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I’m not very good in the real world! Get me away from my little office and my screens and I’m all ‘out-at-sea’! I have to suddenly communicate with people and interact; I cannot click a button and get an expected response from other people. People, unlike code, are just so darn unpredictable. They do what they want and have hidden thoughts and expectations. If you’ve been building websites for clients for any length of time, you’ll know that your clients can be your best friend and your worse nightmare. They want things they didn’t communicate to you. So it goes! Erin Flynn is here to help you sort this mess out.
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On the podcast this week we have not one, but two guests! They’ve come on to talk about the work that they’ve been doing to keep the amazingly popular WordPress theme GeneratePress up to date and relevant. Those two people are Tom Usborne, the lead developer from GeneratePress, and Paul Lacey, a long time user of the theme who runs , a WordPress agency based in the UK. Tom thought that it was time to add a new feature called “GeneratePress Sites” and it will allow you chose from a range of pre-designed sites, click a button and import those site’s designs and pages.
Two for the price of one! That’s what this episode feels like, because not only do I get to interview Clark Marshall from Blue Dog Digital, but I also get to interview our very own David Waumsley, AT THE SAME TIME! The reason that we have them both on the show is that both Clark and David have made some very important decisions about how they would like their lives to pan out. They decided to become ‘Digital Nomads’. This, to me, evokes thoughts of great pioneers; people who are brave enough to reject the 9-to-5 lifestyles that most of us moan about, but put up with.
In this episode of the WP Builds podcast we chat to Pia Silva from badassyourbrand.com. She’s a New Yorker with a whole load of energy and is a lady on a mission to “Bad Ass Your Brand”. It’s the title of her book as well as her philosophy to create a brand for your company. It’s definitely not about just growing your agency; more staff, more contracts more… everything. It’s about cutting things out of your business and making it very specifically the place that you want to work. It’s about trying to do less work, to get paid more and have a little more time off.
This week we chat to the man who in the world of WordPress needs no introduction… Troy Dean. He’s become an important figure in our community and is a great podcast guest who has a lot of great advice. Of course, you’ll know about Troy from his very successful projects such as WP Elevation and Rock Star Empires. His courses have inspired many people (me included) to really take a long look at their WordPress businesses and think about how they could become more profitable. He’s a great speaker, with that rare ability to speak at great length and be authoritative at the same time.
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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.
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.