9: WordPress Was Never Easy

We’re back with another Blackbird Dev Chat between Megan Rose, Phil Hoyt, and Cory Hughart. In this episode we talk about the WordPress 5.8 release and how that has dramatically affected theme development for us, an update about Advanced Custom Fields and escaping output, a long discussion about what “barrier to entry” really means, some…

8: WordPress Agency Panel Discussion

In this episode, Megan and Cory chat with Ebonie Butler, Lauren Pittenger, and Ryan Welcher, who work at web agencies of varying sizes. We talk about using WordPress in an agency setting, including common challenges, favorite projects, and career advice. If you have questions about WordPress website development, contributing, or anything else web-related, send an…

7: The Big Fat ACF Episode

In this episode, the devs at Blackbird get back together to talk about block widgets, themes, patterns, directories, and other WordPress 5.8 goodies, Advanced Custom Fields anxieties, and part 2 of the highly-anticipated Gutenberg Shuffle series: The Last Custom Field. If you have questions about WordPress website development, contributing,  or anything else web-related that you’d…

6: Website Maintenance with David Wolfpaw

In this episode, Megan and Cory are joined by David Wolfpaw, a WordPress support superhero and master of analogies. David shares about his path within WordPress and we discuss his experiences providing website maintenance services. We also chat about the philosophy behind the IndieWeb movement, decluttering the internet and much more! If you have questions…

5: WordPress History with John James Jacoby

In this episode, Megan and Cory talk to John James Jacoby of Sandhills Development about what he’s working on and how it can help us make better websites. John, AKA JJJ, contributes to Core and Meta, is a BuddyPress & bbPress lead, speaks at WordCamps, and is very generous with his time and knowledge. John…

4: WordPress Connections with Joe A Simpson Jr

Today, Joe A Simpson Jr joins the show to chat about all things WordPress. He shares his WordPress origin story, as well as how he became the leader of two Meetups. We also chat about his experience as a graphic designer stepping into WordPress for the first time, online events, and connecting with others in…

3: Community Projects with Michelle Frechette

Joining us today is Michelle Frechette, the Head of Customer Success for GiveWP. Megan and Michelle chat about WordFest, Big Orange Heart, online WordPress events, and the work she and others are doing to keep our community connected.  If you have questions about WordPress website development, contributing, or anything else web-related, send an email to…