The WP Minute Rewind July 2022

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The WP Minute Rewind July 2022
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The WP Minute Rewind July 2022
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Daniel Schutzsmith and Matt Medeiros return for a new WP Minute Rewind!

Daniel and Matt will choose 3 of their favorite WordPress news headlines from the previous month to share and expand upon. Join us as they go deeper in this longer format show. If you love WordPress news, like _really_ love WordPress news, this episode is for you!

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