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Web site building with WordPress. In this podcast we follow the hopeless exploits of David Waumsley and Nathan Wrigley as they try, and fail, to understand WordPress. They know that they love building websites with WordPress, but the complexities of this awesome web building solution are always out of reach. Not only are they not clever enough, but they just don't try all that hard
 
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“Check buttons and radio boxes” This week’s WordPress news – Covering The Week Commencing 18th January 2020 With Nathan Wrigley, Paul Lacey (@wp_paullacey) and Birgit Pauli-Haack(@bph). You can find the Newsletter here which has all the links mentioned in this episode: https://news.wpbuilds.com/issues/147/ We focus on the following stories: Biden W…
 
Interview with Sjoerd Blom and Nathan Wrigley We all know that the WordCamps in 2020 got cancelled. This was a good idea because saving lives comes before attending online events, but I thought that it might be a good idea to get someone on the WP Builds podcast to have a chat with us about WordCamps nonetheless. Why, you might ask? Well, can you i…
 
“Will we ever meet (in person) again?” This week’s WordPress news – Covering The Week Commencing 11th January 2021 With Nathan Wrigley, Paul Lacey (@wp_paullacey), Vito Peleg (@vitopeleg) and Maziar Firuzmand (@Antialiasfactry). You can find the Newsletter here which has all the links mentioned in this episode: https://news.wpbuilds.com/issues/146/…
 
‘A-Z of WordPress’ with Nathan Wrigley and David Waumsley It’s the 2nd in our series of chats called the ‘A-Z of WordPress’ where we attempt to cover all the major aspects to building and maintaining sites with WordPress. Today, it’s the letter B and it stands for Backups. For reasons that I cannot explain, my (Nathan) audio has some clicks in it f…
 
“You get a prize and you get a prize” This week’s WordPress news – Covering The Week Commencing Monday 4th January 2021 With Nathan Wrigley, Paul Lacey (Dickiebirds Studio), Michelle Frechette (@michelleames) and Dōvy Paukstys (@DovyP). You can find the Newsletter here which has all the links mentioned in this episode: https://news.wpbuilds.com/iss…
 
Interview with Chris Banks and Nathan Wrigley DEAL ALERT – 20% off ProWritingAid plans when you click on this link. Writing is important. It’s one of the greatest inventions in the history of humanity. In fact, it may very well be the most important. After all, the collective wisdom, gathered throughout history, is mostly written down so we don’t h…
 
‘A-Z of WordPress’ with Nathan Wrigley and David Waumsley It’s the first of a series of chats called the A-Z of WordPress. Very impressive sounding! The idea is that over 26 episodes we will cover all of the major aspects of building sites with WordPress. We all know that this is a ridiculous claim, but there you go, it’s about as click-baity as we…
 
“Auto Update All The Things” This week’s WordPress news – Covering The Week Commencing Monday 7th December 2020 With Nathan Wrigley, Paul Lacey (Dickiebirds Studio), Sabrina Zeidan (@sabrina_zeidan) and Leo Mindel (@WFCKeego). You can find the Newsletter here which has all the links mentioned in this episode: https://news.wpbuilds.com/issues/142/ W…
 
Interview with James Kemp and Nathan Wrigley DEAL ALERT – Get 10% off Simple Feature Requests using code ‘wpbuilds10‘ at the checkout! If you have a product or service, it’s critical that you have a mechanism for users to be able to offer their feedback. That could be comments, but perhaps more importantly you’d like to offer your users a way to he…
 
“It’s elephants all the way down” This week’s WordPress news – Covering The Week Commencing 30th November 2020 With Nathan Wrigley, Paul Lacey (Dickiebirds Studio), Jan Koch (@iamjankoch) and Bernhard Gronau (@quasel). You can find the Newsletter here which has all the links mentioned in this episode: https://news.wpbuilds.com/issues/141/ We focus …
 
Debate with Nathan Wrigley and David Waumsley The debate season ends with one where Nathan and I may genuinely disagree. I’m ready to storm off telling Nathan where to stick the next season. Setting up the Debate So for those who don’t know what ClassicPress is we had better say: It’s fork of WordPress 4.9 before the Gutenberg block editor was intr…
 
“Black Friday… Hot or Not?” This week’s WordPress news – Covering The Week Commencing 23rd November 2020 With Nathan Wrigley, Paul Lacey (Dickiebirds Studio), Christina Hawkins (Globalspex) and Vito Peleg (WP Feedback). You can find the Newsletter here which has all the links mentioned in this episode: https://news.wpbuilds.com/issues/140 We focus …
 
