'F' is for forms - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #220

It’s another of chats in the series called the A-Z of WordPress where we attempt to cover all the major aspects to building and maintaining sites with WP. Today is F for… Forms. We expect most sites to have a contact form. Something that does not require the visitor to launch an email client, but there’s so many other things that forms plugins have brought under their control. Payments, user registration, post creation and much more. We’re also very lucky that the WordPress forms space is so competitive; so many great options to choose from. So today on the podcast we talk about forms, what we’ve used, what we like and what they can be used for. Go check out the podcast…

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'C' is for Caching - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #214

It’s the third in our series of chats called the A-Z of WordPress, where we attempt to cover all the major aspects to building and maintaining sites with WordPress. Today, it’s the letter ‘C’ for Caching (including server side caching, front end caching (plugins) and CDNs. However, we avoid getting too deeply into page load times and scores, which we cover separately on another podcast. So what is the point of caching? What does it do and how might we do it with our WordPress websites. It’s certainly a complex subject, and we don’t have all the answers, but we do surface some good plugins that you might not have heard of. Check out the podcast…

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'B' is for Backups - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #210

I’m sure that we’ve all had experiences with our WordPress websites where things went wrong; the site was hacked, something got deleted. In most cases we can recover, but if the worst comes to the worst we need a backup to save us. As with all things in the WordPress space, we’re spoiled in the number of backup options available to us. There’s plugins backups, our hosting backups, 3rd party SaaS backups and more. So which should we use? In this episode of the WP Builds Podcast we explore the pros and cons of the different backup types and why you might want to pick one over another. Have a listen to our thoughts on the podcast…

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'A' is for Appointments - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #210

So this is a new series called the ‘A-Z of WordPress’ in which David and Nathan discuss a topic starting with the next letter of the alphabet. To kick us off, it’s A is for Appointments. WordPress works as a great platform for allowing bookings and appointments. There’s heaps of plugins which will allow you or your clients to sync their calendar, take payments etc. What are those plugins and are they superior to SaaS alternatives? Perhaps you want to integrate an appointment system into your WordPress website, or maybe you want to pay a company to take this process over for you. There’s lots to talk about so join David and Nathan on this new series. Go check out the podcast…

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