246 – Building your own social network with the Friends plugin

Building your own social network with the Friends plugin - WP Builds Podcast #246

So you love Facebook and you hate Facebook, you love Twitter and you hate Twitter. You love… You get the idea! If you’re anything like me you have at times questioned how much time you’ve spent trawling through social media. You may even be worried about how much data they’ve been gathering about you, or perhaps thinking about whether or not we’re even able to escape from it all. On the podcast today we’ve got Alex Kirk, and he certainly has been thinking about all of this. So much so in fact that he’s built a social network plugin for WordPress. Listen to the podcast to find out all about it…

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235 – Use Newsletter Glue to create great emails… with Blocks!

Use Newsletter Glue to create great emails... with Blocks! - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #235

If you’re creating newsletters for your content and you use WordPress, put that quill down and check out the podcast today. Newsletter Glue is a really great blocks product that I’m sure many of you are going to love. TL;DR you can create all your blog posts and emails at-the-same-time in the WordPress Block Editor. It’s a huge time saver. Write once, publish on the web and to your list at the same time. It works with all the major email providers and I’m honestly loving using it. Not only that, but the WP Builds folk are going to get 15% off the plugin – check out the post for details. This is one not to miss and your email sending clients will love it too. Check out the podcast…

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233 – Store your Media Library in the cloud with the Infinite Uploads plugin

Store your Media Library in the cloud with the Infinite Uploads plugin - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #233

Check out the new Infinite Uploads plugin on the WP Builds podcast today. I’m joined by co-founder, Josh Dailey, who explains what it’s all about, which is making your site faster. It sucks up your WordPress Media Library files and puts them in their cloud and serves them from +50 global points of presence… it all looks and behaves the same, it all happens in the background. We get into their tech stack and how they make sure that your media is safe and served up quickly. We also talk about their scalable pricing model and how they avoid vendor lock in by making it easy to download your files at any time. So if you’re interested in making your website media load quickly, this is a must listen…

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221 – Stream Live with WordPress and WP Livestream

Stream Live with WordPress and WP Livestream - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #221

So it might have passed you by, but now we can (and apparently do) all create our own T.V. channels! Services like YouTube, Facebook, Twitch and Vimeo make this process pretty much painless, but pretty much painless is not completely painless; and that’s the subject of the podcast today. A WordPress plugin called WP Livestream which makes this as simple as possible to get your livestream on your WordPress website. Set it up once and forget about it. Find out more from the developer of the plugin, Nathan Parikh, on the WP Builds podcast today…

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217 – Get your WordPress tasks in order with DocketWP

Get your WordPress tasks in order with DocketWP - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #217

Today we’re talking about the DocketWP WordPress plugin with Andre Gagnon and Kyle Van Deusen, the project founders. So, what does it do and why might you want it? It’s a plugin that provides you with an easy to access to-do list right inside of your WordPress dashboard. You can sync this list in the cloud so that you, or your team are always doing the tasks that are needed. You also get pre-written tasks lists from industry leaders ready to download so that you’re up to speed about SEO, care plans etc. in as little time as possible. It’s a small plugin, but one which could possibly have large implications upon your productivity. Check out the podcast today to find out more…

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211 – Its importent to get you’re grammer write; and ProWritingAid Will help with that,

Its importent to get you're grammer write; and ProWritingAid Will help with that, - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #211

Writing is important. It’s one of the greatest inventions in the history of humanity. In fact, it may very well be the most important. But we can all agree that not all writing is equal. Most of the writing that we create and read has nothing to do with prose. It’s the news that we consume, the recipes we crib from, the information that we study and the emails / letters that we use to communicate. In these situations, it’s important to write in a clear and understandable way. Errors in grammar, spelling and structure stand out and spoil the flow of what you’re trying to get across. So step up ProWritingAid to the rescue! It’s a tool built by Chris Banks, the guest on the podcast today. Listen now to see why he built it and how it might help your own writing.

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191 – If you need maps on your WordPress website, MapsMarker has you covered

191 - If you need maps on your WordPress website, MapsMarker has you covered - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #191

You need maps on a website like you need butter on toast. I really struggle to think of too many projects that I’ve built where the client did not want a maps show there business location. It might be that you can get away with a simple Google maps embed, but what if you want something more complex? Well, there’s a plugin for that called MapsMarker and it’s the topic of the podcast today. Robert Harm, the plugin developer is here to tell us all about it, and when I say ‘all’, there’s honestly a lot to say. This plugin can do lots! Listen to the podcast to find out what…

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171 – How EmergencyWP can protect your online legacy

How EmergencyWP can protect your online legacy - The WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #171

Trigger warning – this episode touches up on the subject of bereavement and so, you may want to bear that in mind before you listen. So today I’m talking with Albert Brückmann, the founder of EmergencyWP which is a WordPress plugin that you can use to protect your legacy, both online and offline. Think of EmergencyWP as a way of a silo of information that you would like to pass on to anyone in the event that you pass away. Albert created the EmergencyWP plugin, and the various iterations that went before it, as a result of an accident that occurred to a friend who had made insufficient preparations. It made Albert realise that the unexpected can happen and that having options to organise what and how your relations and friends receive might be something that you wish to be in control of.

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160 – Running contests in WordPress with RafflePress

Running contests in WordPress with RafflePress - WP Builds WordPress Podcast

Have you ever wanted to increase your email list? My guess is that in most cases, the answer is yes! It can be a hard thing to do though right? One way that’s becoming popular is to offer some kind of prize(s) and raffle them off. The intention is to incentivise your audience to share the contest far and wide and create some kind of viral loop in which people keep coming back and adding new entrants to the contest through their (not your) endeavours. It’s a simple but highly effective idea if the conditions are right… the prize, the audience, the perceived value etc. Many SaaS platforms exist to do these kind of contests, but RafflePress is different in that it’s all happening in your WordPress website, and it’s got a mighty set of features too! Join the founder of the plugin, John Turner, as we talk about how to use RafflePress and what makes it the unique.

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