Fresh WP Goodness...

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

but not with a knife, because we, erm... chop things up with our podcast.

So, WP Builds is like a big choppy, podcasty knife.

Our latest episodes...

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.

32 – Tom Usborne from GeneratePress

This is an episode that I really wanted to do. Generate Press is a WordPress theme that I’ve been using for quite a while now, and it’s my theme of choice. The options that it presents are powerful and yet the theme itself if very lightweight. Hooks galore, tasteful defaults, in short a great WordPress theme.

31 – What the heck are WooCommerce doing?

Today we had a carefully considered and mature debate about the removal of the 50% yearly discount on Woocommerce extensions. We also recorded today’s podcast which … erm… is not entirely like that. LISTENER DISCRETION IS STRONGLY ADVISED. That’s not because we use rude words… Nah, it’s simply that no-one can resist a warning and we don’t have an interesting guest for you this week.

30 – Jack McConnell from Made with Fuel

Today we have the hugely talented, young and successful Jack McConnell from Made with Fuel on the show.

Made with Fuel is one-man WordPress web design and development agency based in Bath in the UK that focus on Websites, Online Stores and Membership Sites.

He also makes plugins like Better Notifications for WordPress among others. In this episode he shares his experience of that.

29 – Being an online marketing consultant with Jim Galiano

How do we introduce Jim Galiano? Galiano (you need to say that like you’re Robert De Niro), New Yorker accent, grandfather in the boxing business, connections with entertainers. We know what you’re thinking… mafia support… Jim is an online consultant and author who started years ago and has loads to share.

28 – How to stay relevant in WordPress with Eric Hamm

This theme then transitioned into the very popular Dynamik Website Builder (a customizable Child theme for the Genesis Framework) and Genesis Extender (a tool to help customize other Genesis Child theme). “Yeah dude now we’re talking… Frameworks are cosmic!”. Years of blissful happiness ensued.

Doug Belchamber

"You cured my insomnia"

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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