206 – FOMO V No FOMO

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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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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WordPress plugin startup – from 0 to 10k installs – Part 8

WP Builds - WordPress Plugin Startup - 0 to 10k installs

Part 8 in this new WP Builds LIVE mini series about launching a plugin. It’s got a twist though because this is not coming from a place of ‘expert teaches novice’, but more ‘novice learns and explains what they did’! I’ll be joined each week by Sabrina Zeidan and we’ll discuss our journey along the…

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WordPress plugin startup – from 0 to 10k installs – Part 7

WP Builds - WordPress Plugin Startup - 0 to 10k installs

Part 7 in this new WP Builds LIVE mini series about launching a plugin. It’s got a twist though because this is not coming from a place of ‘expert teaches novice’, but more ‘novice learns and explains what they did’! I’ll be joined each week by Sabrina Zeidan and we’ll discuss our journey along the…

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193 – Helping people to learn WordPress on YouTube

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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176 – Lifetime Deals v Subscriptions

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

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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