60 pippa.io <![CDATA[WPwatercooler - Weekly WordPress ]]> https://www.wpwatercooler.com en Copyright 2012-2018 Jason Tucker Jason Tucker WordPress from Install to Publish. WPwatercooler is a live video roundtable discussion from WordPress professionals from around the industry who offer tips, best practices, and lively debate on how to put the content management system to use.


Hosted by WordPress developer Jason Tucker, the weekly panel includes the following WP experts:


Jason Tucker - podcast host, web developer, and IT Director


Steve Zehngut - Zeek Interactive.


Sé Reed - web developer, speaker, small business advocate and Internet geek.


Russell Aaron - WordPress Backend Developer at WebDevStudios.com & Maintainn.com


George Stephanis - Code Monkey at Automattic

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WordPress from Install to Publish. WPwatercooler is a live video roundtable discussion from WordPress professionals from around the industry who offer tips, best practices, and lively debate on how to put the content management system to use.


Hosted by WordPress developer Jason Tucker, the weekly panel includes the following WP experts:


Jason Tucker - podcast host, web developer, and IT Director


Steve Zehngut - Zeek Interactive.


Sé Reed - web developer, speaker, small business advocate and Internet geek.


Russell Aaron - WordPress Backend Developer at WebDevStudios.com & Maintainn.com


George Stephanis - Code Monkey at Automattic

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yes Jason Tucker info+5b3158ab97cd27226c04757f@mg.pippa.io episodic https://assets.pippa.io/shows/5b3158ab97cd27226c04757f/show-cover.jpg https://www.wpwatercooler.com <![CDATA[WPwatercooler - Weekly WordPress ]]> https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/wpwatercooler <![CDATA[EP288 - Why are they forking with WordPress]]> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:46:13 GMT 29:49 5ba11dc5b8c55beb1499bf9e no full 288
  • History « WordPress Codex
  • Lyceum (software - Wikipedia)
  • The story of b2, b2evolution and WordPress
  • Plugin Detective – Troubleshooting | WordPress.org
  • Join us on this episode of WPwatercooler by visiting our Upcoming Events page.]]>

  • History « WordPress Codex
  • Lyceum (software - Wikipedia)
  • The story of b2, b2evolution and WordPress
  • Plugin Detective – Troubleshooting | WordPress.org
  • Join us on this episode of WPwatercooler by visiting our Upcoming Events page.]]> <![CDATA[EP287 - Promoting your WordCamp talk at the WordCamp]]> Thu, 06 Sep 2018 22:57:04 GMT 30:25 5b91b0c0d94f703a5be2a180 no full 287 WordCamp Minneapolis / St. Paul

    Russ spoke about Voiceblogging

    FOR BLOGGING OUT LOUD! USE YOUR VOICE TO BLOG

    I blog out loud. I use my phone to capture my voice and turn it into text content. I copy and paste the content into a new post. Now all I have to do is add a few images and links. In just 15 minutes, you can have your next blog post written.

    Russ has written (voiceblogged?) about this on his website: Voice To Text Blogging is the way of the future. Here's How I Use Daily.

    Russ walked around the camp and promoted his talk to people using a sign. He had a full house at his talk and things worked out well.

    Sé was broadcasting from WeWork (not a sponsor but call us if you want to sponsor!)

    Jason shared Drafts as an app to do voice blogging on iOS using it's dictation feature

    Jason talks about using Drafts to remember things that have happened during his drives for Lyft. Funny things people say or incidents that occurred.

    Russ shared with is the Coming Soon plugin called Easy Coming Soon.

    Sé shares with us Gutenberg and her experience with using it with clients and interacting with clients that are using it.

    Better Search Replace is a great way to search and replace content all over the WordPress database for text that needs to be changed globally on the website

    Regular Expression RegEx

    Russ got rid of all of his slides for his talks. Sé was talking about how she has to update her slides when technology changes.

    Jason proposes that you bring an AppleTV to a WordCamp and tell people to connect to the AppleTV or Chromecast during your talk. Then you can talk about it as if you were an expert.

    Jason talk about the Touchbar Macbook and his favorite thing with the touch bar on the mac Knight Touchbar 2000

    Check out RussellEnvy.com it's awesome

    Wanna be on a future episode of WPwatercooler? Visit our Upcoming Events page.

     

    ]]>
    WordCamp Minneapolis / St. Paul

    Russ spoke about Voiceblogging

    FOR BLOGGING OUT LOUD! USE YOUR VOICE TO BLOG

    I blog out loud. I use my phone to capture my voice and turn it into text content. I copy and paste the content into a new post. Now all I have to do is add a few images and links. In just 15 minutes, you can have your next blog post written.

    Russ has written (voiceblogged?) about this on his website: Voice To Text Blogging is the way of the future. Here's How I Use Daily.

    Russ walked around the camp and promoted his talk to people using a sign. He had a full house at his talk and things worked out well.

    Sé was broadcasting from WeWork (not a sponsor but call us if you want to sponsor!)

    Jason shared Drafts as an app to do voice blogging on iOS using it's dictation feature

    Jason talks about using Drafts to remember things that have happened during his drives for Lyft. Funny things people say or incidents that occurred.

    Russ shared with is the Coming Soon plugin called Easy Coming Soon.

    Sé shares with us Gutenberg and her experience with using it with clients and interacting with clients that are using it.

    Better Search Replace is a great way to search and replace content all over the WordPress database for text that needs to be changed globally on the website

    Regular Expression RegEx

    Russ got rid of all of his slides for his talks. Sé was talking about how she has to update her slides when technology changes.

    Jason proposes that you bring an AppleTV to a WordCamp and tell people to connect to the AppleTV or Chromecast during your talk. Then you can talk about it as if you were an expert.

    Jason talk about the Touchbar Macbook and his favorite thing with the touch bar on the mac Knight Touchbar 2000

    Check out RussellEnvy.com it's awesome

    Wanna be on a future episode of WPwatercooler? Visit our Upcoming Events page.

     

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP286 - WordPress Hacks - WPwatercooler]]> Fri, 24 Aug 2018 19:01:05 GMT 30:55 5b8055f17635751625e4d17a no full 286
  • How hack on 10,000 WordPress sites was used to launch an epic malvertising campaign • The Register
  • Massive WordPress Redirect Campaign Targets Vulnerable tagDiv Themes and Ultimate Member Plugins
  • New PHP Code Execution Attack Puts WordPress Sites at Risk
  • Black Hat 2018
  • Security Now Podcast
  • So phar, so FUD
  • Bug Bounty-Hacker Powered Security Testing|HackerOne
  • HackerOne
  • ClassicPress – a hard fork of WordPress without Gutenberg

  • ]]>

  • How hack on 10,000 WordPress sites was used to launch an epic malvertising campaign • The Register
  • Massive WordPress Redirect Campaign Targets Vulnerable tagDiv Themes and Ultimate Member Plugins
  • New PHP Code Execution Attack Puts WordPress Sites at Risk
  • Black Hat 2018
  • Security Now Podcast
  • So phar, so FUD
  • Bug Bounty-Hacker Powered Security Testing|HackerOne
  • HackerOne
  • ClassicPress – a hard fork of WordPress without Gutenberg

  • ]]> <![CDATA[EP285 - Drupalberg - WPwatercooler]]> Fri, 10 Aug 2018 18:59:57 GMT 31:15 5b6de10658f477ba3df5b8ef no full 285

  • EP28-Drupalwatercooler
  • Introducing the Gutenberg content editor for Drupal 8
  • Implementation of Gutenberg as a Drupal text editor.
  • Drupal.org
  • First Look at Live Demo of the Gutenberg Content Editor for Drupal 8 – WordPress Tavern
  • Sneak Peek:Loxi
  • theeventscalendar.com
  • loxi.io
  • Drupal Demo with Gutenberg Introducing a new way to Drupal
  • IHOB Logo
  • O.B. Tampons ‘Flattered’ That IHOP’s New Logo Looks Like Theirs
  • www.thecut.com
  • Wikipedia
  • How Google Ruined Old People–The Crossover

  • ]]>

  • EP28-Drupalwatercooler
  • Introducing the Gutenberg content editor for Drupal 8
  • Implementation of Gutenberg as a Drupal text editor.
  • Drupal.org
  • First Look at Live Demo of the Gutenberg Content Editor for Drupal 8 – WordPress Tavern
  • Sneak Peek:Loxi
  • theeventscalendar.com
  • loxi.io
  • Drupal Demo with Gutenberg Introducing a new way to Drupal
  • IHOB Logo
  • O.B. Tampons ‘Flattered’ That IHOP’s New Logo Looks Like Theirs
  • www.thecut.com
  • Wikipedia
  • How Google Ruined Old People–The Crossover

  • ]]> <![CDATA[EP284 - Navigating WordPress Facebook Groups as a Newb - WPwatercooler]]> Fri, 03 Aug 2018 18:48:28 GMT 32:08 5b6ddfedc81cff464718015e no full 284 This week on WPwatercooler we discuss how new folks to WordPress should approach Facebook Groups relating to WordPress. There is 120+ Groups on Facebook with the word WordPress in its title. That right there is daunting. When it comes to asking a question as a new user, which should you choose? How should you choose it and why are all the admins telling you to post elsewhere?

    We cover this and more on this episode of WPwatercooler.

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    This week on WPwatercooler we discuss how new folks to WordPress should approach Facebook Groups relating to WordPress. There is 120+ Groups on Facebook with the word WordPress in its title. That right there is daunting. When it comes to asking a question as a new user, which should you choose? How should you choose it and why are all the admins telling you to post elsewhere?

    We cover this and more on this episode of WPwatercooler.

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP283 – Who are we presenting to at a WordCamp or WordPress Meetup?]]> Mon, 30 Jul 2018 17:22:15 GMT 29:20 5b5f49475d85113360faa114 no full 283
  • Dan gives us a tour of his house
  • Russ talks about last week’s episode, give it a watch https://www.wpwatercooler.com/video/ep282-wpwatercooler/
  • Check out WPblab with James Laws https://www.wpwatercooler.com/video/wpblab-ep108-marketing-your-wordpress-business-with-loss-leaders/
  • Russ talks about teaching a class about catching people up in the conversation so they know what Gutenberg is.
  • Russ talks about WordCamps, Meetups and other ways to interact with the community. He is a bit frustrated with folks that aren’t getting caught up who attend his meetups.
  • Answering those questions that folks need to be answered so that he can bridge the gap of new folks in getting them to be advanced enough to understand most of the things that people
  • “Who are the people that we are talking to?” Se Reed brings up this idea of who is the audience.
  • Dan brings up asking the audience what skill level the audience is.
  • Jason thinks its too late to ask the room at a meetup, tell folks beforehand so the right folks show up or provide a mix of stuff to the meetup’s event.
  • Russ is doing a talk about blogging with your voice, he wants to make sure that folks know enough to talk about it.
  • Se thinks that once you are “in it” you aren’t a brand-newb.
  • Dan says he doesn’t go to local meetups since he “aged out” as Se mentioned
  • Jason brings up the point that if you don’t have knowledgeable people in the room as well then the “brand-newb” won’t ever learn more about the higher up things.
  • Russ wanted to help fix someone’s website live at the meetup.
  • Se says there is a limit to what you can talk about with the same audience.
  • Dan says the community should take care of itself.
  • Russ wants more feedback for his meetup
  • Jason says that developers need to be stimulated
  • Steve says that you need to segment the meetups to a few skill levels
  • Russ asks Steve if he had the foresight to do this with his meetup. Steve says that segmentation has helped with making sure the right folks are in the room for the topic.
  • Russ meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month and they just have 1 meetup
  • Steve brings up the idea of a breakout session
  • Jason says this is why he records his meetups so people have a reference. https://wordpress.tv/2013/03/02/jason-tucker-how-to-stream-a-meetup-or-live-event/
  • Jason talks about how to tell folks that the resource exists.
  • He also mentioned that WordPress.tv exists
  • Russ talks about the resources that he’s providing to the group but he doesn’t see folks actually using them.
  • Se thinks that some folks just want their website fixed.
  • Jason talks about the comments he does at the meetups as notes.
  •  Russ says “Help me, help you”
  • Our meetups:

    ]]>
  • Dan gives us a tour of his house
  • Russ talks about last week’s episode, give it a watch https://www.wpwatercooler.com/video/ep282-wpwatercooler/
  • Check out WPblab with James Laws https://www.wpwatercooler.com/video/wpblab-ep108-marketing-your-wordpress-business-with-loss-leaders/
  • Russ talks about teaching a class about catching people up in the conversation so they know what Gutenberg is.
  • Russ talks about WordCamps, Meetups and other ways to interact with the community. He is a bit frustrated with folks that aren’t getting caught up who attend his meetups.
  • Answering those questions that folks need to be answered so that he can bridge the gap of new folks in getting them to be advanced enough to understand most of the things that people
  • “Who are the people that we are talking to?” Se Reed brings up this idea of who is the audience.
  • Dan brings up asking the audience what skill level the audience is.
  • Jason thinks its too late to ask the room at a meetup, tell folks beforehand so the right folks show up or provide a mix of stuff to the meetup’s event.
  • Russ is doing a talk about blogging with your voice, he wants to make sure that folks know enough to talk about it.
  • Se thinks that once you are “in it” you aren’t a brand-newb.
  • Dan says he doesn’t go to local meetups since he “aged out” as Se mentioned
  • Jason brings up the point that if you don’t have knowledgeable people in the room as well then the “brand-newb” won’t ever learn more about the higher up things.
  • Russ wanted to help fix someone’s website live at the meetup.
  • Se says there is a limit to what you can talk about with the same audience.
  • Dan says the community should take care of itself.
  • Russ wants more feedback for his meetup
  • Jason says that developers need to be stimulated
  • Steve says that you need to segment the meetups to a few skill levels
  • Russ asks Steve if he had the foresight to do this with his meetup. Steve says that segmentation has helped with making sure the right folks are in the room for the topic.
  • Russ meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month and they just have 1 meetup
  • Steve brings up the idea of a breakout session
  • Jason says this is why he records his meetups so people have a reference. https://wordpress.tv/2013/03/02/jason-tucker-how-to-stream-a-meetup-or-live-event/
  • Jason talks about how to tell folks that the resource exists.
  • He also mentioned that WordPress.tv exists
  • Russ talks about the resources that he’s providing to the group but he doesn’t see folks actually using them.
  • Se thinks that some folks just want their website fixed.
  • Jason talks about the comments he does at the meetups as notes.
  •  Russ says “Help me, help you”
  • Our meetups:

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP282 - Venting about Gutenberg - WPwatercooler]]> Sat, 21 Jul 2018 06:23:04 GMT 31:03 5b59691911e2bfdf36d1240d yes full 282 ✩ Twitter - http://twitter.com/wpwatercooler

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    <![CDATA[EP281 - I find this episode shallow and pedantic]]> Fri, 06 Jul 2018 19:02:51 GMT 30:25 5b3fbcdb676fe3e3538fa450 no full 281 WordPress 4.9.8 to Introduce “Try Gutenberg” Callout, we talk with Joshua Wold & Jonathan Wold from XWP about it.


    Preshow Notes

    Show Notes


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    WordPress 4.9.8 to Introduce “Try Gutenberg” Callout, we talk with Joshua Wold & Jonathan Wold from XWP about it.


    Preshow Notes

    Show Notes


    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP280 – Acquisitions in the WordPress space]]> Sun, 01 Jul 2018 19:22:54 GMT 31:00 5b392a0ecafff214564550e3 no full 280 <![CDATA[EP279 - Taking Gutenberg Seriously - WPwatercooler]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 23:11:57 GMT 31:25 5b3176cfdda624020c882864 yes full 279 Russ and Jason morning show https://www.wpwatercooler.com/video/ep276-wpwatercooler-6-8-2018-2/


    WordCamp OC Recap https://www.wpwatercooler.com/video/ep277-wordcamp-orange-county-2018-recap/


    WPblab - Planning Maintaining a Flexible Content Calendar w/ Laura Coronado https://www.wpwatercooler.com/video/wpblab-ep104-planning-maintaining-a-flexible-content-calendar-w-laura-coronado/


    Sé gets confused


    Gutenberg and how it will impact them and how folks aren’t taking it seriously.


    GDPR and the recent episodes we’ve talked about it


    Sé thinks the community haven’t addressed or correctly for the “normals” to know about it


    Cosper chimes in that he thinks we’ve done well at meet ups discussing this and that the REST API and MP6 styles for the dashboard


    Were not sure people attending meetups are listening when we talk about Gutenberg.


    We transition to taking about making sure our attendees to our meetups are kept up to date about about the changes in WordPress


    Discussing the impact and the lack of caring and engagement regarding Gutenberg concerns us. This is problematic because not know about these changes coming up can be big for many people using WordPress regardless if they are developers or not.


    Cosper talks about the monolith in 2001 and they don’t know what it is but it exists. They study it and they finally hit it and all hell breaks loose and they don’t understand it. He thinks it’s good we have a new timeline and that Matt has addressed this at WCEU. Cosper says that it’s on you to learn about this.


    Jason talk about the Guten-iceberg and how people should see this.


    Cosper talks about the nag bar on the dashboard and how this helps somewhat to get people to look at the new functionality.


    Sé brings up the timeline a bit and for ship it when it’s ready. Cosper shares his sign on his wall that’s says “shitty and done is better than 3 months late”


    Cosper talks about compatibility with other plugins. Jason brings up dealing with old plugins that don’t even know what Gutenberg is.


    Sé talks about old plugins in the repo and why they are still in there. Cosper brings up that the search results in the repo shows if a plugin is old or not. Se wants them removed.


    Jason brings up the Gutenberg Compatibility list and tells folks they should look into it https://plugincompat.danielbachhuber.com/


    Apple cleaned up their App Store using the excuse of 32bit and 64bit applications. https://developer.apple.com/support/app-store-improvements/


    Sé wants to get Mika on the show to discuss plugins, compatibility and dealing with old plugins in the repo.


    Jason talks about the ways to filter the plugins based on compatibility with Gutenberg


    Sé talks about Woocommerce being listed on this list as not compatible with Gutenberg is concerning to her. https://plugincompat.danielbachhuber.com/#compatibility-results/view-plugin-details/5a95f3dd4915723fa0b27d6f/


    Sé wants to know why there is an arbitrary date for release on Gutenberg. Cosper provides a solution for larger sites and how security updates are still released for older versions. He talks about the RCs, the Nightly, and the Betas and people should be looking into these for now.


    Wanna be on this episode or one in the future? https://www.wpwatercooler.com/events


    Interested in getting your product or service in front of our viewers and listeners? Check out how to sponsor an episode of one of our shows. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor/



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    Russ and Jason morning show https://www.wpwatercooler.com/video/ep276-wpwatercooler-6-8-2018-2/


    WordCamp OC Recap https://www.wpwatercooler.com/video/ep277-wordcamp-orange-county-2018-recap/


    WPblab - Planning Maintaining a Flexible Content Calendar w/ Laura Coronado https://www.wpwatercooler.com/video/wpblab-ep104-planning-maintaining-a-flexible-content-calendar-w-laura-coronado/


    Sé gets confused


    Gutenberg and how it will impact them and how folks aren’t taking it seriously.


    GDPR and the recent episodes we’ve talked about it


    Sé thinks the community haven’t addressed or correctly for the “normals” to know about it


    Cosper chimes in that he thinks we’ve done well at meet ups discussing this and that the REST API and MP6 styles for the dashboard


    Were not sure people attending meetups are listening when we talk about Gutenberg.


    We transition to taking about making sure our attendees to our meetups are kept up to date about about the changes in WordPress


    Discussing the impact and the lack of caring and engagement regarding Gutenberg concerns us. This is problematic because not know about these changes coming up can be big for many people using WordPress regardless if they are developers or not.


    Cosper talks about the monolith in 2001 and they don’t know what it is but it exists. They study it and they finally hit it and all hell breaks loose and they don’t understand it. He thinks it’s good we have a new timeline and that Matt has addressed this at WCEU. Cosper says that it’s on you to learn about this.


    Jason talk about the Guten-iceberg and how people should see this.


    Cosper talks about the nag bar on the dashboard and how this helps somewhat to get people to look at the new functionality.


    Sé brings up the timeline a bit and for ship it when it’s ready. Cosper shares his sign on his wall that’s says “shitty and done is better than 3 months late”


    Cosper talks about compatibility with other plugins. Jason brings up dealing with old plugins that don’t even know what Gutenberg is.


    Sé talks about old plugins in the repo and why they are still in there. Cosper brings up that the search results in the repo shows if a plugin is old or not. Se wants them removed.


    Jason brings up the Gutenberg Compatibility list and tells folks they should look into it https://plugincompat.danielbachhuber.com/


    Apple cleaned up their App Store using the excuse of 32bit and 64bit applications. https://developer.apple.com/support/app-store-improvements/


    Sé wants to get Mika on the show to discuss plugins, compatibility and dealing with old plugins in the repo.


    Jason talks about the ways to filter the plugins based on compatibility with Gutenberg


    Sé talks about Woocommerce being listed on this list as not compatible with Gutenberg is concerning to her. https://plugincompat.danielbachhuber.com/#compatibility-results/view-plugin-details/5a95f3dd4915723fa0b27d6f/


    Sé wants to know why there is an arbitrary date for release on Gutenberg. Cosper provides a solution for larger sites and how security updates are still released for older versions. He talks about the RCs, the Nightly, and the Betas and people should be looking into these for now.


    Wanna be on this episode or one in the future? https://www.wpwatercooler.com/events


    Interested in getting your product or service in front of our viewers and listeners? Check out how to sponsor an episode of one of our shows. https://www.wpwatercooler.com/sponsor/



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    <![CDATA[EP277 - WordCamp Orange County 2018 Recap]]> Fri, 15 Jun 2018 21:46:23 GMT 30:14 5b3164ad7b9154572d183731 no full This episode is our yearly tradition of recapping WordCamp OC 2018. We'll be joined by fellow organizers, volunteers, and facilitators of this event so you can learn from us as to how we pulled off WCOC in 2018.

    Interested in getting your product or service in front of our viewers and listeners? Check out how to sponsor an episode of one of our shows.

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    This episode is our yearly tradition of recapping WordCamp OC 2018. We'll be joined by fellow organizers, volunteers, and facilitators of this event so you can learn from us as to how we pulled off WCOC in 2018.

    Interested in getting your product or service in front of our viewers and listeners? Check out how to sponsor an episode of one of our shows.

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP276 – WPwatercooler in the morning w/ Jason Tucker & Russell Aaron]]> Wed, 06 Jun 2018 17:30:19 GMT 30:36 no full Wanna be on this episode or one in the future?

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    The post EP275 – WPwatercooler in the morning w/ Jason Tucker & Russell Aaron appeared first on WPwatercooler.

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    <![CDATA[EP275 – Getting Clarity on the WP Gigeconomy – WPwatercooler]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 23:59:07 GMT 30:26 no

    This week on the show we talk about the WP gig economy and using the website Clarity.fm to make some side hustle money.

    Interested in getting your product or service in front of our viewers and listeners? Check out how to sponsor an episode of one of our shows.

    The post EP275 – Getting Clarity on the WP Gigeconomy – WPwatercooler appeared first on WPwatercooler.

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    This week on the show we talk about the WP gig economy and using the website Clarity.fm to make some side hustle money.

    Interested in getting your product or service in front of our viewers and listeners? Check out how to sponsor an episode of one of our shows.

    The post EP275 – Getting Clarity on the WP Gigeconomy – WPwatercooler appeared first on WPwatercooler.

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    <![CDATA[EP274 – GDPR, Bird Law & WP15]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 21:57:08 GMT 30:21 no

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    <![CDATA[EP273 – WordPress 4.9.6 Release]]> Fri, 18 May 2018 00:40:12 GMT 31:16 no

    Is WordPress 4.9.6 Really is a Major Update? We talked about this, GDPR and more on this episode of WPwatercooler.

