Running a growing WordPress plugin company with Shahjahan Jewel - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #207

There are some companies in the WordPress space that are very much on the rise and today we’re speaking to Shahjahan Jewel about his company WP Manage Ninja, and they certainly are rising! I heard about WP Manage Ninja about a year ago, when they did a lifetime deal sale on their WP Fluent Forms plugin. After some research, I hopped on the deal and I”ve never looked back. It’s become my go-to plugin for forms because of it’s reliability and fast pace of development. The features that they’ve added have been useful and well executed. There’s loads more to this company, not least the new Fluent CRM plugin. Listen to the podcast to find out more…

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FOMO V No FOMO - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #206

FOMO (fear of missing out) has become a really common tool in online sales and marketing of late. Wherever things are sold, this tool is used. Whether it’s a clock ticking down, a stock counter or a lifetime deal that’s never to be repeated, I’m sure that we’ve all seen this tactic and most likely fallen for it. So what’s the point of using FOMO? Does it work and is it ethical? It feels like we’re just starting on this FOMO journey and marketers will get better at using it to drive sales with ever more ingenious implementations. On the podcast today we talk about where we’re seen this in use in the WordPress space and whether or not we think it’s effective. Go check out the podcast to find out more…

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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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Helping people to learn WordPress on YouTubeWP - Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #193

Have you ever wanted to start a YouTube Channel related to WordPress content? You’ve seen other people out there making a great success of it and you think that it’s really easy. Paul Charlton is on the WP Builds Podcast today to chat about what it’s really like. It’s a slog at times and you need to keep the content fresh and of a high quality. Paul focusses on Elementor, Brizy, ACF and JetEngine but straying into all sorts of other areas too. His content is of exceptional quality and I highly recommend a listen to the podcast to find out more about how he grew his channel and created a niche for himself educating people about how to use WordPress…

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WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast - 176 - Lifetime Deals v Subscriptions

Today, the podcast about whether we should make use of lifetime deals or be happy to pay a recurring subscription for our WordPress plugins. We shall be mostly looking from the perspective of WordPress implementers. Folks like us who have clients who rely on us, who rely on developers to keep our site running smoothly… and to an extent move with the times. There’s quite a few arguments in favour of both, which is quite surprising! It’s not all about saving money and although it’s great to get a good deal upfront, does this offer the developer of the plugin the financial security and motivation to keep development up to date and bug free? Anyway, lots to talk about so go have a listen.

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173 - My WordPress journey with David Decker - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast

Today is a little different from the episodes that we’ve been putting out of late. It’s a story of one man and his journey with using WordPress. We talk today with David Decker. You might have seen him around the WP Builds Facebook Group from time to time, and if you haven’t been in there you really should as he’s one of the many friendly faces who are there offering helpful advice and expertise. I met David in on Facebook and was lucky enough to meet him in person at WordCamp Europe 2019 in Berlin. Was had a few chats and it became clear that an appearance on the podcast was going to happen…

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Feeling insecure about security (Part 2) - WP Builds WordPress podcast

This is the second episode about WordPress security. In this podcast we talk about the range of security plugins that we’ve heard of. It’s by no means an exhaustive list, bit we cover some of the main options that you’ve heard of. We discuss these WordPress security plugins; what options do they offer, do we understand what they’re doing and how do we pass on the responsibility for security to our WordPress website clients? Have a listen and post your comments…

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