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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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123 – Creating WordPress courses with Joe Casabona

123 - Creating WordPress courses with Joe Casabona - WP Builds WordPress podcast

Joe has been in the WordPress space for years and years. Working as a freelancer at the start, then as a member of a large agency. All of that is now behind him and he’s got a whole heap of different things that he’s doing. He’s a podcaster, a creator of videos for himself and for third parties, but perhaps most importantly he’s a creator of online courses in the WordPress space. If you want to find out why he’s so successful then listen to this episode…

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122 – Is our marketing all wrong?

Is our marketing all wrong? - WP Builds WordPress podcast

When you sell your WordPress websites to your clients, do you push the logical or the emotional? Do you talk about technical details or how easy and beautiful it will be? It’s so easy to go down the route of the technical details, the SEO and caching that you’ll put in place – this will all be good, but maybe your clients want to hear about cool it’s going to look and how it’s going to make people stop and marvel at the design. David has a problem and we try to solve it…

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121 – Automate your social postings using Social Web Suite with Tina Todorovic

Automate your social postings using Social Web Suite with Tina Todorovic - WordPress podcast

Do you post your content to multiple social platforms? If you do, I’m almost certain that this task is a little bit on the dull side. Is it isn’t it? It takes time and is repetitive. Social Web Suite is a WordPress plugin that hooks into your social media accounts just waiting for your to publish something. As soon as you do, it gets to work making the social media posting nightmare evaporate – it does it all for you. Check it out.

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120 – Have you got WordPress plugin fatigue?

Have you got WordPress plugin fatigue - WP Builds WordPress podcast

If you’re a WordPress user then you’ve used heaps of plugins in the past. They enable WordPress to do anything don’t they? That’s WordPress’ greatest strength and it’s largest curse! There are so many to choose from, and all that choice leads to plugin fatigue. You never quite know if the plugin that you’re using is ‘the best’ and so you’re constantly on the look out for a newer, shinier plugin. The problem is that this cycle does not have an end…

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119 – Using Groundhogg to self host your email marketing with Adrian Tobey

Using Groundhogg to self host your email marketing with Adrian Tobey - WP Builds

Email marketing is usually the domain of expensive SaaS apps. Well, not any more. With the Groundhogg WordPress plugin you can automate all-the-things from inside your website! It’s got lots of customisation options and works with a visual builder, just like the services that you’re currently using. Adrian comes on to tell us about how it all got started and how the plugin works and what scenarios it might be useful for…

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118 – We know nothing about website pricing

We know nothing about website pricing - WP Builds WordPress podcast

There are so many ways you can get paid for building WordPress websites, and if you’ve been in this industry for any length of time, then you’ve perhaps tried a few out? Do you charge on-off fees or use a model which judges the value that you add to the client’s business? Perhaps you perfer to work on the basis that the website is an ongoing cost and the recurring revenue is really where you should be getting paid? We have no idea which is best, but it’s fun chatting it all though…

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