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133 – Helping coders run successful businesses with Hahna Kane Latonick

Helping coders run successful businesses with Hahna Kane Latonick - WP Builds WordPress Podcast

In this episode of the WP Builds WordPress podcast we chat to Hahna Kane Latonick. She has a background as a software engineer but decided some time ago that what she really wanted to do was to help coders and developers to run their businesses more successfully. We all know that running a business is not the same thing as being a great developer and so Hahna is here to give you the guidance and support that you might need to both at the same time.

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132 – Working when there are other things to do

Working when there are other things to do - WP Builds WordPress Podcast

So this episode is a little bit of a departure for us, in that it’s much more personal than usual, and has very little to do with WordPress, so forgive us! When we decided to cover this topic, I (Nathan) was thinking that we’d be talking about the things in life my non-work life that I have to do, sometimes in opposition to my work life.

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131 – Stroke and poke your clients to keep you sane with Hannah Smith

Stroke the poke your clients to keep you sane with Hannah Smith - WP Builds WordPress Podcast

If you’ve work with WordPress websites for client you’ll know that one of the hardest parts of the job is successfully communicating with clients. Today, Hannah Smith talks about her approach for doing just that. It’s a really interesting take on how you can try to keep your clients happy all the time, but that’s realistically possible and there’s going to be times when you need to push back and say “no”. It’s an interesting talk with some fresh perspectives in this important business area.

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130 – Personality types – finding the right client for you

- Personality types - finding the right client for you - WP Builds WordPress Podcast

Have you ever thought about the fact that your personality has a direct impact upon how successful you are? Your personality type might make you better at some tasks that others and if you’re building WordPress websites for your clients, it might also affect the way that you interact with them too, and have a real impact upon their success and failure. Join us as we discuss this topic; we’re not experts and are just scratching the surface, but it’s really interesting what we uncover.

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129 – How Beaver Team can speed up your Beaver Builder WordPress website builds

How Beaver Team can speed up your Beaver Builder WordPress website builds - WP Builds WordPress Podcast

If you’re a Beaver Builder users then you’ll know that there are some tasks that you have to perform over and over again when building a website for a client. It’s perfectly okay, but Tom Carless thought that it would be better if there was a way to make repetitive tasks go away, so he built Beaver Team Pro. Want to update all those reds to green in one click, yes, want to make all specific button have an icon, yes! It’s a great plugin that will save you (and your agency) heaps of time and money…

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128 – Getting content from clients

Getting content from clients - WP Builds WordPress Podcast

Do you struggle getting content from your clients when you’re building them a WordPress website? Well, you’re not alone. We all do. There are so many things that you need from them and so many ways that miscommunication can result. Even if your processes are battle hardened, chances are that they still tested from time to time. So how do you get images, copy and all the rest of it from your clients. Nathan and David discuss it, but don’t expect any perfect solution from us…

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127 – The importance of keeping logs from your WordPress websites with Robert Abela

The importance of keeping logs from your WordPress websites with Robert Abela - WP Builds WordPress Podcast

Have you ever had a problem with your WordPress website that you could not figure out. Something appears to have been deleted, something suspicious appears to be happening but your cannot really be sure. WP Security Audit Log is a WordPress plugin that creates logs for just about everything on your site. It will enable you to work out exactly what went wrong and hopefully give you a let up in getting the site back up and running in the least time possible.

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126 – Is web design dead?

Is web design dead? - WP Builds WordPress podcast

Web design is dead. There’s no doubt about it. The tools that we have now are so easy to use, there’s literally zero barrier to entry. Within a week, you can a great website up and running even if you’ve never used the internet before. Mmm… You’re the expert, these tools are only easy to you because you’ve worked hard at getting to know them. Then there’s marketing, funnels, hosting updates. You know what, perhaps we’re safe after all. This stuff is actually quite hard you know!

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125 – Making your WordPress website multilingual with Amir Helzer from WPML

Making your WordPress website multilingual with Amir Helzer from WPML - WP Builds WordPress podcast

In this day and age where websites are collections of content in a database, there is no reason at all that this content cannot be translated into other languages and presented to people who speak those languages. In fact, I’d be able to make a fair compelling argument that it’s a really good idea to translate your website into a variety of languages if there’s a market outside of your first language to do so. WPML allows you to do that quickly and easily…

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124 – How do we put our prices up?

How do we put our prices up? - WP Builds WordPress podcast

In this episode David and I talk about the subject of pricing and in particular the thorny subject of putting prices up. We get started with a chat about what systems we use to actually receive payments from clients, PayPal, Stripe and good old fashioned bank transfers. We then move on to discuss what we’ve done in the past to up our rates. It turns out that maybe we need your help with this as there are so many areas where we’re not sure what to do…

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