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    The post EP273 – WordPress 4.9.6 Release appeared first on WPwatercooler.

    ]]>

    Is WordPress 4.9.6 Really is a Major Update? We talked about this, GDPR and more on this episode of WPwatercooler.

    Wanna be on this episode or one in the future?

    Interested in getting your product or service in front of our viewers and listeners? Check out how to sponsor an episode of one of our shows.

    The post EP273 – WordPress 4.9.6 Release appeared first on WPwatercooler.

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP272 – Geek Adventures]]> Wed, 09 May 2018 15:41:18 GMT 30:15 no

    This week on WPwatercooler we’re going to be speaking with Geek Adventures some of the crew from the Geek Adventures Iceland trip. Geek Adventures is the baby of Mendel Kurland. Geeks of all walks adventure together around the globe with the one agenda of unplugging.

    geekadventures.org

    The post EP272 – Geek Adventures appeared first on WPwatercooler.

    ]]>

    This week on WPwatercooler we’re going to be speaking with Geek Adventures some of the crew from the Geek Adventures Iceland trip. Geek Adventures is the baby of Mendel Kurland. Geeks of all walks adventure together around the globe with the one agenda of unplugging.

    geekadventures.org

    The post EP272 – Geek Adventures appeared first on WPwatercooler.

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP271 – Blog Smaller – WPwatercooler]]> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:45:48 GMT 29:39 no

    This week on WPwatercooler we discussed microblogging and micro.blog and how it works with WordPress.

    The post EP271 – Blog Smaller – WPwatercooler appeared first on WPwatercooler.

    ]]>

    This week on WPwatercooler we discussed microblogging and micro.blog and how it works with WordPress.

    The post EP271 – Blog Smaller – WPwatercooler appeared first on WPwatercooler.

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP270 – A GDPR & WordPress Discussion]]> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 21:45:36 GMT 30:51 no

    This week on WPwatercooler we're going to be discussing the presentation that Leo made for us during EP269 – GDPR & WordPress – what you need to know. He crammed GDPR into an impressive 30 minute talk despite our attempts at derailing him in WPwatercooler fashion. Join us this week as we discuss this talk and dive a bit deeper into the part we're most worried about.

    Zuck's Tiny Juice

    Zuck's Tiny Juice

    00:05
    Facebook Beaver Modules, GDPR Compliance, Directory with Themer
    GDPR Compliance Tools in WordPress
    Automattic and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — Support — WordPress.com

    00:08
    Liquid Web WooCommerce GDPR – GitHub

    00:09
    Jetpack 6.0

    00:12
    Subject Access Requests we haven't talked much about that.
    Getting Ready for the GDPR

    00:21
    A Data Protection Officer (DPO) is responsible for all data protection activities. A DPO could be within an organization or externally appointed.

    Be sure to check out the presentation of this discussion here:

    EP269 – GDPR & WordPress – what you need to know

    The post EP270 – A GDPR & WordPress Discussion appeared first on WPwatercooler.

    ]]>

    This week on WPwatercooler we're going to be discussing the presentation that Leo made for us during EP269 – GDPR & WordPress – what you need to know. He crammed GDPR into an impressive 30 minute talk despite our attempts at derailing him in WPwatercooler fashion. Join us this week as we discuss this talk and dive a bit deeper into the part we're most worried about.

    Zuck's Tiny Juice

    Zuck's Tiny Juice

    00:05
    Facebook Beaver Modules, GDPR Compliance, Directory with Themer
    GDPR Compliance Tools in WordPress
    Automattic and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — Support — WordPress.com

    00:08
    Liquid Web WooCommerce GDPR – GitHub

    00:09
    Jetpack 6.0

    00:12
    Subject Access Requests we haven't talked much about that.
    Getting Ready for the GDPR

    00:21
    A Data Protection Officer (DPO) is responsible for all data protection activities. A DPO could be within an organization or externally appointed.

    Be sure to check out the presentation of this discussion here:

    EP269 – GDPR & WordPress – what you need to know

    The post EP270 – A GDPR & WordPress Discussion appeared first on WPwatercooler.

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP269 – GDPR & WordPress – what you need to know]]> Thu, 05 Apr 2018 22:01:32 GMT 34:15 no

    This week WPwatercooler we're talking about GDPR and WordPress you won't want to miss this!

    Be sure to check out discussion of this presentation here:

    EP270 – A GDPR & WordPress Discussion

    Signup to be on this episode of WPwatercooler.

    The post EP269 – GDPR & WordPress – what you need to know appeared first on WPwatercooler.

    ]]>

    This week WPwatercooler we're talking about GDPR and WordPress you won't want to miss this!

    Be sure to check out discussion of this presentation here:

    EP270 – A GDPR & WordPress Discussion

    Signup to be on this episode of WPwatercooler.

    The post EP269 – GDPR & WordPress – what you need to know appeared first on WPwatercooler.

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP268 – Gutenberg Updates, Metaboxes vs Blocks, Shortcodes & Mobile Dashboard – WPwatercooler]]> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:00:06 GMT 28:50 no

    This week on WPwatercooler we discussed Gutenberg updates, metaboxes vs blocks, shortcodes & a mobile dashboard.

    The post EP268 – Gutenberg Updates, Metaboxes vs Blocks, Shortcodes & Mobile Dashboard – WPwatercooler appeared first on WPwatercooler.

    ]]>

    This week on WPwatercooler we discussed Gutenberg updates, metaboxes vs blocks, shortcodes & a mobile dashboard.

    The post EP268 – Gutenberg Updates, Metaboxes vs Blocks, Shortcodes & Mobile Dashboard – WPwatercooler appeared first on WPwatercooler.

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP267 – Website Inheritance – WPwatercooler]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:00:35 GMT 30:21 no

    What should a developer do when inheriting a website? What should a new website owner do when looking for a web developer?

    This episode is brought to you by TunnelBear VPN go to https://wpwatercooler.com/tunnelbear for 10% off!

    • Existing website where discovery needs to be done by the potential developer as a scope of work
    • Steve spends 5 to 10 hours of discovery work
    • Steve generates a report back to the site owner that explains in details of errors and old plugin issues and provide recommendations
    • Sé has many questions for the site owner before generating a quote.
    • George talks about a “manual for your site” that would be pretty awesome for a site owner to have, we don’t think this exists yet but would be cool
    • Jason asks if anyone on the panel had notes from the previous developer, Sé talks about how she got an old to-do list from a client from their previous developer. She talks about a list on a list the client takes about.
    • Jason goes over the password, licenses and such.
    • Jason talks about plugin purchases and asks how everyone deals with licensing
    • George has “seen things”
    • George talks about licenses and managing them for clients, and discussed how domain names need to be owned by the site owner. Sé adds that many clients don’t own their domains
    • Steve talks about 1Password Vault and starts pouring info into it.
    • George talks about the best way to allow our client to fire you without much issue. Steve adds that the “hit by the bus” idea makes for an easier way to plan for this. No one wants to dig to find data.
    • Steve enforces a “your own the code” instructing their clients how to get the data from github and everyone discusses the change log idea. The journal of the build.
    • Steve mentions that sometimes he has to fire a client and he wants the firing to be clean.
    • Jason talks about a roommate analogy.
    • Jason asks what do they provide their client.
    • Jason talks about how Steve buys licenses for their clients. Now all of his clients use them.
    • Jason asks about agency licenses and should folks use them?
    • Steve informs his clients when he has to take a license from a site when they fire one another. He tells them to get their own single site license.
    • Sé uses a google doc as a way to manage the documentation and licenses for her clients. Client empowerment is important.
    • Steve wants handoffs to be smooth, his reputation is at stake.
    • Sé adds that she wants to keep the site better than she found it.
    • Steve talks about outdated plugins and slider plugins.

    Jason changes the view on this topic and asks when someone is looking for a developer.

    • Steve says it's ultimately up to the client and they have a rigorous process that involves the client
    • Sé talks about how the client needs to be on a managed service.
    • Se talks about High Traffic to Low Traffic
    • Jason talks about the potential client, how they should approach their potential developer.
    • Steve says to ask lots of questions or move on
    • Sé says to ask questions or move on, she also says that they should trust the developer they hire.
    • Steve talks about “what’s your time worth?” When it comes to cheap hosting.
    • Steve says to find out if the client values this, is it worth it to them? What are their business goals?
    • Sé has a last minute thing, she noticed that on WordPress.com says “WordPress with JetPack” and that our predictions were correct!

    The post EP267 – Website Inheritance – WPwatercooler appeared first on WPwatercooler.

    ]]>

    What should a developer do when inheriting a website? What should a new website owner do when looking for a web developer?

    This episode is brought to you by TunnelBear VPN go to https://wpwatercooler.com/tunnelbear for 10% off!

    • Existing website where discovery needs to be done by the potential developer as a scope of work
    • Steve spends 5 to 10 hours of discovery work
    • Steve generates a report back to the site owner that explains in details of errors and old plugin issues and provide recommendations
    • Sé has many questions for the site owner before generating a quote.
    • George talks about a “manual for your site” that would be pretty awesome for a site owner to have, we don’t think this exists yet but would be cool
    • Jason asks if anyone on the panel had notes from the previous developer, Sé talks about how she got an old to-do list from a client from their previous developer. She talks about a list on a list the client takes about.
    • Jason goes over the password, licenses and such.
    • Jason talks about plugin purchases and asks how everyone deals with licensing
    • George has “seen things”
    • George talks about licenses and managing them for clients, and discussed how domain names need to be owned by the site owner. Sé adds that many clients don’t own their domains
    • Steve talks about 1Password Vault and starts pouring info into it.
    • George talks about the best way to allow our client to fire you without much issue. Steve adds that the “hit by the bus” idea makes for an easier way to plan for this. No one wants to dig to find data.
    • Steve enforces a “your own the code” instructing their clients how to get the data from github and everyone discusses the change log idea. The journal of the build.
    • Steve mentions that sometimes he has to fire a client and he wants the firing to be clean.
    • Jason talks about a roommate analogy.
    • Jason asks what do they provide their client.
    • Jason talks about how Steve buys licenses for their clients. Now all of his clients use them.
    • Jason asks about agency licenses and should folks use them?
    • Steve informs his clients when he has to take a license from a site when they fire one another. He tells them to get their own single site license.
    • Sé uses a google doc as a way to manage the documentation and licenses for her clients. Client empowerment is important.
    • Steve wants handoffs to be smooth, his reputation is at stake.
    • Sé adds that she wants to keep the site better than she found it.
    • Steve talks about outdated plugins and slider plugins.

    Jason changes the view on this topic and asks when someone is looking for a developer.

    • Steve says it's ultimately up to the client and they have a rigorous process that involves the client
    • Sé talks about how the client needs to be on a managed service.
    • Se talks about High Traffic to Low Traffic
    • Jason talks about the potential client, how they should approach their potential developer.
    • Steve says to ask lots of questions or move on
    • Sé says to ask questions or move on, she also says that they should trust the developer they hire.
    • Steve talks about “what’s your time worth?” When it comes to cheap hosting.
    • Steve says to find out if the client values this, is it worth it to them? What are their business goals?
    • Sé has a last minute thing, she noticed that on WordPress.com says “WordPress with JetPack” and that our predictions were correct!

    The post EP267 – Website Inheritance – WPwatercooler appeared first on WPwatercooler.

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP266 – Guntenberg, Gutenborg, ArtsLB & GoDaddy customer onboarding – WPwatercooler]]> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 04:54:53 GMT 29:35 no * The panel tries to get Sé to a local meetup
    * Bitmoji
    * Sé launched a new website for Arts Council for Long Beach | Supporting the Arts in Long Beach
    * Sé used Advanced Filtering and Faceted Search Plugin for WordPress|FacetWP to build the artist registry and provide it with a good search functionality.
    * In the past we’ve looked at SearchWP and Relevancy
    * Sé revisits GoDaddy and their host offerings.
    * GoDaddy’s on boarding has improved greatly.
    * Sé coins Gutenborg on the show
    * Jason finds a 9 year old project with the same name Web-based collaborative text editor
    * Steve and Sé talk about introducing Guntenberg to their clients
    * Jason tries to compare “Links” to “Classic Editor” and George shares the transition
    * User Role Editor User Role Editor
    * Gravity Forms User Registration Add-On User Registration Plugin For WordPress + Gravity Forms
    * Adminimize WordPress Plugins
    * User Role Editor User Role Editor


    ]]>
    * The panel tries to get Sé to a local meetup
    * Bitmoji
    * Sé launched a new website for Arts Council for Long Beach | Supporting the Arts in Long Beach
    * Sé used Advanced Filtering and Faceted Search Plugin for WordPress|FacetWP to build the artist registry and provide it with a good search functionality.
    * In the past we’ve looked at SearchWP and Relevancy
    * Sé revisits GoDaddy and their host offerings.
    * GoDaddy’s on boarding has improved greatly.
    * Sé coins Gutenborg on the show
    * Jason finds a 9 year old project with the same name Web-based collaborative text editor
    * Steve and Sé talk about introducing Guntenberg to their clients
    * Jason tries to compare “Links” to “Classic Editor” and George shares the transition
    * User Role Editor User Role Editor
    * Gravity Forms User Registration Add-On User Registration Plugin For WordPress + Gravity Forms
    * Adminimize WordPress Plugins
    * User Role Editor User Role Editor


    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP265 – WordCamp planning, swag and exclusiveness – WPwatercooler]]> Mon, 05 Mar 2018 15:00:47 GMT 29:26 no * WordCamp Orange County 2018
    * Guidelines for Speaker Thank Yous – Make WordPress Communities
    * Let's collaborate on the truest fitting t-shirts for women.
    * “Forget Your tech BRO uniform, @claire_drumond Isn't Wearing Your T-shirts Anymore-And I'm with Her! #NoMoreTechTshirts”

    Thank you to TunnelBear for sponsoring the show
    TunnelBear is an easy-to-use VPN service that allows you to browse the internet with servers in twenty different countries, so you’ll have a fast, secure connection where ever you are.

    With apps for iOS, Android, Windows, Mac and even a Chrome extension, TunnelBear protects your privacy on all of your devices.

    To use it, just choose a country in the app, turn TunnelBear on and watch as your bear tunnels your internet connection to your new location.

    With TunnelBear running, your device’s connection is encrypted with AES-256 bit encryption (that’s good). And your public IP address gets swapped out to look like it’s coming from the country of your choice. Before you ask, NO, they do not log your activity.
    One of the great things about TunnelBear is how it takes all the annoying setup and configuration steps out of personal VPN use. Just turn it on and you’re set.
    You can try it out for yourself with 500MB for free, with no credit card sign up.

    When you decide to upgrade, you can get ten percent off with by visiting
    https://WPwatercooler.con/tunnelbear
    Join us weekly on WPwatercooler or participate in our lively chat room!
    ]]>
    * WordCamp Orange County 2018
    * Guidelines for Speaker Thank Yous – Make WordPress Communities
    * Let's collaborate on the truest fitting t-shirts for women.
    * “Forget Your tech BRO uniform, @claire_drumond Isn't Wearing Your T-shirts Anymore-And I'm with Her! #NoMoreTechTshirts”

    Thank you to TunnelBear for sponsoring the show
    TunnelBear is an easy-to-use VPN service that allows you to browse the internet with servers in twenty different countries, so you’ll have a fast, secure connection where ever you are.

    With apps for iOS, Android, Windows, Mac and even a Chrome extension, TunnelBear protects your privacy on all of your devices.

    To use it, just choose a country in the app, turn TunnelBear on and watch as your bear tunnels your internet connection to your new location.

    With TunnelBear running, your device’s connection is encrypted with AES-256 bit encryption (that’s good). And your public IP address gets swapped out to look like it’s coming from the country of your choice. Before you ask, NO, they do not log your activity.
    One of the great things about TunnelBear is how it takes all the annoying setup and configuration steps out of personal VPN use. Just turn it on and you’re set.
    You can try it out for yourself with 500MB for free, with no credit card sign up.

    When you decide to upgrade, you can get ten percent off with by visiting
    https://WPwatercooler.con/tunnelbear
    Join us weekly on WPwatercooler or participate in our lively chat room!
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP264 – WordPress – Is it the best tool for the job? – WPwatercooler]]> Mon, 26 Feb 2018 15:00:16 GMT 31:01 no This episode is brought to you by PressedLinks.com

    * EDD, WP Engine and php timeouts
    * Liquid web offering eCommerce Hosting Solutions
    * Shopify www.shopify.com
    * Liquid Web 15 day trial from Bobbie
    * Jason Cosper: Scaling WordPress With Load Testing Jason Cosper
    * Flood – Load Testing for Everyone – Tricentis Flood:Cloud Load Testing for Everyone with JMeter or Gatling

    Automated Website Testing and Monitoring-Ghost Inspector
    * Load Testing
    * Speed Testing
    * Regression testing
    * Automated WordPress Updates & Testing
    * Cross Browser Testing Tool. 1000+ Browsers, Mobile, Real IE.
    * Selenium and JavaScript testing on 1100+ Desktop and Mobile Browsers. is awesome too
    * Download Blisk-a browser for web developers
    * Events Calendar PRO by Modern Tribe
    * Events Manager Pro Events Manager Pro-Premium Bookings Plugin for WordPress
    * Events Manager
    * Events Manager for WordPress – Event Registration, Bookings, Calendars, Locations
    * Technical Tips from 15,000 Stores

    Join us weekly on WPwatercooler or participate in our lively chat room!
    ]]>
    This episode is brought to you by PressedLinks.com

    * EDD, WP Engine and php timeouts
    * Liquid web offering eCommerce Hosting Solutions
    * Shopify www.shopify.com
    * Liquid Web 15 day trial from Bobbie
    * Jason Cosper: Scaling WordPress With Load Testing Jason Cosper
    * Flood – Load Testing for Everyone – Tricentis Flood:Cloud Load Testing for Everyone with JMeter or Gatling

    Automated Website Testing and Monitoring-Ghost Inspector
    * Load Testing
    * Speed Testing
    * Regression testing
    * Automated WordPress Updates & Testing
    * Cross Browser Testing Tool. 1000+ Browsers, Mobile, Real IE.
    * Selenium and JavaScript testing on 1100+ Desktop and Mobile Browsers. is awesome too
    * Download Blisk-a browser for web developers
    * Events Calendar PRO by Modern Tribe
    * Events Manager Pro Events Manager Pro-Premium Bookings Plugin for WordPress
    * Events Manager
    * Events Manager for WordPress – Event Registration, Bookings, Calendars, Locations
    * Technical Tips from 15,000 Stores

    Join us weekly on WPwatercooler or participate in our lively chat room!
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP263 – So meta, WPwatercooler – Plugin-A-Palooza – Net Neutrality]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:55:26 GMT 29:55 no Join us weekly on WPwatercooler or participate in our lively chat room!
    Thanks to Jen Miller of NeedSomeoneTo – NeedSomeoneToBlog.com NeedSomeoneTo.com
    No more pre planned topics

    We’ve discussed everything 3 or for times over
    We went less structured (look at us!)
    We use to not talk about the show during the preshow
    Were going back to our roots and discuss things on the fly, gather around the virtual watercooler
    Be more off the cuff
    We’re all for “joke equality”
    * Learn how you can sponsor us here

    WordCamp Orange County Plugin-a-palooza

    Amazing prizes

    First Place – $3,000 cash and 1 Sucuri Business (VIP) license
    Second Place – $1,500 cash and 1 Sucuri Business (VIP) license
    Third Place – $500 cash


    There is an awesome history of great plugins that have been made for Plugin-a-palooza: WP Rollback
    Be one of 10 teams to pitch their plugin idea before March 5th to be added to the competition

    Teams can be 1-3 participants.
    Each participant can only be part of one team in the competition.
    Each team must build their own plugin.
    Your plugin must be GPL compliant.
    Your plugin be accepted into the WordPress repository by May 18.
    Submit early!
    Existing plugins are ineligible.
    Eligible plugins will be developed between March 5 and May 18.
    All teams will present their plugins at WordCamp OC on June 10.



    Dry afterparties?

    WordCamp Lancaster is looking for do a dry afterparty, “The Maxx” like Save by the Bell
    Beer is allowed, but isn’t provided
    Sé wants an ice cream soda fountain
    Rethinking the afterparty we all think is an awesome idea.
    WordPress turned 10 and OC WordPress threw an amazing party!
    WordCamp OC 2017 did a Sunday (Sundae) Social
    https://wptavern.com/should-wordcamp-afterparties-be-alcohol-free
    What about the unconsumed booze?
    Freeing up some of that money can be used elsewhere
    WordCamp OC hands our ticket, first come first serve to blow them out quickly

    WordCamp Lancaster looking into subtitling or captioning the talks live

    2 track event may be $200ish, George will report back

    A grant may be in place for this.



    Net Neutrality

    Day of action
    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/59kjmn/fcc-net-neutrality-repeal-published-lawsuits
    Battleforthenet.com
    #onemorevote

    ]]>
    Join us weekly on WPwatercooler or participate in our lively chat room!
    Thanks to Jen Miller of NeedSomeoneTo – NeedSomeoneToBlog.com NeedSomeoneTo.com
    No more pre planned topics

    We’ve discussed everything 3 or for times over
    We went less structured (look at us!)
    We use to not talk about the show during the preshow
    Were going back to our roots and discuss things on the fly, gather around the virtual watercooler
    Be more off the cuff
    We’re all for “joke equality”
    * Learn how you can sponsor us here

    WordCamp Orange County Plugin-a-palooza

    Amazing prizes

    First Place – $3,000 cash and 1 Sucuri Business (VIP) license
    Second Place – $1,500 cash and 1 Sucuri Business (VIP) license
    Third Place – $500 cash


    There is an awesome history of great plugins that have been made for Plugin-a-palooza: WP Rollback
    Be one of 10 teams to pitch their plugin idea before March 5th to be added to the competition

    Teams can be 1-3 participants.
    Each participant can only be part of one team in the competition.
    Each team must build their own plugin.
    Your plugin must be GPL compliant.
    Your plugin be accepted into the WordPress repository by May 18.
    Submit early!
    Existing plugins are ineligible.
    Eligible plugins will be developed between March 5 and May 18.
    All teams will present their plugins at WordCamp OC on June 10.



    Dry afterparties?

    WordCamp Lancaster is looking for do a dry afterparty, “The Maxx” like Save by the Bell
    Beer is allowed, but isn’t provided
    Sé wants an ice cream soda fountain
    Rethinking the afterparty we all think is an awesome idea.
    WordPress turned 10 and OC WordPress threw an amazing party!
    WordCamp OC 2017 did a Sunday (Sundae) Social
    https://wptavern.com/should-wordcamp-afterparties-be-alcohol-free
    What about the unconsumed booze?
    Freeing up some of that money can be used elsewhere
    WordCamp OC hands our ticket, first come first serve to blow them out quickly

    WordCamp Lancaster looking into subtitling or captioning the talks live

    2 track event may be $200ish, George will report back

    A grant may be in place for this.



    Net Neutrality

    Day of action
    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/59kjmn/fcc-net-neutrality-repeal-published-lawsuits
    Battleforthenet.com
    #onemorevote

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP262 – Jetpack Wishlist]]> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 22:40:12 GMT 30:00 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP261 – Myths and misperceptions in WordPress]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:45:36 GMT 29:09 no

    * 00:03 I Was Born A Poor Black Child
    * 00:10 WordPress Speedup Facebook Group
    * 00:11 Tide: A path to better code across the WordPress ecosystem ~ XWP
    * 00:12 Tide Joins WordPress ~ XWP
    * 00:20 How to create a functional WordPress plugin instead of hacking functions


    Quick promo – Are you looking to learn how to write your own plugins? Are you wanting to learn how to write Javascript for WordPress? Take a look at Brian Hogg's courses and get yourself up to speed on these great skills. Get early access now!
    ]]>


    * 00:03 I Was Born A Poor Black Child
    * 00:10 WordPress Speedup Facebook Group
    * 00:11 Tide: A path to better code across the WordPress ecosystem ~ XWP
    * 00:12 Tide Joins WordPress ~ XWP
    * 00:20 How to create a functional WordPress plugin instead of hacking functions


    Quick promo – Are you looking to learn how to write your own plugins? Are you wanting to learn how to write Javascript for WordPress? Take a look at Brian Hogg's courses and get yourself up to speed on these great skills. Get early access now!
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP260 – WordPress Quick Tips]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:42:12 GMT 29:39 no Got a tip? leave one in the comments section.

