250 – Automated website testing with Ghost Inspector

Automated website testing with Ghost Inspector - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #250

So you have a WordPress website and it’s all built and handed over to the client. You’re done! Hurrah! Wait a minute, you’re not done are you? Chances are that you’ve used some simple tools for uptime monitoring. You know what I mean. The kind of tools that periodically ping your website and report back if the site is still alive. You might even have gone a step further and employed a tool that offers you some sort of visual feedback. It will make sure that the site of yesterday looks like the site of today, and in this way you can be sure that nothing untoward has occurred. But what if you wanted to go a step further? What if you wanted to check all-the-things, and not just make sure that the website is up, but that the website is working. There is a difference! Today we speak to Justin Klemm about Ghost Inspector, which is tool which can do many, many things to make sure that your site is up and working. It’s more options than you can shake a stick and might save you the late night client call, because you knew and fixed things before they even knew about it!

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185 – Why you should automate all-the-things with James Rose

Why you should automate all-the-things with James Rose - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #185

Do you want to remove boring tasks from your life? Those tasks that you know that you have to do, but just wish someone else would do. Well it’s likely that you can automate many of them and James Rose is here to help you do that. He’s not suggesting that you automate everything, but tasks that offer you zero return might as well be done by a robot as by you. His favourite tool is Zapier and he really has delved deep into the platform and its inner workings. So much so that he’s created a course to save you time as you learn how to save time! Check him out on the WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast this week.

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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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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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85 – Create a turnkey website business with WordPress… Matthew Rodela did

85 - Create a turnkey website business with WordPress... Matthew Rodela did

We’ve all had that dream… Create a platform that you can set free unto the world. A platform that will allow you to gather new customers who would like to use your product, even though they’ve never talked to you before. A platform that will automate all the things so that you can sit on a beach drinking expensive cocktails and… erm… you get the (somewhat exaggerated) idea! Seriously though. How many times have you thought about leveraging WordPress so that it could be used a platform that could automate your website building business? I know that I have. Unlike you and I, Matthew Rodela stuck at it and has managed to create a business which pretty much automates the creation of websites and his customer base. He’s leveraging that well known but under explored feature of WordPress – Multisite.

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