WordPress Podcasts for Developers

WordPress Podcasts for Developers

With the announcement this week that the Apply Filters podcast was calling it quits I thought it would be nice to compile a list of several other WordPress podcasts that are suited for developers.

There are so many good podcasts out there for entrepreneurs, designers and programmers. I wanted to highlight WordPress podcasts that concentrate on business issues and things that come up working in the WordPress ecosystem.

I’ve also collected sponsorship information when it’s available in case any of you are interested in marketing opportunities for your plugins.

 

Mastermind.fm

Mastermind.fm

Mastermind.fm is hosted by James Laws, the founder of WP Ninjas, and Jean Galea, the founder of WP Mayor (and several popular plugins). The show occasionally features guest hosts so you might not always hear James and Jean each week. This podcast is a mix between WordPress topics and general business and lifestyle discussions. There are episodes with plugin developers, theme designers and general entrepreneurs.

Sponsorship

As a developer/owner you might be interested in becoming a sponsor of Mastermind.fm. Their pricing comes in two tiers: $300 to be an episode sponsor (with a 12 episode commitment) or $800 to have an ad created centered around an interview with you about your product or company.

Episode Recommendation

Episode 49 – Outsourcing, Ecommerce & Blogging with Brian Jackson. I really like Brian Jackson’s blog, woorkup, and this episode is an interesting collection of thoughts and tips on making income online.


 

Hallway Chats

Hallway Chats

While it’s relatively new, Hallway Chats has already put together some really interesting episodes with people in the WordPress scene. The hosts, Tara Claeys and Liam Dempsey, started the podcast to try and bring focus to WordPress professionals who might not be getting widespread recognition for the work they do. I like that because it’s the same kind of focus I have on this site by trying to spotlight WordPress developers who you don’t see in the news or social media all of the time.

Sponsorship

Hallway Chats doesn’t have any sponsorship information available at this time but you can send them a request to appear in a future episode of the podcast. Being on podcasts is a great way to get the word out about your work so anyone who fits what Tara and Liam are trying to accomplish should consider reaching out to them.

Episode Recommendation

Episode 14: Dave Kiss. Dave is a friend of The Plugin Economy and a fellow Ohioian. I interviewed him about his plugin, Lunchbox, back in July of this year.


 

The WP Crowd

The WP Crowd

The WP Crowd podcast has been running for over 60 episodes with contributions from 25 people heavily involved in the WordPress community as speakers, designers and developers. Each week a new episode is released with a panel of guests who discuss the chosen topic (fair warning: the topics are not always 100% related to WordPress despite the name of the show).

Episode Recommendation

Episode 058: Is Gutenberg Powerful Enough To Be WordPress’s Future. I love a good Gutenberg discussion and this episode was particularly interesting because most of the panel wasn’t really familiar with the project which I think is true for most people.


 

Matt Report

The Matt Report

As someone who named his own software business after himself I like Matt Medeiros because he took the same approach to naming his podcast. The Matt Report has published dozens of episodes with people involved in WordPress, online businesses and more. Season five of the Matt Report is broken down into shows about building community and software as a service.

Sponsorship

Matt doesn’t make sponsorship details available to the public but I’m sure you can contact him for more information. He also uses that contact form to take guest suggestions so keep that in mind if you have a good WordPress topic to discuss and you need a platform to help you spread the word.

Episode Recommendation

S4 E8: The Small Business of WordPress Plugin Add-Ons. I like this episode of The Matt Report because it focuses on someone who is running a small business in WordPress plugins that is built around expanding on a popular plugin built by a third-party.


 

OfficeHours.FM

OfficeHours.FM

Host Carrie Dils started OfficeHours.FM as a way to engage with people who provide WordPress-focused services such as small web design shops, freelancers and product developers. The show posts a new episode each week (with a live episode once a month on YouTube). The show recently reach the 150 episode mark so there are plenty of options for you to jump in and start listening.

Sponsorship

OfficeHours.FM has a sponsorship page on their site and while it doesn’t list details about cost but it does explain that a sponsorship gets you: a read during an episode, promotion on social media, inclusion in the newsletter and a listing on the episode’s page. Please note that Carrie does not take unsolicited guest requests in case you were thinking about asking to appear on the show.

Episode Recommendation

What’s the Deal with WooCommerce Pricing, Episode 147. As a WordPress developer, I have a strong love/hate relationship with WooCommerce and their recent pricing model change tilted me more into the hate side. This episode’s discussion with Chris Lima offered good insight into the situation.


 

The WordPress Chick

The WordPress Chick

The WordPress Chick, Kim Doyal, has been running her podcast for over 160 episodes now. They aren’t all WordPress specific but the topics are often applicable to online business in general so there’s a good chance you’ll find useful information in each show. Kim is a WordPress professional herself so she offers the kind of perspective that WordPress plugin developers can relate to.

Sponsorship

There is no direct sponsorship information available online but Kim does provide a form on her site you can fill out to request to be a guest on the show.

Episode Recommendation

Plugin Development & Leaving Envato with Gordan Orlic WPCP: 110. This episode was recorded back in August of 2016, long before the most recent issues with Envato’s exclusivity changes, but it’s worth a listen nonetheless. Marketplace control and being the master over your own product sales is always a hot topic for WordPress plugin developers.

 

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