245 – ‘S’ is for SEO

'S' is for SEO - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #245

So today on the podcast David and Nathan talk about SEO. David certainly knows more about this than Nathan does, but neither of us claim to be experts! It’s a hard subject to ever feel happy about as there’s never an end to it all. Google keeps changing what you need to do and you’re always under a barrage of new information from all over the internet. So in this episode, we just say it as we see it. What do we need to do and what are some of the tools that we’ve used to make our WordPress websites have good SEO and page ranking in the search engines? Go check out the podcast…

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244 – ‘R’ is for Resources

'R' is for Resources - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #244

There are so many tools that you open up each day to do your job as a WordPress website builder or developer. In fact, I’d go as far as say that if you actually counted up the tools that you use each month, it’s going to be way more that you think. There’s graphics to create, template to conjure up, themes and plugins to discover and implement, emails to send, ways of getting client content… Honestly, the list just goes on and on. Inspired by suggestions from the WP Builds Facebook Group, we decided to put together a podcast highlighting some of the resources you use. There’s some real gems in here… honestly, so go check out the podcast today to find out more…

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243 – A different way of doing hosting: Servebolt with Remkus de Vries

A different way of doing hosting: Servebolt with Remkus de Vries - WP Builds Podcast #243

If I got you to list out all of the things that you’d like your WordPress websites to be, I’m pretty sure that the word “fast” would be pretty close to the top of that list. It’s super important for your website to be fast. Good hosting is crucial to your website’s speed and today on the podcast we’ve got Remkus de Vries from Servebolt to explain why they think that they’re fast, like really fast! There’s a whole lot going on with their technology stack which is pretty unique and so it’s well worth a listen to the podcast to find out if Servebolt is a good choice for your next WordPress website. Go listen…

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242 – ‘Q’ is for Quibbles

WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #242

It’s another A-Z of WordPress. The series where we attempt to cover all the major aspects of building and maintaining sites with WordPress. Today is for Q for Quibble, which is a slight objection or criticism about a trivial matter and here we are looking at those objections and criticism from both outside the WordPress community and from within. There’s so many little things that we wish we could change and they add up to quite a lot, but looked at individually, they’re really not too bad. So this podcast is one long moan about all the little things that we wish we could alter about WordPress. It feels good to let all this out! Go check out the podcast…

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241 – How FixRunner can take on the maintenance of your WordPress websites

How FixRunner can take on the maintenance of your WordPress websites - WP Builds Podcast #241

WordPress website maintenance and care plans might be something that you like to do, but they also might get in the way of the actual building of your websites. FixRunner are here to help you with that. They will handle all of the dull management tasks for you so that you can focus upon your clients and their website build needs. They offer all the expected things like updates, fixes, backups, but have a pretty unique one-fix pricing options as well meaning you don’t need to subscribe to their service if you just need one thing fixing. Listen to founder Sam Mulaim on the podcast today…

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240 – ‘P’ is for Plugins

'P' is for Plugins - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #240

WordPress plugins… there are so many to choose from, but it’s perhaps the fact that they exist that makes WordPress the huge success that it is. So what’s the point of a plugin and how do they differ from themes. Will blocks be a replacement in the future? We get into the subject of what are the ‘essential’ plugins that we think every WordPress site needs and which ones we have earmarked as our favourites. This discussion could have gone on for hours, but thankfully it didn’t! Find out what we think about WordPress plugins in the podcast today…

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239 – Use Patchstack to keep your WordPress website safe

Use Patchstack to keep your WordPress website safe - WP Builds Podcast #239

So you might not have heard about the WordPress security company Patchstack before, but you will likely know about them! You see, until recently, they were called WebARX, but they decided that this was a somewhat confusing, and hard to pronounce name, and so changed it to Patchstack. We talk today to founder Oliver Sild, and get to the bottom of why and how the re-branding went as well as what new features have been added to the platform at the time of the changeover. You might be able to assist their security efforts and get paid into the bargain with their Red Team initiative. Go check out the podcast…

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