    * WP DEBUG « WordPress Codex


    * How to enable DNS Prefetching in WordPress – Saumya Majumder


    * How to Fix a Corrupted WordPress Database
    * http://yoursite.com/wp-admin/maint/repair.php
    * wordpressspeedup Facebook Group
    * Website speed test
    * PageSpeed Insights


    * Cloudflare-The Web Performance & Security Company|Cloudflare


    * Performance Analysis Reference  |  Tools for Web Developers  |  Google Developers


    * Developer Resources


    * sucuri.net Web Application Firewall


    * CDN by MaxCDN|Experts in Content Delivery Network Services


    * GTmetrix|Website Speed and Performance Optimization


    * WebPagetest-Website Performance and Optimization Test


    * Google App Script for spreadsheet that uses the WPT API to bulk test URLs


    * User Switching


    * Revisions « WordPress Codex


    * WP-Optimize


    * Advanced Database Cleaner

     
    ]]>
    Got a tip? leave one in the comments section.

    * WP DEBUG « WordPress Codex


    * How to enable DNS Prefetching in WordPress – Saumya Majumder


    * How to Fix a Corrupted WordPress Database
    * http://yoursite.com/wp-admin/maint/repair.php
    * wordpressspeedup Facebook Group
    * Website speed test
    * PageSpeed Insights


    * Cloudflare-The Web Performance & Security Company|Cloudflare


    * Performance Analysis Reference  |  Tools for Web Developers  |  Google Developers


    * Developer Resources


    * sucuri.net Web Application Firewall


    * CDN by MaxCDN|Experts in Content Delivery Network Services


    * GTmetrix|Website Speed and Performance Optimization


    * WebPagetest-Website Performance and Optimization Test


    * Google App Script for spreadsheet that uses the WPT API to bulk test URLs


    * User Switching


    * Revisions « WordPress Codex


    * WP-Optimize


    * Advanced Database Cleaner

     
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP259 – WordPress Predictions for 2018]]> Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:56:59 GMT 30:20 no
    * 00:04 – Morten Rand-Hendriksen:Gutenberg and the WordPress of Tomorrow
    * 00:05 – Showcasing Gutenberg.
    * 00:06 – Logical Binary theme that uses Gutenberg
    * 00:07 – ACF | ACF Year in Review: Looking back at 2017 and ahead to 2018 with Elliot Condon
    * 00:08 – Page Builders in 2018 — The Future of Beaver Builder | Beaver Builder
    * 00:09 – BlocksWP (@BlocksWp)
    * 00:10 – Home-BlocksWP
    * 00:11 – Always improving
    * 00:13 – State of the REST API 2017 – Pre-Thought Listen discusses the future of the API
    * 00:18 – Introducing Powerful New Features on the Wix Platform and Expanding User Experience
    * 00:21 – The GDPR – an overview
    * 00:21 – Home Page of EU GDPR

    ]]>

    * 00:04 – Morten Rand-Hendriksen:Gutenberg and the WordPress of Tomorrow
    * 00:05 – Showcasing Gutenberg.
    * 00:06 – Logical Binary theme that uses Gutenberg
    * 00:07 – ACF | ACF Year in Review: Looking back at 2017 and ahead to 2018 with Elliot Condon
    * 00:08 – Page Builders in 2018 — The Future of Beaver Builder | Beaver Builder
    * 00:09 – BlocksWP (@BlocksWp)
    * 00:10 – Home-BlocksWP
    * 00:11 – Always improving
    * 00:13 – State of the REST API 2017 – Pre-Thought Listen discusses the future of the API
    * 00:18 – Introducing Powerful New Features on the Wix Platform and Expanding User Experience
    * 00:21 – The GDPR – an overview
    * 00:21 – Home Page of EU GDPR

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP258 – Giving back to the WordPress community]]> Fri, 22 Dec 2017 01:44:50 GMT 31:30 no
    * Five for the future gift –

    webdevstudios.com

    * WordPress Lancaster Meetup
    * OC WordPress Meetup
    * Whittier WordPress Meetup
    * https://womenwhowp.org/
    * Website Weekend – Coding for a Cause


    * Plugin-A-Palooza – WordCamp OC 2016
    * WP Rollback


    * The Las Vegas WordPress Meetup


    * Vegas WordPress Meetup Group – Official Site


    * Adoption Program for Abandoned Plugins | Digging Into WordPress


    * WordPress Plugin Adoption:Would You Like One?


    * Plugin adoption – torquemag.io


    * frontenberg.tomjn.com


    * Meetups – Make WordPress Communities

    ]]>

    * Five for the future gift –

    webdevstudios.com

    * WordPress Lancaster Meetup
    * OC WordPress Meetup
    * Whittier WordPress Meetup
    * https://womenwhowp.org/
    * Website Weekend – Coding for a Cause


    * Plugin-A-Palooza – WordCamp OC 2016
    * WP Rollback


    * The Las Vegas WordPress Meetup


    * Vegas WordPress Meetup Group – Official Site


    * Adoption Program for Abandoned Plugins | Digging Into WordPress


    * WordPress Plugin Adoption:Would You Like One?


    * Plugin adoption – torquemag.io


    * frontenberg.tomjn.com


    * Meetups – Make WordPress Communities

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP257 – How to Submit a Winning WordCamp Talk (Results May Vary)]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:21:47 GMT 29:40 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP256 – WordCamp US 2017 recap]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 01:15:41 GMT 29:49 no
    * 00:04 Community Bazaar First Ever WordPress Community Bazaar WCUS 2017 – wapu.us
    * 00:09 Paving the cowpaths meaning- What does “paving the cowpaths” mean?
    * 00:10 Organizers – Organizers – WordCamp US 2017
    * 00:11 WordPress OC Meetup WordPress OC Meetup
    * 00:12 Code of conduct – Code of Conduct – WordCamp US 2017
    * 00:13 LGBT+Allies At WordCamp US-2017|Half-Elf on Tech
    * 00:19 WordPress Plugins – Gutenberg
    * 00:21 State of the Word, 2017
    * 00:29 My trip to WordCamp US to interview Women in Tech – Jessalyn's Blog

    ]]>

    * 00:04 Community Bazaar First Ever WordPress Community Bazaar WCUS 2017 – wapu.us
    * 00:09 Paving the cowpaths meaning- What does “paving the cowpaths” mean?
    * 00:10 Organizers – Organizers – WordCamp US 2017
    * 00:11 WordPress OC Meetup WordPress OC Meetup
    * 00:12 Code of conduct – Code of Conduct – WordCamp US 2017
    * 00:13 LGBT+Allies At WordCamp US-2017|Half-Elf on Tech
    * 00:19 WordPress Plugins – Gutenberg
    * 00:21 State of the Word, 2017
    * 00:29 My trip to WordCamp US to interview Women in Tech – Jessalyn's Blog

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP255 – Freedom Isn’t Free The Cost of Running a WordPress Website and Why It’s Worth It]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:14:11 GMT 30:11 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP254 – Selling Digital Products w/ WordPress: Ebooks, PDFs, & Other Downloadables]]> Thu, 02 Nov 2017 23:50:58 GMT 30:21 no  

    * restrictcontentpro.com
    * Give – A Free WordPress Donation Plugin that Works Beautifully
    * Easy Digital Downloads
    * Easy Digital Downloads-Sell Digital Downloads With WordPress
    * WooCommerce-The Best eCommerce Platform for WordPress
    * Paid Memberships Pro
    * Freemius-The Easiest Way 2 Sell & Market WordPress Plugins & Themes
    * WooCommerce Memberships
    * www.shopify.com
    * www.squarespace.com
    * Here's the WordPress Membership Plugin You Need for 2018
    * WooCommerce Subscriptions
    * IgnitionDeck WordPress Crowdfunding Plugin and Crowdfunding Theme
    * Products Archive – 9seeds

    ]]>
     

    * restrictcontentpro.com
    * Give – A Free WordPress Donation Plugin that Works Beautifully
    * Easy Digital Downloads
    * Easy Digital Downloads-Sell Digital Downloads With WordPress
    * WooCommerce-The Best eCommerce Platform for WordPress
    * Paid Memberships Pro
    * Freemius-The Easiest Way 2 Sell & Market WordPress Plugins & Themes
    * WooCommerce Memberships
    * www.shopify.com
    * www.squarespace.com
    * Here's the WordPress Membership Plugin You Need for 2018
    * WooCommerce Subscriptions
    * IgnitionDeck WordPress Crowdfunding Plugin and Crowdfunding Theme
    * Products Archive – 9seeds

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP253 – WooConf 2017 Recap]]> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:06:18 GMT 30:21 no WooConf 2017 – WooCommerce Developers Conference.

    * WooCommerce
    * Rand's Blog
    * Halt and Catch Fire Season, Episode and Cast Information
    * Introducing Managed WooCommerce
    * WooCommerce POS – Point of Sale Plugin
    * Here is what unfolded in 2-day extravaganza
    * mini-me.co.za

    ]]>
    WooConf 2017 – WooCommerce Developers Conference.

    * WooCommerce
    * Rand's Blog
    * Halt and Catch Fire Season, Episode and Cast Information
    * Introducing Managed WooCommerce
    * WooCommerce POS – Point of Sale Plugin
    * Here is what unfolded in 2-day extravaganza
    * mini-me.co.za

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP252 – Sharing your WordPress content using mailing lists]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:25:09 GMT 30:51 no
    * mailchimp.com
    * Email Marketing | AWeber
    * drip.co
    * Email Marketing Platform and Services | Emma Email Marketing
    * Email Marketing Software – GetResponse
    * Email Marketing – Marketing Automation – Small Business CRM
    * ConvertKit|Email Marketing for Professional Bloggers
    * Subscriptions — Jetpack for WordPress
    * Hi %f_e%, check out our offer
    * 69 Highly Effective Lead Magnet Ideas to Grow Your Email List (Updated)
    * Subscriptions — Jetpack for WordPress
    * MailChimp Subscriber Popup Widget — Jetpack for WordPress
    * Home-MailPoet
    * WP Mail SMTP by WPForms
    * WPForms-Drag & Drop WordPress Forms Plugin
    * SPF & DKIM for Dummies: What Is It? Why You Want to Set It Up
    * WP Mail Logging
    * Gmail sending limits in G Suite – G Suite Administrator Help
    * define(‘WPMS_ON', false);
    * Unroll.Me

    ]]>

    * mailchimp.com
    * Email Marketing | AWeber
    * drip.co
    * Email Marketing Platform and Services | Emma Email Marketing
    * Email Marketing Software – GetResponse
    * Email Marketing – Marketing Automation – Small Business CRM
    * ConvertKit|Email Marketing for Professional Bloggers
    * Subscriptions — Jetpack for WordPress
    * Hi %f_e%, check out our offer
    * 69 Highly Effective Lead Magnet Ideas to Grow Your Email List (Updated)
    * Subscriptions — Jetpack for WordPress
    * MailChimp Subscriber Popup Widget — Jetpack for WordPress
    * Home-MailPoet
    * WP Mail SMTP by WPForms
    * WPForms-Drag & Drop WordPress Forms Plugin
    * SPF & DKIM for Dummies: What Is It? Why You Want to Set It Up
    * WP Mail Logging
    * Gmail sending limits in G Suite – G Suite Administrator Help
    * define(‘WPMS_ON', false);
    * Unroll.Me

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP251 – Scheduling in the WordPress Customizer]]> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 03:13:18 GMT 28:41 no
    * WordPress 4.9 Beta 2
    * What's coming in WordPress 4.9 Features and Screenshots – WPbeginner
    * Customize Snapshots
    * xwp/wp-customize-snapshots: Customize Snapshots WordPress Plugin
    * Customizer Browser History
    * news.com.au‚ Australia's #1 news site
    * Draft and Save Customizer Changes for Later with New Customize Snapshots Plugin – WordPress Tavern
    * Contributors to xwp/wp-customize-snapshots

    ]]>

    * WordPress 4.9 Beta 2
    * What's coming in WordPress 4.9 Features and Screenshots – WPbeginner
    * Customize Snapshots
    * xwp/wp-customize-snapshots: Customize Snapshots WordPress Plugin
    * Customizer Browser History
    * news.com.au‚ Australia's #1 news site
    * Draft and Save Customizer Changes for Later with New Customize Snapshots Plugin – WordPress Tavern
    * Contributors to xwp/wp-customize-snapshots

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP250 – Celebrating 5 years and 250 episodes discussing WordPress]]> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:54:57 GMT 31:01 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP249 – You’ve spoken at a WordPress Meetup, now what?]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:56:10 GMT 29:25 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP248 – How To Earn More Business Through Networking]]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:46:28 GMT 29:35 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP247 – WordPress custom fields vs shortcodes – WPwatercooler]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 03:40:44 GMT 29:00 no
    * CodeMirror
    * ACF|Advanced Custom Fields Plugin for WordPress
    * CMB2 — WordPress Plugins
    * Cleaning Out Your Naked Shortcodes
    * Shortcodes In Use
    * The new Gutenberg editor and the future of ACF·Issue #622
    * Function Reference/shortcode atts « WordPress Codex

    ]]>

    * CodeMirror
    * ACF|Advanced Custom Fields Plugin for WordPress
    * CMB2 — WordPress Plugins
    * Cleaning Out Your Naked Shortcodes
    * Shortcodes In Use
    * The new Gutenberg editor and the future of ACF·Issue #622
    * Function Reference/shortcode atts « WordPress Codex

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP246 – What frustrates us about WordPress]]> Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:02:07 GMT 29:15 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP245 – Intro to Managing Change Orders in Your WordPress Project]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:01:33 GMT 30:11 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP244 – What to look for in a WordPress theme – WPwatercooler]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:49:52 GMT 29:35 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP243 – Catching up on stuff]]> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:10:57 GMT 30:00 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP242 – Structuring your WordPress Projects]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:20:23 GMT 28:41 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP241 – Structuring your data in WordPress]]> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:06:24 GMT 29:49 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP240 – Managing Difficult WordPress Projects]]> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 08:32:39 GMT 28:01 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP239 – Cleaning your WordPress Dashboard of Notifications – WPwatercooler]]> Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:13:34 GMT 29:26 no Links:

    * Complete Guide to WordPress Admin Notices | Digging Into WordPress
    * Function Reference/add settings error « WordPress Codex
    * Plugin API/Action Reference/admin notices « WordPress Codex
    * WP Notification Center Plugin

    ]]>
    Links:

    * Complete Guide to WordPress Admin Notices | Digging Into WordPress
    * Function Reference/add settings error « WordPress Codex
    * Plugin API/Action Reference/admin notices « WordPress Codex
    * WP Notification Center Plugin

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP238 – The future of WordPress – Gutenberg]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:21:39 GMT 30:10 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP237 – WordCamp Orange County Recap 2017]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 01:13:17 GMT 30:05 no
    00:05 What works, what doesn't work

    00:06 We tested some fun things at this WordCamp

    00:07 How to increase your attendance on Sunday

    00:08 How to return your badges to get more people to attend on Sunday

    00:09 Sunday Social

    00:10 Unofficial events the day before WordCamp

    00:11 Golf Tournament & K1 Racing

    00:12 Hallway Track & Bid for 2019 WordCamp US in Orange County

    00:14 Favorite Interviews of Hallway Track

    00:15 Speakers

    00:16 Tracks

    00:17 Venue

    00:18 Happiness Bar

    00:20 Discussions

    00:21 speaker selection?

    00:22 Tips for getting selected to speak

    00:24 Slide Templates

    00:26 Design

    00:27 Venue Highlights

    00:28 Diesel Brew

    00:28 Tips for making your sponsors happy

    00:29 Volunteers
    ]]>

    00:05 What works, what doesn't work

    00:06 We tested some fun things at this WordCamp

    00:07 How to increase your attendance on Sunday

    00:08 How to return your badges to get more people to attend on Sunday

    00:09 Sunday Social

    00:10 Unofficial events the day before WordCamp

    00:11 Golf Tournament & K1 Racing

    00:12 Hallway Track & Bid for 2019 WordCamp US in Orange County

    00:14 Favorite Interviews of Hallway Track

    00:15 Speakers

    00:16 Tracks

    00:17 Venue

    00:18 Happiness Bar

    00:20 Discussions

    00:21 speaker selection?

    00:22 Tips for getting selected to speak

    00:24 Slide Templates

    00:26 Design

    00:27 Venue Highlights

    00:28 Diesel Brew

    00:28 Tips for making your sponsors happy

    00:29 Volunteers
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP236 – Managing Events Using WordPress]]> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:28:40 GMT 30:26 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP235 – Managing WordPress with External Services]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 21:40:04 GMT 0 no
    * Manage Multiple WordPress Sites
    * ManageWP–Manage WordPress Sites from One Dashboard
    * InfiniteWP-Multiple WordPress site management solution
    * ServerPilot|PHP and WordPress Hosting on DigitalOcean
    * Home-StagingPilot
    * MainWP WordPress Manager-Manage Multiple WordPress Sites
    * Best Plugins to Manage Multiple WordPress Sites in 2017
    * WP Time Capsule
    * WP Time Capsule – Free Incremental Daily Backups for WordPress
    * Maintainn Tools
    * Jetpack Manage — Jetpack for WordPress

    ]]>

    * Manage Multiple WordPress Sites
    * ManageWP–Manage WordPress Sites from One Dashboard
    * InfiniteWP-Multiple WordPress site management solution
    * ServerPilot|PHP and WordPress Hosting on DigitalOcean
    * Home-StagingPilot
    * MainWP WordPress Manager-Manage Multiple WordPress Sites
    * Best Plugins to Manage Multiple WordPress Sites in 2017
    * WP Time Capsule
    * WP Time Capsule – Free Incremental Daily Backups for WordPress
    * Maintainn Tools
    * Jetpack Manage — Jetpack for WordPress

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[WPblab EP73 – WordPress Freelancers: Optimize Your Time With Social Tools]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 20:16:14 GMT 0 no
    * Sharing buttons on your blog/site are super important – not everyone is going to have or install extensions to help them share your posts


    * Facebook https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/
    * Twitter https://cards-dev.twitter.com/validator
    * Mashshare https://wordpress.org/plugins/mashsharer/ — social media share buttons
    * Social Warfare https://wordpress.org/plugins/social-warfare/


    * Yoast SEO Plugin — Allow Open Graph Data (Social Settings — Enable Facebook)

    * Don’t install with another SEO plugin, just use it by itself!


    * Make sure to use and update your metadata!!
    * Don’t forget your feature images

    * Use iOS to grab the featured image on a iPhone or iPad https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imagedrain-download-all-images-from-safari/id932866396?mt=8


    * Buffer.com — Social sharing and scheduling for Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google Plus

    * Even the free account will allow you to set a schedule
    * shares your content at the best possible times throughout the day so that your followers and fans see your updates more often
    * Can choose to share posts immediately or save it to your queue
    * 10 social profiles in the Awesome Plan for $10/mo
    * https://buffer.com/awesome?utm_campaign=footer
    * Supports campaign tracking and analytics
    * ReBuffer – find what’s performing well and reschedule it for posting again!


    * Using the right tools for the right reasons is how you optimize your time
    * Automation vs. Scheduling – automation does not involve human interaction, scheduling is a human carefully crafting posts and setting them up for optimal times

    * https://2017.atlanta.wordcamp.org/session/smarter-social-sharing-for-killer-content-marketing/


    * Hootsuite.com / Hootsuite Pro is $14.99

    * (Bridget’s affiliate link: http://signup.hootsuite.com/signup-upgrade/?utm_campaign=partner_commission_junction&utm_source=commission_junction&utm_medium=partner )
    * Will either automatically schedule posts or you can choose a time


    * Link Shortening: Bitly.com

    * Branded short domains from Bitly – https://bitly.com/pages/landing/branded-short-domains-powered-by-bitly?




    * Question: Scheduling Tweets, why do them at different times?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0e3tsZeBw0&autoplay=1

    “Dispatch Content with Intention #GuruMinute”
    * How to Post to Instagram and Twitter

    https://ifttt.com/applets/aVxGRrtD-tweet-your-instagrams-as-native-photos-on-twitter
    * Keep social media content relative to the network your own – be aware of your venue

    * i.e.]]>

    * Sharing buttons on your blog/site are super important – not everyone is going to have or install extensions to help them share your posts


    * Facebook https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/
    * Twitter https://cards-dev.twitter.com/validator
    * Mashshare https://wordpress.org/plugins/mashsharer/ — social media share buttons
    * Social Warfare https://wordpress.org/plugins/social-warfare/


    * Yoast SEO Plugin — Allow Open Graph Data (Social Settings — Enable Facebook)

    * Don’t install with another SEO plugin, just use it by itself!


    * Make sure to use and update your metadata!!
    * Don’t forget your feature images

    * Use iOS to grab the featured image on a iPhone or iPad https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imagedrain-download-all-images-from-safari/id932866396?mt=8


    * Buffer.com — Social sharing and scheduling for Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google Plus

    * Even the free account will allow you to set a schedule
    * shares your content at the best possible times throughout the day so that your followers and fans see your updates more often
    * Can choose to share posts immediately or save it to your queue
    * 10 social profiles in the Awesome Plan for $10/mo
    * https://buffer.com/awesome?utm_campaign=footer
    * Supports campaign tracking and analytics
    * ReBuffer – find what’s performing well and reschedule it for posting again!


    * Using the right tools for the right reasons is how you optimize your time
    * Automation vs. Scheduling – automation does not involve human interaction, scheduling is a human carefully crafting posts and setting them up for optimal times

    * https://2017.atlanta.wordcamp.org/session/smarter-social-sharing-for-killer-content-marketing/


    * Hootsuite.com / Hootsuite Pro is $14.99

    * (Bridget’s affiliate link: http://signup.hootsuite.com/signup-upgrade/?utm_campaign=partner_commission_junction&utm_source=commission_junction&utm_medium=partner )
    * Will either automatically schedule posts or you can choose a time


    * Link Shortening: Bitly.com

    * Branded short domains from Bitly – https://bitly.com/pages/landing/branded-short-domains-powered-by-bitly?




