'H' is for Health - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #224

Today on the WP Builds podcast we’re talking about health. Not your health, but the health of the WordPress sites you build or manage. Turns out that there’s a boatload of things that need to be done regularly to keep your sites fighting fit. From backing them up to monitoring their uptime. Checking that they’re okay after updates to keeping up with the latest SEO trends. I could go on for a lot longer, in fact David and I do in the podcast. From an agency perspective, this episode is particularly interesting because many of the things that we discuss today are areas which you can productise and sell to your clients; because honestly, they’re unlikely to be something that your clients are interested in, they’ll just want to know that it’s done. Go check out the podcast today.

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How we built the WP Buffs business - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #223

WP Buffs has been a company on the rise for several years now. I’m sure that you’ve seen some of their content and perhaps listened to their podcast or attended their WPMMR summit? The podcast today is all about how you can grow a ‘side gig’ business into a thriving business by creating engaging content around the subjects that your target audience really want to know about. So WP Buffs is really in the business of maintaining WordPress website, but how do you get noticed in this competitive field? How do you gain new customers when your rivals already have heritage? Content, that’s how. Joe Howard explains how they created content which they knew people wanted to consume from keyword research. Blog posts, then a podcast, then a virtual summit. Join us on the podcast today to see how they did it…

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'G' is for Gutenberg - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #220

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…

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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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Create Alexa Skills right inside of WordPress with Shoutworks - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #219

So the podcast today might catch you a little off guard! It’s not something that I’ve ever played with before. Today we’re talking about Shoutworks, which is a WordPress plugin that lets you boost your voice SEO by creating an Amazon Alexa skill in one click right from inside WordPress. Wait… What! Is this even a thing? Why would I ever want to do that? Well, the short version is that you can use devices like Alexa to alert your audience / customers when you’ve got updates that they might be interested in. Marketers are always looking for new ways to engage and inform audiences, and this is certainly new. Find out more on the podcast today and leave a comment so that we know what you think…

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'E' is for eCommerce - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #218

It’s another of our chats in the series called the ‘A-Z of WordPress’, where we attempt to cover all the major aspects to building and maintaining sites with WP. Today is ‘E’ for… Ecommerce. There’s just so much to say here because WordPress and Ecommerce are growing at a phenomenal rate. With so much activity, you’d think that there might be a ‘best’ way to build an online shop. But as is so often the case with WordPress, there’s multiple ways to achieve the same goal. So today on the podcast we talk about our experiences with WordPress as well as surface some of the plugins and themes that we’ve come across over the years to make your WordPress / WooCommerce shop a reality. Go check it out…

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