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20+ Best WordPress Podcasts to Listen to in 2021

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Best WordPress Podcasts to Listen

No matter the role you play in the WordPress community, you need to stay up-to-date on the latest news, tools, and more. Designers, developers, and users alike need to find ways to learn and follow WordPress news.

Listening to podcasts is a great way to keep up with what’s happening in the WordPress world. Use them to learn about new products or WordPress releases. Get tips and tricks for how to use WordPress and related tools better. Or, simply hear from others in the community. Especially for those of us with limited time to read, audio can be absorbed while exercising or driving, making it extremely convenient.

In just a few years, the podcast landscape has changed, with new entrants and some shows cancelled. This article will share a list of some of the best WordPress podcasts you should be listening to in 2021.

To find podcasts to recommend, we looked at a few things. First the nature of the content, since it had to be primarily WordPress-focused, of course. Second, the quality of content presented. And lastly availability – because regular and easy to access episodes is just more fun.

There is no question that making selections for a list like this is somewhat subjective. We also needed to keep the list manageable, so it is entirely possible that you may have some other useful podcasts you think should have been included. Which if you do – share them in the comments below! We’d love to check them out.

But that’s enough talking for now. Here’s our list of the best WordPress podcasts in no particular order.

1. Matt Report

Matt Report Podcast

Matt Report

After turning his small freelance shop into an agency, Matt Medeiros started Matt Report to connect with the community and help other digital business owners start and run their WordPress businesses. In Matt Report, Matt interviews web consultants and business owners about how they run their businesses. Launched in 2012, the podcast regularly covers subjects like starting websites, marketing tactics, and eCommerce.

2. WPwatercooler

WP WaterCooler Podcast

WPwatercooler

The WPwatercooler podcast launched in 2012 and is a lighthearted ‘edutainment’ show, where Jason Tucker brings together various members of the WordPress community to talk about how WordPress is changing businesses and lives. Smart Marketing Show is an offshoot show, co-hosted by Bridget Willard, that takes a Q and A format with questions from viewers. Another offshoot is Dev Branch, which features conversations relevant to developers once per month.

3. WPMRR Podcast

WPMRR Podcast

WPMRR

Created by the folks over at WP Buffs, the WPMRR (WordPress Monthly Recurring Revenue) podcast is aimed directly at helping you grow and increase revenues from your WordPress business. They present episodes on time management, freelance consulting, sales and marketing tips, the importance of a good portfolio and more.

4. The Kim Doyal Show

The Kim Doyal Show

Kim Doyal Show

Kim Doyal (also known as the WordPress Chick) runs a self titled podcast that is focused on helping other entrepreneurs build their business with WordPress. Definitely a non-technical show, she talks about general WordPress and online business topics with her experienced guests. The podcast launched in 2018 and offers episodes on subjects like SEO, email marketing, productivity, and more.

5. Hello, WP!

Hello, WP!

Hello WP

The Hello WP podcast that brands itself as “A podcast that reminds you what it’s like to be a new WordPress user.” It really is just that. Covering all the basics about themes, plugins and WordPress in general it’s a great listen especially when familiarizing yourself with the popular CMS. It launched in 2019 and though new episodes haven’t been posted in a while, it takes you on a journey and is well-worth a listen.

6. KitchenSinkWP

KitchenSinkWP

KitchenSinkWP

Adam Silver is a photographer turned WordPress professional who created KitchenSinkWP to share everything he has learned about WordPress over the last few years. He talks about all things WordPress, including hosting and the latest WordPress news and events, plus he interviews some interesting members of the WordPress community.

7. Post Status Draft

Post Status Draft

Draft Podcast

The Post Status Draft podcast is hosted by Brian Krogsgard – creator and editor of Post Status – and Joe Hoyle, co-founder and CTO at Human Made. The podcast covers news and information for WordPress professionals, more specifically interviews, conversations, and editorials for the WordPress and web community.

8. Do the Woo

Do the Woo Podcast

Do the Woo

Creating its own niche in the space is Do the Woo from Bob Dunn – creator of BobWP and a dedicated WordPress teacher. This podcast focuses on WooCommerce, the leading e-commerce plugin for WordPress, and seeks to provide helpful information for WooCommerce store owners.

9. Imagely

Imagely Podcast

Imagely Podcast

For the uninitiated, Imagely is a company that focuses on creating themes and plugins specifically for photography. You may have heard of their NextGEN plugin which is super popular. So it should make sense that their podcast focuses on tips and advice for creating and managing your photography site with WordPress. However, they discuss more general photography tips and WordPress management topics as well.