    * Question: Scheduling Tweets, why do them at different times?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0e3tsZeBw0&autoplay=1

    “Dispatch Content with Intention #GuruMinute”
    * How to Post to Instagram and Twitter

    https://ifttt.com/applets/aVxGRrtD-tweet-your-instagrams-as-native-photos-on-twitter
    * Keep social media content relative to the network your own – be aware of your venue

    * i.e.]]>
    <![CDATA[EP234 – WordPress eCommerce – Optimizing WooCommerce]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 06:12:16 GMT 0 no
    ]]>

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[WP233 – Documentation for your WordPress Project]]> Fri, 05 May 2017 05:35:45 GMT 0 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP232 – WordPress Plugins – A new parents guide – WPwatercooler]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:46:55 GMT 0 no WordPress Plugins – If you build it they will come” regarding what you should do after you build a WordPress plugin. On that show we spoke about marketing it, on this show we'll speak more about supporting and nurturing it.
    00:04:00 – Translations

    00:04:20 – multisite compatibility

    00:06:01 – Why good developers don't ignore multisite

    00:06:21 – Multisite Gotchas

    00:07:51 – Email Issues

    00:09:10 – Plugin Boilerplates

    00:13:09 – WPpb.io Boilerplate

    00:16:50 – Code Best Practices

    00:18:12 – Plugin Aftercare – Support

    * HelpScout
    * Freshdesk|Customer Support Software & Helpdesk Solution
    * Zendesk|Customer Service Software & Support Ticket System
    * Awesome Support: The Best Helpdesk and Support Plugin For WordPress

    00:24:29 – Jon Browns Utopianistic version of the universe

    00:27:44 – Documentation

    00:29:46 – Outro
    ]]>
    WordPress Plugins – If you build it they will come” regarding what you should do after you build a WordPress plugin. On that show we spoke about marketing it, on this show we'll speak more about supporting and nurturing it.
    00:04:00 – Translations

    00:04:20 – multisite compatibility

    00:06:01 – Why good developers don't ignore multisite

    00:06:21 – Multisite Gotchas

    00:07:51 – Email Issues

    00:09:10 – Plugin Boilerplates

    00:13:09 – WPpb.io Boilerplate

    00:16:50 – Code Best Practices

    00:18:12 – Plugin Aftercare – Support

    * HelpScout
    * Freshdesk|Customer Support Software & Helpdesk Solution
    * Zendesk|Customer Service Software & Support Ticket System
    * Awesome Support: The Best Helpdesk and Support Plugin For WordPress

    00:24:29 – Jon Browns Utopianistic version of the universe

    00:27:44 – Documentation

    00:29:46 – Outro
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[WPblab EP72 – WordPress Plugins – If you build it, will they come?]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:08:54 GMT 0 no
    Russell Aaron – Web Dev Studios
    Bridget – Actions do things, Filters change things
    What’s a plugin? – File inside directory. Adds or enhance website, or de-enhance, Simmer down down.
    Finish plugin, ship it and call it a day!
    Built & tested and released, people are installing and then white screen the site
    First step in marketing, believe in product. Use it every day. Plugin solves his own problem.
    His marketing – let me to take it to a competition at a WordCamp ( Plugin-a-Palooza ) and get an idea of who is my core demographic
    How do you promote?
    No good marketing thing on the repo… The repo has copy… Real people don’t know repo. Directory good compromise for users.
    Have a good call to action. Make sense in your copy. Have someone else write the copy. Don’t use terms dev terms. Use words your audience will understand.
    No one is looking for the product by your name.
    Users look for Automatic scheduling twitter. “Revival posts” not the name you’re searching for.
    Use descriptive copy in the repository listing… it may sound like an infomercial but you need to use words that the audience will easily understand.
    Listen to people in meetup groups. People want to see a top level view of their site, top “query all the posts types” came up.

    What are people saying about your plugins and how do you tap into that?
    Get close to pain points essential to marketing. Finding the thing that people ask about over and over again is a good guide to what you should be talking / posting about.
    Word of Mouth. People willing to try things. WordCamp people will experiment about things and new products.
    Intro with “Hi my name is russ and you might like my plugin ‘query all the post types’”
    Use your community to make your plugin better.
    User feedback. Take it to meetup group. Discounts for early adopters
    First step of marketing is help evolve the plugin
    “I need something to do – how can I solve a problem?” Combine those things together and a plugin is born!
    Don’t get too used car salesman. Somewhere between peace corps and something…..
    If you make a plugin and put it in the repo, you’re going to get a lot of questions and suggestions for changes to make it better
    For a tweet about styling gravity forms. Meghan said “shutup and take my money”. Had an idea and built a plugin to just enqueue a stylesheet.
    Don’t wait tooo long to make premium version of plugin
    You need a marketing brief – Set achievable, measureable goals. I want 10 downloads a month.
    Goal 500 or 1000 active installs – figure out how to get that.

    * Get on twitter.
    * Tweet 3 times a day.
    * Make sure to hit ‘reply’.
    * Be a human being
    * Organic content marketing
    * Community advertising
    * Be on every front possible
    * 4 times a week posts on the blog

    Have a strategy

    Tell people you exist. You won't make a living for at least 3 years on only the plugin.
    Russell: If you write something that solves a problem and you tweet it with the right hashtags and get it in front of the right people – it can almost promote itself! People are going to share it.
    Bridget: Be a Human Being. Develop relationships. Then it will matter to people when you share projects you are working on.
    James Law ( Ninja Forms ) charge what it is. Don’t do discounts.

    * Plugins Admin Bar – WordPress Plugin Adding Plugin Link To WP Admin Bar Sub Menu
    * Hashtag URL Placeholder
    * Ninja Forms ) charge what it is. Don’t do discounts.

    * Plugins Admin Bar – WordPress Plugin Adding Plugin Link To WP Admin Bar Sub Menu
    * Hashtag URL Placeholder
    * no ]]> ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP2 – Building Them with WordCamp Marketing Hacks w/Jen Pretorius – Community Connections]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 01:46:54 GMT 0 no Tweeting as WCLAX by Bridget Willard
    WordCamp marketing is not like regular event marketing – it’s a very different culture
    Knowing where your audience exists is important – WordPress users are very active on twitter
    Justine originally wanted nothing to do with Twitter and didn’t start using it until she was asked to tweet on the business account for her employer
    Bridget really connected with the WordPress community and met people from the community because of Twitter
    Volunteering enhances your experience in the WordPress community because it connects you to the people who are most involved – it is a gateway and allows you to put your skills to work
    Justine moved from Truckee to Portland and found the local WordCamp and volunteered herself to do their social media
    Jen Miller first connected with the WordPress community through volunteering at WordCamp Orange County
    Make sure when you post to twitter, especially from a WordPress site, that you use a good image and use featured images on your post! It’s a huge part of good marketing.
    Canva is a good option if you don’t have Photoshop – they offer layouts and pre-defined sizing
    Make sure to use a 1200 x 628 featured image in every post or page on your WordPress site
    You can see what facebook (open graph images) will render when you use the facebook debugger tool https://developers.facebook.com/tools-and-support/
    For WordCamps it’s important to remember there are pre-”game” components and post-game – you should still be tweeting & covering those events – the camp doesn’t end when the last session closes!
    Keep the love going during non-camp times by tweeting other local WordPress Meetups and events – keeps your logo and account in front of people even when you don’t have something going on
    Don’t forget to keep “hospitality” in mind – make it easier for the new people – share tips. Give important information to help everyone feel welcome, answer questions during the event.
    Before the event, tweet out as much information as possible, location, snacks/meal info, what to expect, what to bring (and what you shouldn’t), and lots of general advice
    If you are going to sponsor and be at a WordCamp, make sure you follow the main twitter account, start talking about it several months in advance, talk about your team who is going, help promote the event by sharing info, hashtag and document your time at the WordCamp
    Put the WordCamp speakers and attendees on twitter lists so that you and others can follow along without getting overwhelmed
    Bridget: Dear WordCamp speakers:

    Update your gravatar with your current image with all your relevant info (make sure your photo looks like you!!)

    Give your current twitter handle and make yourself easy to find

    Include your twitter handle on your presentation slides – people want to help promote you!
    Announce speakers before you sell tickets if at all possible – people need to know why they are buying tickets
    Tweet about speakers with photos and make sure you include their bios/photos on your site
    Every WordCamp has it’s own unique culture – try to include some of that culture and local color in your marketing tweets – “Local SEO” – share what makes your area / camp unique!
    Doing teasers of the content in your presentation is a great way to build up interest and get people to come to your talk! Share selfies – it helps people to feel more connected, like they know you.
    Tweet during the sessions that you attend and share valuable information (with...]]> Tweeting as WCLAX by Bridget Willard
    WordCamp marketing is not like regular event marketing – it’s a very different culture
    Knowing where your audience exists is important – WordPress users are very active on twitter
    Justine originally wanted nothing to do with Twitter and didn’t start using it until she was asked to tweet on the business account for her employer
    Bridget really connected with the WordPress community and met people from the community because of Twitter
    Volunteering enhances your experience in the WordPress community because it connects you to the people who are most involved – it is a gateway and allows you to put your skills to work
    Justine moved from Truckee to Portland and found the local WordCamp and volunteered herself to do their social media
    Jen Miller first connected with the WordPress community through volunteering at WordCamp Orange County
    Make sure when you post to twitter, especially from a WordPress site, that you use a good image and use featured images on your post! It’s a huge part of good marketing.
    Canva is a good option if you don’t have Photoshop – they offer layouts and pre-defined sizing
    Make sure to use a 1200 x 628 featured image in every post or page on your WordPress site
    You can see what facebook (open graph images) will render when you use the facebook debugger tool https://developers.facebook.com/tools-and-support/
    For WordCamps it’s important to remember there are pre-”game” components and post-game – you should still be tweeting & covering those events – the camp doesn’t end when the last session closes!
    Keep the love going during non-camp times by tweeting other local WordPress Meetups and events – keeps your logo and account in front of people even when you don’t have something going on
    Don’t forget to keep “hospitality” in mind – make it easier for the new people – share tips. Give important information to help everyone feel welcome, answer questions during the event.
    Before the event, tweet out as much information as possible, location, snacks/meal info, what to expect, what to bring (and what you shouldn’t), and lots of general advice
    If you are going to sponsor and be at a WordCamp, make sure you follow the main twitter account, start talking about it several months in advance, talk about your team who is going, help promote the event by sharing info, hashtag and document your time at the WordCamp
    Put the WordCamp speakers and attendees on twitter lists so that you and others can follow along without getting overwhelmed
    Bridget: Dear WordCamp speakers:

    Update your gravatar with your current image with all your relevant info (make sure your photo looks like you!!)

    Give your current twitter handle and make yourself easy to find

    Include your twitter handle on your presentation slides – people want to help promote you!
    Announce speakers before you sell tickets if at all possible – people need to know why they are buying tickets
    Tweet about speakers with photos and make sure you include their bios/photos on your site
    Every WordCamp has it’s own unique culture – try to include some of that culture and local color in your marketing tweets – “Local SEO” – share what makes your area / camp unique!
    Doing teasers of the content in your presentation is a great way to build up interest and get people to come to your talk! Share selfies – it helps people to feel more connected, like they know you.
    Tweet during the sessions that you attend and share valuable information (with...]]>
    <![CDATA[EP230 – Design is King]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:04:46 GMT 0 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[WPblab EP69 – Using Twitter to market your WordPress side hustle]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 03:37:26 GMT 57:40 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP228 – WordPress Database Spring Cleaning]]> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 01:40:01 GMT 0 no
    * Uninstall Options in WordPress Plugins. Should a plugin remove options upon deletion?
    * WP-Optimize
    * SQL Query to delete orphans wp_postmeta « WordPress.org Forums
    * WP-Sweep
    * Finds and delete orphaned tables in a WordPress Multisite network.

    ]]>

    * Uninstall Options in WordPress Plugins. Should a plugin remove options upon deletion?
    * WP-Optimize
    * SQL Query to delete orphans wp_postmeta « WordPress.org Forums
    * WP-Sweep
    * Finds and delete orphaned tables in a WordPress Multisite network.

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP68 – Podcasting to build WordPress Community w/ David Blackmon]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:45:24 GMT 0 no Divi Chat podcast and how he used his show to build community around Divi page builder and Elegant Themes.
    David Blackmon – Divi Chat http://divi.chat/
    How to start a WordPress podcast
    Started in a Facebook group, many folks helping one another in there talking about WordPress and Divi
    Decided to have a meetup and 15-20 people showed up from around the world!  Nick – founder of ElegantThemes – came down with his team and hung out as well.
    David had a great love for podcasts and saw the potential in it – great medium, easily consumable, a great marketing vehicle to get a message out
    Was originally going to start his own podcast, but when he met  up with a bunch of his online WordPress and Divi friends in person, he decided to start a show similar to WP Watercooler, but about the Divi platform  (Using YouTube Live – also uploads the audio to iTunes)
    Google Spreadsheet with topics listed for upcoming episodes – 30 to 90 days out
    Getting guests can be tricky, especially if you like to plan ahead – be prepared for cancellations
    http://roadtreking.com/category/podcasts/ – Mike Wendland (great example of a well put together podcast)
    His new show: wpthepodcast.com
    Podcasts are a great way to meet and get connected with the larger community, make new friends and network – often get recognized by your voice in a crowd!
    MacCast – Adam Christianson – has a very distinctive voice! Met many people because they recognized his voice from his podcast.
    Soundcloud is another good site to upload your podcast audio to and get greater reach
    Some very ‘Festive’ episodes with Google’s effects, ie. Party Hats etc. Had lots of laughs, but probably lost some of the audience in the audio version because they couldn’t see what was happening on screen – have to remember the audio audience when doing your podcast
    YouTube is great because it shows you the exact viewcount of who saw the video when it aired.  You can also see comments, interactions, and how much they saw of each episode
    If you aren’t doing closed captioning, you may miss out on some of the people trying to watch the podcast video  www.Rev.com – transcription, captions and translations
    Facebook live is useful because it will alert people when something goes Live … people may not be looking for it, but it pops up and they go “Hey, I’m gonna watch this!”
    Know where your ‘community’ watches you from … if most of your people find you and watch you via facebook, focus your efforts there …. If most follow you and interact via YouTube, focus there instead
    Facebook – comments matter – make sure you are engaging.  Not just liking.  “You have to use words to build relationships” – Bridget  … Sharing is important and helpful too, but it’s still not engagement – you still need to comment to build those relationships.
    If you genuinely want to build engagement on Facebook, you need to spend at least an hour a day commenting and replying to comments – furthering the conversation & relationship!
    www.yt2fb.com “Make your YouTube Video look BIG and AWESOME on Facebook” -makes YouTube videos look semi-native when posted to Facebook
    When you are starting a podcast, people are expecting perfection from the get-go … you should take some time to record “Episode Zero” – you know you are going to throw it away, but it gives you a chance to do a run through and feel out what works and what doesn’t and possibly shift direction if needed
    ...]]>
    Divi Chat podcast and how he used his show to build community around Divi page builder and Elegant Themes.
    David Blackmon – Divi Chat http://divi.chat/
    How to start a WordPress podcast
    Started in a Facebook group, many folks helping one another in there talking about WordPress and Divi
    Decided to have a meetup and 15-20 people showed up from around the world!  Nick – founder of ElegantThemes – came down with his team and hung out as well.
    David had a great love for podcasts and saw the potential in it – great medium, easily consumable, a great marketing vehicle to get a message out
    Was originally going to start his own podcast, but when he met  up with a bunch of his online WordPress and Divi friends in person, he decided to start a show similar to WP Watercooler, but about the Divi platform  (Using YouTube Live – also uploads the audio to iTunes)
    Google Spreadsheet with topics listed for upcoming episodes – 30 to 90 days out
    Getting guests can be tricky, especially if you like to plan ahead – be prepared for cancellations
    http://roadtreking.com/category/podcasts/ – Mike Wendland (great example of a well put together podcast)
    His new show: wpthepodcast.com
    Podcasts are a great way to meet and get connected with the larger community, make new friends and network – often get recognized by your voice in a crowd!
    MacCast – Adam Christianson – has a very distinctive voice! Met many people because they recognized his voice from his podcast.
    Soundcloud is another good site to upload your podcast audio to and get greater reach
    Some very ‘Festive’ episodes with Google’s effects, ie. Party Hats etc. Had lots of laughs, but probably lost some of the audience in the audio version because they couldn’t see what was happening on screen – have to remember the audio audience when doing your podcast
    YouTube is great because it shows you the exact viewcount of who saw the video when it aired.  You can also see comments, interactions, and how much they saw of each episode
    If you aren’t doing closed captioning, you may miss out on some of the people trying to watch the podcast video  www.Rev.com – transcription, captions and translations
    Facebook live is useful because it will alert people when something goes Live … people may not be looking for it, but it pops up and they go “Hey, I’m gonna watch this!”
    Know where your ‘community’ watches you from … if most of your people find you and watch you via facebook, focus your efforts there …. If most follow you and interact via YouTube, focus there instead
    Facebook – comments matter – make sure you are engaging.  Not just liking.  “You have to use words to build relationships” – Bridget  … Sharing is important and helpful too, but it’s still not engagement – you still need to comment to build those relationships.
    If you genuinely want to build engagement on Facebook, you need to spend at least an hour a day commenting and replying to comments – furthering the conversation & relationship!
    www.yt2fb.com “Make your YouTube Video look BIG and AWESOME on Facebook” -makes YouTube videos look semi-native when posted to Facebook
    When you are starting a podcast, people are expecting perfection from the get-go … you should take some time to record “Episode Zero” – you know you are going to throw it away, but it gives you a chance to do a run through and feel out what works and what doesn’t and possibly shift direction if needed
    ...]]>
    <![CDATA[EP227 – The WordPress Plugin Directory]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:26:33 GMT 0 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[WPblab EP67 – Learning WordPress Development with WPShout]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:32:09 GMT 0 no WPShout about learning to do WordPress development. If you are looking to be a WordPress developer this should be the perfect episode for you.
    http://www.wpshout.com

    David B Hayes and Fred Meyer – WordPress developers, contributors, and enthusiasts. Our goal is to make the world of WordPress accessible to everybody.
    Alex Denning – started publishing about WordPress development on WPShout in 2009
    One of their projects for meditation – http://medivate.com
    WPShout – mostly writing for people who are learning or who already are developers – not aimed at beginners
    David writes a quick guide every Thursday for simple tips and suggestions
    Good starting place for someone wanting to get into development – Up and Running – step by step introduction to WordPress development

    Up and Running  – Discount code: WPBLAB – 20% off any package!! If you purchase before end of 3/24, you’ll also be entered to win some cool prizes!
    Up and Running starts with the core technical fundamentals (and terminology) and breaks it down into a factory analogy to make it easier to understand the process … (Up and Running synthesizes WordPress development into a cohesive package)
    The goal is to go from knowing about the concepts (html, css, php, wordpress basics, etc.) to becoming proficient and knowing how to use all the pieces and parts, and why & how they work, by the end of the program
    “Everyone should use CMS’s and WordPress is the best one, so use it!”
    Recorded a number of interviews with well known WP devs about how they got to where they are – Pippin Williamson, Helen Hou-Sandi, etc.
    Screenflow is used for their video screen capture
    Even if you never do the coding stuff or that’s not your focus, the hope is that Up and Running helps make it easier to understand the concepts and why it works the way it does – great for Designers too looking to level up their understanding
    David started using WordPress in 2007 – learned how to be a web developer by having a website and wanting to make little changes here and there and beating his head against the wall – it was something he cared about strongly so making it better was important to him
    WordPress is a great way to break into the entire field of Web Development
    Learn WordPress Plugin Development
    Some of the best ways to learn are to use Google to search for answers and to really dig through the Codex or the Code Reference



    * https://codex.wordpress.org/
    * https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/
    * https://learn.calderalabs.org/

    People come to WordPress from so many different backgrounds – sometimes it’s a nurse or an educator or a business person who was the most tech savvy in their office and they ‘inherited’ the site and the responsibility to market it

    * Udemy.com
    * Lynda.com
    * Stackoverflow
    * WPShout about learning to do WordPress development. If you are looking to be a WordPress developer this should be the perfect episode for you.
    http://www.wpshout.com

    David B Hayes and Fred Meyer – WordPress developers, contributors, and enthusiasts. Our goal is to make the world of WordPress accessible to everybody.
    Alex Denning – started publishing about WordPress development on WPShout in 2009
    One of their projects for meditation – http://medivate.com
    WPShout – mostly writing for people who are learning or who already are developers – not aimed at beginners
    David writes a quick guide every Thursday for simple tips and suggestions
    Good starting place for someone wanting to get into development – Up and Running – step by step introduction to WordPress development

    Up and Running  – Discount code: WPBLAB – 20% off any package!! If you purchase before end of 3/24, you’ll also be entered to win some cool prizes!
    Up and Running starts with the core technical fundamentals (and terminology) and breaks it down into a factory analogy to make it easier to understand the process … (Up and Running synthesizes WordPress development into a cohesive package)
    The goal is to go from knowing about the concepts (html, css, php, wordpress basics, etc.) to becoming proficient and knowing how to use all the pieces and parts, and why & how they work, by the end of the program
    “Everyone should use CMS’s and WordPress is the best one, so use it!”
    Recorded a number of interviews with well known WP devs about how they got to where they are – Pippin Williamson, Helen Hou-Sandi, etc.
    Screenflow is used for their video screen capture
    Even if you never do the coding stuff or that’s not your focus, the hope is that Up and Running helps make it easier to understand the concepts and why it works the way it does – great for Designers too looking to level up their understanding
    David started using WordPress in 2007 – learned how to be a web developer by having a website and wanting to make little changes here and there and beating his head against the wall – it was something he cared about strongly so making it better was important to him
    WordPress is a great way to break into the entire field of Web Development
    Learn WordPress Plugin Development
    Some of the best ways to learn are to use Google to search for answers and to really dig through the Codex or the Code Reference



    * https://codex.wordpress.org/
    * https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/
    * https://learn.calderalabs.org/

    People come to WordPress from so many different backgrounds – sometimes it’s a nurse or an educator or a business person who was the most tech savvy in their office and they ‘inherited’ the site and the responsibility to market it

    * Udemy.com
    * Lynda.com
    * Stackoverflow
    * no
    *
    Imagify-Online and CMS Image Compression Made Easy
    * Smush Image Compression and Optimization
    * ImageOptim — better Save for Web
    * JPEGmini-Your Photos on a Diet!
    * Pixelmator
    * Download photo editing software free trial
    * Downloads
    * Evernote
    * Sketch – Professional Digital Design for Mac
    * Droplr – All-in-One Screenshot and File Sharing Tool
    * Free Online Social Media Photo Editor
    * Word Swag App-Generate Cool Text, Words & Quotes on Your Photos
    * Pixelmator for iOS
    * VSCO — photo editor and community on the App Store
    * How to Change JPEG Compression in WordPress
    * Photo Extension Resize on the App Store
    * Simple Image Sizes
    * Website speed test
    * Cross Browser Testing Tool. 1000+ Browsers, Mobile, Real IE.
    * Son of GIFV


    ]]>

    * Imagify-Online and CMS Image Compression Made Easy
    * Smush Image Compression and Optimization
    * ImageOptim — better Save for Web
    * JPEGmini-Your Photos on a Diet!
    * Pixelmator
    * Download photo editing software free trial
    * Downloads
    * Evernote
    * Sketch – Professional Digital Design for Mac
    * Droplr – All-in-One Screenshot and File Sharing Tool
    * Free Online Social Media Photo Editor
    * Word Swag App-Generate Cool Text, Words & Quotes on Your Photos
    * Pixelmator for iOS
    * VSCO — photo editor and community on the App Store
    * How to Change JPEG Compression in WordPress
    * Photo Extension Resize on the App Store
    * Simple Image Sizes
    * Website speed test
    * Cross Browser Testing Tool. 1000+ Browsers, Mobile, Real IE.
    * Son of GIFV


    ]]>
    <![CDATA[WPblab EP66 – Marketing Yourself by Live Tweeting at WordCamp]]> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 03:25:41 GMT 0 no Live Tweeting at WordCamp
    Bridget Willard
    You Too Can Be A Guru
    Jen Miller @jenblogs4u
    Offering Lead Conversion Tools and Blogging
    Need Someone To Blog? 100% Unique Website Content. Need Safe Blog Posts? Hire a Ghost Blogger…
    Jen – been using twitter for 6 years

    finally realized twitter is a relationship building medium

    Jen wanted to be a Guru too
    Bridget – in 2012 was helping with a political campaign

    She would listen over the internet and tweet out quotes with relevant hashtags to help with exposure

    When she finally made it to a WordCamp, it seemed so obvious that Live Tweeting would be a thing you should do
    Bridget’s tips & tricks:
    You Too Can Be A Guru
    Find out the official hashtag for the conference you are at, and if there isn’t one, make up one that makes sense, but try to make sure it’s not already being used
    Find out who speakers are and their Twitter handles

