Posts Tagged ‘interview’

Fireside Chat with Matt Mullenweg

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June 1st, 2012
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Just a few days ago, Matt Mullenweg had a fascinating fireside chat with Sarah Lacy of PandoDaily. The chat covered such interesting things as the state of the WordPress community, the future of WordPress, working with distributed workforces, and Facebook and Tumblr. At almost two hours in length, it’s certainly a long watch, but well worth it, especially with a nice cold drink this weekend.

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John Battelle Interviews Matt Mullenweg

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March 17th, 2011
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A few days ago, Matt Mullenweg was interviewed by John Battelle on Signal Austin. The discussion is quite broad, ranging from the supposed death of blogging, to Jetpack, to privacy and security. It’s actually a rather entertaining interview with some thought-provoking and honest answers to some tough questions.

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The Groupon Story Started With WordPress

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December 3rd, 2010
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Andrew Warner who produces the video show Mixergy has published his interview with Andrew Mason, founder of Groupon. While Groupon has recently been given a 5 billion dollar acquisition bid by Google, it wasn’t easy getting started. In fact, Andrew cobbled together scripts and blog posts on a WordPress powered website to get things off the ground. All we did was we took a WordPress Blog and we skimmed it to say Groupon and then every day we would do a new post with the points embedded. It was totally ghetto. We would sell t-shirts on the first version of Groupon. We’d say in the right up, ‘This t-shirt will come in the color red, size large. If you want a different color or size, email that to us.’ We didn’t have a form to add that stuff. We were just, it was so cobbled together. It was enough to […]

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WPVibe Interviews Toni Schneider

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January 12th, 2010
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I don’t see too many interviews with the CEO of Automattic Toni Schneider, conducted by people within the WordPress community so when I come across one, my interest is immediately grabbed. Dre Armeda who is one of the authors behind WPVibe.com had the unique opportunity to have Toni answer some of his questions about WordPress, Akismet, things they are working on, and one thing he’s learned as CEO of Automattic. One interesting bit of information I picked up out of the interview relates to PollDaddy: PollDaddy has been growing really impressively as well. It reaches over 117 million people a month! I imagine Toni is a pretty busy man but it’s nice to see him stop and chat with fellow members of the WordPress.org community. Not related to the interview but if you are interested in reading about how Automattic came to exist and how Toni Schneider became CEO of […]

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Upcoming Interview with Jane Wells WordPress Designer

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April 22nd, 2009
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I have some terrific news – Jane Wells has been gracious enough to agree to an interview with me about some WordPress related topics. We are going to discuss bug hunts, WordPress 2.8 and what it is like to work on interface and experience design for WordPress. It is possible that if you have ever attended a WordCamp then you might have heard Jane speak about WordPress as she travels a lot for those.  I have not had that opportunity yet but am looking for an event close by to be able to attend. One other area of the interview that Jane is willing to take questions on is from you, the readers of weblogtoolcollections.com. So if you have a question you would like me to ask Jane as part of the interview please post it in the comments of this post and we will select a few to ask […]

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Are You Ready To Shopp?

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January 17th, 2009
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It’s not often that we feature plugins or themes that you have to pay for but when the product is fully compliant with the GPL, things are gravy! In this special episode of WordPress Weekly, we talk e-commerce with Jonathan Davis who is the developer of the Shopp E-Commerce plugin for WordPress. Jonathan gives us the low down on what his plugin has to offer. What is also interesting is his business model. The plugin is fully compliant under the GPL but without purchasing the update Key, you won’t be able to upgrade the software. If you’re interested in learning about an e-commerce solution for WordPress, definitely take a listen to this episode. Disclaimer: This interview was not purchased or is sponsored in any way. Here are some of the questions we covered on the show: Why did you create Shopp when WP-Ecommerce was already available? Speaking of WP-Ecommerce, what […]

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Ian Stewart On Child Themes – Part 1

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Child themes are a trend which appears to be gaining traction everywhere you look. Theme authors such as Ian Stewart, Justin Tadlock and Darren Hoyt are just a few of the influential people pushing this concept. In order to try and grasp an understanding of child themes, I interviewed Ian Stewart of Themeshaper.com. His responses were so long, this interview will end up being published in two parts. Here is part 1. 1. First off, could you please explain what Child themes are in the simplest way possible? A Child Theme is a WordPress theme that installs and activates just like any other WordPress theme—with 2 crucial differences. Firstly, it requires no PHP template files of it’s own to work. That’s because it uses the template files of a defined Parent Theme. The Parent Theme must be installed—but not activated—in your blog’s themes directory for the Child Theme to work. […]

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Interview With WPThemerKit

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WPThemerKit.com is a new way to create WordPress themes. The system works similarly to the way cssZenGarden works in that, you have an HTML file and a CSS file. Once you are finished with the design, you copy the CSS file along with the images folder to the corresponding WordPress blank theme and all of a sudden, you have a full blown WordPress Theme. I managed to get a hold of the creator behind WPThemerKit and asked him a few questions regarding his project. Jeff – First off Cal, please tell us a little bit about yourself. Cal – I am a web developer and entrepreneur. I don’t really specialize in any one area, but would consider CSS one of my stronger areas. I’ve been developing websites since around 2003 and really enjoy using content management systems like WordPress. Most of my time is spent playing with PHP scripts or […]

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