301 – Maintenance

Maintenance - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #301

We all do maintenance for our WordPress website clients, right? But what do you cover and what does a client expect? That’s the basis of the podcast today… There are many things that you ‘could’ cover, but many things that perhaps don’t want to. Perhaps you know that you’re not a security expert, or that configuring your server is a little out of scope. So how do you decide what’s in and what’s out? Also, we’re in an era of ‘no-code’. Clients are constantly being bombarded by messages saying that you can have a website which you can build yourself with no experience. How does this play into the equation of what a client will expect from you? Solutions like Wix and Squarespace make this promise a reality and it’s no doubt a conversation that you’re going to need to combat at some point. Join us on the podcast today to see what we think about this and what we’ve done in the past…

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241 – How FixRunner can take on the maintenance of your WordPress websites

How FixRunner can take on the maintenance of your WordPress websites - WP Builds Podcast #241

WordPress website maintenance and care plans might be something that you like to do, but they also might get in the way of the actual building of your websites. FixRunner are here to help you with that. They will handle all of the dull management tasks for you so that you can focus upon your clients and their website build needs. They offer all the expected things like updates, fixes, backups, but have a pretty unique one-fix pricing options as well meaning you don’t need to subscribe to their service if you just need one thing fixing. Listen to founder Sam Mulaim on the podcast today…

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204 – Author Support V Community Support

Author Support V Community Support - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #204

Where should you go for support for WordPress plugins, themes and blocks? This debate was partly prompted by a WP Tavern article regarding what can be done about the WordPress.org forum being used to support premium versions of plugins which are not in the repository. There seems to be a lot of complexity to this due to the varying expectations of support and the vast difference in what plugin and themes do. We are probably better for having both types of support, but perhaps polarizing these can help explore the topic. Find out which is the best way to receive support on the WP Builds Podcast today. Go listen…

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201 – How to make your WordPress website run smoothly (even after a year) with Alexandru Covtun

How to make your WordPress website run smoothly (even after a year) with Alexandru Covtun - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #201

Today we talk about how to keep your WordPress website running smoothly, whether that’s one month or one year after you launched it. So we all know that having a website is more work than most people think. There’s a ton of things that need to go on in the background to ensure that it’s up and running, performing well and getting you leads. As WordPress web professionals, we take much of this for granted. In fact I was thinking as I wrote this post of all the little tasks that it takes to create a website and then keep it running in a performant way, and I was honestly surprised at all the things that I could think of. There were dozens…! Today we have Alexandru Covtun on the podcast to tackle this subject. He’s with WP Dandy which is a WordPress maintenance and support company, so he knows what he’s on about. Go listen…

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7 – Web site care plans

Web site care plans

In this, the 7th episode of the WP Builds podcast, David Waumsley and Nathan Wrigley discuss web site care plans. We discuss what we both do to create recurring / passive revenue for our web design businesses, what works and what does not.
There’s so much to this topic, support requests, backups, security…

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