These are video interviews with people from the world’s of WordPress and web technology.

Johannes Benz from Raidboxes on WordPress Hosting That’s Positive for the Environment and Society

Johannes is the Managing Director of Raidboxes, a fast-growing WordPress hosting company based in Germany. He’s also one of the most interesting people I’ve met in WordPress. I first heard of Raidboxes when they were giving out trees to Wordcamp attendees! Johannes and his team think differently. Raidboxes is growing fast, doubling every year and…

How Automattic is Tackling Carbon Emissions, with Yanir Seroussi

Yanir Seroussi is a data scientist for Automattic and lives in Brisbane, Australia. It can be hard to remember with all the craziness of 2020, but the year started with epic bushfires in Australia. It was the worst fire season on record with more than 15,000 different fires and nearly three billion animals killed or…

Being a Developer and Planting 1,000’s of Trees with Phil Sturgeon

Phil Sturgeon is a renowned API and PHP developer. He’s now starting a charity called Protect Earth to plant trees across the UK. In this interview, I talk with Phil about his environmental work, and cycling around the world to fundraise for the project. How does he manage to launch a hugely ambitious new project…

Tim Frick on Building Better WordPress Businesses With B Corps

When I asked around in the WordPress community about environmental issues, everyone had the same response: “You should talk with Tim Frick.” Tim is based in Chicago and runs the Mightybytes agency. He is passionate about helping organizations create a more positive impact on the world. We recently posted a collection of environmental talks and…

Tom Greenwood on Building Sustainable WordPress Sites and Businesses

Tom Greenwood has had a deep and lasting impact on how I think about web design. Tom runs Wholegrain Digital, a WordPress agency in London. Wholegrain’s clients include Oxfam, Unicef, Rightmove, and some major UK non-profits. Wholegrain run their business as a force for good and their values and goals are inspiring.

An Interview With Zack Katz About Values-Driven WordPress Businesses

Zack Katz from GravityView is someone I’ve admired for a long time. His team have run some of the coolest initiatives I’ve seen. At the end of last year, they gave $5 from each sale to charities and then they quadrupled those donations from their own pocket. They plant trees with Ecologi to offset their…

An Interview With Hannah Smith about the Environmental Impact of WordPress

Welcome to the first of a new series about the environmental impact of the technology we use. Why should you or I care about this topic? Good question. Personally, I’ve been online 40+ hours per week for 15 years now. I’ve spun up hundreds of servers and served millions of visitors. Does any of that…

An Interview About Newspack With Steve Beatty from Automattic

Here at PublishPress, we’re very focused on the publishing experience in WordPress. In recent weeks, there’s been very interesting news for WordPress publishers with the launch of Newspack. This is a project from Automattic (the owners of, but not that aims to help small newspapers run their sites on WordPress.

Google Docs-style editing in Gutenberg with YJS

Here at PublishPress, we’re focused on the publishing experience in WordPress. And lately we’ve been learning about new publishing features that may be coming to WordPress. The WordPress team want to bring Google Docs-style editing to the new Gutenberg editor. This means that multiple people can be updating the same document at the same time….