234 – ‘M’ is for Menus

'M' is for Menus - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #234

Menus are really rather important, although really underrated. They are, after all, the way that we make our way around the websites that we visit. So how should we think about them? At what point to they get discussed (if at all) in the website building process? There’s more than you might think to this conversation… what type of menu works best, how do we add accessibility options into our menus, how do we create our menus and are we going to be using the new capabilities when WordPress’ Full Site Editing enables us to handle the styling of our menus in WordPress core? Have a listen to the podcast and don’t forget to drop a comment if you think that we got anything wrong! Go listen…

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233 – Store your Media Library in the cloud with the Infinite Uploads plugin

Store your Media Library in the cloud with the Infinite Uploads plugin - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #233

Check out the new Infinite Uploads plugin on the WP Builds podcast today. I’m joined by co-founder, Josh Dailey, who explains what it’s all about, which is making your site faster. It sucks up your WordPress Media Library files and puts them in their cloud and serves them from +50 global points of presence… it all looks and behaves the same, it all happens in the background. We get into their tech stack and how they make sure that your media is safe and served up quickly. We also talk about their scalable pricing model and how they avoid vendor lock in by making it easy to download your files at any time. So if you’re interested in making your website media load quickly, this is a must listen…

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232 – ‘L’ is for Loading

'L' is for Loading - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #232

Today we talk about WordPress website page speed and why this is important, how you can measure it and some ideas about what you can do to improve it. There’s quite a lot to say about this, and it’s really timely with Google’s Core Web Vitals (CWV) coming on-stream in the near future. We talk about what CWV is and what it’s measuring, what WordPress loads out of the box, what tools you can use to measure your website page speed as well as what plugins you might consider to address any bottlenecks that you discover. How does hosting play into all this as well. As I say, there’s a lot of ground to cover, so go check out the podcast to see what we think…

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231 – One-click checkout in WooCommerce with PeachPay

One-click checkout in WooCommerce with PeachPay - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #231

PeachPay is a new 1-click-checkout option for your WooCommerce store. It aims to remove some of the friction of getting people to click the ‘buy now’ button by removing multiple steps for people who’ve used PeachPay before. We talk about how it works, debunk some myths, and discuss why you might want to think about add this to your WooCommerce website. If you build eCommerce websites for clients, you need to know about this solution and how it could improve their sales. Go listen…

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230 – ‘K’ is for Killer Tips

'K' is for Killer Tips - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #230

In this episode of the podcast we asked you submit what you thought were some Killer Tips for creating your WordPress websites, and you did not disappoint! So there’s loads of useful little nuggets of information in here, many of them might be new to you. It never ceases to amaze me just how my processes differ from other people doing the exact same job, and how much I could learn from other WordPress professionals. Well in this episode of the podcast, we kinda make that possible! Go check it out!

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229 – Creating Custom Sales Funnels For WooCommerce with LaunchFlows

Creating Custom Sales Funnels For WooCommerce with LaunchFlows - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #229

In today’s world there is no difference between “digital” and “physical” products insofar as the transactional engine of your website is concerned. While it may have been true in the past that certain products like EDD were focused on capabilities for those who sell digitally licensed subscription software, that is no longer a factor, as the capability exists for WooCommerce to do everything. Since WooCommerce is one of the most popular plugins in the entire WordPress ecosystem, why “wouldn’t” anyone use it for all purposes? And that’s what the podcast is about today, a plugin called LaunchFlows which will help you supercharge your WooCommerce store. Go listen…

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228 – ‘J’ is for Jobs

'J' is for Jobs - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #228

This episode is about all the many, many, many jobs that you do each and every time you build a WordPress website for yourself or for a client. There really are so many! I’m not too sure that I do quite as much as David does, because, as you’ll hear, he’s does rather a lot. From setting hosting and email, from forms to security, this episode could have gone on for a long time. Maybe you treat each project individually, or have a template that you keep coming back to. Go listen to the podcast today and tell us what you think…

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227 – Building websites in a day with your team

Building websites in a day with your team - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #227

I’ve often thought about building my WordPress websites on the one day model, it’s got so much going for it. I’ve heard stories of quite a few people who are managing this very effectively. However, it’s always been something that I’ve associated with a single freelancer. I’d always assumed that the margins were pretty tight, and therefore most likely to work with one person. Well, Candy Phelps is on the podcast today to tell me (and you) otherwise! She’s built a business creating websites in a day with a team, and, as you might have guessed, it’s all about the process. If you get the process right from the start, you can make this work, as you’ll have all your ducks in a row, so that there’s no time wasted and every member of your team know what to do and when to do it. It’s pretty interesting to see how this all hangs together. Go listen…

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226 – ‘I’ is for Images

'I' is for Images - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #226

The web is made up of Pictures and Words. Some of those pictures are moving (video), but it’s basically just those two things. We have easy ways to deal with putting photos and other kinds of images onto our WordPress websites with the features that are baked in, but there’s so much more to this topic. What kind of images are the best to use? How many thumbnail sizes should we be storing? Should we be serving our images over a CDN? Is it a good idea to compress our images so that they make a more lean loading experience? Where can we source our images? What software is good for quick alterations to the images that we’ve got. Honestly, there are a dozen more questions, but you get the idea that there’s a lot more to images than meets the eye. Go listen to the podcast to find out more…

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225 – Send amazing curated newsletters with Curated

Send amazing curated newsletters with Curated - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #225

Having a newsletter is one of the best ways that you can communicate with an audience. In fact, I’d go as far as to say, that it’s the best. There’s no third-party platform involved. You are communicating with people who have signed up, and therefore really want to get your content. But, it can be a dull job keeping the content flowing. Today we learn about a SaaS platform which might just make that job a lot less painful. I’ve started to use it and it’s shaved hours out of my week. Go listen to the podcast today to find out more…

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