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chopped up like you would chop up a carrot, or perhaps a turnip...

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Our latest episodes...

44 – How and why to Podcast by Craig Hewitt from Seriously Simple Podcasting

Today we’ve got Craig Hewitt on from Seriously Simple Podcasting. Now this is something that I can really relate to, and if you have (or have ambitions to have) a podcast, then this is going to be worth listening to. Seriously Simple Podcasting makes podcasting, erm… seriously simple! It’s not a joke it really does. Lovely show!

43 – Running a large Facebook group with Dave Toomey

This week we get to meet the man behind the Beaver Builder Facebook group – Dave Toomey. Many of you will know that there is a 8,000 strong group out there, but perhaps you didn’t know that it was not started by the folk over at Beaver Builder, but by a lone Irish fella called Dave Toomey. Turns out that running a large Facebook group involves quite a bit of work.

42 – Build it out of love. The morality of GPL licenses.

In this episode Nathan and David talk about GPL (General Public License). This is the license that allowed the work that was done webblog tool B2 to be used to make WordPress. It’s the licence that allowed WooCommerce to use the entire code of Jigoshop. What does this mean for those of us who built websites professionally with WordPress? How do premium theme and plugin providers survive?

41 – Andre Gagnon from Project Huddle

In this episode we talk to Andre Gagnon from Project Huddle. Andre has been wrestling with the issue that we all face of trying to gain meaningful comments about static designs and website builds. Often, it’s tricky trying to communicate with clients, but he hopes to solve some of that! It’s worth listening to the very end as he’s a really lovely guy with some great advice!

40 – Puneet Sahalot from the Power Pack addon for Beaver Builder

In today’s episode we talk to Puneet Sahalot. He is probably best known as the man behind Power Pack, a Beaver Builder addon pack over at wpbeaveraddons.com. We talk a little bit about what coming up next for PowerPack, but we also talk about two new products, Woo Pack and WP Fomo.

39 – Adam Hempenstall from Better Proposals

In this episode we interview Adam Hempenstall from BetterProposals.io, a company on a mission to make the dull job of writing proposal for your client work as painless as possible. We’ve all been there, you’ve had the client meeting, then you get back to the office to discover that you’ve lost your mojo, because you have to write that proposal and the blank page just kills your will to live! This can help!

38 – How not to talk to WordPress clients

In this weeks episode we discuss the thorny issue of how we communicate with clients; how we communicate our value to clients in the face of stiff competition from the likes of Squarespace and Wix. We talk about the way that we talk to clients and what we do to ensure that they ‘get’ what it is that we’re trying to sell them.

37 – Evaluating WordPress software for website building businesses

We’re always in groups talking about WordPress software, but rarely do we talk about how we evaluate it. That’s what this episode is about. Do we:

Test software for ourselves?
Trust the views of leading influencers?
Follow the majority view?

36 – Marketing Funnels and WordPress with Mike Killen

Whatever I do on the internet these days, I seem to be being followed about by Mike Killen, the guest for this week. I see his face everywhere, posting here, in a sponsored post there, I cannot get away from him. The reason for this is that a) he’s really got an understanding how how to be on my radar with his products and services b) he’s just so damn handsome, so I cannot miss him when he does appear.

35 – Styling your CSS in WordPress with Sebastian Webb from Microthemer

If you’re anything like me you don’t really like styling sites. Well, enter Sebastian web from Microthemer who has a pretty nice way of speeding things up for us all. We’ve all grown accustomed to page builders so why not have a WordPress interface to speed up the process of writing CSS? Microthemer does that!

34 – Why Pods and Beaver Themer are jolly good together, with Bernhard Gronau

Today we are talking about Pods and Beaver Themer with Bernhard Gronau. Where to start? Pod is a free open source plugin available on the WP repository that allows us to easily create Custom Post Types (CPTs) and Custom Fields in WordPress.

33 – Getting content from your client with James Rose

In this episode of the WP Builds podcast we have a slightly different take from the usual WP related content, because this week, we’re talking to James Rose form Content Snare, which has no connection to WordPress at all! However, fear not, all is not lost because this has a great deal to do with your web design and development business.

Doug Belchamber

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Doug Belchamber

"I didn't have anything else to listen to and I was really really bored"

Doug Belchamber

"You drowned out the sound of passing traffic, so that's something"

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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