Marcus Couch


In this special 200th episode of WordPress Weekly, I’m joined by Marcus Couch, Brad Williams, Ronald Huereca, and Ptah Dunbar. Brad, Ronald, and Ptah were among the first to support WordPress Weekly. They helped get the show off the ground and provided momentum.

Seven years have passed since I started WordPress Weekly. In those seven years, each one of my guests have gone on to do great things with WordPress. We find out what they’re up to these days and recall memorable moments of the show. Near the beginning of the show, we held a moment of silence in Kim’s memory.

I had a great time hosting episode 200, but I’m sad that the late Kim Parsell couldn’t celebrate with us. When I started WordPress Weekly in 2008, Kim would often join me on each episode to provide a countdown before I pressed the record button.

She was occasionally a guest on the show. After the show, she would stick around for a half hour to an hour to talk about whatever was on her mind. In many ways, the show offered her an opportunity to connect and speak to WordPress people every week. It was the closest thing to a meetup she could regularly attend.

Thanks to everyone who listens to the show and provides us with valuable feedback. Join us next Wednesday, as we begin the journey to episode 300.

History of WordPress Weekly:

  • My first show on was 7 years ago on January 11th, 2008.
  • WordPress 2.3.2 was released.
  • WordPress 2.5 took the place of 2.4.
  • Episode 100 was on June 5th 2010.
  • I took a two year break after episode 117 October 28th, 2011.
  • I resumed the show on August 16th 2013 which was also my last show on Talkshoe.
  • Marcus became a co-host January 18th, 2014, on Episode 134.

Plugins Picked By Marcus:

Flow-Flow Social Streams lets you display your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram messages in a responsive grid.

Test Payment Module for Woocommerce gives you the option to test payments in WooCommerce locally without using services such as Paypal or

DropBox Backup by Supsystic allows you to backup to Dropbox and FTP with one click. You can also restore full or partial backups from DropBox.

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