289 – Legal stuff

Legal Stuff - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #289

Welcome to another in the Business Bootcamp series where we relearn everything we know about building WordPress sites and running a web design business from start to finish. And today we are discussing ‘Legal stuff’. So this is about what we know (which is coming from our perspective, not that of a lawyer) about what responsibilities we have as the builders of WordPress websites for clients. Some of the decisions made when building a site potentially have legal consequences. GDPR, accessibility and those connected to rights and copyright. Lots of advice can be found in the WordPress Community, but like elsewhere, much could be profit motivated. So, having a sensible conversation about expectations and responsibilities seems the obvious thing to do?

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288 – The importance of making your website accessible

The importance of making your website accessible - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #288

So on the podcast today we have Amber Hinds and she’s here to use her expertise to explain how and why WordPress websites need to be accessible. It’s a really important topic at the moment. There seems to be a groundswell of understanding that the web really does need to be made available to all, and that means thinking about all the people who might be visiting your site. So that’s people who are using screen readers, people consuming videos who are hard of hearing, and so much more. We talk about what accessibility is and what comes under its purview. Is it something that you need to do under law or is it something that you can leave until later? There’s a lot more to this than meets to eye, and it’s well worth a listen if you’re new to all this, or if you’ve already started your accessibility journey.

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287 – When to use 3rd party addons

When to use 3rd party addons - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #287

There’s a WordPress plugin solution for almost every possible scenario. Booking – done. Commerce – done. Learning management – done. Done, done and done. In fact in many cases, there’s many different plugins available with slightly differing features! We’re spoilt for choice frankly. By are there times when it’s better for you or your client to think outside of WordPress plugins and consider a SaaS solution? That’s the topic of the conversation to and we dig into situations where we’re preferred non-WordPress options because it’s just a better fit for the specific project / client. We chat about what we’re using and when we think it’s best to just confess that WordPress is not always what we want to use and that there are many superb solutions out there. We hope that you enjoy the podcast.

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286 – Living the life that working in tech can allow

Living the life that working in tech can allow - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #286

This episode is like no other we’ve ever put out, because it’s not really about WordPress, more about a lifestyle that working with WordPress might allow you to have. Alex is on the podcast today to talk about the decisions that he’s made to be a digital nomad. Now, when I think about the phrase digital nomad, it conjures up images of people who are constantly on the move. Moving from place to place, never settling anywhere. This is not quite how Alex has things set up. Alex, his wife, his two kids, his two cats and his dog all life in a camper. In the UK we call them camper vans, and I’ve heard them called RVs as well I think. Anyway, think of a small house on wheels. When Alex and I started talking about what we might talk about on the podcast, this topic was suggested and I jumped on it. So there’s not really any plugins or themes mentioned, it’s just about the way that Alex and his family live, and I love this kind of thing.

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285 – Performance testing during the build

Performance testing during the build - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #285

Welcome to another in the Business Bootcamp series where we relearn everything we know about building WP sites and running a web design business from start to finish.  We are on the third episode of Season 3 where we are looking at The Technical Build. And today we are discussing ‘Performance testing during the build’. Here we are primarily thinking about front and back end technical performance, but we will also touch on things related to the design technical issues too. So what things do we do to test performance and what tools have we come across to help with this vital job. Find out by listening to the podcast.

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