If you use WordPress for your blog or business and want to learn more about it, you should check out these expert podcasts.
The introduction to podcasts has made it easier than ever before to find educated people discussing a topic that you find interesting. However, one of the downfalls is that virtually anyone can start their own podcast. A report on podcast insights shows that there are more than 525,000 active shows with around 18.5 million episodes. That's a ton of data and noise to sift through.
It's for this reason that we decided to break down some of the most successful and entertaining podcasts for those who are interested in the world of WordPress. There are tens of thousands of people who claim to be web experts, then there are the ones who prove it. These folks' success speaks for itself. There is a reason they have become prominent members of the WP community.
The first podcast we will discuss is The WP Crowd. This show is run by a team of professionals and contributors who have years of WordPress experience. Every episode looks at one big problem on the development side and explains how to fix the issue. These are people who have created some of the most popular plugins on WordPress and work regularly with some of the biggest websites. The time of each episode varies based on the problem and the discussion between guests as the show progresses, but it's typically 30 minutes to an hour. If you're a developer, this should be your first stop for all things WordPress.
WordPress Weekly is a podcast from the folks at WP Tavern. The show, hosted by Jeff Chandler and Marcus Couch, focuses on creating a great brand using customer loyalty and technical knowledge. Chandler is the owner of WP Tavern, and Couch is a WordPress and marketing expert. The duo comes together every Wednesday at 3 p.m. EST to share WordPress news and announcements, discuss how you can leverage your marketing campaigns with WordPress, and conduct some interviews with impressive people from the community. WordPress Weekly's latest interview took place with Pippin Williamson, founder of Sandhills Development. They also dug into the topic of leadership and how it affects business from a productivity standpoint.
If you're looking for a light, inspirational podcast on how WordPress is changing lives, look no further than WPwatercooler. The host, Jason Tucker, is known as one of the most knowledgeable experts in this niche. He dives into WordPress news and updates and ties the stories to real-world application and success. His special guests include WordPress veterans who have hot takes on all the latest WordPress design changes, features and news. Tucker recently hosted a show where he made WordPress predictions for 2019, and one where he covers the WordPress Governance Project.
The BobWP WordPress eCommerce Podcast is designed for people who operate online stores and want some valuable inside information on how to improve their business. Host Bob Dunn, aka BobWP, takes weekly listeners through the trials and tribulations of operating a successful online store. His recent episodes include "What You Need to Know About Dropshipping" and "Building a Business and an eCommerce Site for Adventure Geeks." Dunn often interviews other successful e-commerce site owners about how they achieved success and what problems they ran into along the way.
Last but certainly not least is Kitchen Sink WP. The host, Adam Silver, has a decade of experience learning and teaching WordPress. He started as a photographer who was looking at images for themes and not impressed. Now he is one of the go-to educators on WordPress development. On the show, Silver covers everything from developing your first website to the latest WordPress updates. He also interviews some of the more prominent members of the WordPress community. The lighter approach and combined knowledge of the experts make this one podcast you won't want to miss.