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105 – Rebecca Gill and her amazing life; flourishing from adversity

105 - Rebecca Gill and her amazing life

This is a little bit of a departure for us today because we take a deep dive into the life of our guest – Rebecca Gill. Typically on the podcast we chat about plugins and themes and talk to developers about their ideas and their code. Not today, well not just that today! Today we listen to the story of how life has shaped Rebecca, and I can tell you that so much has happened to her that it’s amazing that she’s still able to get up in the morning. Many people faced with a poor start never recover from it, but others seem to be able to rise above it, they have a tenacity that enables them to keep going, to take charge of their own destiny and to flourish. Rebecca chose to flourish. Find out how…

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104 – UX… What on earth is it?

104 - UX... What on earth is it?

We talk to Paul Lacey and discuss with him what UI is. Both David and I work as independent freelancers and this means that we have a process that has worked for us over time. Paul however is part of a growing agency called DickieBirds and this means that he has to think about all this more than we do. It’s a wide ranging discussion which might resonate with you if you are working with WordPress to create client sites. We know that other people who are really successful follow a whole bunch of processes which makes their life easier. I don’t, but Paul does, so listen in…

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103 – Adam Preiser talks about making eCommerce easy with CartFlows

103 - Adam Preiser talks about making eCommerce easy with CartFlows

This week on the podcast we have a man that I have no doubt that you’ve seen before? He’s got a very popular YouTube channel called WP Crafter. It’s a channel in which Adam creates videos explaining how WordPress plugins and themes work. It’s really popular, like really popular. Okay so that’s why you’ve heard of him, but it’s not why he’s on the podcast today. The reason that he’s on is because of a new and interesting plugin that he’s selling called CartFlows which is going to change the way that you do eCommerce. Find out more…

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102 – It’s time for us to quit

WP Builds Podcast - Episode 101 - It's time for us to quit

We all have things in our lives that we want to quit, but we’re limiting this conversation to your work as a WordPress professional and the moments in the day when you start to do things that you know that you shouldn’t! Perhaps it’s too much Facebook. You’ve set up email notifications to appear, and appear they do, with alarming regularity. Several time an hour you get pinged and go to read what you hope will be something of weight and importance. We’re all guilty of it, as Mark Zuckerberg’s accountant can testify. Or perhaps it’s trying to keep up with the latest trends, or time wasting, or office hour or podcasting!

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101 – Matt Mullenweg… Why Gutenberg? And why now?

Matt Mullenweg - WP Builds Podcast - Episode 101

Today we welcome Matt Mullenweg on to the WP Builds podcast. Matt has been using WordPress as long as anyone else, with one exception! He is the co-founder of WordPress along with Mike Little, so he knows a thing or two. We talk about Gutenberg, why Matt thinks that we need it, and why we need it now. We go on to chat about how it’s divided the WordPress community, especially from the perspective of users with accessibility needs. We finish with a discussion about how the community can reunite after this ‘schism’ and what Matt thinks of the recent ClassicPress fork of WordPress.

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100 – The LIVE (disaster) podcast!

WP Builds - Webinar - Episode 100 Live

In this LIVE Webinar we celebrate the 100th episode of the WP Builds podcast! It was a bit of a technological disaster! David Waumsley and I both got kicked out of the webinar before it had started and then we in a webinar all alone for 28 minutes as the webinar tech support worked out what went wrong. Jim and David McCan held the fort until we returned – very cool! We discussed what we think are the things that will happen in WordPress over the next two years or so. It’s a bit of a ramble, but I can promise you that next week we’ll be back to normal!!! Who’d have thought that we’d get this far? Who cares that we did anyway! Thanks for sticking with us!

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99 – Help your clients to help you with a Client Portal – Laura Elizabeth explains

99 - Help your clients to help you with a Client Portal - Laura Elizabeth explains

Today, we get to meet Laura Elizabeth. She’s a designer turned plugin creator that has some good ideas for you! Like I say, she’s a designer and her latest product, Client Portal, is a great way to help you and your clients to stay on the same page. If you build WordPress websites for clients, then I think that you’ll know this problem… you get out of sync with your clients and all the communication seems to go all over the place. Some people want you to send them email, others would rather that you use Slack or Dropbox or Google Drive or some other system that you’ve never heard of! The long and the short of it is that you’ve got many clients all needing you to communicate with them in a variety of ways and Client Portal makes that process much easier!

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98 – Carrie Dils talks about why she loves WordPress and how you can use it

98 - Carrie Dils talks about why she loves WordPress and how you can use it

There are some people that you’re drawn towards aren’t there? People that you like to listen to, people that you like to read about. When I started to use WordPress a few years ago, I was constantly on the lookout for people who were producing great content that I could consume to further my understanding of how WordPress worked and of how I could make it do what I wanted it to do.I’m sure that you have your list of people who fill this criteria, the people that you want to listen to and read about? Carrie Dils is one of those people for me. She’s be creating content in the WordPress space for ages and not just that, she’s been producing a whole load of different forms of content.

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97 – What is cold calling and should I be doing it with Jim Galiano?

97 - What is cold calling and should I be doing it?

I don’t know you, but I know for an absolute fact that I’m hopeless at marketing. I’m not very good at it and it find it really hard to do, or to get excited about. It’s a something that I’ve struggled with for a long time. I’m lucky in that I have enough work (right now) to keep me going and it comes my way largely through word of mouth. Because I’m a study in mediocrity, this is fine by me; I have not needed to market too much to keep my head above the water. But I’m hoping that you’re not as satisfied with mediocre, as I am – you’re a get-up-and-got type aren’t you? You want more out of life than I do? Well guess what, you’re going to have to market yourself in order to get, because you can be sure that competitors will.

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96 – Show me my data! Query Wrangler with Jonathan Daggerhart

96 - Show me my data! Query Wrangler with Jonathan Daggerhart

If you’re a regular listener to the podcast then you’ll know that I was once a heavy user of Drupal. The reason for this is simple, Drupal is really rather awesome. I know that this is a WordPress podcast, but there’s just no denying it; Drupal does heaps and heaps of stuff really well, and dare I say it… sometimes better than WordPress does! Okay, now you can put those pitchforks away, ‘cos I’m not trying to convert you over to Drupal, because, after all, I left and don’t use it anymore. Drupal has a module (aka plugin) called Views, and I’m not exaggerating to say that it’s very very very cool indeed. When I came to WordPress, I could not understand why there was nothing like Views. Something that you could point, and click at and get data out. Until I discovered Query Wrangler by Jonathan Daggerhart…

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