If you own a blog, website or e-commerce site, you are most likely using the WordPress platform. With its many themes and intuitive installation and design, WordPress has set many users up for online success.
Whether you are a developer, designer, or content manager within WordPress, you need to always be aware of the newest WordPress tools, updates, and techniques. Designers, developers, and basic users can all find ways to learn and follow WordPress news.
Developers, bloggers, and business owners seldom get enough time in the day to actually search for and read about the latest WordPress updates. Therefore, one quick way to do so is by listening to podcasts hosted by people in the WordPress community.
In the last year and a half, the podcast landscape has changed drastically. It seems as if nearly everyone has a podcast these days. Heck, we’re even about to start a podcast over here at TechFunnel (Stay Tuned). But, with so many new podcasts being added on a daily basis, it sometimes becomes difficult to find the right ones.
Well, we’ve got you covered.
We have sifted through numerous podcasts and compiled a list of the top 20 WordPress podcasts you need to hear in 2019.
HOSTED BY: WP Tavern
Rightfully deserving its place as the best WordPress podcast out there, WordPress Weekly is hosted by WP Tavern. It is, as the name suggests, a weekly podcast, that focuses on all things WordPress related. It is a particularly great source to stay up-to-date on what’s going on in the WordPress world.
2. Mark Zahra – CEO of RebelCode.
What started as a candid discussion between the hosts and members of the WordPress community has now become a one-to-one mastermind session. In the Mastermind podcast, the hosts share many good and actionable tips, as well as interviews with many successful entrepreneurs who have a lot to teach.
1. Brian Krogsgard – Creator and editor of Post Status.
2. Dan Knauss – Editor and writer of Post Status.
3. David Bisset – Curator of Post Status newsletter.
4. Katie Richards – Editorial Assistant for Post Status.
Post Status Draft is a podcast that talks about everything related to WordPress. The hosts talk about all the latest news in the world of WordPress, as well as discuss the newest trends, features and updates.
Rethink.fm is a forward-thinking podcast about WordPress, web design and front-end development. In this podcast, Jackie talks to various designers, developers and WordPress experts about ‘rethinking’ their work. If you’re a UX/UI designer, this is a must listen for you.
5. THE WP CROWD
HOSTED BY: Various.
The WP Crowd is THE podcast for WordPress developers. The episodes feature actual working developers and their thoughts on what matters and what’s important in the WordPress world. It is recorded on Fridays and episodes are aired on Tuesday mornings.
HOSTED BY: John Overall
WordPress Plugins A to Z is a podcast that covers all the various WordPress plugins. In each episode, John reviews a few plugins that each fulfill a different function on your blog or website. If you want to ensure that you are making the most of your WordPress platform, it is important to understand every plugin and how it contributes to your site. In that regard, WordPress Plugins A to Z is the best place to visit.
John told TechFunnel exclusively:
“It is wonderful to be featured as one of your top 20 podcasts to listen to. I originally started the podcast in 2011 to help grow my business and to showcase my knowledge of the WordPress plugins that were available for people to use on their websites. It was also show the listeners out there that they could do a lot of this on their own without hiring a developer or to only hire one for special needs or doing premium projects.”
“The podcast has grown over time and has changed in its format over time. Originally the format was to review WordPress plugins from A to Z. Reviewing plugins starting with the letter A and going to the letter Z. About the time I got to the letter H, I realized it was not going to work simply due to the fact that the plugins were growing too fast. When I started the show there were about 9000 Plugins and by the first year there were about 15, 000 in the repository and it was growing at a rapid pace. Currently there are over 54, 000 plugins in the WordPress repository and there are even more in the third party market. Code Cannon has 10’s of thousands of premium plugins that aren’t listed at WordPress along with several other repositories and independent developers that only list their plugins on their websites. This is why I started the show to showcase all this information. As time has moved along I have also been privy to watching how WordPress has evolved. The listenership has grown I have a pretty steady loyal listenership along with several people who pop in and out.”
“Listeners should tune in because I look for ways to solve unique and unusual problems and needs. I bring three plugins to the show every week, often unique plugins or strange and unusual plugins to solve very specific needs for people. I also review a lot of standard plugins to see which ones will be best. Sometimes you need a plugin for a job and there might be 3, 5, 10 different plugins available for a job so which one are you going to use? So when I do a job, I go through some of those plugins and put them into a review list. Some plugins might not be worth putting into your website because they cause problems and others might be like gold. That’s why they should tune in so they can hear this unique information week after week.”
1. Brad Touesnard – Founder of Delicious Brains, a company building WP Migrate DB Pro.
2. Pippin Williamson – the creator of Easy Digital Downloads, Restrict Content Pro, AffiliateWP.
Apply Filter is a podcast based on WordPress development. Episodes include conversations on themes such as development in WordPress core, plugins, and themes. While the podcast has been shut down, there are 83 recorded episodes that you can listen to. In these, the hosts talk about their experiences in the world of development, as well as interview guest developers to share their stories.
8. MATT REPORT
HOSTED BY: Matt Medeiros
The Matt Report is a WordPress business podcast created and hosted by Matt Medeiros. This podcast features detailed interviews with WordPress experts. If you want to learn from the best about WordPress entrepreneurship, startups, and freelancing – this is what you need.
AVAILABLE ON: iTunes
9. WP TONIC
2. Kim Shivler
WP Tonic is a WordPress Podcast targeted at business owners and entrepreneurs. It is a bi-weekly podcast that discusses topics that lie at the intersection of WordPress development, business, and marketing. The hosts interview some of the biggest names in the WordPress community and online marketing space and also host a live round table discussion every Saturday. If you wish to make a business out of your WordPress website, you must listen to WP Tonic.
