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Our latest episodes...

63 – What’s new and coming for the Beaver Builder Page Builder with Robby McCullough

So many of you are now using a Page Builder, admit it! Honestly, why wouldn’t you, they are such a great way to cut hours of time out of the development process of your WordPress web site. Well, I’m sure that you’ve heard of Beaver Builder, one of the Page Builders that you really ought to be using. I could go into all the reasons, but suffice to say that it’s polished, reliable, and as stable as a thing which holds horses! Recently the guys over at Beaver Builder released version 2.0 into the wild and Robby McCullough is here to explain all about it.

62 – How to make sure that your site is really safe with Akshat Choudhary

Let’s be clear, this is a great story about something that we’d all like to happen to us! So you’re a developer and you come up with an idea that you decide you should build. You really don’t think about whether or not there is a target market and how many potential customers you’re going to have, you just build it because you have the ability to do it. Then, one day, more or less by chance you meet a bunch of people who just happen to know other people who have the ability to make your product a success for you. It’s the stuff of dreams.

61 – Eric Hamm has built a cool new, self hosted IDE for you

It seems that Eric is one of those people who is always creating new things. I’m not exaggerating when I say that, I really do mean that every couple of months he’s trying his hand at something new! Lucky for us, Eric is really rather good at actually delivering new things that are well made and useful, and Instant IDE is no exception. It’s new, but is already a pretty robust product, with autocomplete, tree style directory navigation, colour preferences, in fact pretty much all you could want.

60 – How to create great surveys for your clients with Mark Sinclair from SparkChart

Since the dawn of the internet, it was pretty obvious that if you wanted to do anything other than look at “stuff that other people had put there”, you were going to need forms. You can submit things to a web site and they can then parse that data, do fun things to it and then present it to you in a different way. So now there are forms everywhere! Mark Sinclair explains why SparkChart is a powerhouse survey tool for you and your clients.

59 – Ben Pines, tell us about the future of the Elementor Page Builder – Part 2

The Elementor folk are thinking about the future and how the product is going to evolve over the coming year. The obvious question is how Elementor is going to align with Gutenberg which is now only a few months away. Are Gutenberg and Elementor in opposition or are they going to work in harmony together? What are the plans to introduce an Elementor Theme Builder, and will it be a new product, or an upgrade to the Pro version of the current product? Also, what’s going on in the longer term?

58 – Ben Pines, tell us about the Elementor Page Builder – Part 1

Well, this is going to be a nice treat for all of you folk that like a Page Builder, especially if that Page builder is called Elementor! Elementor has been growing in popularity during 2017 and has established itself as a solid platform with a reputation for being easy to use with a very generous free version. Ben joins us in Part 1 to tell us about how Elementor got to be where it is today. Who worked on it, how did they decide what to include and what to leave out. Well worth a listen.

57 – Why I built an inline editor for Beaver Builder with Bradley Kirby

In this episode we get to meet Bradley Kirby who has a very cool little plugin for Beaver Builder called Wallace Inline. It’s really rather cool, and allows you to update the contents of your Beaver Builder pages without actually using the Beaver Builder dialogue boxes. If you’ve never used Beaver Builder then you need to know that when you edit content on your page, a little box opens up with all the settings for that ‘module’. This plugin changes that and makes editing even more easy!

56 – A great way to think about writing copy with Regina Tuzzolino – Part 2

Last week we introduced you to Regina Tuzzolino and her remarkable approach to writing copy. Well, in this, the second part of the interview, Regina unpacks the ways that this method can be applied to web site copy. It’s such an innovative way to tackle what many of us don’t really like doing. Not only do we not have the required skills, but we’re often more focussed upon the way that a site looks and less upon the impact of the language that we use.

55 – A great way to think about writing copy with Regina Tuzzolino – Part 1

So web copy is hard to do. Some of you might be experts, but most of us are not! We struggle to find a way to make copy that is engaging and innovative; something that people will want to read. Regina has a wonderful take on how to create successful copy through her step-by-step process. It’s called the ‘Hero’s Journey’, a 12 step method of breaking down ideas into something meaningful which will resonate well with people.