    Some WordCamps have speaker twitter lists that you can follow
    A good plan to have a document local on your device with your information / schedule – not all

    WordCamps have wi-fi and not all wi-fi is dependable! Also bring a powerstrip – good for you and is the ultimate “friend-maker”! Take your own personal hotspot and name it well – brand it with your business name – may bring new contacts.
    WHAT YOU DON’T DO – be careful not to mistype the twitter handles of the speakers
    Copy the hashtag of the event and the twitter handle of the speaker and load it into the tweet box and wait for those “tweetable moments. Then when they come along, you can just add in the text and send!
    These speakers are giving of their time and are unpaid – If you can amplify what the speaker is saying to that room and get it to more people – not only are you helping them, but you are helping yourself too!
    Live-tweeting doesn’t make it harder for you to pay attention – if you are listening carefully for those tweetable moments, you are paying even closer attention than normal and potentially absorbing more than you would without live-tweeting
    Live-tweeting is also really helpful for those “Armchair WordCampers” who weren’t able to make it to the event, but still try to follow along during the weekend
    ​Twubs Is good for following hashtags ​twubs.com Follow Hashtags. Discover Conversations.
    If there is closed-captioning at the event, you can use it to double-check your tweets and make sure you’re not misquoting anyone
    Make sure that you are using an accurate photo of yourself on twitter so that people will recognize you when you attend WordCamps! Also, start watching the hashtag for the camp as soon as it’s available so you can interact with other attendees and develop relationships!
    Get to know your fellow attendees before the event, what your interests are, the work you do, and even just general chit-chat — helps to break the ice when you finally meet in person! Especially if you are from out of town and don’t know anyone.
    Save a list of great quotes from the different sessions you attend, especially ones that are too long or just too good to use for only Twitter and use them as the base for a blog post/recap of the event
    If you can get images of the person speaking as well as a quote, that’s very valuable. Lots of people will tweet quotes, but not everyone will get a good picture!
    You can even help WordCamp organizers by tweeting out the WIFI name,]]>
    Live Tweeting at WordCamp
    Bridget Willard
    You Too Can Be A Guru
    Jen Miller @jenblogs4u
    Offering Lead Conversion Tools and Blogging
    Need Someone To Blog? 100% Unique Website Content. Need Safe Blog Posts? Hire a Ghost Blogger…
    Jen – been using twitter for 6 years

    finally realized twitter is a relationship building medium

    Jen wanted to be a Guru too
    Bridget – in 2012 was helping with a political campaign

    She would listen over the internet and tweet out quotes with relevant hashtags to help with exposure

    When she finally made it to a WordCamp, it seemed so obvious that Live Tweeting would be a thing you should do
    Bridget’s tips & tricks:
    You Too Can Be A Guru
    Find out the official hashtag for the conference you are at, and if there isn’t one, make up one that makes sense, but try to make sure it’s not already being used
    Find out who speakers are and their Twitter handles

    Some WordCamps have speaker twitter lists that you can follow
    A good plan to have a document local on your device with your information / schedule – not all

    WordCamps have wi-fi and not all wi-fi is dependable! Also bring a powerstrip – good for you and is the ultimate “friend-maker”! Take your own personal hotspot and name it well – brand it with your business name – may bring new contacts.
    WHAT YOU DON’T DO – be careful not to mistype the twitter handles of the speakers
    Copy the hashtag of the event and the twitter handle of the speaker and load it into the tweet box and wait for those “tweetable moments. Then when they come along, you can just add in the text and send!
    These speakers are giving of their time and are unpaid – If you can amplify what the speaker is saying to that room and get it to more people – not only are you helping them, but you are helping yourself too!
    Live-tweeting doesn’t make it harder for you to pay attention – if you are listening carefully for those tweetable moments, you are paying even closer attention than normal and potentially absorbing more than you would without live-tweeting
    Live-tweeting is also really helpful for those “Armchair WordCampers” who weren’t able to make it to the event, but still try to follow along during the weekend
    ​Twubs Is good for following hashtags ​twubs.com Follow Hashtags. Discover Conversations.
    If there is closed-captioning at the event, you can use it to double-check your tweets and make sure you’re not misquoting anyone
    Make sure that you are using an accurate photo of yourself on twitter so that people will recognize you when you attend WordCamps! Also, start watching the hashtag for the camp as soon as it’s available so you can interact with other attendees and develop relationships!
    Get to know your fellow attendees before the event, what your interests are, the work you do, and even just general chit-chat — helps to break the ice when you finally meet in person! Especially if you are from out of town and don’t know anyone.
    Save a list of great quotes from the different sessions you attend, especially ones that are too long or just too good to use for only Twitter and use them as the base for a blog post/recap of the event
    If you can get images of the person speaking as well as a quote, that’s very valuable. Lots of people will tweet quotes, but not everyone will get a good picture!
    You can even help WordCamp organizers by tweeting out the WIFI name,]]>
    <![CDATA[EP225 – Displaying Images in WordPress]]> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 01:50:40 GMT 0 no 2013 about images, galleries and the may ways of using images on your WordPress site's posts and theme.

    * Smush Image Compression and Optimization
    * Imagify-Online and CMS Image Compression Made Easy
    * Photon — Jetpack for WordPress
    * CDN by MaxCDN|Experts in Content Delivery Network Services
    * ImageOptim — better Save for Web
    * My Eyes Are Up Here
    * TinyPNG–Compress PNG images while preserving transparency
    * WP Featherlight-A Simple jQuery Lightbox
    * Simple Lightbox
    * WP SmartCrop
    * Simple Lightbox
    * Auto Thickbox
    * Responsive and Social WordPress Lightbox for Media
    * Tiled Galleries — Jetpack for WordPress
    * jQuery Masonry Image Gallery
    * Gallery by Envira
    * Envira Gallery-Best Responsive WordPress Gallery Plugin
    * Exploring the Hero Image Trend in Web Design
    * RICG Responsive Images
    * a3 Lazy Load

    ]]>
    2013 about images, galleries and the may ways of using images on your WordPress site's posts and theme.

    * Smush Image Compression and Optimization
    * Imagify-Online and CMS Image Compression Made Easy
    * Photon — Jetpack for WordPress
    * CDN by MaxCDN|Experts in Content Delivery Network Services
    * ImageOptim — better Save for Web
    * My Eyes Are Up Here
    * TinyPNG–Compress PNG images while preserving transparency
    * WP Featherlight-A Simple jQuery Lightbox
    * Simple Lightbox
    * WP SmartCrop
    * Simple Lightbox
    * Auto Thickbox
    * Responsive and Social WordPress Lightbox for Media
    * Tiled Galleries — Jetpack for WordPress
    * jQuery Masonry Image Gallery
    * Gallery by Envira
    * Envira Gallery-Best Responsive WordPress Gallery Plugin
    * Exploring the Hero Image Trend in Web Design
    * RICG Responsive Images
    * a3 Lazy Load

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[WPblab EP65 – Nonprofit Marketing With WordPress w/ Nathan Porter]]> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:44:45 GMT 0 no wannapixel and cofounder of ukuupeople. Interact with him on his personal blog.
    Components of a Nonprofit running WordPress
    Intranet – their internal company site
    Nonprofits are just like companies in that they have specific niches they are working with
    Nonprofits have two separate spheres they have to operate in – one is fundraising – the other is their cause, can be difficult to balance
    Marketing – “Who is it that we are trying to target online and what action is that we want them to take?”
    GiveWP only runs with WordPress – it is difficult to market something that only works if you have something else – important to educate (how do you start a site, buying a domain name, setting up WordPress) https://givewp.com/
    Build Infrastructure
    CRM plugin for WordPress – help to keep your contacts updated. Everytime they interact with your WordPress website and provide more information, their contact info is updated. http://ukuupeople.com/
    You need to have the infrastructure in place to be able to do good marketing for your nonprofit
    Storytelling
    When you are close to the organization, it can be harder to tell your story in a way that makes sense to outsiders, so….
    Landing page content is important – needs to make sense.  What is it that you (or your company) does? It needs to be clear … not ambiguous.  Know who you are targeting.  If you are trying to talk to everyone, you are talking to no one.
    Put your fundraising message front and center.  Tell your story effectively – have to figure out how to get someone from just discovering your organization, to understanding, to connecting and to wanting to be a part and to support it
    Don’t just assume you know your audience – track your stats, check analytics, find out who your real demographic is and then you can figure out the best way to reach them
    Kevin Hoffman: ​I think sometimes WP devs choose proprietary software because they need out-of-the-box solutions and don't have time for setup/integration.
    So my question is, what can marketing do to make the benefits of a WordPress solution more appealing than the convenience of an alternative?
    Screen recording QA solutions

    * Usersnap.com
    * Hotjar.com
    * Validately.com

    Marketing with WordPress.org
    Donations
    The thing that can be hardest for nonprofits to understand is the investment in marketing and the return they will get for that investment (often a long term investment)
    Don’t increase your donation levels to increase donations, it’s counter-productive.  Instead, lower the donation levels, make it so easy to do that people don’t even think about it and your donations will increase.  Also, think about offering subscription donations, so that people don’t have to remember to come back and donate.


    Most common reason ppl didn't donate: weren't thanked previously, says Turnkey's Otis Fulton #P2PForum17
    — P2P Forum (@P2PForum) March 2, 2017

    CRM
    Having a CRM allows you to keep track of who’s giving what, and who’s been in contact with who – very important to keep track of who’s given during a campaign so you don’t ask twice.]]>
    wannapixel and cofounder of ukuupeople. Interact with him on his personal blog.
    Components of a Nonprofit running WordPress
    Intranet – their internal company site
    Nonprofits are just like companies in that they have specific niches they are working with
    Nonprofits have two separate spheres they have to operate in – one is fundraising – the other is their cause, can be difficult to balance
    Marketing – “Who is it that we are trying to target online and what action is that we want them to take?”
    GiveWP only runs with WordPress – it is difficult to market something that only works if you have something else – important to educate (how do you start a site, buying a domain name, setting up WordPress) https://givewp.com/
    Build Infrastructure
    CRM plugin for WordPress – help to keep your contacts updated. Everytime they interact with your WordPress website and provide more information, their contact info is updated. http://ukuupeople.com/
    You need to have the infrastructure in place to be able to do good marketing for your nonprofit
    Storytelling
    When you are close to the organization, it can be harder to tell your story in a way that makes sense to outsiders, so….
    Landing page content is important – needs to make sense.  What is it that you (or your company) does? It needs to be clear … not ambiguous.  Know who you are targeting.  If you are trying to talk to everyone, you are talking to no one.
    Put your fundraising message front and center.  Tell your story effectively – have to figure out how to get someone from just discovering your organization, to understanding, to connecting and to wanting to be a part and to support it
    Don’t just assume you know your audience – track your stats, check analytics, find out who your real demographic is and then you can figure out the best way to reach them
    Kevin Hoffman: ​I think sometimes WP devs choose proprietary software because they need out-of-the-box solutions and don't have time for setup/integration.
    So my question is, what can marketing do to make the benefits of a WordPress solution more appealing than the convenience of an alternative?
    Screen recording QA solutions

    * Usersnap.com
    * Hotjar.com
    * Validately.com

    Marketing with WordPress.org
    Donations
    The thing that can be hardest for nonprofits to understand is the investment in marketing and the return they will get for that investment (often a long term investment)
    Don’t increase your donation levels to increase donations, it’s counter-productive.  Instead, lower the donation levels, make it so easy to do that people don’t even think about it and your donations will increase.  Also, think about offering subscription donations, so that people don’t have to remember to come back and donate.


    Most common reason ppl didn't donate: weren't thanked previously, says Turnkey's Otis Fulton #P2PForum17
    — P2P Forum (@P2PForum) March 2, 2017

    CRM
    Having a CRM allows you to keep track of who’s giving what, and who’s been in contact with who – very important to keep track of who’s given during a campaign so you don’t ask twice.]]>
    <![CDATA[EP224 – WordPress Security Updates]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:11:25 GMT 0 no
    * Website Security News | Sucuri Blog
    * The SiteLock Blog
    * WPScan Vulnerability Database
    * WordPress Versions « WordPress Codex
    * DEF CON® Hacking Conference

    ]]>

    * Website Security News | Sucuri Blog
    * The SiteLock Blog
    * WPScan Vulnerability Database
    * WordPress Versions « WordPress Codex
    * DEF CON® Hacking Conference

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[WPblab EP64 – WordPress Community, the best thing to help you level up your career w/ Roy Sivan]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:32:14 GMT 0 no Name Factoid:
    Celtic Meaning: The name Roy is a Celtic baby name. In Celtic the meaning of the name Roy is: Red haired.
    WP Crowd – WordPress community mastermind group / video show
    Mastermind sundays at 6pm PST
    WordPress community is very unique among tech communities because of the level of sharing … you can come in without knowing anything and level up from the ground up. Other communities can be judgy about beginner / entry-level questions.
    Got a gig working for Disney because of a talk he gave at a WordCamp
    Teaching other people in the WP community also helps you to level up because you get to know your subject matter better as you prepare to teach it
    Church IT Roundtable http://citrt.com
    Epoch – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_time
    Being open source makes WordPress and it’s community unique – people are more open and more generous with their knowledge and time. A great example: WordCamps – only $40 for a whole weekend (with lunches!) and you learn so much for so little
    Having one code mentor is a great way to learn! But with the WordPress community you have hundreds of mentors!
    MasterMinds:
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/chicceo/2013/10/21/7-reasons-to-join-a-mastermind-group/#535c4ddb5deb
    http://www.lifehack.org/articles/featured/how-to-start-and-run-a-mastermind-group.html
    Masterminds help you keep accountable – good way to level together in a smaller, more focused group
    Try participating in local hackathons to push yourself a little further and learn more quickly
    Get involved in your local meetup, they are always looking for speakers of all levels and you can learn so much from the other members.
    Meetups can help you get out of shell – get used to speaking to a smaller group. It’s a good place to work on a new topic that you might want to one day present at a WordCamp in front of a larger audience.
    Spend sometime outside of the WordPress spectrum – expose yourself to authors, podcasts, books, experts, etc. in adjacent interest areas that can help broaden your understanding (Get out of the bubble!)
    Folks that helped us with our show notes

    * James Tryon – @jamestryon
    * Cheryl LaPrade – @YayCheryl
    * Sherie LaPrade – @HeySherie
    * Adam Silver @heyadamsilver

     
    ]]>
    Name Factoid:
    Celtic Meaning: The name Roy is a Celtic baby name. In Celtic the meaning of the name Roy is: Red haired.
    WP Crowd – WordPress community mastermind group / video show
    Mastermind sundays at 6pm PST
    WordPress community is very unique among tech communities because of the level of sharing … you can come in without knowing anything and level up from the ground up. Other communities can be judgy about beginner / entry-level questions.
    Got a gig working for Disney because of a talk he gave at a WordCamp
    Teaching other people in the WP community also helps you to level up because you get to know your subject matter better as you prepare to teach it
    Church IT Roundtable http://citrt.com
    Epoch – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_time
    Being open source makes WordPress and it’s community unique – people are more open and more generous with their knowledge and time. A great example: WordCamps – only $40 for a whole weekend (with lunches!) and you learn so much for so little
    Having one code mentor is a great way to learn! But with the WordPress community you have hundreds of mentors!
    MasterMinds:
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/chicceo/2013/10/21/7-reasons-to-join-a-mastermind-group/#535c4ddb5deb
    http://www.lifehack.org/articles/featured/how-to-start-and-run-a-mastermind-group.html
    Masterminds help you keep accountable – good way to level together in a smaller, more focused group
    Try participating in local hackathons to push yourself a little further and learn more quickly
    Get involved in your local meetup, they are always looking for speakers of all levels and you can learn so much from the other members.
    Meetups can help you get out of shell – get used to speaking to a smaller group. It’s a good place to work on a new topic that you might want to one day present at a WordCamp in front of a larger audience.
    Spend sometime outside of the WordPress spectrum – expose yourself to authors, podcasts, books, experts, etc. in adjacent interest areas that can help broaden your understanding (Get out of the bubble!)
    Folks that helped us with our show notes

    * James Tryon – @jamestryon
    * Cheryl LaPrade – @YayCheryl
    * Sherie LaPrade – @HeySherie
    * Adam Silver @heyadamsilver

     
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP223 – WordPress Themes and Plugin Updates]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:16:57 GMT 30:00:00 no
    * Report: Nokia bringing back iconic ‘brick' phone | abc13.com
    * Jitterbug Flip|Cell Phone for Seniors
    * Write Meow
    * WP Rollback
    * Common WordPress Errors « WordPress Codex
    * If You Don't Know what WP Release Day is, You're Already Doomed
    * VaultPress-WordPress Backup and Security
    * Ways to handle pro and free versions of your WordPress plugin
    * maintainn.com
    * Relax. We Got This|ConciergeWP.com
    * WordPress Support Services Starting at $79 Per Month
    * Offsite, Onsite & Cloud
    * Mac Backup Software
    * How to Check if Installed Plugins Are No Longer in the Plugin Directory – WordPress Tavern
    * stephanis.info

    ]]>

    * Report: Nokia bringing back iconic ‘brick' phone | abc13.com
    * Jitterbug Flip|Cell Phone for Seniors
    * Write Meow
    * WP Rollback
    * Common WordPress Errors « WordPress Codex
    * If You Don't Know what WP Release Day is, You're Already Doomed
    * VaultPress-WordPress Backup and Security
    * Ways to handle pro and free versions of your WordPress plugin
    * maintainn.com
    * Relax. We Got This|ConciergeWP.com
    * WordPress Support Services Starting at $79 Per Month
    * Offsite, Onsite & Cloud
    * Mac Backup Software
    * How to Check if Installed Plugins Are No Longer in the Plugin Directory – WordPress Tavern
    * stephanis.info

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[WPblab EP63 – Building WordPress plugins as a hobby w/ Andy Fragen]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:55:12 GMT 0 no Andy Fragen

    Geek Surgeon / Plugin Developer

    * thefragens.com
    * afragen (Andy Fragen)
    * Andy Fragen (@andyfragen)

    Andy doesn't do WordPress during the day, he does it as a hobby

    * CSS Zen Garden:The Beauty of CSS Design
    * The Events Calendar Category Colors

    Scratching your own itch has lead to making some plugins for favorite things

    * Github Updater
    * Software Licensing-Updater Implementation for WordPress Plugins

    Some people go home from a crazy day at work and do puzzles to unwind…

    Coding is a puzzle – figuring out how to accomplish something or meet a need with a plugin
    Started using Git/GitHub mainly for version control for his own purposes … not primarily seeking help/input to start
    Rachelle Wise: I've written a bunch of plugins, but they've been mostly specific to client sites and haven't submitted anything yet, but I've been thinking about it. Any tips for submitting to the WP directory?

    Andy Fragen: Use some batch script to make it easier – but definitely go for it! What’s the worse that could happen? You’ll have to support it 🙂
    Use hooks, use filters, use the WordPress API
    Try to test plugins in both single site and multi-site environments
    Bridget: How do you handle support when it’s just a hobby / side job?

    James Tryon: Brian Hogg had great advice about saying in the warranty “you only support the plugin on base WordPress with no other plugins installed and a default theme”… so you are not stuck with all the support
    WordPress – Profiles – Andy Fragen
    Great plugin:

    Local Development
    No meetups in Palm Springs?

    There are some people who livestream their meetups – good alternative for people without a local meetup
    Bridget: How do you start contributing?

    Andy: Hang out in support forums and answer questions – if you have a product you really like, start there … more than one person has gotten hired by volunteering their time in support!
    Use the proper tools – PHPstorm is a good one

    * PhpStorm IDE
    * Local Development
    * Pippins Plugins
    * Tom McFarlin | A Perspective on Professional WordPress Development
    * Deploys a WordPress plugin from Github (git) to the WordPress Plugin Repostiory (svn), taking account of git-flow usage.

     
    Thanks to these people for helping us with these show notes!

    Jen Miller @jenblogs4u

    James Tryon – @jamestryon

    Sherie LaPrade – @HeySherie
    ]]>
    Andy Fragen

    Geek Surgeon / Plugin Developer

    * thefragens.com
    * afragen (Andy Fragen)
    * Andy Fragen (@andyfragen)

    Andy doesn't do WordPress during the day, he does it as a hobby

    * CSS Zen Garden:The Beauty of CSS Design
    * The Events Calendar Category Colors

    Scratching your own itch has lead to making some plugins for favorite things

    * Github Updater
    * Software Licensing-Updater Implementation for WordPress Plugins

    Some people go home from a crazy day at work and do puzzles to unwind…

    Coding is a puzzle – figuring out how to accomplish something or meet a need with a plugin
    Started using Git/GitHub mainly for version control for his own purposes … not primarily seeking help/input to start
    Rachelle Wise: I've written a bunch of plugins, but they've been mostly specific to client sites and haven't submitted anything yet, but I've been thinking about it. Any tips for submitting to the WP directory?

    Andy Fragen: Use some batch script to make it easier – but definitely go for it! What’s the worse that could happen? You’ll have to support it 🙂
    Use hooks, use filters, use the WordPress API
    Try to test plugins in both single site and multi-site environments
    Bridget: How do you handle support when it’s just a hobby / side job?

    James Tryon: Brian Hogg had great advice about saying in the warranty “you only support the plugin on base WordPress with no other plugins installed and a default theme”… so you are not stuck with all the support
    WordPress – Profiles – Andy Fragen
    Great plugin:

    Local Development
    No meetups in Palm Springs?

    There are some people who livestream their meetups – good alternative for people without a local meetup
    Bridget: How do you start contributing?

    Andy: Hang out in support forums and answer questions – if you have a product you really like, start there … more than one person has gotten hired by volunteering their time in support!
    Use the proper tools – PHPstorm is a good one

    * PhpStorm IDE
    * Local Development
    * Pippins Plugins
    * Tom McFarlin | A Perspective on Professional WordPress Development
    * Deploys a WordPress plugin from Github (git) to the WordPress Plugin Repostiory (svn), taking account of git-flow usage.

     
    Thanks to these people for helping us with these show notes!

    Jen Miller @jenblogs4u

    James Tryon – @jamestryon

    Sherie LaPrade – @HeySherie
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP222 – Community Service Through WordPress]]> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 01:16:27 GMT 29:25 no
    * GiveCamp|Coding for Charity
    * Website Weekend LA-A Non-Profit Hackathon in Los Angeles
    * Open Data Day DC:Hackathon+Workshops in Washington, DC, USA
    * EP42-#A11y, WordPress and Your Website w/Rachel Carden @bamadesigner
    * WPblab 048-WordPress Community:Giving Back at a Nonprofit Hackathon
    * Plugin-a-Palooza Returns to WC Orange County – WordCamp Orange County
    * TechSoup:Power Up Your Social Impact
    * Vegas WordPress Meetup Group – Official Site
    * A Nonprofit's Guide to Building Simple, Low-Cost Websites
    * List of companies offering free Web hosting to 501(c)3 nonprofits and other charities
    * Hosting and WordPress

    ]]>

    * GiveCamp|Coding for Charity
    * Website Weekend LA-A Non-Profit Hackathon in Los Angeles
    * Open Data Day DC:Hackathon+Workshops in Washington, DC, USA
    * EP42-#A11y, WordPress and Your Website w/Rachel Carden @bamadesigner
    * WPblab 048-WordPress Community:Giving Back at a Nonprofit Hackathon
    * Plugin-a-Palooza Returns to WC Orange County – WordCamp Orange County
    * TechSoup:Power Up Your Social Impact
    * Vegas WordPress Meetup Group – Official Site
    * A Nonprofit's Guide to Building Simple, Low-Cost Websites
    * List of companies offering free Web hosting to 501(c)3 nonprofits and other charities
    * Hosting and WordPress

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[WPblab EP62 – WordPress Social Media Marketing for Seniors w/ Cemal Tashan]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 03:21:07 GMT 1:22:15 no On this episode of WPblab we speak with Cemal Tashan about Social Media Marketing for Seniors.
    Cemal Tashan: Designing for Seniors WordCamp OC Talk

    * Seniors use Facebook to spy on their kids and grand kids
    * Confusion on how social media works
    * Color contrasts are important
    * Interactions are difficult for seniors, looking photos and such are easier for them.
    * Have two accounts on Amazon, one for search and one for purchasing
    * Photos of oceans, palm trees, dogs, cats are attractive to seniors
    * Senior abuse laws for the Internet?
    * Unaided brand awareness
    * Social Marketing branding bombardment
    * Keys to Being Social – The Series – You Too Can Be A Guru
    * A real person, a lot like you
    * Seniors are writing bios in long form
    * Microgrants Program

    Thanks for helping out with the show notes!

