So there's loads of WordPress tools out there that will help you create your WordPress websites. Chances are that you've tried out a few and have some favourite which you use most of the time. New tools are coming out all of the time and this episode is about one of those new tools... Builderius. I can already here you starting to sigh. You're thinking that there's no need for another tool, there's already too many and they all do pretty much the same thing. Well Volodymyr Denchyk is here to try to explain why Builderius is different. And, well, he's got a point. This is not a Page Builder like you might have used before. It's more... what's the word... technical. It needs more from you, the website builder, and it return it promises that it'll give you almost unlimited possibilities back. It's it point, click, drag and save? No. Does that mean that it's not worth looking at? Also, no. I think that it's got a place, especially if you want to make everything exactly as you want it. So, a technical episode, but well worth a listen. I just love it when new things like this come along.
Gutenberg is here to stay, and love it or hate it, it's going to be a feature of WordPress for years to come. On the podcast today David and Nathan discuss Gutenberg and what they think of it. It's certainly getting better over time, and as a pure text editing tool, it's now pretty great. However, it's got ambitions to become a Full Site Editing (FSE) tool in the near future and that path collides with current Page Builders. So is it a useful alternative to them, or are you not convinced? Perhaps you can see that the roadmap makes it worth keeping an eye on, perhaps you're already using it to build your WordPress websites? Listen to the podcast today and let us know what you think of Gutenberg...
Should you code or just buy plugins, themes and blocks when building your WordPress website? Many people like to know all the code so that they can create sites that so exactly what they want with zero bloat. That's fine if you've got the time and clients who are willing to pay for all that, but these days there's so many great tools that will enable non-coders to build fantastic WordPress websites. So... to code or not to code, that is the question. Find out what we think on the podcast today...
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.
If you're a Beaver Builder users then you'll know that there are some tasks that you have to perform over and over again when building a website for a client. It's perfectly okay, but Tom Carless thought that it would be better if there was a way to make repetitive tasks go away, so he built Beaver Team Pro. Want to update all those reds to green in one click, yes, want to make all specific button have an icon, yes! It's a great plugin that will save you (and your agency) heaps of time and money...
This weeks WordPress news - Covering The Week Commencing 6th May 2019
Brizy Page Builder
... This episode feels like it's timed at right moment because, if like me, you are always hunting around WordPress communities for news, then you cannot have failed to hear about the new Page Builder on the block - Brizy
. We've become used to Page Builders now haven't we? Well, many of us have anyway! They cut a huge amount of time and effort out of creating pages in your WordPress site and they're also getting more and more capable of taking on the task of creating headers, footers, archive pages. In short, they're getting too sophisticated to ignore. There are a bunch of Page Builders that we know and love, so why should the Brizy
developers have launched into a market that already has some major incumbent players? Why indeed?
In this episode of the WP Builds podcast we get to talk to a very generous man! He's called Barna Buxbaum and he's the man behind the wildly popular template pack for the Elementor Page Builder called Katka. I'm always astonished by how people produce amazing things in the WordPress space and then just give them away for nothing! How cool is that? Barna's Katka is a huge library of over 170 (yes 170!) design elements that you simply download and drag and drop into your page designs. There's something for everyone, from 'Calls to Action' to 'Testimonials', 'Pricing Tables' to 'FAQs'.
In this episode we are joined for the second time by Mike Killen who runs Sell Your Service. Last time he was on the WP Builds podcast, he talked about how to create funnels to assist you with your marketing goals. He made the process seem to simple! Well, I think that his experience on the podcast went to his head, because soon after we'd ended the call we started to talk about his new idea - Beaver Funnels. This is his game changing plugin that allows you to leverage the awesomeness of the Beaver Builder Page Builder and use it to create point and click funnels.
So many of you are now using a Page Builder, admit it! Honestly, why wouldn't you, they are such a great way to cut hours of time out of the development process of your WordPress web site. Well, I'm sure that you've heard of Beaver Builder, one of the Page Builders that you really ought to be using. I could go into all the reasons, but suffice to say that it's polished, reliable, and as stable as a thing which holds horses! Recently the guys over at Beaver Builder released version 2.0 into the wild and Robby McCullough is here to explain all about it.
The Elementor folk are thinking about the future and how the product is going to evolve over the coming year. The obvious question is how Elementor is going to align with Gutenberg which is now only a few months away. Are Gutenberg and Elementor in opposition or are they going to work in harmony together? What are the plans to introduce an Elementor Theme Builder, and will it be a new product, or an upgrade to the Pro version of the current product? Also, what’s going on in the longer term?
Well, this is going to be a nice treat for all of you folk that like a Page Builder, especially if that Page builder is called Elementor! Elementor has been growing in popularity during 2017 and has established itself as a solid platform with a reputation for being easy to use with a very generous free version. Ben joins us in Part 1 to tell us about how Elementor got to be where it is today. Who worked on it, how did they decide what to include and what to leave out. Well worth a listen.