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192 – WordPress V other blogging platforms
Is WordPress the best option for bloggers or do some of the rival services offer a better set of features and ease of use? This argument is not as simple as you might think. I know that we’re all into WordPress, but perhaps we need to get some distance and see what the competition is actually doing. Perhaps they have some unique options that WordPress does not have? Perhaps the simplicity is what draws people in, a stripped back set of features that allows you to do what you want and then get out of there – no plugin and theme updates, no security problems, no things breaking that you don’t know how to fix. There’s quite a bit in the WordPress rival’s favour it turns out! Find out our thoughts on the WP Builds podcast…
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You need maps on a website like you need butter on toast. I really struggle to think of too many projects that I’ve built where the client did not want a maps show there business location. It might be that you can get away with a simple Google maps embed, but what if you want something more complex? Well, there’s a plugin for that called MapsMarker and it’s the topic of the podcast today. Robert Harm, the plugin developer is here to tell us all about it, and when I say ‘all’, there’s honestly a lot to say. This plugin can do lots! Listen to the podcast to find out what…
If you’ve been building WordPress websites for any length of time, then you know this debate inside out. Should you get all the content from the client before you start the project? The answer is not as simple as you think. There are so many factors at play. Clients who just don’t know what they want until they see it. Clients who don’t understand your processes. Perhaps you even prefer to iterate your designs as the prject wears on and like the possibility to adapt what the client needs as you go. You might even take of the whole thing and say that you’ll supply content and they can overwrite it at a later date when they’re ready. Whatever the case may be, you don’t want to be help up getting the website built, shipped and paid for because of content! So what’s the best appraoch? Find out what we thing on the WP Builds podcast today…
I got into building WordPress websites because I like building websites. Now that is a breathtaking insight I know! But it’s important to think about this for a minute. I have no metrics on this, but I know for certain that I spend quite a but of my week just patching up and maintaining websites that I’ve already built. This is covered by my care plans but I’m not all that sure how profitable my WordPress website care plans are, one month I might do very little, another, I’m inundated! Today on the WP Builds Podcast we have Brad Morrison from GoWP who is here to tell us how they can take this support burden away from you. They’ll do all the maintainance, support, updating and content edits for you. Their new service will even build your webpages for you! Have a listen and see if it’s for you…
This week on the WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast we talk about the subject of static hosting. You’ve used hosting for years, you know how it works and how to make it work. You’re happy. And then people start talking about a clever new way of hosting – static hosting and you’ve got to throw most of that knowledge out of the window! So… why…? Because it’s fast, secure and new, that’s why! There really are some major advantages, but there’s also some real disadvantages that you need to mindful of; things that might make it a non starter for you and your WordPress website building business. Join us on the podcast today as we talk this whole process through from both sides and see if static hosting is a things that either of us will take on or just some passing technology that’s great, but not for us…
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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.
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.