247 – ‘T’ is for Themes

'T' is for Themes - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #247

WordPress themes are crucial, you have to have one, but will they continue to be so in an era of Full Site Editing? We talk on the podcast today about the WordPress themes that we’ve used over the years. Starting out by being beguiled by themes which could do all-the-things, then moving towards theme frameworks and minimal themes which allowed some basic styling, but then got out of the way of our Page Builder so that we could create headers and footers that way. Which themes do we like and what do we think the future holds with themes appearing to be of less importance in WordPress’ future. Are you exploring new themes? Are you a theme developer worried about the direction of travel? Listen to the podcast and let us know your thoughts…

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240 – ‘P’ is for Plugins

'P' is for Plugins - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #240

WordPress plugins… there are so many to choose from, but it’s perhaps the fact that they exist that makes WordPress the huge success that it is. So what’s the point of a plugin and how do they differ from themes. Will blocks be a replacement in the future? We get into the subject of what are the ‘essential’ plugins that we think every WordPress site needs and which ones we have earmarked as our favourites. This discussion could have gone on for hours, but thankfully it didn’t! Find out what we think about WordPress plugins in the podcast today…

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183 – How I have evolved my Wallace Inline WordPress plugin

How I have evolved my Wallace Inline WordPress plugin #183 - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast

If you’re the kind of person who likes to make sure that the website that you hand over to your clients is safe from their clumsy hands, then your might be interested in the podcast today. Wallace Inline is a great tool for making it really easy for people to update their website content. The idea is that you find a place on the page that you want to edit, and you click on it and alter it right there without the need to go into the settings for the module / element. Bradley Kirby comes on the WP Builds Podcast today to talk about what’s new with the plugin and how it might save you time when dealing with clients. Check it out.

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174 – WordPress Page Builders V SaaS Page Builders

174 - WordPress Page Builders V SaaS Page Builders - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast

This is the WordPress.org page builders i.e. Beaver Builder, Elementor, Divi, Oxygen, Brizy etc, against Wix, Weebly, Squarespace etc. In this debate we’re talking about building a standard brochure sites that may need a blog or a shopping cart. So it’s not about building out a complex, bespoke site that has masses of unique features. It’s about something that’s simple and can be done with the native features in the Page Builders. We debate the pros of using both types of page builders and learn some truths along the way…

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