WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast - #186 - Business liability insurance v's none

If you run a WordPress website business then you’ll likely have had a run in with a client. You need insurance to protect you… don’t you? In this podcast we discuss if it’s really needed or whether it’s something that you can resonably do without. Do people actually take legal action against the people who build their websites, and if so is there anything substantive that they can get from you, or are we just falling for the insurance salesman and his trap of offering cover for things that we don’t really need. Fairly nerdy topic and lots to discuss. Listen to the podcast to find out more…

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Why you should automate all-the-things with James Rose - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #185

Do you want to remove boring tasks from your life? Those tasks that you know that you have to do, but just wish someone else would do. Well it’s likely that you can automate many of them and James Rose is here to help you do that. He’s not suggesting that you automate everything, but tasks that offer you zero return might as well be done by a robot as by you. His favourite tool is Zapier and he really has delved deep into the platform and its inner workings. So much so that he’s created a course to save you time as you learn how to save time! Check him out on the WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast this week.

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184 - Limited client access v's full access - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast

Some WordPress freelancers and agencies give clients full admin access to WordPress. Some give another role, such as the Editor role. What works best for you and your clients? Some completely reconfigure and white label the WordPress dashboard. Some give an Editor role for everyday use and an Admin role so they have ownership. I’m sure there are more variations. Perhaps you’ve changed your position on this over the years, or still have a level of uncertainty. Do you or don’t you want clients to see what’s going on under the hood with their WordPress website? Check out the WP Builds podcast to find out what we think!

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How I have evolved my Wallace Inline WordPress plugin #183 - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast

If you’re the kind of person who likes to make sure that the website that you hand over to your clients is safe from their clumsy hands, then your might be interested in the podcast today. Wallace Inline is a great tool for making it really easy for people to update their website content. The idea is that you find a place on the page that you want to edit, and you click on it and alter it right there without the need to go into the settings for the module / element. Bradley Kirby comes on the WP Builds Podcast today to talk about what’s new with the plugin and how it might save you time when dealing with clients. Check it out.

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Office v home working - 182 - The WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast

Are you a WordPress website builder or developer? If so you’re likely working from one of two locations, home or an office. You might have tried out both in the past, or long for the one that you don’t currently have. In this episode of the WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast we debate the merits of one over the other and there’s a surprising amount to say! Whether you’re happy with your setup but have thought about changing, or if you just want to confirm your decision that your current location is the best… have a listen to the podcast and leave some comments…

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181 - How to visually build your WordPress translations with TranslatePress - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast

Using WordPress and want to offer multiple languages? TranspatePress is a super simple, visual way to do that. Point, click, type, save, done! Easy as that. It’s like a Page Builder for translations. You can translate anything on the page, post or ever WooCommerce products. There’s a ton in the free version, but we also talk about the premium options which you can purchase too. It’s a very mature offering and seems like a great WordPress translation solution. Check out the WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast to find out more about it and how it works…

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180 - WooCommerce v other options - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast

I don’t do eCommerce! So when David suggested that we carry about a debate about WooCommerce v’s other options, it was pretty clear which side of the fence I was going to defending! The opening of the podcast is about whether or not you should be involved with eCommerce at all. Yes, I know that lots of your clients want it, and there’s decent money to be had from building such sites, but there’s also the strain and stress that eCommerce websites bring that no others do. Upgrades can be problematic, restoring from a backup after something goes wrong, with orders still coming in is a nightmare, and it’s likely the only kind of website that you’re going to build which your clients are going to poking about in every single day – they break things and then, well, you know who they turn to for help! So just don’t do eCommerce… period! David diagrees, so I ought to let him have his say too, so listen to the podcast to find out wht he thinks…

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179 - A little look at 10Web hosting - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast

So today on the podcast we’ve got a new hosting provider for you, and that provider is 10Web. They are a platform that is hoping to take care of all of your WordPress needs. The idea is that you set up an account on their platform and then bring in sites that you’ve already created, or use their suite of tools to get you started. I’m seeing more services like this poppnig up all over the place… buy their service, log in, create a website with a Page Builder and have almost no idea that you’re using WordPress at all. Go check out 10Web in the podcast this week.

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178 - Hosting clients v's not hosting clients - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast

We are talking about website hosting. Email hosting seems like a whole other debate, so we’re going to avoid that altogther. This is just about hosting, and whether it is worth the hassle of getting your clients to have their hosting through you, or if it’s better to just let them sort that out for yourself, leaving you to worry about building websites instead. There is money in them thar’ hills though, so perhaps it’s worth considering. Then again, it’s a real pain the neck when things go wrong, and they will go wrong. So, what should you do, well, listen to the podcast of course!

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WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast - 177 - Pro WaaS a.k.a. websites as a service with Michael Short

So a couple of years ago the concept of WaaS (website as a service) started up, and we covered it quite a bit, we talked about WP Ultimo and did some live demos as well. The concept is simple, you create some templates for websites, most likely in a niche that you’ve identified, and you put them up for sale. People can come to your WaaS and they can get a site spun up that they can start using right away. Micheal Short saw this and decided that he could extend this, and so WaaS Pro was born. Micheal talks on the podcast about how his solution can greatly inprove your WaaS offering…

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