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56 – A great way to think about writing copy with Regina Tuzzolino – Part 2

Last week we introduced you to Regina Tuzzolino and her remarkable approach to writing copy. Well, in this, the second part of the interview, Regina unpacks the ways that this method can be applied to web site copy. It’s such an innovative way to tackle what many of us don’t really like doing. Not only do we not have the required skills, but we’re often more focussed upon the way that a site looks and less upon the impact of the language that we use.

55 – A great way to think about writing copy with Regina Tuzzolino – Part 1

So web copy is hard to do. Some of you might be experts, but most of us are not! We struggle to find a way to make copy that is engaging and innovative; something that people will want to read. Regina has a wonderful take on how to create successful copy through her step-by-step process. It’s called the ‘Hero’s Journey’, a 12 step method of breaking down ideas into something meaningful which will resonate well with people.

54 – Why choose WP Engine with Edmund Turbin

In the episode we talk to Edmund Turbin about WP Engine and why you might consider it if you’re in the game for a hosting provider. I’m sure that you’ve heard of WP Engine before, but if you haven’t, they’re a WordPress specific host who do WordPress and nothing else. They have been experiencing amazing growth since they were founded, and it says a lot about the WordPress ecosystem that services such as this can thrive.

53 – How to get paid more with Brent Weaver – Part 2

Discussion – David and Nathan discuss whether or not it’s a good idea to automatically update your plugins.
Interview – How to get paid more with Brent Weaver – Part 2. Last week we were introduced to Brent Weaver from uGurus. We learned about his business and how he aims to assist businesses achieve higher fees and become more profitable. This week is a little different, because we’re delving more into Brent (the man) and not Brent (the business man)! Does that make sense?

52 – How to get paid more with Brent Weaver – Part 1

In this episode of the podcast we talk to Brent Weaver from uGurus. He’s an exceptionally thoughtful mentor for people who would like to see an upturn in their web design business. uGurus has been going for many years and has helped loads of agencies both big and small to increase their fees. I guess that there is no magic sauce for this kind of thing, but what you’ll be gaining is the combined experience of people who have struggled through this problem before.

51 – What’s your design process?

In this episode we talk a lot at the beginning about the fact that we’re going to be making some changes to the podcast over the coming weeks. We also talk about what processes we follow when we work. In the light of all the tools that we have available to us these days, what we do / use to get a site from proposal to completion. Now, we’re not saying that you should follow what we do, as we know that it’s likely hopeless, but we’re telling you anyway so that you can tear us down and make us feel inadequate!

50 – Getting more sales with Chris Mason from WooCurve

This week we chat to Chris Mason, the founder of a few plugins which extend WooCommerce. Making sales on the internet can be hard, and it’s made more difficult if the checkout process is not optimised as much as possible. If you run a WooCommerce store then you’ll know that the checkout process, whilst perfectly okay, doesn’t really allow you to upsell items. Well, WooCurve aims to make that a reality.

49 – WordPress and where it’s headed with Matt Medeiros

So you’ve heard of Matt Medeiros before, you know that you have. He’s the guy that does The Matt Report, a podcast that delivers great content to business owners who are using WordPress. He’s all over the internet all the time, writing great articles and making useful videos teaching people how to use WordPress. He’s full of energy in a way that most of us could only dream of! Great episode from start to finish!

48 – Ladies and gentlemen, Lee Jackson

In this episode of the WP Builds we talk to the one and only Lee Jackson. If you’ve not heard of Lee before, then, frankly, it’s high time that you did! In fact, if you’ve not heard of Lee, I wonder if you should get your eyes or ears tested, because he’s making so much content it’s like he’s actually part of the internet itself! He makes a great podcast, runs a successful agency, makes lots of video content. I wonder if he sleeps?

47 – Taking online payments, simply, with Phil Derksen from WP Simple Pay

If you’ve been using the internet lately (ha!), you’ll know that people use it to buy and sell things! Wow, amazing! Turns out that taking payments online is a seriously difficult thing to do, difficult that is to write the secure code that will ensure that transactions processed properly. Phil has built a WordPress plugin that allows you to really easily get up and running with Stripe payments.