HOSTED BY: Various
WP Round Table, as the name suggests, is a podcast that is in the format of a round table discussion between two or more people. In each episode, the hosts and guests talk about key WordPress functions, themes, trends, and updates. If you really wish to learn all about WordPress from the best, WP Round Table is the answer.
11. COMMIT ACCESS
HOSTED BY: John James Jacoby
In the Commit Access podcast, host John James Jacoby interviews many WordPress contributors and talks about various themes such as WordPress news, updates, trends, plugins, changes, etc. The main reason why James started this podcast was to help listeners make the most of the opportunities that WordPress provides.
AVAILABLE ON: RSS
12. WP HACKER CAST
HOSTED BY: Jonathan Bossenger
The WP Hackers cast is tagged as ‘A WordPress podcast, for developers, by developers’. Here, the hosts talk to many WordPress experts as well as business leaders and gather insights from their experiences.
Jonathan told TechFunnel exclusively:
“WP Hacker Cast started as an idea to interview all previous WordPress release leads. Unfortunately because I am not based in a US time zone, this became difficult.”
“I soon realised that what I would rather do is interview people doing things with WordPress, to share their story and perhaps learn something from them. There are so many awesome people doing amazing things in the WordPress space, and I want to interview all of them.
“I find the most value I get from the podcast is learning how people like myself overcome their day to day struggles to achieve success. We’re all working towards our own version of success and WordPress is such a huge part of that, I feel honoured to share their stories.”
HOSTED BY: Troy Dean
The WP Elevation Podcast provides business advice for WordPress consultants looking to take their businesses to another level. In this podcast, Troy interviews WordPress entrepreneurs and online business owners and covers a wide range of topics such as digital marketing and business growth.
Troy told TechFunnel exclusively:
“Eight years ago, I was building websites from my bedroom for $1,200 a pop. Two years later, I was adding so much value to my clients that the price for my websites was $25k. I started WP Elevation to teach WordPress consultants what I’ve learnt so they can add the same value to their business.
The WP Elevation podcast brings you interviews with successful entrepreneurs in the WordPress and Digital Marketing industry to help you build a successful WordPress business. From creating recurring revenue, building processes, and knowing what tools to use – this is your one-stop shop to learn how to run a successful WordPress business.”
AVAILABLE ON: iTunes
HOSTED BY: David Hehenberger
The WP Cast podcast is tagged as ‘The Professional WordPress Podcast’. The goal with this podcast is to provide valuable information to all members of the WordPress community, ranging from designers, consultants and developers to the end users that run their businesses on WordPress. Here, David talks about many technical aspects of WordPress such as plugins, features, updates, and trends.
15. WP DEV TABLE
WP Dev Table is a podcast which is in the format of a hangout of developers in a loose, roundtable-like discussion about tools, best practices, tips and all things WordPress. The guests on the episodes are usually people who have had years of experience making WordPress websites, as well as members of the WordPress community.
HOSTED BY: Kim Doyal
The WordPress Chick is a podcast focused on helping entrepreneurs and business owners build their businesses with the help of WordPress. Being a non-technical show, you do not necessarily have to be a developer to gather insights from this podcast. In the episodes, Kim talks about general WordPress and online business topics with her experienced guests.
AVAILABLE ON: iTunes
17. HOW I BUILT IT
HOSTED BY: Joe Casabona
How I Built It is a podcast about building things online. In this podcast, host Joe Casabona interviews product owners and developers to see how they built specific products, from idea to execution. Each week he interviews a new guest to talk about his or her process, launching, and evolving the business over time.
Joe Casabona told TechFunnel exclusively:
“Thanks so much for the feature! I started this show because I was curious about origin stories, failures as well as successes, and important lessons learned. Now as the show grows, both my listeners and I grow with it. If you want a unique spin on the common business stories you normally hear, tune in!”
HOSTED BY: Bob Dunn
This e-commerce podcast brings new episodes filled with actionable tips on how to monetize your WordPress site or blog every week. It is tagged as ‘An editorial podcast on eCommerce, Monetization and WordPress’. In the episodes, host Bob Dunn explores the tech side of things to help you grow your WordPress site.
Bob told TechFunnel exclusively:
“It’s great to be included here as the growth for eCommerce sites using WordPress is increasing by leaps and bounds. I started this as a way to help both store owners and designers/developers to understand how other experts are tackling all the variables of running an online store. And I would encourage anyone to check both past and future shows out as eCommerce is the elephant in the room and we can all benefit from the different perspectives we bring to the podcast.”
HOSTED BY: Carrie Dils
OfficeHours.FM is a weekly podcast targeting small business owners, freelancers, and others providing WordPress-based products or services. Each week host Carrie Dils interviews various personalities from the WordPress ecosystem (and sometimes) beyond to glean stories of successes (and failures) learned along the way.
20. WP BUILDS
2. David Waumsley – Business Owner at WP Corner Shop
WP Builds is a podcast for designers, where Nathan and the guests talk about agency life, strategy, marketing, and WordPress related topics. All episodes range from interviews with agency owners and entrepreneurs from around the world to solo episodes that uncover the secrets to running an agency smoothly.
Keeping up with what is going on in the world of WordPress is important to users, site owners, and developers alike. Following the latest news on the industry through one or all of these podcasts is an excellent way to learn new trends and apply different techniques to your business goals.
With this list, you can start picking a few today. There are podcasts to cover various interest areas, from development to running a business. Happy listening!