An update on The WPCandy Quarterly #2!

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Moleskine with WPCandy Quarterly stickers, button, and pencil

I’m happy to announce that we’re finalizing the second issue of The WPCandy Quarterly, in the last stage before sending it off to the printers. It’s an exciting — but busy! — time, and we’re most psyched to be so close to getting another issue into everyone’s hands.

We have an amazing roundup of contributors for this issue. We have David Bisset, co-organizer of the upcoming WordCamp Miami, WooThemes’ own Ryan Ray, total pro developer John Bloch and the creator behind Builder, Chris Jean, all on board. And that’s honestly just — to abuse a cliché — the tip of the iceberg.

We’ll be teasing the issue further over the next couple of weeks, and you can expect a final release date soon as well.

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Sara Cannon will join WP Late Night tonight!

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Tonight I’m happy to announce that Sara Cannon of Ran.ge will be joining the crew tonight for the WP Late Night podcast recording. We’ll be broadcasting from the WPCandy Stream tonight at 8:00 PM EDT, and of course we’ll have the WPCandy chat room open (#wpcandy on freenode) throughout the show.

If there are any specific topics you would like to see us discuss, or questions you might have for Sara, feel free to drop them in the comments below.

Helen Hou-Sandí joins the WP Late Night podcast tonight

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I’m pleased to announce that Helen Hou-Sandí, User Experience Engineer at 10up and frequent WordPress contributor, will be joining Brad Williams and myself for tonight’s recording of WP Late Night. Mr. Dre Armeda is out this week, but luckily Helen’s available and is stepping in as our third host!

We’ll be broadcasting from the WPCandy Stream tonight at 8:00 PM EDT, and of course we’ll have the WPCandy chat room open (#wpcandy on freenode) throughout the show.

If there are any specific topics you would like to see us discuss, or questions you might have for Helen, feel free to drop them in the comments below.

Have WordPress security questions? #askDre!

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Dre Armeda is, without question, one of the top WordPress security professionals in the world. Dre runs Sucuri Security[ref]Or Sucuri Shecurity if you prefer.[/ref] and I’m lucky enough to co-host a podcast with he and Brad Williams called WP Late Night. But you probably already know all that, so why am I telling you all of this now?

It’s because there just isn’t enough Dre Armeda on the internet. Yet.

Very soon the show you see promoted above, #askDre, will debut. It will of course feature your favorite taco loving, Harley driving, malware smashing member of the WordPress community answering all of your security questions in handily little video form. Security question? Have a confusing security conundrum you have a question about? No problem. Dre smash.

Now we just need your questions to, you know, get started. Drop your security questions for Dre into the comments below or, even better, tweet them to us using the #askDre hashtag. Like I did here, for example:

Security is an important topic, and one that I want to be a topic of conversation a bit more at WPCandy. Partnering with Dre and doing this show makes perfect sense, and I’m excited to see him drop knowledge on everyone (especially me) each week.

Get those questions (either #askDre on Twitter or below in the comments) in soon so we can get to work making an awesome new show for you!

Join the WP Late Night crew live tonight with John Hawkins

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John Hawkins, co-founder of development firm 9seeds, will join the WP Late Night crew for this week’s podcast tonight.

We’ll be broadcasting from the WPCandy Stream tonight at 8:00 PM EDT, and of course we’ll have the WPCandy chat room open (#wpcandy on freenode) throughout the show.

If there are any topics you’d like to see discussed, or even questions for John, drop them in the comments below.

Jason Cohen will join the WP Late Night podcast tonight for episode #11

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Jason Cohen, founder of Smart Bear and WPEngine, will be our guest for the WP Late Night podcast recording tonight. Join Jason, Brad, Dre, and myself for episode #11 to discuss all the WordPress news of the last week.

We’ll be broadcasting from the WPCandy Stream tonight at 8:00 PM EDT, and of course we’ll have the WPCandy chat room open (#wpcandy on freenode) throughout the show.

If there are any topics you’d like to see discussed, or questions for Jason even, drop them in the comments below.

Otto will join the WP Late Night crew for tonight’s episode

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The world-famous Otto — of ottopress.com, Audrey Capital, WordPress.org, and awesome plugin fame — will join the regular WP Late Night crew for the podcast tonight. Potential discussion topics include WordPress 3.4, the recent updates to WordPress.org, or even the quality of the BBQ he enjoyed the last week in Memphis.

Join the live stream and chatroom tonight at 8pm EDT on the WPCandy Stream. If you have any questions or topics you’d like to hear us discuss with Otto, you can leave them in the comments below.

Podcast sponsorship available this week

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About a month ago I began accepting podcast sponsorships for the WordPress podcasts we publish here on the blog. This week is the first available sponsorship slot since that announcement.

If you’d like to support the shows on WPCandy and want to reach a very interested community of WordPress users and developers, see the advertising page and get in touch. That page also includes up to date statistics on episode downloads.

Speaking of podcasts, there will be a slew of them going up later today. We rescheduled WP Late Night to tonight, and we also have the standard Weekly Theme Show and WPCandy Podcast recording times. I’d say it will be a good day for fans of WordPress audio.

Have any questions for the BuddyPress Core team?

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This week’s WPCandy Roundtable will be filled with BuddyPress Core developers: John James Jacoby, Boone Gorges, and Paul Gibbs will be sitting down to chat. If you caught last week’s show with the marketplace theme developers, you’ll know a thing or two about what to expect tomorrow afternoon.

We’ll be streaming the Roundtable on the WPCandy Stream at 2pm EDT (18 UTC) with the chatroom buzzing if you’d like to swing by and get your question answered by the group.

Speaking of questions, if you have one (or a few) that you’d like to see posed to these BuddyPress pros leave it in the comments below. Make ’em good ones!

New Roundtable Podcast recording today at 2pm EDT

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Today I’m excited to introduce a new feature on WPCandy: The Roundtable Podcast, a weekly WordPress panel of experts. Each Thursday afternoon I’ll be sitting down with a new group of true professionals to quiz them on what they do and how they do it.

This week (or rather, today) the panel consists of developers Mike McAlister, Jake Caputo, Chris Molitor, and Pippin Williamson. The topics on the table are developing for theme and plugin marketplaces, building a brand yourself, and (very likely) dragons.

Join us for the Roundtable Podcast recording today at 2pm EDT on the WPCandy Stream. If you have any questions or topics you’d be interested in these gents tackling, just leave it in the comments and I’ll add it to the list.

Don’t forget to head over to the WPCandy Stream at 2pm EDT today!