54 – Why choose WP Engine with Edmund Turbin

In the episode we talk to Edmund Turbin about WP Engine and why you might consider it if you’re in the game for a hosting provider. I’m sure that you’ve heard of WP Engine before, but if you haven’t, they’re a WordPress specific host who do WordPress and nothing else. They have been experiencing amazing growth since they were founded, and it says a lot about the WordPress ecosystem that services such as this can thrive.

53 – How to get paid more with Brent Weaver – Part 2

Discussion – David and Nathan discuss whether or not it’s a good idea to automatically update your plugins.
Interview – How to get paid more with Brent Weaver – Part 2. Last week we were introduced to Brent Weaver from uGurus. We learned about his business and how he aims to assist businesses achieve higher fees and become more profitable. This week is a little different, because we’re delving more into Brent (the man) and not Brent (the business man)! Does that make sense?

52 – How to get paid more with Brent Weaver – Part 1

In this episode of the podcast we talk to Brent Weaver from uGurus. He’s an exceptionally thoughtful mentor for people who would like to see an upturn in their web design business. uGurus has been going for many years and has helped loads of agencies both big and small to increase their fees. I guess that there is no magic sauce for this kind of thing, but what you’ll be gaining is the combined experience of people who have struggled through this problem before.

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Mike Killen

"WP Builds is the pub WordPress podcast. Easy to listen to, great advice and a good place to catch up and talk nonsense. I love it."

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Vaughan Simons

"WP Builds has rapidly become my favourite WordPress podcast. I love its thoughtful discussions about so many aspects of working with WP, combined with an irreverent sense of humour. And it's incredible to realise that Nathan and David play the cheesy closing music live at the end of each episode with the accompaniment of the WP Builds House Band. That's real dedication."

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Richard Aronson

"There’s a lot of great WordPress information floating around on the internet, almost too much. Instead of freaking out, trying to find it all, I’ve settled on a few podcasts they really keep me informed. WPBuilds is at the top of my list. Nathan and David do a great job hosting. Plus the cheesy music makes me feel all warm inside."

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Piccia Neri WP

"I love WP Builds because it gives me WP news so I don't have to read WP Tavern. David and Nathan invariably interview the creators of the tools I love the most, and that's also great and so useful. Plus, WP Builds has the absolute BEST intro music of any podcast in the world. AND they make me laugh. And last but by no means least, I won a lifetime Project Huddle subscription in the latest WP Builds amazing contest! Woop-woop! What's not to love! Listen up, you crazy fools. You NEED WP-Builds."

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Kyle Van Deusen

"WP Builds has helped me grow and expand my business. I learn so much, and love having new friends "across the pond". So throw another shrimp on the barby, or whatever you say over there."

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Fayaz Ahmed

"Podcasts bore me, so I seldom listen to them if any at all. To be honest, WP Builds podcasts are the only podcasts I've listened to for the past several months. All the best guys"

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Anthony Jones

"WP Builds has the right mix of high value content and god-awful jokes and music. What's not to love?"

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Paul W. Pyle

"I only manage four websites, so why would I want to listen to WPBuilds? Well...for the techy news; the witty repertoire; the great information; the great guests; and to support two guys who are always willing to give of themselves to help someone like me! Lift a pint!"

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Athlone Harris-Compton

"WP Builds is Really good fun, informative, useful to almost everyone in the WordPress ecosystem and above all hosted by two genuine guys. It's my favourite work related podcast!"

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Dave Toomey

"You know that feeling in winter when you get into bed just after you've put on crisp clean sheets and the electric blanket is set just right? That's the feeling I get listening to Nathan & David on the WPBuilds podcast. The excellent content and banter is a surprising bonus. Love it."

What an ugly man!

Nathan Wrigley

"It's utter rubbish!"

David Waumsley

David Waumsley

"I agree with what Nathan said!"

About us

What an ugly man!

Nathan Wrigley

WordPress web site builder

I run a web agency in the UK called Picture and Word. We work almost exclusively with WordPress, but have been know to use Drupal and Magento in the past.

I cannot spell the words, thepis, rangotls, or dufmertin.

David Waumsley

David Waumsley

Lion tamer and liar

I travel, help people make websites and bang on about Beaver Builder on YouTube. I got a silver badge for swimming aged 11.

The designer in me says there should be more words here. 

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