Multiple domains, one WordPress install, you need Landing Kit with Jason Schuller - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #197

Marketers rejoice! WP Landing Kit is a plugin that you’ve wanted for ages and ages and now you have it! It allows you to point all of your domains at one WordPress install! You can then control all of your landing pages from one WordPress install, meaning that you save time on updating it and you can use successful page templates with ease. You might not immediatley see the utility of a plugin like this, but after listening to the podcast, you’ll realsise that it’s a genius idea. Jason Schuller is on the podcast today to talk about how it all works and how you can use it. Go listen…

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Coding v non-coding - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #196

Should you code or just buy plugins, themes and blocks when building your WordPress website? Many people like to know all the code so that they can create sites that so exactly what they want with zero bloat. That’s fine if you’ve got the time and clients who are willing to pay for all that, but these days there’s so many great tools that will enable non-coders to build fantastic WordPress websites. So… to code or not to code, that is the question. Find out what we think on the podcast today…

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Translate your WordPress websites with Weglot - WP Builds Weekly Podcast #195

So this podcast episode is all about translations and how you can do that on your WordPress website. Perhaps you have a legal requirement to have multiple languages on your site, or perhaps you just want to further your reach into different parts of the world. Whatever the reason, doing this stuff manually would be really time consuming. Far better to have a nice, helpful WordPress plugin at hand that will do all the heavy lifting for you. Find out how to that we Weglot on the WP Builds Podcast today…

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Static design v in-browser design #194 - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast

This week was debate whether it’s better to design your WordPress websites with browser based tools like a Page Builder, or use dedicated apps like Figma, Adobe XD or Sketch. Years ago this question was completely absurd. Not only did the tools not exist, but there was almost no conception that the browser might even be capable of image manipulation on the scale that would be needed. Fast forward to today and the tools exist and are excellent. So should you just stay in the browser, educating your clients about WordPress along the way or stay with solutions which have stood the test of time? Find out what we think on the podcast today…

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Helping people to learn WordPress on YouTubeWP - Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #193

Have you ever wanted to start a YouTube Channel related to WordPress content? You’ve seen other people out there making a great success of it and you think that it’s really easy. Paul Charlton is on the WP Builds Podcast today to chat about what it’s really like. It’s a slog at times and you need to keep the content fresh and of a high quality. Paul focusses on Elementor, Brizy, ACF and JetEngine but straying into all sorts of other areas too. His content is of exceptional quality and I highly recommend a listen to the podcast to find out more about how he grew his channel and created a niche for himself educating people about how to use WordPress…

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WordPress V other blogging platforms - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #192

Is WordPress the best option for bloggers or do some of the rival services offer a better set of features and ease of use? This argument is not as simple as you might think. I know that we’re all into WordPress, but perhaps we need to get some distance and see what the competition is actually doing. Perhaps they have some unique options that WordPress does not have? Perhaps the simplicity is what draws people in, a stripped back set of features that allows you to do what you want and then get out of there – no plugin and theme updates, no security problems, no things breaking that you don’t know how to fix. There’s quite a bit in the WordPress rival’s favour it turns out! Find out our thoughts on the WP Builds podcast…

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191 - If you need maps on your WordPress website, MapsMarker has you covered - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #191

You need maps on a website like you need butter on toast. I really struggle to think of too many projects that I’ve built where the client did not want a maps show there business location. It might be that you can get away with a simple Google maps embed, but what if you want something more complex? Well, there’s a plugin for that called MapsMarker and it’s the topic of the podcast today. Robert Harm, the plugin developer is here to tell us all about it, and when I say ‘all’, there’s honestly a lot to say. This plugin can do lots! Listen to the podcast to find out what…

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Content first v content later - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #190

If you’ve been building WordPress websites for any length of time, then you know this debate inside out. Should you get all the content from the client before you start the project? The answer is not as simple as you think. There are so many factors at play. Clients who just don’t know what they want until they see it. Clients who don’t understand your processes. Perhaps you even prefer to iterate your designs as the prject wears on and like the possibility to adapt what the client needs as you go. You might even take of the whole thing and say that you’ll supply content and they can overwrite it at a later date when they’re ready. Whatever the case may be, you don’t want to be help up getting the website built, shipped and paid for because of content! So what’s the best appraoch? Find out what we thing on the WP Builds podcast today…

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Let us take care of your WordPress websites so that you can keep building them - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #189

I got into building WordPress websites because I like building websites. Now that is a breathtaking insight I know! But it’s important to think about this for a minute. I have no metrics on this, but I know for certain that I spend quite a but of my week just patching up and maintaining websites that I’ve already built. This is covered by my care plans but I’m not all that sure how profitable my WordPress website care plans are, one month I might do very little, another, I’m inundated! Today on the WP Builds Podcast we have Brad Morrison from GoWP who is here to tell us how they can take this support burden away from you. They’ll do all the maintainance, support, updating and content edits for you. Their new service will even build your webpages for you! Have a listen and see if it’s for you…

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Headless v's not headless - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #188

This week on the WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast we talk about the subject of static hosting. You’ve used hosting for years, you know how it works and how to make it work. You’re happy. And then people start talking about a clever new way of hosting – static hosting and you’ve got to throw most of that knowledge out of the window! So… why…? Because it’s fast, secure and new, that’s why! There really are some major advantages, but there’s also some real disadvantages that you need to mindful of; things that might make it a non starter for you and your WordPress website building business. Join us on the podcast today as we talk this whole process through from both sides and see if static hosting is a things that either of us will take on or just some passing technology that’s great, but not for us…

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