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213 – What goes into organising and cancelling a live WordCamp?
We all know that the WordCamps in 2020 got cancelled. This was a good idea because saving lives comes before attending online events, but I thought that it might be a good idea to get someone on the WP Builds podcast to have a chat with us about WordCamps nonetheless. Why, you might ask? Well, can you imagine what it would be like to be a part of a team who had worked extremely hard to get an event like WordCamp Asia, or WordCamp Europe up and running, only to have to cancel it with just a few days and weeks to go? I could not imagine that, and so I talked to someone who could. Someone who has firsthand experience working on a WordCamp and then having to pivot it into an online event. So find out what’s involved in setting up a WordCamp on the podcast today…
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I’m sure that we’ve all had experiences with our WordPress websites where things went wrong; the site was hacked, something got deleted. In most cases we can recover, but if the worst comes to the worst we need a backup to save us. As with all things in the WordPress space, we’re spoiled in the number of backup options available to us. There’s plugins backups, our hosting backups, 3rd party SaaS backups and more. So which should we use? In this episode of the WP Builds Podcast we explore the pros and cons of the different backup types and why you might want to pick one over another. Have a listen to our thoughts on the podcast…
Writing is important. It’s one of the greatest inventions in the history of humanity. In fact, it may very well be the most important. But we can all agree that not all writing is equal. Most of the writing that we create and read has nothing to do with prose. It’s the news that we consume, the recipes we crib from, the information that we study and the emails / letters that we use to communicate. In these situations, it’s important to write in a clear and understandable way. Errors in grammar, spelling and structure stand out and spoil the flow of what you’re trying to get across. So step up ProWritingAid to the rescue! It’s a tool built by Chris Banks, the guest on the podcast today. Listen now to see why he built it and how it might help your own writing.
So this is a new series called the ‘A-Z of WordPress’ in which David and Nathan discuss a topic starting with the next letter of the alphabet. To kick us off, it’s A is for Appointments. WordPress works as a great platform for allowing bookings and appointments. There’s heaps of plugins which will allow you or your clients to sync their calendar, take payments etc. What are those plugins and are they superior to SaaS alternatives? Perhaps you want to integrate an appointment system into your WordPress website, or maybe you want to pay a company to take this process over for you. There’s lots to talk about so join David and Nathan on this new series. Go check out the podcast…
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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.