    Jen Miller @jenblogs4u

    James Tryon – @jamestryon
    ]]>
    On this episode of WPblab we speak with Cemal Tashan about Social Media Marketing for Seniors.
    Cemal Tashan: Designing for Seniors WordCamp OC Talk

    * Seniors use Facebook to spy on their kids and grand kids
    * Confusion on how social media works
    * Color contrasts are important
    * Interactions are difficult for seniors, looking photos and such are easier for them.
    * Have two accounts on Amazon, one for search and one for purchasing
    * Photos of oceans, palm trees, dogs, cats are attractive to seniors
    * Senior abuse laws for the Internet?
    * Unaided brand awareness
    * Social Marketing branding bombardment
    * Keys to Being Social – The Series – You Too Can Be A Guru
    * A real person, a lot like you
    * Seniors are writing bios in long form
    * Microgrants Program

    Thanks for helping out with the show notes!

    Jen Miller @jenblogs4u

    James Tryon – @jamestryon
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP221 – Fighting WordPress Burnout]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 01:11:46 GMT 29:31 no
    * Original Trogdor Video
    * Psychology Today
    * Managing Humans-An Introduction
    * The One Minute Manager
    * Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

    ]]>

    * Original Trogdor Video
    * Psychology Today
    * Managing Humans-An Introduction
    * The One Minute Manager
    * Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[WPblab EP60 – Marketing Your WordPress Business on Instagram w/ Verious Smith III]]> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:15:35 GMT 1:27:05 no Verious and Bridget met talking abouteyelashes and instagram waiting for a food truck at a WordCamp
    Helped an elderly couple get out of a sticky situation where employees more knowledgeable about the web tried to steal the company out from under them by taking over domains, etc.  – the couple (70 & 80 years old) remembered him down the road and approached him to help with the Marketing for their business and give him a percentage.  Verious decided to learn how to grow an Instagram account for their business – grew it from 22,000 – 34,000 followers
    Instagram Tips

    * Instagram is a unique platform that lets you interact more casually and naturally with your followers
    * “Be a bit of a voyeur,” per Jason Tucker. Take a peek at how others are using instagram. See what people look at in the grocery store line. What engages?
    * InstaLikes https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instalikes-for-instagram/id906899349?mt=8
    * Look for hashtags within your niche market and push out posts on that subject, using the tag
    * Influencer Marketing – look for influencers on Instagram – people with 60,000-90,000 followers (those with much larger fan bases won’t usually interact). Send them products you are trying to sell and in exchange, suggest that if they like it, they share it with their followers
    * Learn to develop your ‘voice’ – get comfortable with talking as your brand and making connections
    * Formed Oh My Lash Beauty Council – Created a group and spoke directly to them using terms of endearment and had fun with it.
    * Think about sharing your Instagram photos on your website to show a personal side – so clients can see more about your personality and who you are
    * Social media is a ‘small talk’ medium – don’t be afraid to talk about non-business topics, get to know people’s personalities
    * If you want to grow your account and get extra followers, connect with people who like what you like and help promote each other
    * Take time to develop your own style for your instagram account, some people post alternating text and images, some do all black and white, consistency can be visually appealing and build trust.
    * Marketing is really staying at the top of someone’s mind. You can post 12x a day, as much as you have time for.
    * Jab Jab Jab Right Hook – Gary Vaynerchuk – How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World https://www.amazon.com/Jab-Right-Hook-Story-Social/dp/006227306X
    * The 10X Rule – Grant Cardone – mentioned by Verious

    https://www.amazon.com/10X-Rule-Difference-Between-Success/dp/0470627603/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485491425&sr=8-1&keywords=10x+rule
    * Follow that model – “ Share, share, share, share, ask!”- Bridget Willard

    Instagram accounts to check out:

    * https://www.instagram.com/ukuupeople/
    * https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instalikes-for-instagram/id906899349?mt=8
    * Look for hashtags within your niche market and push out posts on that subject, using the tag
    * Influencer Marketing – look for influencers on Instagram – people with 60,000-90,000 followers (those with much larger fan bases won’t usually interact). Send them products you are trying to sell and in exchange, suggest that if they like it, they share it with their followers
    * Learn to develop your ‘voice’ – get comfortable with talking as your brand and making connections
    * Formed Oh My Lash Beauty Council – Created a group and spoke directly to them using terms of endearment and had fun with it.
    * Think about sharing your Instagram photos on your website to show a personal side – so clients can see more about your personality and who you are
    * Social media is a ‘small talk’ medium – don’t be afraid to talk about non-business topics, get to know people’s personalities
    * If you want to grow your account and get extra followers, connect with people who like what you like and help promote each other
    * Take time to develop your own style for your instagram account, some people post alternating text and images, some do all black and white, consistency can be visually appealing and build trust.
    * Marketing is really staying at the top of someone’s mind. You can post 12x a day, as much as you have time for.
    * Jab Jab Jab Right Hook – Gary Vaynerchuk – How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World https://www.amazon.com/Jab-Right-Hook-Story-Social/dp/006227306X
    * The 10X Rule – Grant Cardone – mentioned by Verious

    https://www.amazon.com/10X-Rule-Difference-Between-Success/dp/0470627603/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485491425&sr=8-1&keywords=10x+rule
    * Follow that model – “ Share, share, share, share, ask!”- Bridget Willard

    Instagram accounts to check out:

    * https://www.instagram.com/ukuupeople/
    * no ]]> ]]>
    <![CDATA[WPblab EP59 – Podcasting with WordPress w/ Roy Sivan]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:15:42 GMT 1:28:05 no The WP Crowd & WPLife.
     
    Check out The WP Crowd

    * The WP Crowd – YouTube
    * The WP Crowd|A WordPress Community – Website

    Watch WPLife

    * WordPress Life #WPLIFE
    * wplife Archive

    Twitter

    * Jason Tucker ? (@jasontucker)
    * Roy Sivan (@royboy789)

    Notes
    Formats

    * Audio only
    * Video only
    * iTunes

    Misc Notes & Terms
    “Doubleender” – two people record their own voices and one person puts it all together

    “Evergreen” – Timeless and how topics never die out. A 3 year old episode still relevant

    Name the show before or name the show after

    Record live with google hangouts on air

    Create topic before you get the people

    Roy does: Pre-recorded shows and iMovie to edit and launch to youtube from iMovie

    Jason does: Youtube-dl, and then bash script

    Jeffrey Bradbury: go with the guest … not the script
    Seriously simple podcasting – Seriously Simple Podcasting

    Pull video and put it on Facebook
    Tasks: Marketing, Tagging, Sharing
    Adventures in Angular – Adventures in Angular Episodes

    102 AiA Angular and WordPress with Ryan Sullivan and Roy Sivan
     
    Microphones

    * Headphones Sennheiser hd 300 series
    * Scarlet USB audio mixer
    * Blue Microphones – Products – Yeti
    * iPhone headphones

     
    Recording with Zooom.us, basic package

    * Hangouts but better
    * Stores recording, mp4

    Show Notes

    * Speakers throwing in things into internal chat in google hangouts
    * Titler …. BrettTerpstra.com
    * No one click annotations of the show

    Traffic

    * From website not really youtube
    * Seriously Simple Stats – Seriously Simple Stats
    * blubrry – Podcast Hosting, Statistics, WordPress hosting, PowerPress, Directory, and more!

    Hosting

    * Audio on SoundCloud – SoundCloud–Hear the world’s sounds

    Free Listening on SoundCloud

    Editing the video

    * Youtube vid in draft
    * Download and edit
    * Youtube video editor not good
    * Add an outro with subscribe messages

    Camera

    * Good for recording meetups – Mevo Camera by Livestream
    * Jason Tucker – Mevo Crowdfunding Give Story – Jason Tucker-Mevo Crowdfunding Give Story
    * Logitech C920 Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam for Windows, Mac, and Chrome OS

    Backdrops

    * Coffee cup hooks
    ]]> The WP Crowd & WPLife.
     
    Check out The WP Crowd

    * The WP Crowd – YouTube
    * The WP Crowd|A WordPress Community – Website

    Watch WPLife

    * WordPress Life #WPLIFE
    * wplife Archive

    Twitter

    * Jason Tucker ? (@jasontucker)
    * Roy Sivan (@royboy789)

    Notes
    Formats

    * Audio only
    * Video only
    * iTunes

    Misc Notes & Terms
    “Doubleender” – two people record their own voices and one person puts it all together

    “Evergreen” – Timeless and how topics never die out. A 3 year old episode still relevant

    Name the show before or name the show after

    Record live with google hangouts on air

    Create topic before you get the people

    Roy does: Pre-recorded shows and iMovie to edit and launch to youtube from iMovie

    Jason does: Youtube-dl, and then bash script

    Jeffrey Bradbury: go with the guest … not the script
    Seriously simple podcasting – Seriously Simple Podcasting

    Pull video and put it on Facebook
    Tasks: Marketing, Tagging, Sharing
    Adventures in Angular – Adventures in Angular Episodes

    102 AiA Angular and WordPress with Ryan Sullivan and Roy Sivan
     
    Microphones

    * Headphones Sennheiser hd 300 series
    * Scarlet USB audio mixer
    * Blue Microphones – Products – Yeti
    * iPhone headphones

     
    Recording with Zooom.us, basic package

    * Hangouts but better
    * Stores recording, mp4

    Show Notes

    * Speakers throwing in things into internal chat in google hangouts
    * Titler …. BrettTerpstra.com
    * No one click annotations of the show

    Traffic

    * From website not really youtube
    * Seriously Simple Stats – Seriously Simple Stats
    * blubrry – Podcast Hosting, Statistics, WordPress hosting, PowerPress, Directory, and more!

    Hosting

    * Audio on SoundCloud – SoundCloud–Hear the world’s sounds

    Free Listening on SoundCloud

    Editing the video

    * Youtube vid in draft
    * Download and edit
    * Youtube video editor not good
    * Add an outro with subscribe messages

    Camera

    * Good for recording meetups – Mevo Camera by Livestream
    * Jason Tucker – Mevo Crowdfunding Give Story – Jason Tucker-Mevo Crowdfunding Give Story
    * Logitech C920 Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam for Windows, Mac, and Chrome OS

    Backdrops

    * Coffee cup hooks
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP218 – Tying it all together, processes for your WordPress powered business]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:25:36 GMT 0 no
    * Gravity Forms Salesforce Add-on — WordPress Plugins
    * 23 Best CRM Tools for WordPress to Boost Your Business – WPMU DEV
    * The Zapbook – Explore Case Studies, Use Cases, Customers, and Apps – Zapier
    * WordPress-to-lead for Salesforce CRM — WordPress Plugins
    * Using the Invisible reCAPTCHA  |  reCAPTCHA  |  Google Developers
    * Popular Posts Tabbed Widget for Jetpack — WordPress Plugins
    * Top Posts — Jetpack for WordPress
    * Social Warfare WordPress Plugin

    ]]>

    * Gravity Forms Salesforce Add-on — WordPress Plugins
    * 23 Best CRM Tools for WordPress to Boost Your Business – WPMU DEV
    * The Zapbook – Explore Case Studies, Use Cases, Customers, and Apps – Zapier
    * WordPress-to-lead for Salesforce CRM — WordPress Plugins
    * Using the Invisible reCAPTCHA  |  reCAPTCHA  |  Google Developers
    * Popular Posts Tabbed Widget for Jetpack — WordPress Plugins
    * Top Posts — Jetpack for WordPress
    * Social Warfare WordPress Plugin

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[WPblab EP58 – Building Your WordPress Business Relationships Locally w/ Ross Gile – DigiCal]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:31:30 GMT 0 no http://twitter.com/jasontucker

    http://twitter.com/youtoocanbeguru

    http://twitter.com/rossgile
    Notes

    * Ross' Website DigiCal – http://www.digical.com
    * Join the chamber of commerce
    * Our local Chamber of Commerce https://www.whittierchamber.com/
    * Attend the events at your local chamber – get to shake hands and network with the right people
    * Chambers are for networking, meeting local businesses and talking with great local people.
    * Membership often includes free services such as monthly newsletters and promotions
    * The meetings can be a lot like a ‘meetup’ in style/atmosphere
    * There are side benefits too – making new friends, people remembering you when special events and opportunities come up – building relationships
    * Whittier Chamber of Commerce Business Expo
    * BNI – business networking international – forced leads needed to participate
    * DigiCal on Facebook
    * Make Notecards and HANDwrite thank yous to send to people.
    * Try to send out at least 5 notecards a week
    * Ross Dancing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pWit6WWVRQ
    * Offer to teach a class at the local ‘adult learning’ center or college
    * Give yourself and your services away from time to time – great exposure
    * Don’t just ‘build business’ – build friendships too, networking is not the same as selling
    * Give back to your local community
    * Build a local events website like Ross did http://www.whittierevents.com/

    * Time.ly calendar plugin for WordPress


    * Leveraging your time – try investing 10 hours in your community/networking and you’ll get that much + more in return, can start with only 1 or 2 hours per week
    * Start small – don’t say yes to everything (work/life balance)
    * Outsource when you feel overwhelmed or underskilled – you don’t have to do everything yourself

    Thanks to these fine folks to helping us with our crowd sourced show notes
    Jonathan Perlman – @jpurpleman

    Cheryl LaPrade – @yaycheryl

    Sherie LaPrade – @heysherie

    James Tryon – @jamestryon
    ]]>
    http://twitter.com/jasontucker

    http://twitter.com/youtoocanbeguru

    http://twitter.com/rossgile
    Notes

    * Ross' Website DigiCal – http://www.digical.com
    * Join the chamber of commerce
    * Our local Chamber of Commerce https://www.whittierchamber.com/
    * Attend the events at your local chamber – get to shake hands and network with the right people
    * Chambers are for networking, meeting local businesses and talking with great local people.
    * Membership often includes free services such as monthly newsletters and promotions
    * The meetings can be a lot like a ‘meetup’ in style/atmosphere
    * There are side benefits too – making new friends, people remembering you when special events and opportunities come up – building relationships
    * Whittier Chamber of Commerce Business Expo
    * BNI – business networking international – forced leads needed to participate
    * DigiCal on Facebook
    * Make Notecards and HANDwrite thank yous to send to people.
    * Try to send out at least 5 notecards a week
    * Ross Dancing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pWit6WWVRQ
    * Offer to teach a class at the local ‘adult learning’ center or college
    * Give yourself and your services away from time to time – great exposure
    * Don’t just ‘build business’ – build friendships too, networking is not the same as selling
    * Give back to your local community
    * Build a local events website like Ross did http://www.whittierevents.com/

    * Time.ly calendar plugin for WordPress


    * Leveraging your time – try investing 10 hours in your community/networking and you’ll get that much + more in return, can start with only 1 or 2 hours per week
    * Start small – don’t say yes to everything (work/life balance)
    * Outsource when you feel overwhelmed or underskilled – you don’t have to do everything yourself

    Thanks to these fine folks to helping us with our crowd sourced show notes
    Jonathan Perlman – @jpurpleman

    Cheryl LaPrade – @yaycheryl

    Sherie LaPrade – @heysherie

    James Tryon – @jamestryon
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP217 – WordPress in 2017 – What are we excited about?]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 03:13:01 GMT 30:21 no
    * Matt Mullenweg: State Of The Word 2016 | WordPress.tv
    * About » Roadmap — WordPress
    * WordPress Ideas
    * Make WordPress Core – WordPress Development Updates
    * Theme Directory — Free WordPress Themes
    * add_editor_style() | Function | WordPress Developer Resources
    * GoDaddy
    * BeaverBuilder

    ]]>

    * Matt Mullenweg: State Of The Word 2016 | WordPress.tv
    * About » Roadmap — WordPress
    * WordPress Ideas
    * Make WordPress Core – WordPress Development Updates
    * Theme Directory — Free WordPress Themes
    * add_editor_style() | Function | WordPress Developer Resources
    * GoDaddy
    * BeaverBuilder

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[WPblab EP57 – The Nuts & Bolts of Effective WordPress Business Blogging w/ Jen Miller]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 01:26:07 GMT 1:23:05 no
    * Jason Tucker (@jasontucker)
    * Bridget Willard (@YouTooCanBeGuru)
    * Jen Miller (@JenBlogs4U)

    Notes

    * GiveWP Channel
    * Jen Miller – Need Someone To Blog?
    * Be Seen Blogging
    * Need Someone To…
    * Women in WP
    * How can people find you as a business that blogs for others? Jen uses SEO, has a solid website name and people find her based on the type of work she does for others.
    * How much should you share on the blog of yourself? Who you are and what you stand for, let people know who are you and what you do. Let yourself stand out. If you are a better fit than the client will go with you.
    * Should there be a theme in your blog? Definitely. Bring a common element into the story. Dogs, volunteering. Build common ground with potential clients.
    * Hobbies and work can be tied together and can be talked about on the blog
    * How do you find themes for clients? Their hobbies and activities they do.
    * Not being in front of the computer means brain chills out and idle and have a great idea.
    * Do you recommend you follow / stalk clients before helping. No, they won’t have social in place.
    * Interviews and judging characters really helps to get ideas for the blog
    * How does the small business person sell the one t-shirt? You need a platform. Blogger,
    * WordPress, medium. Ideally starting with Facebook Page.
    * Own that space
    * Custom domain, memorable, keyword filled
    * Keywords tools:

    * SpyFu
    * Google Adwords
    * KeywordPlanner


    * Tell the backstory on the about page, tell the juicy tips. Tell the story behind the story

    * Dollywood
    * #hiroy
    * HiRoy T-shirt


    * Tell the backstory of Rachel Carden setting it up…
    * Show how your clients are using your product in unique ways with case studies.
    * Some give out the secret sauce on the blog. Clients won’t go through it all

    http://noahelias.net/
    * Sells the product by telling a story through the blog

    http://noahfineart.com/blog/life-it-requires-some-assembly/
    * How do you get a story? Write a post it note and write up of why the product started, how it started.
    * Do website first. Then do twitter, then do facebook then do blog. Build in layers. Need copy!
    * The blog needs to match the supporting content that must have been been in a book 40 years ago.
    * Update website and revise all copy with keywords
    * Analyse support tickets, write about what people have issue with. Write about what people are searching for https://givewp.com/blog/
    * Write the blog post in google docs or a shareable medium. Not in WordPress
    * Looking for grammatical errors
    * More eyes on the words
    * Distraction free writing and revisions not really used in WordPress.
    * Blog posts need to be shared on social media platforms.]]>

    * Jason Tucker (@jasontucker)
    * Bridget Willard (@YouTooCanBeGuru)
    * Jen Miller (@JenBlogs4U)

    Notes

    * GiveWP Channel
    * Jen Miller – Need Someone To Blog?
    * Be Seen Blogging
    * Need Someone To…
    * Women in WP
    * How can people find you as a business that blogs for others? Jen uses SEO, has a solid website name and people find her based on the type of work she does for others.
    * How much should you share on the blog of yourself? Who you are and what you stand for, let people know who are you and what you do. Let yourself stand out. If you are a better fit than the client will go with you.
    * Should there be a theme in your blog? Definitely. Bring a common element into the story. Dogs, volunteering. Build common ground with potential clients.
    * Hobbies and work can be tied together and can be talked about on the blog
    * How do you find themes for clients? Their hobbies and activities they do.
    * Not being in front of the computer means brain chills out and idle and have a great idea.
    * Do you recommend you follow / stalk clients before helping. No, they won’t have social in place.
    * Interviews and judging characters really helps to get ideas for the blog
    * How does the small business person sell the one t-shirt? You need a platform. Blogger,
    * WordPress, medium. Ideally starting with Facebook Page.
    * Own that space
    * Custom domain, memorable, keyword filled
    * Keywords tools:

    * SpyFu
    * Google Adwords
    * KeywordPlanner


    * Tell the backstory on the about page, tell the juicy tips. Tell the story behind the story

    * Dollywood
    * #hiroy
    * HiRoy T-shirt


    * Tell the backstory of Rachel Carden setting it up…
    * Show how your clients are using your product in unique ways with case studies.
    * Some give out the secret sauce on the blog. Clients won’t go through it all

    http://noahelias.net/
    * Sells the product by telling a story through the blog

    http://noahfineart.com/blog/life-it-requires-some-assembly/
    * How do you get a story? Write a post it note and write up of why the product started, how it started.
    * Do website first. Then do twitter, then do facebook then do blog. Build in layers. Need copy!
    * The blog needs to match the supporting content that must have been been in a book 40 years ago.
    * Update website and revise all copy with keywords
    * Analyse support tickets, write about what people have issue with. Write about what people are searching for https://givewp.com/blog/
    * Write the blog post in google docs or a shareable medium. Not in WordPress
    * Looking for grammatical errors
    * More eyes on the words
    * Distraction free writing and revisions not really used in WordPress.
    * Blog posts need to be shared on social media platforms.]]>
    <![CDATA[WPblab EP56 – Expanding Your WordPress Business on Pinterest w/ Carol Stephen]]> Thu, 29 Dec 2016 17:18:58 GMT 1:24:05 no Carol Stephen will be joining us to discuss how you can expand your WordPress business on Pinterest.
    You can find Carol Stephen on Pinterest and her company Your Social Media Works she also runs the #DigiBlogChat on Tuesdays at 1pm PST.

    * Pinterest is a visual discovery “search engine”
    * Best to keep most popular boards at the top of your account since most people access via mobile
    * People on Pinterest are often there to buy or plan future purchases
    * Pinterest is ‘very sticky’ which means people tend to spend a lot of time on the site
    * Make sure you use very well-written descriptions, utilizing keywords
    * Using meta descriptions on images for your website ensures that when photos are pinned to pinterest they have the correct information
    * Very important to sign up for a ‘business account’ to get access to analytics
    * Pinterest is especially important to focus on if a majority of your audience is women
    * Timing is important; 6-7pm is when most people are active – there are apps to help you determine the best time to pin / keywords
    * Group boards can be helpful to create or join because they get a lot more traffic/interest
    * People want long skinny pins – got it
    * You can use a pinterest account to curate work you’ve done as a portfolio
    * Very important to click on the pin to follow the link and make sure you find the source – it may not link to what you think it is linking to!
    * Make sure if you are commenting on pins, you tag the Pinner … many accounts have thousands of pins and will miss your comment if you don’t tag them
    * Use your secret board as a draft or backlog.
    * Put the board with your blog posts or where you want to direct your traffic right next to your most popular board.  People may come to look at one and click through to the other!
    * Also use some of your Pinterest boards to share your personality and hobbies

    Links

    * http://www.canva.com – Amazingly Simple Graphic Design Software
    * http://www.getstencil.com – Ridiculously simple image creation for social media marketers, bloggers and small businesses.
    * https://wordpress.org/plugins/pinterest-pin-it-button/ – Pin-it Button plugin
    * https://wordpress.org/plugins/mashsharer/ – Social Media Share Buttons
    * https://wordpress.tv/2015/10/10/brianna-privett-rich-pins-twitter-cards-and-facebook-super-charge-your-social-media-strategy-with-wordpress/

     
    These folks helped us with the show notes this episode
    Cheryl LaPrade – @YayCheryl

    Sherie LaPrade – @HeySherie

    Jason Tucker – WPwatercooler @jasontucker

    James Tryon – @jamestryon
    ]]>
    Carol Stephen will be joining us to discuss how you can expand your WordPress business on Pinterest.
    You can find Carol Stephen on Pinterest and her company Your Social Media Works she also runs the #DigiBlogChat on Tuesdays at 1pm PST.

