episode is sponsored by FastSpring – the full-service ecommerce solution that enables software companies to sell more, stay lean, and compete big ..read more
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Episode 47 – Performance, EDD & Selling Products
Pressing Matters
by Iain Poulson
2y ago
This week, after another break, Jack and I discuss the new WordPress performance team, the acquisition of Sandhills Dev by Awesome Motive, and we think about what platform we would use to sell WordPress plugins if we started today. This episode is sponsored by FastSpring – the full-service ecommerce solution that enables software companies to sell more, stay lean, and compete big ..read more
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Episode 4: Affiliate Programs
Pressing Matters
by Iain Poulson
3y ago
This week we discuss affiliate programs and if they are necessary for WordPress developers selling their plugins. Do they work for all plugins? Is it the best use of your time and money as a marketing channel? This episode is sponsored by Intagrate, the Instagram WordPress plugin which automatically creates posts from your Instagram images and videos on your WordPress site. Find out more at intagrate.io ..read more
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Episode 3: Collecting Data
Pressing Matters
by Iain Poulson
3y ago
This week we tackle the subject of plugins collecting data from users. Data for support purposes, usage tracking, and up-selling. Yes, we mention GDPR  This episode is sponsored by Made with Fuel – a WordPress web design micro-agency that specialises in designing and building websites using WordPress. Made with Fuel works with tiny, small, and medium sized businesses on websites, online shops, and membership sites. To discuss your project visit madewithfuel.com ..read more
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Episode 2: Learn JavaScript Deeply?
Pressing Matters
by Iain Poulson
3y ago
Matt Mullenweg said we should all learn JavaScript deeply. In a Gutenberg and REST API world, the WordPress development focus has shifted to JavaScript. We question why and if we need to whilst providing some ways to do it. This episode is sponsored by WP App Store, subscribe for free for the best deals in WordPress plugins, themes, and hosting at wpappstore.com ..read more
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Episode 1: Introduction & Gutenberg
Pressing Matters
by Iain Poulson
3y ago
Welcome to Pressing Matters! A new WordPress podcast talking about what matters most to WordPress developers and WordPress business owners. In our first ever episode we inevitably discuss the hot topic of the year, Gutenberg. Jack tries to stay balanced whilst Iain just about controls himself. This episode is sponsored by Better Notifications for WordPress – a simple but powerful plugin that allows you to customise the email notifications that WordPress sends using a WYSIWYG editor and shortcodes. All of the default WordPress email notifications are available for you to customise as well as lo ..read more
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Episode 46 – Moving, Plugin Rank & FlipWP
Pressing Matters
by Iain Poulson
3y ago
This week Jack and I return after a short break, catching up with Jack’s house move and further client work, the sale of Plugin Rank, Delicious Brain’s acquisition of ACF, and the launch of my new project FlipWP. This episode is sponsored by FastSpring – the full-service ecommerce solution that enables software companies to sell more, stay lean, and compete big ..read more
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Episode 45 – Plugin Releases and University
Pressing Matters
by Iain Poulson
3y ago
This week Jack and I have a catch up talking about taking time off, the rise in Jack’s client work, the recent releases of WP User Manager, tracking active installs of your plugin, EDD 3.0, the 2.0 release of WP Migrate DB Pro, and a final thought about university education. This episode is sponsored by FastSpring – the full-service ecommerce solution that enables software companies to sell more, stay lean, and compete big ..read more
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