181 - How to visually build your WordPress translations with TranslatePress - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast

Using WordPress and want to offer multiple languages? TranspatePress is a super simple, visual way to do that. Point, click, type, save, done! Easy as that. It’s like a Page Builder for translations. You can translate anything on the page, post or ever WooCommerce products. There’s a ton in the free version, but we also talk about the premium options which you can purchase too. It’s a very mature offering and seems like a great WordPress translation solution. Check out the WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast to find out more about it and how it works…

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180 - WooCommerce v other options - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast

I don’t do eCommerce! So when David suggested that we carry about a debate about WooCommerce v’s other options, it was pretty clear which side of the fence I was going to defending! The opening of the podcast is about whether or not you should be involved with eCommerce at all. Yes, I know that lots of your clients want it, and there’s decent money to be had from building such sites, but there’s also the strain and stress that eCommerce websites bring that no others do. Upgrades can be problematic, restoring from a backup after something goes wrong, with orders still coming in is a nightmare, and it’s likely the only kind of website that you’re going to build which your clients are going to poking about in every single day – they break things and then, well, you know who they turn to for help! So just don’t do eCommerce… period! David diagrees, so I ought to let him have his say too, so listen to the podcast to find out wht he thinks…

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178 - Hosting clients v's not hosting clients - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast

We are talking about website hosting. Email hosting seems like a whole other debate, so we’re going to avoid that altogther. This is just about hosting, and whether it is worth the hassle of getting your clients to have their hosting through you, or if it’s better to just let them sort that out for yourself, leaving you to worry about building websites instead. There is money in them thar’ hills though, so perhaps it’s worth considering. Then again, it’s a real pain the neck when things go wrong, and they will go wrong. So, what should you do, well, listen to the podcast of course!

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WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast - 177 - Pro WaaS a.k.a. websites as a service with Michael Short

So a couple of years ago the concept of WaaS (website as a service) started up, and we covered it quite a bit, we talked about WP Ultimo and did some live demos as well. The concept is simple, you create some templates for websites, most likely in a niche that you’ve identified, and you put them up for sale. People can come to your WaaS and they can get a site spun up that they can start using right away. Micheal Short saw this and decided that he could extend this, and so WaaS Pro was born. Micheal talks on the podcast about how his solution can greatly inprove your WaaS offering…

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WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast - 176 - Lifetime Deals v Subscriptions

Today, the podcast about whether we should make use of lifetime deals or be happy to pay a recurring subscription for our WordPress plugins. We shall be mostly looking from the perspective of WordPress implementers. Folks like us who have clients who rely on us, who rely on developers to keep our site running smoothly… and to an extent move with the times. There’s quite a few arguments in favour of both, which is quite surprising! It’s not all about saving money and although it’s great to get a good deal upfront, does this offer the developer of the plugin the financial security and motivation to keep development up to date and bug free? Anyway, lots to talk about so go have a listen.

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