10. Your Website Engineer

Your Website Engineer

Your Website Engineer

Probably one of the longest-running WordPress podcasts, Your Website Engineer (formerly Your WordPress Engineer) offers hands-on, practical instruction for operating and maintaining your own WordPress site. Each episode focuses on how to use a specific WordPress feature or a WordPress-related plugin or product.

11. WP-Tonic

WP-Tonic Podcast

WP-Tonic

Host your own online courses with WordPress? Or want to learn how? WP-Tonic is a helpful weekly podcast that focuses on LMS (learning management systems) for WordPress. Drop in for interviews with special guests plus tips on course building, marketing and more.

12. WP Plugins A to Z

WP Plugins A to Z

WP Plugins A to Z

If you use WordPress, you’re probably familiar with plugins. But you can learn a ton more by listening to the WP Plugins A to Z podcast. Covering all things plugins related, this podcast interviews top developers, covers current plugin vulnerabilities you should be aware of, new releases and more.

13. Women in WP

Women in WP

Women in WP Podcast

Twice a month you can tune into the Women in WP podcast. The podcast is hosted by Amy Masson, Tracy Apps, and Angela Bowman – all experts in various aspects of WordPress. Each episode includes featured guests and covers topics such as design, development, blogging and marketing in the WordPress niche.

14. LMSCast

LMSCast

LMSCast

You’ve probably heard of LifterLMS before, as it’s one of the top WordPress LMS and course management systems for WordPress. But did you know they also have a podcast? Learn how you can build and grow your course based business with the help of the LifterLMS team as they cover topics on how to increase your odds of success, building a membership site, marketing your courses and so much more.

15. WP Coffee Talk

WP Coffee Talk

WP Coffee Talk

The WP Coffee Talk podcast is hosted by Michelle Frenchette, who publishes a new episode each week centered around people within the WordPress community. Each episode is structured in a somewhat informal way, allowing the conversation to flow naturally, like two old friends catching up over a cup of coffee.

16. WP Builds

WP Builds

WP Builds

The WP Builds Podcast offers tips and tricks about anything and everything centered around WordPress. That includes things like useful plugins, coding tips, writing aids, and more. They also just started a new series called the A-Z of WordPress, providing an in-depth look at some aspect of WordPress that begins with each letter of the alphabet. This podcast is hosted by Nathan Wrigley and David Waumsley.

17. WP the Podcast

WP the Podcast

WP the Podcast

Another great show to add to your to-listen queue is WP the Podcast. Each episode is 10 minutes or less and offers to-the-point, actionable advice you can put into practice for your site immediately. Each episode is focused around something related to WordPress, whether that be marketing, web design, or business advice. WP the Podcast launched in 2017 and is hosted by David Blackmon and Tim Strifler.

18. WP eCommerce Show

WP eCommerce Show

WP eCommerce Show

The WP eCommerce Show is another fantastic podcast worth a listen. As its name would suggest, this podcast focuses primarily on eCommerce as it relates to WordPress, including information about preferred tools, tips and tricks, and more. It’s hosted by Bob Dunn and the interview format allows him to talk with online store owners who use WordPress for their eCommerce setup. Getting to hear the lived experience of real store owners is invaluable. Though the podcast has now ended and Dunn has shifted his focus to his Do the Woo podcast, the archive still offers a treasure trove of advice worth listening to.

19. Agency Trailblazer

Agency Trailblazer Podcast

Agency Trailblazer

The Agency Trailblazer podcast focuses on what it’s like to run a web design agency. It emphasizes “agency life” but the tips and topics discussed are relevant to web designers, developers, and freelancers. Subjects frequently discussed include productivity, tools to use, startup tips, and software suggestions. The podcast is hosted by Lee Matthew Jackson and episodes sometimes feature just him discussing a topic or he hosts a conversation with an industry professional.

20. Elementor Podcast

Elementor Podcast

Elementor Podcast

The Elementor Podcast offers a delightful insight into how to better work with Elementor. These “Talks” discuss topics related to WordPress and how to use Elementor, specifically. General topics related to business, marketing, and web design are also covered.

21. Think Like a Hacker Podcast

Think Like a Hacker Podcast

Think Like a Hacker

Or, you might want to tune into the Think Like a Hacker Podcast. Put together by Wordfence, this podcast regularly discusses everything you need to know about WordPress website security. Recent episodes have covered topics such as passwords, site vulnerabilities, security news, plugin vulnerabilities, and more.

22. Distributed, with Matt Mullenweg

Distributed, with Matt Mullenweg

Distributed

The Distributed, with Matt Mullenweg is a regular exploration of the “future of work” with the cofounder of WordPress and CEO of Automattic. Specifically, the focus is on how “distributed” work functions and how remote offices and global teams foster better businesses. Episodes are released every couple of months or so.


