Pressing Topics – Episode 1

Pressing Topics is a daily podcast hosted by Malcom Peralty and myself. We discuss the news that’s making headlines in the WordPress ecosystem as well as related topics that catch our eyes. Generally speaking, if you listen to this show on a daily basis, you should have a good idea on what’s going on in the WordPress community.
Pressing Topics is different from WordPress Weekly as we’ll rarely interview guests, go in-depth on specific subjects, and the show’s length is greatly reduced. Today’s episode is 26 minutes long and most episodes will be shorter than that.
In our first episode, we discuss the balancing act of user self sufficiency, a new empowerwoment project at Yoast, why countdown timers on event sites are impractical, and WPMU Dev ending development for more than 90% of their plugins.
We also talk about the success of WordPress Translation day 4, and inform listeners of multiple security vulnerabilities discovered in the WordPress Ultimate Member plugin.
I’ll submit the podcast to iTunes in the next few days to provide more convenient options of subscribing. Please listen to episode one and let us know what you think.  » Read More