November 19th, 2007 - by ses5909

Random Bits
Episode 12 – 11/19/2007
Guest: Matt Mullenweg, Developer and Entrepreneur Photo Matt
Background: WordPress Founder
Total Time: 30 minutes

This episode with Matt is a great one whether you are a developer, blogger, or both! But before I get started, let me first apologize for the break in episodes. We had some technical difficulties and one of our interviews didn’t record…twice! Yes, that’s right. Neil Patel talked to me on two separate occasions, and BOTH conversations failed to record. They were great talks so I hope that one day, I have the nerve to ask Neil to do it again!!

Back to my talk with Matt. I got to talk to him after some pretty big events: Blog World Expo, the announcement of the WordPress Theme MarketPlace, and the infamous PR update. Matt also tells us about the future of WordPress! This conversation really does speak for itself; have a listen now!

Podcast Highlights

  • 00:25 – Matt talks about BlogWorldExpo.
  • 2:18 – We talk about the Theme MarketPlace.
  • 10:09 – Could there be a plugin marketplace?
  • 11:39 – Something close to Matt’s heart–Open Source software.
  • 13:29 – How much thought goes into the User Experience Design?
  • 15:30 – If Matt couldn’t use WordPress, what would he use?
  • 16:30 – Will there be any default plugins in the next release?
  • 19:25 – Is WordPress becoming more cache friendly?
  • 20:41 – bbPress anyone?
  • 23:35 – When will we see 2.4?
  • 24:15 – WordPress as a CMS…
  • 25:35 – Getting personal, we learn of mistakes Matt has made along the way.
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36 Responses to “Random Bits Podcast with Matt Mullenweg”

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2 Jack @ The Tech Teapot

WOW! You don’t get much more A list than Matt Mullenweg. Well done!

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4 ses5909

So, did you like it then? And yeah, it was really fun to do! Anyone you would like to see in the future Jack?

5 John Conde
6 Ben Partch

Great Interview!!!

7 ses5909

Thanks Ben :)

8 Golgotha

Great job Sara – really enjoyed that. Thanks Matt!

Too bad the interviews with Neil Patel didn’t turn out. You will have to try again for sure!

9 Jack @ The Tech Teapot

@ses5909 – IMHO I think Matt should build a RSS reader into WordPress. The seperation of blog & RSS reader doesn’t make much sense to me. If the reader is built into your blog then the comments system could be wired up so that my blog can track things automatically for me.

Blogs really would be a conversation then…at present they are more a megaphone.

11 Jack @ The Tech Teapot

The more I think about the blog come RSS reader the more sense it makes.

Your blogroll would be your RSS feeds.

12 Golgotha

@Jack @ The Tech Teapot – I think Google’s Reader is fine. Besides it’s pretty easy to make your own. I made this one for fun – http://www.search-this.com/feeds

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18 Aaron Brazell

Great interview, Sara! Shoulda asked him about BackPress! :)

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22 Kosmetyki naturalne

Full story here, Great Interview!!!Thanks

23 Tarnów ogłoszenia

Great job, intersting interview. Thank you.

24 Tarnów ogłoszenia

Great job, interesting interview. Thank you.

25 Tom

Thanks Ben

26 Tom

Great Interview!!!

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28 Domki pod sosnami

Thank you from Poland

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30 twojeanonse

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35 Jamnik

This episode with Matt is a great.

36 Jamniki

Matt also tells us about the future of WordPress.
This conversation with Matt is interesting and instructive, it opens new possibilities, new perespektywy suggests courses of action.

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