170 - Page Builders v The Block Editor a.k.a. Gutenberg - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast

To avoid things getting stale we decided to mix it up for a while and challenge ourselves by arbitrarily taking one side each in some of the great debates in WordPress. The idea is that it might make us dig harder in to topics, give us a focus and force us to look at other perspectives. So today we’re tackling the WordPress debate of the moment ‘Page Builders v The Block Editor (Gutenberg)’. With so much innovation in the Page Builder space is there any room for something similar in WordPress core? Do we like it? Do we use it? Do we see a future for it? Whatever your point of view, there’s certainly a whole heap of arguments on either side of the debate, and honestly most of them are completely legitimate too! I’m sure that we’re not going to change your mind about this, but we might come up with a few things that you’d not thought of before. I hope that you enjoy listening to it…

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Should we use templates more? - WP Builds WordPress podcast

Times have changed… It used to be that creating websites was really tedious. It took hours to get anything to go where you wanted it. Along came WordPress themes and life got a little easier, well sometimes, and then we got Page Builders with their rows and modules. Now you can get templates for just about anything and can have sites built in a matter of hours, but should we do it this way? Should we be using other people’s templates or should we be doing all this from the group up? Perhaps there is a middle way? Tweaking what you find so that the internet does not all look the same! Join us to find out what we think…

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Easy life... store your layouts in the cloud with Andrew Palmer - WP Builds WordPress podcast

You’ve been using a Page Builder to design your WordPress websites and life is great. But it could be better. The Page Builder Cloud plugin allows you to save your layouts to the cloud and reuse them on whatever website you want. So you can start to build your own library of layouts and they’re right there, waiting to be deployed and save you a heap of time. The plugin is also going to be able to convert layouts from one Page Builder to another, but this is not ready just yet. Check it out…

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Make your WordPress website load faster with Jan Koch - WP Builds WordPress podcast

Today we learn about how how to make your WordPress website load as fast as possible. On the face of it, this is easy to do, but there’s quite a lot going on when a website loads, and so there are many steps that you need to take a look at if you want to squeeze every ounce of speed out of it. Jan Koch talks us through the work that he’s done trying to do all of that. There’s likely some new content in here even if you’re a seasoned optimiser, so stay tuned and I hope that you enjoy this episode.

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Gutenberg mandatory, evil plugins and stand up more - WP Builds Newsletter #57

This weeks WordPress news – Covering The Week Commencing 1st April 2019: WordPress Core WordPress 5.2 to Make Gutenberg Block Editor Use Mandatory for All WordPress Sites“Since its initial release in WordPress 5.0, WordPress fans have used the new Gutenberg block editor to publish billions of posts on millions of websites. Third-party developers have also…

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