Interview with Shahjahan Jewel and Nathan Wrigley 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 plu…
 
“Confusion about identity” This week’s WordPress news – Covering The Week Commencing 16th November 2020 With Nathan Wrigley, Paul Lacey (Dickiebirds Studio), Jan Kock (WP Mastery) and Bernhard Gronau (@quasel) You can find the Newsletter here which has all the links mentioned in this episode: https://news.wpbuilds.com/issues/139 We focus on the fol…
 
Debate with Nathan Wrigley and David Waumsley It’s the penultimate debate. Yes, the painfully drawn out episode before the edge of your seat, nail biting end of season finale. Mmm… Also the most ironic as the title will literally invoke no Fear of Missing Out at all! Setting up the Debate So we have a few aspects to this. Invoking the Fear of Missi…
 
Envato and more Envato! This week’s WordPress news – Covering The Week Commencing 9th November 2020 With Nathan Wrigley, Paul Lacey (Dickiebirds Studio), Dovy Paukstys (Redux) and Max Firuzmand (Artbees) You can find the Newsletter here which has all the links mentioned in this episode: https://news.wpbuilds.com/issues/138 I’m still trying to work …
 
Interview with Blake Hutchison and Nathan Wrigley Flipping domains can be a profitable business and today on the WP Builds WordPress podcast we’re going to be hearing about how and why you might want to look into doing it. Firstly though, what is domain flipping? In it’s simplest form it’s the process of buying (or selling) a domain. In the real wo…
 
Changes are coming and sucking in Black Friday This week’s WordPress news – Covering The Week Commencing 2nd November 2020 With Nathan Wrigley and Paul Lacey You can find the Newsletter here which has all the links mentioned in this episode: https://news.wpbuilds.com/issues/137 We focus on the following stories: x2 Pixelgrade articles… This and thi…
 
Debate with Nathan Wrigley and David Waumsley Setting up the Debate 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 suppor…
 
Interview with Wendie Huis in t Veld and Nathan Wrigley This is one of those warm and fuzzy episodes! It’s all about Wendie and her journey with WordPress. There’s no product here, no tutorial, just a good, old fashioned chat about WordPress with a thoroughly lovely person! Wendie and I have been chatting on and off for years. It all started back i…
 
This week’s WordPress news – Covering The Week Commencing 19th October 2020: WordPress Core WordPress 5.6 Beta 1 WordPress 5.6 Release Team Pulls the Plug on Block-Based Widgets Community WordPress deploys forced security update for dangerous bug in popular plugin Introducing the strategic Quick Publish for faster publishing! Plugins / Themes / Blo…
 
Debate with Nathan Wrigley and David Waumsley Setting up the Debate Nathan says ‘Matte and Glossy’ sound like a Las Vegas cabaret act so David’s down for a quick win on this one! This is a little bit of a sham debate as it is as silly as matte or gloss paper. But some designers have a preference for one over the other and all of us who make website…
 
This week’s WordPress news – Covering The Week Commencing 12th October 2020: WordPress Core WordPress 5.6 to Introduce Application Passwords for REST API Authentication Navigation Screen Sidelined for WordPress 5.6, Full-Site Editing Edges Closer to Public Beta Are Block-Based Widgets Ready To Land in WordPress 5.6? Community How To Use Redis Full-…
 
Interview with Alexandru Covtun and Nathan Wrigley Get 30% off WP Dandy: WPBUILDS30 (30 codes limit) Today we talk about how to keep your WordPress website running smoothly, whether that’s one month or one year after you launched it. So we all know that having a website is more work than most people think. There’s a ton of things that need to go on…
 
Debate with Nathan Wrigley and David Waumsley Setting up the Debate We talked about niches a few years ago but thought it would be good to subject it to this (perhaps more rounded) format. Plus things change! Niche (the default advice?) Find your ideal customer Be the expert in your field Earn more – because you are the expert in your field Better …
 
Interview with Benjamin Ritner and Nathan Wrigley This seems to be getting so much attention at the moment. Kadence Blocks, Theme and Membership. Wherever I go online to chat about WordPressy things, Kadence seems to pop up and get talked about… and it seems to be talk of a very positive nature. BTW – did you see what I did with the title!? So I re…
 
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