    * Pinterest is a visual discovery “search engine”
    * Best to keep most popular boards at the top of your account since most people access via mobile
    * People on Pinterest are often there to buy or plan future purchases
    * Pinterest is ‘very sticky’ which means people tend to spend a lot of time on the site
    * Make sure you use very well-written descriptions, utilizing keywords
    * Using meta descriptions on images for your website ensures that when photos are pinned to pinterest they have the correct information
    * Very important to sign up for a ‘business account’ to get access to analytics
    * Pinterest is especially important to focus on if a majority of your audience is women
    * Timing is important; 6-7pm is when most people are active – there are apps to help you determine the best time to pin / keywords
    * Group boards can be helpful to create or join because they get a lot more traffic/interest
    * People want long skinny pins – got it
    * You can use a pinterest account to curate work you’ve done as a portfolio
    * Very important to click on the pin to follow the link and make sure you find the source – it may not link to what you think it is linking to!
    * Make sure if you are commenting on pins, you tag the Pinner … many accounts have thousands of pins and will miss your comment if you don’t tag them
    * Use your secret board as a draft or backlog.
    * Put the board with your blog posts or where you want to direct your traffic right next to your most popular board.  People may come to look at one and click through to the other!
    * Also use some of your Pinterest boards to share your personality and hobbies

    Links

    * http://www.canva.com – Amazingly Simple Graphic Design Software
    * http://www.getstencil.com – Ridiculously simple image creation for social media marketers, bloggers and small businesses.
    * https://wordpress.org/plugins/pinterest-pin-it-button/ – Pin-it Button plugin
    * https://wordpress.org/plugins/mashsharer/ – Social Media Share Buttons
    * https://wordpress.tv/2015/10/10/brianna-privett-rich-pins-twitter-cards-and-facebook-super-charge-your-social-media-strategy-with-wordpress/

     
    These folks helped us with the show notes this episode
    Cheryl LaPrade – @YayCheryl

    Sherie LaPrade – @HeySherie

    Jason Tucker – WPwatercooler @jasontucker

    James Tryon – @jamestryon
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP216 – A Year in WordPress 2016]]> Mon, 26 Dec 2016 01:00:48 GMT 29:01 no
    * Matt Mullenweg State of the Word, 2016 -Post Status
    * State of the Word 2016: Mullenweg Pushes Calypso as Future of WordPress’ Interface, Proposes Major Changes to Release Cycle – WordPress Tavern
    * PHP Compatibility Checker
    * PHP 6 Certified:Unisex Tee
    * Let’s Encrypt-Free SSL/TLS Certificates
    * Pardon Our Interruption
    * Theme Directory
    * Blog Tool, Publishing Platform, and CMS-WordPress
    * The Rolling Stones
    * Motley Crue

    ]]>

    * Matt Mullenweg State of the Word, 2016 -Post Status
    * State of the Word 2016: Mullenweg Pushes Calypso as Future of WordPress’ Interface, Proposes Major Changes to Release Cycle – WordPress Tavern
    * PHP Compatibility Checker
    * PHP 6 Certified:Unisex Tee
    * Let’s Encrypt-Free SSL/TLS Certificates
    * Pardon Our Interruption
    * Theme Directory
    * Blog Tool, Publishing Platform, and CMS-WordPress
    * The Rolling Stones
    * Motley Crue

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[WPblab EP55 – Creating visibility and authority through social media]]> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 22:22:13 GMT 1:32:06 no Robert Nissenbaum consultant & speaker at Tactical Social Media to discuss how you can create visibility and authority through social media.

    * The Power Of A Single Comment – Why You Need To Engage More
    * Social Networking: How I Generate Leads Without Content
    * Social + Media = Success – Tactical Social Media

    Our crowd sourced show notes

    * New Give Blog layout – https://givewp.com/blog/
    * Remember you are writing for “people” not for search bots – over time your keywords will recur naturally when you are writing what you know
    * Authority – an indication of your site’s level of expertise in a given subject, based on quality content

    * https://moz.com/researchtools/ose/links?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wpwatercooler.com&filter=&source=external&target=page&group=0&page=1&sort=page_authority&anchor_id=&anchor_type=&anchor_text=&from_site=


    * The primary purposes of using social media are to drive traffic to your website and build relationships with your target audience
    * Content is not just what you post on your blog – content is your comments on facebook, others posts, etc – it creates visibility, shows your authority, develops relationships
    * If you have 2 hours to go and drive to a networking meeting, you have time in the week to take 10-15 minutes here and there to network online through social media
    * You still need to be/act like a human on social media, don’t just schedule messages, interact with people – start conversations, include some personal content
    * Relationships trump price and convenience, breeds loyalty
    * As much time as you have available you should be spending on social media marketing, building relationships take time
    * Utilize twitter lists! Excellent curation tool
    * http://nuzzel.com/ News from friends and influencers
    * Put on a timer for 15 minutes (you can do anything for 15 mins)! Focus on your social media interactions until the timer is up and then stop, the more you do it, the easier it will get.
    * https://www.rescuetime.com/ – big brother that cares
    * It’s really important to have a social media presence for your business on every major platform

    * Especially for tracking conversations about your business & to reply to customers
    * Start on the platform where you’re most comfortable and work up from there



    These folks helped us out with the show notes

    * Cheryl LaPrade – @YayCheryl
    * Sherie LaPrade – @HeySherie
    * Jason Tucker – WPwatercooler @jasontucker
    * James Tryon – @jamestryon

    ]]>
    Robert Nissenbaum consultant & speaker at Tactical Social Media to discuss how you can create visibility and authority through social media.

    * The Power Of A Single Comment – Why You Need To Engage More
    * Social Networking: How I Generate Leads Without Content
    * Social + Media = Success – Tactical Social Media

    Our crowd sourced show notes

    * New Give Blog layout – https://givewp.com/blog/
    * Remember you are writing for “people” not for search bots – over time your keywords will recur naturally when you are writing what you know
    * Authority – an indication of your site’s level of expertise in a given subject, based on quality content

    * https://moz.com/researchtools/ose/links?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wpwatercooler.com&filter=&source=external&target=page&group=0&page=1&sort=page_authority&anchor_id=&anchor_type=&anchor_text=&from_site=


    * The primary purposes of using social media are to drive traffic to your website and build relationships with your target audience
    * Content is not just what you post on your blog – content is your comments on facebook, others posts, etc – it creates visibility, shows your authority, develops relationships
    * If you have 2 hours to go and drive to a networking meeting, you have time in the week to take 10-15 minutes here and there to network online through social media
    * You still need to be/act like a human on social media, don’t just schedule messages, interact with people – start conversations, include some personal content
    * Relationships trump price and convenience, breeds loyalty
    * As much time as you have available you should be spending on social media marketing, building relationships take time
    * Utilize twitter lists! Excellent curation tool
    * http://nuzzel.com/ News from friends and influencers
    * Put on a timer for 15 minutes (you can do anything for 15 mins)! Focus on your social media interactions until the timer is up and then stop, the more you do it, the easier it will get.
    * https://www.rescuetime.com/ – big brother that cares
    * It’s really important to have a social media presence for your business on every major platform

    * Especially for tracking conversations about your business & to reply to customers
    * Start on the platform where you’re most comfortable and work up from there



    These folks helped us out with the show notes

    * Cheryl LaPrade – @YayCheryl
    * Sherie LaPrade – @HeySherie
    * Jason Tucker – WPwatercooler @jasontucker
    * James Tryon – @jamestryon

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP216 – Organizing your content with Custom Post Types & Taxonomies in WordPress]]> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 17:17:41 GMT 0 no Show airs December 12 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7PM UTC

    * Post Type Templates in 4.7 – Make WordPress Core
    * Custom Post Type UI — WordPress Plugins
    * GitHub – johnbillion/extended-cpts: A library which provides extended functionality to WordPress custom post types, allowing developers to quickly build custom post types without having to write the same code again and again.
    * Home – Pods Framework
    * Custom Post Type UI Extended – Pluginize – WPshowandTell
    * Co-Authors Plus — WordPress Plugins

    ]]>
    Show airs December 12 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7PM UTC

    * Post Type Templates in 4.7 – Make WordPress Core
    * Custom Post Type UI — WordPress Plugins
    * GitHub – johnbillion/extended-cpts: A library which provides extended functionality to WordPress custom post types, allowing developers to quickly build custom post types without having to write the same code again and again.
    * Home – Pods Framework
    * Custom Post Type UI Extended – Pluginize – WPshowandTell
    * Co-Authors Plus — WordPress Plugins

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP214 – WordPress 4.7 – What you need to know]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:58:40 GMT 30:57 no Show aired Dec 5 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7PM UTC
    Follow along with us:

    * What’s Coming in WordPress 4.7 (Features and Screenshots)
    * WordPress 4.7 Improves Accessibility by Removing Alternative Text Fallbacks – WordPress Tavern
    * PDF Image Previews Among the Improvements to Media in WordPress 4.7 – WordPress Tavern
    * WordPress 4.7 – WPShout
    * Free stock videos – Pexels Videos
    * How to Install WordPress in Other Languages
    * TinyMCE Advanced — WordPress Plugins
    * #16031 (Bulk actions: Reactivate bulk actions hook + add hander hook for all admin screens) – WordPress Trac
    * #18375 (Post type templates) – WordPress Trac
    * EP209 – Waking the WordPress REST API WPwatercooler
    * Paw – The most advanced API tool for Mac

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”wordpress-4-7-what-you-need-to-know-5-5844d71043ed9″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show aired Dec 5 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7PM UTC
    Follow along with us:

    * What’s Coming in WordPress 4.7 (Features and Screenshots)
    * WordPress 4.7 Improves Accessibility by Removing Alternative Text Fallbacks – WordPress Tavern
    * PDF Image Previews Among the Improvements to Media in WordPress 4.7 – WordPress Tavern
    * WordPress 4.7 – WPShout
    * Free stock videos – Pexels Videos
    * How to Install WordPress in Other Languages
    * TinyMCE Advanced — WordPress Plugins
    * #16031 (Bulk actions: Reactivate bulk actions hook + add hander hook for all admin screens) – WordPress Trac
    * #18375 (Post type templates) – WordPress Trac
    * EP209 – Waking the WordPress REST API WPwatercooler
    * Paw – The most advanced API tool for Mac

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”wordpress-4-7-what-you-need-to-know-5-5844d71043ed9″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP213 – WordPress Customizer: Advantages, disadvantages & how it’s grown]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 01:23:51 GMT 0 no Show airs November 28 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7PM UTC

    * Using the WordPress Customizer to Build Beautiful Plugin Settings Pages – LoopConf
    * Theme Customization API « WordPress Codex
    * Resetting the Customizer to a Blank Slate – Make XWP
    * Edit WordPress Posts and Postmeta in the Customizer – WordPress Tavern
    * The WordPress Customizer – Beaver Builder
    * Comparing Drag & Drop WordPress Page Builders
    * Customize Posts — WordPress Plugins

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep213-wordpress-customizer-advantages-disadvantages-how-its-grown-wpwatercooler-5-583b85ff73090″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs November 28 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7PM UTC

    * Using the WordPress Customizer to Build Beautiful Plugin Settings Pages – LoopConf
    * Theme Customization API « WordPress Codex
    * Resetting the Customizer to a Blank Slate – Make XWP
    * Edit WordPress Posts and Postmeta in the Customizer – WordPress Tavern
    * The WordPress Customizer – Beaver Builder
    * Comparing Drag & Drop WordPress Page Builders
    * Customize Posts — WordPress Plugins

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep213-wordpress-customizer-advantages-disadvantages-how-its-grown-wpwatercooler-5-583b85ff73090″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP212 – How to get started with WooCommerce]]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 01:35:40 GMT 0 no Show aired November 21 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WooCommerce – Wikipedia
    * Do the Woo a WooCommerce Podcast
    * WordPress XML & CSV Importer Plugin – WP All Import
    * Woocommerce CSV importer — WordPress Plugins
    * Product CSV Import Suite – WooCommerce
    * TaxJar: Automated Sales Tax Reporting & Filing
    * EP 211 – SSL options for your WordPress Website WPwatercooler
    * WooCommerce Documenation
    * Developer Docs – WooCommerce Docs
    * Selling Videos with WooCommerce

    Bob’s Podcast

    * WordPress eCommerce Show

    Patrick Rauland’s Lynda.com courses

    * Lynda.com – WordPress: Customizing WooCommerce Themes (this link includes a free 7 day trial)
    * Lynda.com – WordPress Ecommerce Fundamentals

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep212-how-to-get-started-with-woocommerce-5-58324ee2e4eef” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show aired November 21 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WooCommerce – Wikipedia
    * Do the Woo a WooCommerce Podcast
    * WordPress XML & CSV Importer Plugin – WP All Import
    * Woocommerce CSV importer — WordPress Plugins
    * Product CSV Import Suite – WooCommerce
    * TaxJar: Automated Sales Tax Reporting & Filing
    * EP 211 – SSL options for your WordPress Website WPwatercooler
    * WooCommerce Documenation
    * Developer Docs – WooCommerce Docs
    * Selling Videos with WooCommerce

    Bob’s Podcast

    * WordPress eCommerce Show

    Patrick Rauland’s Lynda.com courses

    * Lynda.com – WordPress: Customizing WooCommerce Themes (this link includes a free 7 day trial)
    * Lynda.com – WordPress Ecommerce Fundamentals

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep212-how-to-get-started-with-woocommerce-5-58324ee2e4eef” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP 211 – SSL options for your WordPress Website]]> Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:27:02 GMT 0 no Show airs November 7 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep-211-ssl-options-for-your-wordpress-website-5-581fc90994bfc” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs November 7 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep-211-ssl-options-for-your-wordpress-website-5-581fc90994bfc” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[WPblab 051 – Why develop locally with WordPress?]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 23:44:41 GMT 1:22:25 no Show airs November 3 at 7:30pm PT / 10:30 ET / 2am UTC
     
    ]]>
    Show airs November 3 at 7:30pm PT / 10:30 ET / 2am UTC
     
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[WPblab 050 – Customizing the WordPress Media Library]]> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:44:28 GMT 1:30:16 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP209 – Waking the WordPress REST API]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:06:42 GMT 30:40 no Show airs October 24 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC

    * GitHub – wordpress-mobile/WordPress-iOS: WordPress for iOS
    * GitHub – joehoyle/vienna: Mobile Editor for WordPress, built using React Native
    * Apppresser.com
    * Mobile App Development Platform & MBaaS | Appcelerator
    * Apache Cordova

    Sé Reed's API Song – not available anywhere else
    let’s talk about REST baby
    let’s talk about data that’s free
    let’s talk about all the endpoints and the routes from A to B
    let’s talk about REST
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep209-waking-the-wordpress-rest-api-5-580d5b3d6f5fc” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs October 24 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC

    * GitHub – wordpress-mobile/WordPress-iOS: WordPress for iOS
    * GitHub – joehoyle/vienna: Mobile Editor for WordPress, built using React Native
    * Apppresser.com
    * Mobile App Development Platform & MBaaS | Appcelerator
    * Apache Cordova

    Sé Reed's API Song – not available anywhere else
    let’s talk about REST baby
    let’s talk about data that’s free
    let’s talk about all the endpoints and the routes from A to B
    let’s talk about REST
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep209-waking-the-wordpress-rest-api-5-580d5b3d6f5fc” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP208 – How to organize your content in WordPress]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 01:48:24 GMT 29:06 no Show airs October 17 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC

    * Google Search Console
    * Redirection — WordPress Plugins
    * Google Search Console
    * Template Hierarchy | Theme Developer Handbook | WordPress Developer Resources
    * Author Templates « WordPress Codex
    * Sitemaps — Jetpack for WordPress
    * Enable XML Sitemaps in the Yoast SEO plugin – Yoast Knowledge Base
    * Posts vs Pages – Make WordPress Support
    * Taxonomies « WordPress Codex

    Mini Horses:

    * Mini Horse with baby
    * Working Mini Guide Horse
    * Mini Guide Horse Shoes
    * Mini Guide Horse on the subway
    * Mini Horse on an airplane

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    Show airs October 17 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC

    * Google Search Console
    * Redirection — WordPress Plugins
    * Google Search Console
    * Template Hierarchy | Theme Developer Handbook | WordPress Developer Resources
    * Author Templates « WordPress Codex
    * Sitemaps — Jetpack for WordPress
    * Enable XML Sitemaps in the Yoast SEO plugin – Yoast Knowledge Base
    * Posts vs Pages – Make WordPress Support
    * Taxonomies « WordPress Codex

    Mini Horses:

    * Mini Horse with baby
    * Working Mini Guide Horse
    * Mini Guide Horse Shoes
    * Mini Guide Horse on the subway
    * Mini Horse on an airplane

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep207-how-to-organize-your-content-in-wordpress-5-58042b9395ae0″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP207 – WPwatercooler’s Wishlist for future versions of WordPress]]> Sun, 09 Oct 2016 23:24:58 GMT 0 no Show aired October 10 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC

    * WordPress 4.7 Design Wishlist – Make WordPress Design
    * Add a custom taxonomy dropdown filter to the WordPress Media Library – Hand Built
    * How to Add Categories and Tags to WordPress Media Library
    * Enhanced Media Library — WordPress Plugins
    * Airtable
    * REST API Merge Proposal, Part 2: Content API – Make WordPress Core

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep207-wpwatercoolers-wishlist-for-future-versions-of-wordpress-5-57fad14324df0″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show aired October 10 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC

    * WordPress 4.7 Design Wishlist – Make WordPress Design
    * Add a custom taxonomy dropdown filter to the WordPress Media Library – Hand Built
    * How to Add Categories and Tags to WordPress Media Library
    * Enhanced Media Library — WordPress Plugins
    * Airtable
    * REST API Merge Proposal, Part 2: Content API – Make WordPress Core

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep207-wpwatercoolers-wishlist-for-future-versions-of-wordpress-5-57fad14324df0″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP205 – The pros and cons of drag and drop with WordPress]]> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:42:50 GMT 0 no Show aired Sept 19 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC


    @WPwatercooler is talking about drag and drop page builders, not dragon drop builders… #WordPress pic.twitter.com/DsQeUo34hY
    — alex vasquez (@alexjvasquez) September 19, 2016

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep205-the-pros-and-cons-of-drag-and-drop-with-wordpress-5-57df33561445d” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show aired Sept 19 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC


    @WPwatercooler is talking about drag and drop page builders, not dragon drop builders… #WordPress pic.twitter.com/DsQeUo34hY
    — alex vasquez (@alexjvasquez) September 19, 2016

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep205-the-pros-and-cons-of-drag-and-drop-with-wordpress-5-57df33561445d” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP204 – Recap of WordCamp Los Angeles #WCLAX]]> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 06:32:26 GMT 0 no Show airs September 12 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep204-recap-of-wordcamp-los-angeles-wclax-5-57d64549f3c87″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs September 12 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep204-recap-of-wordcamp-los-angeles-wclax-5-57d64549f3c87″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP203 – Plugins to speed up your WordPress website]]> Mon, 05 Sep 2016 07:26:08 GMT 0 no Show airs September 5 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7PM UTC

    Images

    * Imagify-Online and CMS Image Compression 00:04
    * WP Smush-Image Optimization 00:04
    * Kraken.io Image Optimizer 00:04
    * EWWW Image Optimizer 00:05
    * Simple Image Sizes 00:07
    * imsanity – WordPress Plugins 00:08
    * Photon — Jetpack for WordPress 00:09

    Caching

    * WP Rocket 00:11
    * WP Fastest Cache 00:12
    * W3 Total Cache 00:12

    Advanced Caching

    * Apache module for rewriting web pages to reduce latency and bandwidth.
    * WP Redis
    * Memcached Object Cache

    Cloud Firewalls

    * CloudFlare-The web performance & security company
    * Sucuri Website Firewall

    Things to watch out for

    * Avada – WP Theme 00:18
    * Visual Composer 00:19

    Tools for finding slowness and to help optimize further

    * P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)
    * Plugin Organizer 00:24
    * WP Asset Clean Up 00:25


    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep203-plugins-to-speed-up-your-wordpress-site-5-57cd183fa348d” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs September 5 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7PM UTC

    Images

    * Imagify-Online and CMS Image Compression 00:04
    * WP Smush-Image Optimization 00:04
    * Kraken.io Image Optimizer 00:04
    * EWWW Image Optimizer 00:05
    * Simple Image Sizes 00:07
    * imsanity – WordPress Plugins 00:08
    * Photon — Jetpack for WordPress 00:09

    Caching

    * WP Rocket 00:11
    * WP Fastest Cache 00:12
    * W3 Total Cache 00:12

    Advanced Caching

    * Apache module for rewriting web pages to reduce latency and bandwidth.
    * WP Redis
    * Memcached Object Cache

    Cloud Firewalls

    * CloudFlare-The web performance & security company
    * Sucuri Website Firewall

    Things to watch out for

    * Avada – WP Theme 00:18
    * Visual Composer 00:19

    Tools for finding slowness and to help optimize further

    * P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)
    * Plugin Organizer 00:24
    * WP Asset Clean Up 00:25


    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep203-plugins-to-speed-up-your-wordpress-site-5-57cd183fa348d” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP202 – Mobile solutions for WordPress websites]]> Sun, 28 Aug 2016 23:58:02 GMT 0 no Show airs August 29 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep202-mobile-solutions-for-wordpress-websites-5-57c37666a7cc7″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs August 29 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep202-mobile-solutions-for-wordpress-websites-5-57c37666a7cc7″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP201 – WordPress 4.6]]> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:35:35 GMT 31:14 no Show aired August 22 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WordPress 4.6 “Pepper”
    * WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” Released, Streamlines Plugin and Theme Management – WordPress Tavern
    * WP REST API Team Aims for WordPress 4.7 for Merge Proposal – WordPress Tavern
    * What’s Coming in WordPress 4.6 (Features and Screenshots)

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep201-wordpress-4-6-5-57ba3a2a9bbcc” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show aired August 22 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WordPress 4.6 “Pepper”
    * WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” Released, Streamlines Plugin and Theme Management – WordPress Tavern
    * WP REST API Team Aims for WordPress 4.7 for Merge Proposal – WordPress Tavern
    * What’s Coming in WordPress 4.6 (Features and Screenshots)

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep201-wordpress-4-6-5-57ba3a2a9bbcc” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP200 – WordPress Watercooler: 200 episodes of pure nonsense]]> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:17:11 GMT 0 no Show aired August 15 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WPwatercooler: The origin story
    * EP106 – WordPress security best practices – Sept 29 2014 WPwatercooler
    * EP1 – WPwatercooler – September 24 2012 WPwatercooler
    * EP61 – Our favorite WordPress people to follow on social media – WPwatercooler – Nov 11 2013 WPwatercooler

     
    ]]>
    Show aired August 15 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WPwatercooler: The origin story
    * EP106 – WordPress security best practices – Sept 29 2014 WPwatercooler
    * EP1 – WPwatercooler – September 24 2012 WPwatercooler
    * EP61 – Our favorite WordPress people to follow on social media – WPwatercooler – Nov 11 2013 WPwatercooler

     
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP199 – How to get hired at a WordPress focused company]]> Mon, 08 Aug 2016 00:21:47 GMT 0 no Show airs August 8 16 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep199-how-to-get-hired-at-a-wordpress-focused-company-5-57a7cf8ded2ab” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs August 8 16 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep199-how-to-get-hired-at-a-wordpress-focused-company-5-57a7cf8ded2ab” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP198 – Your new WordPress website, are instructions included?]]> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 08:36:42 GMT 30:50 no Show airs August 1 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep198-your-new-wordpress-website-are-instructions-included-5-579e85bb13e8d” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs August 1 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep198-your-new-wordpress-website-are-instructions-included-5-579e85bb13e8d” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP197 – Beta Testing WordPress Core]]> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 02:04:15 GMT 0 no
    * WordPress Beta Tester – WordPress Plugins 00:07
    * WordPress – Support – Alpha/Beta 00:12
    * Get Involved – WordPress 00:17
    * DesktopServer – Create locally installed WordPress Websites – ServerPress, LLC.
    * Get Involved – WordPress 00:20
    * Varying Vagrant Vagrants: All Grown Up | 10up 00:24
    * GitHub – Varying-Vagrant-Vagrants/VVV: Varying Vagrant Vagrants is an open source Vagrant configuration focused on WordPress development. 00:25
    * Debugging in WordPress – WordPress Codex 00:26
    * tail -f /var/log/nginx/error.log  00:27
    * Query Monitor – WordPress Plugins 00:27

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep197-beta-testing-wordpress-core-wpwatercooler-5-57956e0ea9133″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    * WordPress Beta Tester – WordPress Plugins 00:07
    * WordPress – Support – Alpha/Beta 00:12
    * Get Involved – WordPress 00:17
    * DesktopServer – Create locally installed WordPress Websites – ServerPress, LLC.
    * Get Involved – WordPress 00:20
    * Varying Vagrant Vagrants: All Grown Up | 10up 00:24
    * GitHub – Varying-Vagrant-Vagrants/VVV: Varying Vagrant Vagrants is an open source Vagrant configuration focused on WordPress development. 00:25
    * Debugging in WordPress – WordPress Codex 00:26
    * tail -f /var/log/nginx/error.log  00:27
    * Query Monitor – WordPress Plugins 00:27

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep197-beta-testing-wordpress-core-wpwatercooler-5-57956e0ea9133″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP196 – Building a WordPress site locally with DesktopServer]]> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:11:01 GMT 29:10 no Show airs July 18 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep196-building-a-wordpress-site-locally-with-desktopserver-5-578c05721e501″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs July 18 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep196-building-a-wordpress-site-locally-with-desktopserver-5-578c05721e501″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP195 – WordCamp Orange County 2016 Recap #WCOC]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 07:19:23 GMT 30:25 no WordCamp OC 2016, we'll be speaking with the organizers and some of the volunteers that were involved. If you are wanting to learn more about running a successful WordCamp this is the discussion you want to watch.
    Show airs July 11 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
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    WordCamp OC 2016, we'll be speaking with the organizers and some of the volunteers that were involved. If you are wanting to learn more about running a successful WordCamp this is the discussion you want to watch.
    Show airs July 11 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep195-wordcamp-orange-county-2016-recap-wcoc-5-5783416f89cd8″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP194 – Benefits of traveling to a distant WordCamp]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:20:27 GMT 0 no Show airs June 27 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WordCampTV | WordPress.tv
    * Schedule | WordCamp Central
    * WordCamp Central | WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress.