Keeping up with what’s going on in the world of WordPress is important to users, site owners, and developers alike. Following the latest news on the industry and its players is a good way to understand what’s happening, and how it might affect you and your business.

We’ve shared our list of the best podcasts to keep you updated, so you can pick a few to start following today. There are podcasts to cover various interest areas included above, from development to running a business. You’re certain to find something that speaks to you.

What do you look for in a podcast? Will you be adding any of these to your playlist? Or did you start a podcast with WordPress and want to share? Let us know in the comments section below!

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25 Comments

  1. Matt Medeiros

    Wow this is epic – thanks for bringing us all together!

    One addition from me, would be the 4 other WordPress web shows I produce over on YouTube.com/slocumstudio

    I haven’t converted them to iTunes yet, but the first in the series will be Week in WordPress and PressThis.

    Thanks again!

    • cdils

      Thanks for the share, Matt! I hadn’t come across your YouTube shows.

  2. Kim Doyal

    Thanks Carrie! TOTALLY honored to be included!
    And of course will be subscribing to the other podcasts… I listen to a handful of marketing shows as well.
    Thanks again!
    Kim

  3. Phillip Flores

    Thank you for putting this together. Very very useful in keeping abreast of things happening in the WP world.

  4. Dave Jackson

    Oh man, you’re missing a GREAT podcast. I love the WordPress plugins A to z with John and Marcus.

  5. Todd E. Jones

    I’m curious Carrie, did you come across any that talked about the Genesis Framework much?

    • cdils

      It’s not a regular/featured topic on any, but the WPChick mentions it now and then. 🙂 Several of the Copyblogger crew have been featured on the Matt Report, too. I think a Brian Gardner interview is coming up…

  6. Thebestearbuds

    Cool, just try THE WORDPRESS CHICK PODCAST.
    Thanks for your posts 🙂

  7. Scott

    Ours is fairly new, but the goal of our podcast is to simplify WordPress for photographers.

    • AJ Clarke Avatar AJ Clarke

      Nice, I’ve added it to the list!

  8. John Locke

    Hi AJ:

    Thanks for putting together such a comprehensive list. I’ve listened to all of these at one point or another with the exception of Imagely. Matt Report, WP Watercooler, Office Hours FM, and Kim Doyal are in my podcast favorites list.

    One other podcast you might consider checking out is WP-Tonic. Full disclosure, I co-host this show. Our midweek show, we usually do a spotlight guest interview, and we’ve had some of the best and brightest from the WordPress community. On the live Saturday show, we do a round table discussion.

    Another podcast that deserves consideration is The WP Crowd.

    Thanks again,
    John

    • John Hughes

      Thanks for the suggestions, John. 🙂

  9. John Locke

    Hi Carrie:

    In the three years since this post, many more WordPress podcasts have hit the airwaves, and a couple on this list have retired. Here’s some additional shows people might want to check out:

    The WP Crowd
    WP-Tonic
    WP Innovator
    Mastermind.fm
    Rethink.fm
    Apply Filters
    Post Status Draft

    • Kyla Avatar Kyla

      All great recommendations John! If you’d ever like to do your own roundup for us let me know 😉

  10. John Overall

    Thought I drop in that you might consider adding WP Plugins A to Z to your list, it is one of the longest running Podcasts about WordPress and is available at WPPluginsAtoZ .com

    Thanks
    John Overall

  11. Marine

    I would like to add this one too: wpbuilds .com 🙂 They are great!

  12. Dorin

    Love the list, I think WP Elevation is one of the best

  13. Tom

    Great list. The main concern I see for the WordPress podcasts that are still active is the repetition of the guests. Aside from a few podcasts (like Hallways Chats and Agency Trailblazer) that try to shake things up, it’s literally the same ten people on every podcast every six months. If I could change one thing about the WP podcast ecosystem, that would be it.

  14. Nicole

    Really like this one. I would love to suggest it to others also. Thank you.

    • Kyla Avatar Kyla

      Thanks so much! Please DO share it with others – and if you think of any other WordPress podcasts that we should add to our list just let us know.

  15. Micah Dailey

    Woot woot! Thanks for mention “Hello, WP!” 😀

  16. Ryan Cameron

    Thanks for the post, I will check some of these out 🙂

  17. Giffy Walls

    Good! Thanks for sharing these podcasts. I’ve been looking for good ones to list to for WordPress so this post is very beneficial for me.

  18. Abdullah Imran

    Very useful and got something new. I like WP Coffee Talk.
    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  19. Nathan Wrigley

    I’m a little late to the party here, but I’d like to say a belated thank you for including our podcast in your list.
    I’m most grateful.

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