46 – Being awesome with WordPress without coding with Kim Doyal

Today we have Kim Doyal, aka The WordPress Chick, on the podcast. I don’t think that it’s entirely possible that you’ve not heard of her before if you’ve been in the WordPress space for any length of time! She a powerhouse of energy and enthusiasm and has been pushing put content at a breathtaking rate day after day, year after year. Does she ever sleep, no! Is she great, YES!

45 – Running multiple successful WordPress businesses with Gin McInneny from WP Elevation

Today we talk Gin McInneny, an Aussie who is well worth listening to. I’m sure that you’ll have heard of some of the projects that she’s working on. Gin is a central person in the running of WP Elevation, a community of WordPress professionals; making sure that their WordPress businesses are super effective.

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Mike Killen

"WP Builds is the pub WordPress podcast. Easy to listen to, great advice and a good place to catch up and talk nonsense. I love it."

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Vaughan Simons

"WP Builds has rapidly become my favourite WordPress podcast. I love its thoughtful discussions about so many aspects of working with WP, combined with an irreverent sense of humour. And it's incredible to realise that Nathan and David play the cheesy closing music live at the end of each episode with the accompaniment of the WP Builds House Band. That's real dedication."

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Richard Aronson

"There’s a lot of great WordPress information floating around on the internet, almost too much. Instead of freaking out, trying to find it all, I’ve settled on a few podcasts they really keep me informed. WPBuilds is at the top of my list. Nathan and David do a great job hosting. Plus the cheesy music makes me feel all warm inside."

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Piccia Neri WP

"I love WP Builds because it gives me WP news so I don't have to read WP Tavern. David and Nathan invariably interview the creators of the tools I love the most, and that's also great and so useful. Plus, WP Builds has the absolute BEST intro music of any podcast in the world. AND they make me laugh. And last but by no means least, I won a lifetime Project Huddle subscription in the latest WP Builds amazing contest! Woop-woop! What's not to love! Listen up, you crazy fools. You NEED WP-Builds."

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Kyle Van Deusen

"WP Builds has helped me grow and expand my business. I learn so much, and love having new friends "across the pond". So throw another shrimp on the barby, or whatever you say over there."

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Fayaz Ahmed

"Podcasts bore me, so I seldom listen to them if any at all. To be honest, WP Builds podcasts are the only podcasts I've listened to for the past several months. All the best guys"

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Anthony Jones

"WP Builds has the right mix of high value content and god-awful jokes and music. What's not to love?"

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Paul W. Pyle

"I only manage four websites, so why would I want to listen to WPBuilds? Well...for the techy news; the witty repertoire; the great information; the great guests; and to support two guys who are always willing to give of themselves to help someone like me! Lift a pint!"

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Athlone Harris-Compton

"WP Builds is Really good fun, informative, useful to almost everyone in the WordPress ecosystem and above all hosted by two genuine guys. It's my favourite work related podcast!"

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Dave Toomey

"You know that feeling in winter when you get into bed just after you've put on crisp clean sheets and the electric blanket is set just right? That's the feeling I get listening to Nathan & David on the WPBuilds podcast. The excellent content and banter is a surprising bonus. Love it."

What an ugly man!

Nathan Wrigley

"It's utter rubbish!"

David Waumsley

David Waumsley

"I agree with what Nathan said!"

About us

What an ugly man!

Nathan Wrigley

WordPress web site builder

I run a web agency in the UK called Picture and Word. We work almost exclusively with WordPress, but have been know to use Drupal and Magento in the past.

I cannot spell the words, thepis, rangotls, or dufmertin.

David Waumsley

David Waumsley

Lion tamer and liar

I travel, help people make websites and bang on about Beaver Builder on YouTube. I got a silver badge for swimming aged 11.

The designer in me says there should be more words here. 

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