Here’s the latest round of my favorite WordPress podcasts, listed in order of preference. I prefer those that contain actionable advice over those that are mostly news. These days, I personally focus more on strategy, business development, and project management than development or design (which my teammates handle), and my taste in podcasts reflects that.
If you like these, you should read my other posts about podcasts. I’m always looking for more, so please share your favorites in the comments!
WPwatercooler has become my favorite WordPress podcast. It’s great for the hosts’ range of opinions and advice. It features roundtable discussions about providing client services, WordPress development, digital marketing, and the WordPress community. Sometimes it’s hard to understand what’s said because people talk over each other. I love that they limit each episode to 30 minutes. iTunes
WPcast.fm has quickly become one of my favorites. It gives advice to WordPress professionals (designers, consultants, developers, and site owners) on topics such as hosting, security, backups, themes, SEO, and more. iTunes
The BlogAid Podcast continues to climb my list for its timely, actionable advice. It curates tips on WordPress, performance, security, content marketing, SEO, and digital marketing. Most of the tips are mentions of posts or other content online, so you need to look them up after listening to the podcast. It’s nice and short (10-12 minutes). Many episodes includes Google+ tips, and I wish they didn’t. iTunes
Your Website Engineer covers WordPress and a range of digital marketing topics. Some episodes are for beginners, and others are more advanced (sometimes difficult to follow in audio). I’ve known host Dustin Hartzler for a few years, and I’ve had the honor of being interviewed in Episode 104: Become a Full-Time Freelance Developer. I was also interviewed in Episode 95: Software for Everyday WordPress Users. iTunes
KitchenSinkWP episodes are refreshingly short (often 10-15 minutes), with tips, tricks and tools, and interviews with WordPress users. I met host Adam Silver online a few years ago, through Dustin Hartzler, host of Your Website Engineer. I had the honor of being interviewed in episode 35: Interview with Chad Warner of OptimWise. iTunes
WP Elevation focuses on the business side of WordPress, featuring interviews with WordPress entrepreneurs and businesspeople. It’s more about business and digital marketing than WordPress specifically. iTunes
WPRoundTable features a panel of WordPress experts and guests who discuss topics such as development, hosting, themes, SEO, and performance optimization. I met host Kyle Maurer at WordCamp Grand Rapids 2014. iTunes
WordPress Breakdown Podcast by BobWP answers beginner-level WordPress questions in short episodes (under 15 minutes). iTunes
Other WordPress podcasts
Here are more WordPress podcasts, listed in no particular order.
Matt Report: A WordPress Business Podcast: The Matt Report is a series of interviews with people who run businesses around WordPress, usually providing client services or selling products (themes, plugins, maintenance, etc.). The guests often share valuable business insights. iTunes
The WPTheory Podcast: “a daily podcast from Adam Clark and Matt Medeiros, focused exclusively on your WordPress questions. Every day we’ll feature a new listener-submitted question and do our best to answer in detail. At 10-15 minutes, each episode is the perfect length to consume and level up your WordPress knowledge, whether technical or entrepreneurial.” iTunes
WordPress Weekly, the podcast of WP Tavern, covers news and community discussions related to WordPress. A guest might mention something about design, development, or business, but they aren’t the focus. iTunes
The DradCast: “Although not limited to WordPress alone, the DradCast is a weekly video podcast with Dre Armeda and Brad Williams that primarily concentrates on the latest news around WordPress, upcoming WordPress events, and the wonderful community … ” iTunes
WordPress Plugins A to Z regularly reviews plugins. I don’t subscribe because I don’t need to know about most of the plugins they cover, but it’s a good resource if you want to hear about a specific plugin. iTunes
Which of these do you listen to? Did I miss any? Let’s chat about WordPress podcasts in the comments!
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