Podcasts have grown exponentially over the last few years because people love them. There are a couple of reasons in favor of podcasts. You can listen to them everywhere – during the commute, in a queue, in the house doing chores, or at the gym. Listen to them online or offline, saved on your device.
Thankfully, lots of WordPress experts and agencies started podcasting. If we piqued your interest, here are 10 podcasts to stay up to date with WordPress novelties.
Matt Mullenweg is the co-founder of WordPress and the founder and CEO of Automattic. He is one of the developers who crucially impacted the evolution of WordPress. Paradoxically, his podcast – Distributed is about the future of work. Matt runs an entire fully distributed team at Automattic and clearly, he knows a thing or two about remote work. Matt invites famous entrepreneurs to share their thoughts on topics like creative collaboration, business philosophy, anxiety in remote work, or effective management.
You won’t learn how to create better WordPress sites by listening to the Distributed episodes. However, you will listen to engaging talks about work and business. Online entrepreneurs, webmasters, bloggers, and content creators should listen to at least a few episodes because there is a ton of useful information.
I like this podcast thanks to its friendly format. To some extent, it looks like the listeners enjoy a coffee with the podcaster’s guests while listening to them. Another plus is the video format – practically, you watch the talks on YouTube.
The invitees are all from the WordPress world and they share useful tips and insights. Some of them are online entrepreneurs or freelancers, while others work for famous WordPress companies like Cloudways or GiveWP. This approach ensures a cool mix of information that brings value to the listeners.
Does the name of this podcast sound a little strange? WPMRR stands for WordPress Monthly Recurring Revenue and this podcast is themed around teaching you how to ensure a stable flow of revenue. The podcast’s invitees are genuine experts working for top brands. You shouldn’t skip the WPMRR podcast if you make money by selling WordPress products and services. Just to mention a few episodes to pique your interest:
- how to effectively hire or get hired
- how to launch a WordPress plugin from your home
- become a better manager through coaching and reading
- mastering sales and marketing for freelancers.
Are you more interested in the technical aspect of the WordPress area? Check out WP Builds podcast to learn about new themes, plugins, and tools to develop WordPress sites. The podcast covers all the topics, from WooCommerce to backup and caching solutions. It’s quite funny and interesting: the episodes are dedicated to each letter of the alphabet and its meaning in the WordPress industry. For example, B is for backup, G for Gutenberg, and M for menus.
WPTavern is one of the oldest blogs centered on providing WordPress information. Nowadays, WP Tavern includes a high-class podcast that keeps listeners updated on what’s new in the industry. Each week a new episode was released until July 2019 but the podcast took a break for a year. Thankfully, WPTavern has been releasing a monthly episode since March 2020.
In the last two years, the acquisitions in the WordPress industry have grown exponentially. Simultaneously, Gutenberg’s evolution and much-awaited Full-Scale Editing will change how people develop sites based on WordPress. Post Status podcast professionally cover these subjects and many other cool topics like:
- recommended reading for WordPress experts
- the hustles of plugin developers
- mental health and remote work.
Wordfence is a renowned company involved in online security, and its plugin is one of the biggest hits on the WordPress repository. The company jumped onto the podcast bandwagon and it already has over 120 episodes. The podcast is more technical – it’s good to have at least minimal security knowledge. Don’t worry, the episodes aren’t just boring technical explanations of WordPress security. Each episode covers five to eight different aspects and you will discover a lot of fresh news in the WordPress ecosystem.
You will learn more about cryptocurrency, cyberattacks on critical infrastructure, WordPress trends, and cryptography by listening to the Wordfence podcast.
It’s more likely that you heard about the Do the Woo blog – one of the coolest blogs on providing tips and information for WooCommerce users. The podcast is also quite interesting and you will learn how to create better online shops. WooCommerce is the main topic of the podcast, but other crucial WordPress subjects are debated. For example, you will listen to experts who talk about the WordPress future, block themes, online marketing, and online events.
Water Cooler is a podcast that discusses every subject in the WordPress industry. The host, Jason Cosper, talks in a friendly manner with his co-hosts about the latest news, coding best practices, plugins and themes, new WordPress core features, and everything related to the life of an online entrepreneur.
This podcast is the perfect solution to listen to when you are engaged in boring activities like chores or waiting in a queue. It doesn’t need special attention because it doesn’t touch on advanced topics. At the same time, you will listen to many interesting opinions and tricks that may impact your workflow.
Lifter LMS is a WordPress plugin to create and sell online classes. The team behind the plugin launched a podcast and it proved a good decision. All the episodes are engaging and informative. The topics are diverse, from online learning and selling courses to gamification and website hosting. Watch the podcast on YouTube or listen to it on SoundCloud and Stitcher.
Over to You
Selecting only ten podcasts means that I left out many other quality ones. Indeed, there are many interesting podcasts not included in this list. However, you won’t waste your time by listening to any episode of any podcast on this list.
Do you have any favorites? Are you currently listening to podcasts? I am curious to know your recommendations and how many episodes you listen to on average.