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    Show airs June 27 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WordCampTV | WordPress.tv
    * Schedule | WordCamp Central
    * WordCamp Central | WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress.

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep194-benefits-of-traveling-to-a-distant-wordcamp-5-5770607320daf” show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP193 – Content Marketing tools for WordPress]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:53:33 GMT 0 no Show airs June 20 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Revive Old Post (Former Tweet Old Post) — WordPress Plugins
    * How to Use MonsterLinks‚ to Load Your Popup with Click of a Button
    * Post Status | WordPress News
    * Lists made easy + social + fun! | Listly
    * Caching Plugin for WordPress – Speed up your website with WP Rocket
    * NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster — WordPress Plugins
    * SumoMe – The Best Website Traffic Tools
    * Learn how IFTTT works
    * Imagify – Online and CMS Image Compression
    * ImageInject — WordPress Plugins

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep193-content-marketing-tools-for-wordpress-5-57671346d7000″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs June 20 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Revive Old Post (Former Tweet Old Post) — WordPress Plugins
    * How to Use MonsterLinks‚ to Load Your Popup with Click of a Button
    * Post Status | WordPress News
    * Lists made easy + social + fun! | Listly
    * Caching Plugin for WordPress – Speed up your website with WP Rocket
    * NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster — WordPress Plugins
    * SumoMe – The Best Website Traffic Tools
    * Learn how IFTTT works
    * Imagify – Online and CMS Image Compression
    * ImageInject — WordPress Plugins

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep193-content-marketing-tools-for-wordpress-5-57671346d7000″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP190 – Learn more WordPress through side projects]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 21:39:09 GMT 30:05 no Show airs May 29 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Maslows Hierarchy of Needs
    * The Oatmeal – Tesla
    * Website Weekend LA
    * Give Camp
    * My Headphone Collection
    * Beyond Good
    * WPwatercooler
    * WPblab

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep190-learn-more-wordpress-through-side-projects-5-574b5e6f046dc” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs May 29 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Maslows Hierarchy of Needs
    * The Oatmeal – Tesla
    * Website Weekend LA
    * Give Camp
    * My Headphone Collection
    * Beyond Good
    * WPwatercooler
    * WPblab

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep190-learn-more-wordpress-through-side-projects-5-574b5e6f046dc” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP189 – Educating Your WordPress Clients]]> Sun, 22 May 2016 20:13:28 GMT 0 no Show airs May 23 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    WP Stage Coach
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep189-educating-your-wordpress-clients-5-57420f974f5c7″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    Show airs May 23 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    WP Stage Coach
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep189-educating-your-wordpress-clients-5-57420f974f5c7″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP188 – Evaluating WordPress Hosting plans for your project]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 16:31:30 GMT 0 no Show airs May 16 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep188-evaluating-wordpress-hosting-plans-for-your-project-5-5738b74bd627a” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs May 16 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep188-evaluating-wordpress-hosting-plans-for-your-project-5-5738b74bd627a” show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP187 – Changes in WordPress 4.5]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 00:08:50 GMT 0 no Show airs May 9 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Version 4.5 – WordPress Codex 00:01
    * WordPress Beta Tester – WordPress Plugins 00:04
    * Target=”_blank” – the most underestimated vulnerability ever 00:08
    * Imagify – Online and CMS Image Compression 00:22
    * Imsanity – WordPress Plugins
    * Giphypress – WordPress Plugins 00:27

    GIF?

    * GIF vs. JIF Pronunciation Debate | Know Your Meme 00:28
    * GIF Talk: Do You Say It With A G Or A J? : The Two-Way : NPR
    * President Obama weighs in on pronunciation of &#8216;GIF&#8217; – The Washington Post
    * How To Really Pronounce GIF

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep187-changed-in-wordpress-4-5-5-572fd2521e10d” show_gravatar=”true”]
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    Show airs May 9 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Version 4.5 – WordPress Codex 00:01
    * WordPress Beta Tester – WordPress Plugins 00:04
    * Target=”_blank” – the most underestimated vulnerability ever 00:08
    * Imagify – Online and CMS Image Compression 00:22
    * Imsanity – WordPress Plugins
    * Giphypress – WordPress Plugins 00:27

    GIF?

    * GIF vs. JIF Pronunciation Debate | Know Your Meme 00:28
    * GIF Talk: Do You Say It With A G Or A J? : The Two-Way : NPR
    * President Obama weighs in on pronunciation of &#8216;GIF&#8217; – The Washington Post
    * How To Really Pronounce GIF

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep187-changed-in-wordpress-4-5-5-572fd2521e10d” show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP186 – What goes into a WordPress version release]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 03:18:31 GMT 30:00 no Show airs May 2 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WordPress 4.5 “Coleman”
    * Performance improvements for images in WordPress 4.5 – Make WordPress Core

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    Show airs May 2 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WordPress 4.5 “Coleman”
    * Performance improvements for images in WordPress 4.5 – Make WordPress Core

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep186-what-goes-into-a-wordpress-version-release-5-5726c3c5c0b5c” show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP185 – WordCamp San Diego 2016 Recap #WCSD]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:58:57 GMT 0 no Show airs April 25 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WordCamp San Diego 2016 | Make Waves
    * Kari Leigh Marucchi @foundartphotog) | Twitter

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep185-wordcamp-san-diego-2016-recap-wcsd-5-571da0fca9397″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    Show airs April 25 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WordCamp San Diego 2016 | Make Waves
    * Kari Leigh Marucchi @foundartphotog) | Twitter

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep185-wordcamp-san-diego-2016-recap-wcsd-5-571da0fca9397″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP184 – WordPress Plugins: Adoption or Abandonment]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 01:44:10 GMT 0 no Show aired April 18 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Display Registered Image Dimensions — WordPress Plugins
    * WordPress Plugin Adopt-Me tag
    * Move Posts from Uncategorized — WordPress Plugins
    * Force Strong Passwords — WordPress Plugins
    * WP Recycle: Fresh Perspectives for Starving WordPress Plugins – noupe
    * Does WordPress Need a Notification Center? We Think So, How About You?
    * adopt-me — Tags — WordPress Plugins



    #sketchnotes from today's #wpwatercooler episode on #plugin adoption and abandonment with @jasontucker and guests pic.twitter.com/DlJzDIovYf
    — Jessica Boctor (@JessBoctor) April 18, 2016

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”wordpress-plugins-adoption-or-abandonment-5-57141089dcd37″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    Show aired April 18 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Display Registered Image Dimensions — WordPress Plugins
    * WordPress Plugin Adopt-Me tag
    * Move Posts from Uncategorized — WordPress Plugins
    * Force Strong Passwords — WordPress Plugins
    * WP Recycle: Fresh Perspectives for Starving WordPress Plugins – noupe
    * Does WordPress Need a Notification Center? We Think So, How About You?
    * adopt-me — Tags — WordPress Plugins



    #sketchnotes from today's #wpwatercooler episode on #plugin adoption and abandonment with @jasontucker and guests pic.twitter.com/DlJzDIovYf
    — Jessica Boctor (@JessBoctor) April 18, 2016

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”wordpress-plugins-adoption-or-abandonment-5-57141089dcd37″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[Ep183 – WooConf Recap – learning, developing, selling WordPress eCommerce.]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:16:55 GMT 30:11 no Show airs April 11 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WooConf: Learn. Develop. Sell. 00:01
    * I'm making a change… – Chris Lema 00:02
    * T-Shirt Printing & Fulfillment | DTG, Sublimation & Screen Printing 00:08
    * Codeable.io – #1 outsourcing service for WordPress 00:09
    * Andy Sernovitz – WooConf 00:10
    * Andy Sernovitz's Damn, I Wish I'd Thought of That! 00:11
    * Chris Lema – WooConf 00:11
    * Bob Dunn – WooConf 00:11
    * Why WooConf will be worth it for store owners – WooConf
    * Brian Krogsgard – WooConf 00:12
    * Patrick Rauland – WooConf 00:13
    * Agenda – WooConf 00:14
    * An Executive's Guide to Scaling WooCommerce 00:22
    * Do the Woo Podcast with BobWP 00:23
    * Webinar: Myths, Mistakes & Management of WooCommerce at Scale 00:24

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep183-wooconf-recap-learning-developing-selling-wordpress-ecommerce-5-5709a25ba40cd” show_gravatar=”true”]
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    Show airs April 11 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WooConf: Learn. Develop. Sell. 00:01
    * I'm making a change… – Chris Lema 00:02
    * T-Shirt Printing & Fulfillment | DTG, Sublimation & Screen Printing 00:08
    * Codeable.io – #1 outsourcing service for WordPress 00:09
    * Andy Sernovitz – WooConf 00:10
    * Andy Sernovitz's Damn, I Wish I'd Thought of That! 00:11
    * Chris Lema – WooConf 00:11
    * Bob Dunn – WooConf 00:11
    * Why WooConf will be worth it for store owners – WooConf
    * Brian Krogsgard – WooConf 00:12
    * Patrick Rauland – WooConf 00:13
    * Agenda – WooConf 00:14
    * An Executive's Guide to Scaling WooCommerce 00:22
    * Do the Woo Podcast with BobWP 00:23
    * Webinar: Myths, Mistakes & Management of WooCommerce at Scale 00:24

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep183-wooconf-recap-learning-developing-selling-wordpress-ecommerce-5-5709a25ba40cd” show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP182 – Graduating from Squarespace to WordPress]]> Sun, 03 Apr 2016 22:30:55 GMT 0 no Show airs April 4 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WordPress Page Builder Plugin | Beaver Builder
    * Squarespace
    * Weebly Website Builder: Create a Free Website, Store or Blog
    * wix.com

    Moving from Squarespace

    * Squarespace – Importing content from WordPress – Help
    * Squarespace – Exporting your site – Help

     
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    Show airs April 4 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WordPress Page Builder Plugin | Beaver Builder
    * Squarespace
    * Weebly Website Builder: Create a Free Website, Store or Blog
    * wix.com

    Moving from Squarespace

    * Squarespace – Importing content from WordPress – Help
    * Squarespace – Exporting your site – Help

     
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep182-graduating-from-squarespace-to-wordpress-5-570195c940325″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP181 – Recommended WordPress Caching Plugins]]> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:27:58 GMT 0 no Show airs Mar 28 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Frederick Townes Confirms W3 Total Cache is Not Abandoned – WordPress Tavern
    * Caching Plugin for WordPress – Speed up your website with WP Rocket
    * Comparison of Popular WordPress Caching Solutions – Taylor Lovett
    * Sandwich – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    * Batcache — WordPress Plugins
    * WP Super Cache — WordPress Plugins
    * OSI vs Taco Bell – Slashdot

    Awesome hosts

    * WordPress Hosting, Perfected. WP Engine®
    * WordPress Hosting by Pagely®. VPS and Enterprise Managed WordPress
    * SiteGround: Quality-Crafted Hosting Services

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    ]]>
    Show airs Mar 28 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Frederick Townes Confirms W3 Total Cache is Not Abandoned – WordPress Tavern
    * Caching Plugin for WordPress – Speed up your website with WP Rocket
    * Comparison of Popular WordPress Caching Solutions – Taylor Lovett
    * Sandwich – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    * Batcache — WordPress Plugins
    * WP Super Cache — WordPress Plugins
    * OSI vs Taco Bell – Slashdot

    Awesome hosts

    * WordPress Hosting, Perfected. WP Engine®
    * WordPress Hosting by Pagely®. VPS and Enterprise Managed WordPress
    * SiteGround: Quality-Crafted Hosting Services

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep181-recommended-caching-plugins-5-56f879ce2a4b4″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP180 – Reuse, renew, recycle your WordPress website content]]> Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:51:42 GMT 0 no Show aired March 21 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Archived Post Status – WordPress Plugins 00:04
    * Old Post Notification – WordPress Plugins 00:04
    * Simple 301 Redirects – WordPress Plugins 00:10
    * Website maintenance: clean up old posts & pages – Yoast 00:11
    * Post Expirator – WordPress Plugins 00:12
    * How to Archive Posts Without Deleting Them in WordPress 00:17
    * Home | Carrie Dils 00:17
    * Content Update Notification – WordPress Plugins 00:19
    * WordPress LMS Plugin By LearnDash® 00:21
    * Need Someone To Blog? 100% Unique Website Content. Need Safe Blog Posts? Hire a Ghost Blogger! 00:24
    * 45 Ways to Amplify a Blog Post-Hire a Ghost Blogger! Blog Coaching & Safe Blog Posts by Need Someone To Blog. 00:25
    * DIY SEO Courses | Search Engine Optimization Courses 00:29

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    ]]>
    Show aired March 21 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Archived Post Status – WordPress Plugins 00:04
    * Old Post Notification – WordPress Plugins 00:04
    * Simple 301 Redirects – WordPress Plugins 00:10
    * Website maintenance: clean up old posts & pages – Yoast 00:11
    * Post Expirator – WordPress Plugins 00:12
    * How to Archive Posts Without Deleting Them in WordPress 00:17
    * Home | Carrie Dils 00:17
    * Content Update Notification – WordPress Plugins 00:19
    * WordPress LMS Plugin By LearnDash® 00:21
    * Need Someone To Blog? 100% Unique Website Content. Need Safe Blog Posts? Hire a Ghost Blogger! 00:24
    * 45 Ways to Amplify a Blog Post-Hire a Ghost Blogger! Blog Coaching & Safe Blog Posts by Need Someone To Blog. 00:25
    * DIY SEO Courses | Search Engine Optimization Courses 00:29

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep180-managing-old-content-on-your-wordpress-website-5-56ef3a8abb325″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP179 – Implementing Google AMP & Facebook Instant Pages on WordPress]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 00:23:17 GMT 0 no Show airs March 14 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC
     

    * How to Start Creating Facebook Instant Articles for Your Blog: Facebook and WordPress Team Up – The Buffer Blog 00:02
    * AMP – WordPress Plugins 00:03
    * Accelerated Mobile Pages Project 00:06
    * open the bookstore 00:06
    * GitHub – Automattic/amp-wp: WordPress plugin for adding AMP support 00:08
    * What Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP means for consumers, publishers, and the future | 10up 00:16
    * Glue for Yoast SEO & AMP — WordPress Plugins 00:17
    * Facebook Instant Articles & Google AMP Pages by PageFrog — WordPress Plugins 00:17
    * AMP — WordPress Plugins 00:17
    * Facebook Instant Articles & Google AMP Pages by PageFrog — WordPress Plugins 00:26
    * CPP: A Standardized Alternative to AMP – TimKadlec.com 00:27
    * Content Performance Policy 00:27

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    ]]>
    Show airs March 14 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC
     

    * How to Start Creating Facebook Instant Articles for Your Blog: Facebook and WordPress Team Up – The Buffer Blog 00:02
    * AMP – WordPress Plugins 00:03
    * Accelerated Mobile Pages Project 00:06
    * open the bookstore 00:06
    * GitHub – Automattic/amp-wp: WordPress plugin for adding AMP support 00:08
    * What Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP means for consumers, publishers, and the future | 10up 00:16
    * Glue for Yoast SEO & AMP — WordPress Plugins 00:17
    * Facebook Instant Articles & Google AMP Pages by PageFrog — WordPress Plugins 00:17
    * AMP — WordPress Plugins 00:17
    * Facebook Instant Articles & Google AMP Pages by PageFrog — WordPress Plugins 00:26
    * CPP: A Standardized Alternative to AMP – TimKadlec.com 00:27
    * Content Performance Policy 00:27

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    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP178 – External WordPress Resources – Mar 7 2016]]> Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:32:32 GMT 0 no Show airs Mar 7 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7PM UTC
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    ]]>
    Show airs Mar 7 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7PM UTC
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    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP177 – What makes a good WordPress theme framework?]]> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 01:03:55 GMT 0 no Show airs Feb 29 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Carrington Core
    * Hybrid Core
    * Options Framework
    * Redux Framework
    * UpThemes Framework
    * Genesis Framework
    * WP Canvas
    * BootstrapWP
    * Foundation
    * 960 Grid System
    * Bourbon Neat
    * Beaver Builder
    * Visual Composer
    * X Theme

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep177-what-makes-a-good-wordpress-theme-framework-5-56d3969da1340″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs Feb 29 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Carrington Core
    * Hybrid Core
    * Options Framework
    * Redux Framework
    * UpThemes Framework
    * Genesis Framework
    * WP Canvas
    * BootstrapWP
    * Foundation
    * 960 Grid System
    * Bourbon Neat
    * Beaver Builder
    * Visual Composer
    * X Theme

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep177-what-makes-a-good-wordpress-theme-framework-5-56d3969da1340″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP176 – WordCamp Miami 2016 #WCMIA Recap]]> Mon, 22 Feb 2016 00:56:33 GMT 0 no Show aired Feb 22 at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7PM UTC
    Website:

    2016.miami.wordcamp.org/
    Slides:

    2016.miami.wordcamp.org/slides/
    Slack Channel Signup:

    wcmia2016.herokuapp.com/
    Speakers:

    2016.miami.wordcamp.org/speakers/
    Schedule:

    2016.miami.wordcamp.org/schedule/
     
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    ]]>
    Show aired Feb 22 at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7PM UTC
    Website:

    2016.miami.wordcamp.org/
    Slides:

    2016.miami.wordcamp.org/slides/
    Slack Channel Signup:

    wcmia2016.herokuapp.com/
    Speakers:

    2016.miami.wordcamp.org/speakers/
    Schedule:

    2016.miami.wordcamp.org/schedule/
     
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    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP175 – How to pick a non-custom premium WordPress theme]]> Mon, 15 Feb 2016 02:05:29 GMT 0 no Show airs Feb 15 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7PM UTC
    Mobius – Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme – WordPress 00:07

    Cleaning Out Your Naked Shortcodes – Matt Cromwell 00:11

    Ad Optimized Magazine with Powerful Advertisement System – Shockmag – WordPress 00:10

    Salient – Responsive Multi-Purpose Theme – WordPress 00:11

    DesktopServer – ServerPress 00:14

    Michigan Website Design and SEO | Web Savvy Marketing 00:22

    Genesis Child Themes | Premium WordPress Themes 00:23

    Premium WordPress Themes – StudioPress 00:24

    GitHub – 320press/wordpress-bootstrap: Bootstrap in WordPress theme form – Bootstrap 3.3.1 00:27

    Elegant Themes 00:28

    Bueno – WooThemes 00:29
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    ]]>
    Show airs Feb 15 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7PM UTC
    Mobius – Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme – WordPress 00:07

    Cleaning Out Your Naked Shortcodes – Matt Cromwell 00:11

    Ad Optimized Magazine with Powerful Advertisement System – Shockmag – WordPress 00:10

    Salient – Responsive Multi-Purpose Theme – WordPress 00:11

    DesktopServer – ServerPress 00:14

    Michigan Website Design and SEO | Web Savvy Marketing 00:22

    Genesis Child Themes | Premium WordPress Themes 00:23

    Premium WordPress Themes – StudioPress 00:24

    GitHub – 320press/wordpress-bootstrap: Bootstrap in WordPress theme form – Bootstrap 3.3.1 00:27

    Elegant Themes 00:28

    Bueno – WooThemes 00:29
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    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP174 – Creating Better WordPress Navigation Menus]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 05:43:15 GMT 0 no Show aired Feb 8 at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7PM UTC

    * Class Reference/Walker « WordPress Codex 00:04
    * #14134 (Menus item are limited to 16 item and will not save more than that) – WordPress Trac 00:12
    * GitHub – ivycat/Network-Nav-Menus: Network-wide Navigation Menus for WordPress Multisite 00:21
    * Menu Image — WordPress Plugins 00:22
    * Font Awesome, the iconic font and CSS toolkit 00:23
    * Max Mega Menu — WordPress Plugins 00:24
    * Menu Social Icons — WordPress Plugins 00:28
    * Off-canvas | Foundation Docs 00:29
    * Sticky Menu (or Anything!) on Scroll — WordPress Plugins 00:30

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    ]]>
    Show aired Feb 8 at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7PM UTC

    * Class Reference/Walker « WordPress Codex 00:04
    * #14134 (Menus item are limited to 16 item and will not save more than that) – WordPress Trac 00:12
    * GitHub – ivycat/Network-Nav-Menus: Network-wide Navigation Menus for WordPress Multisite 00:21
    * Menu Image — WordPress Plugins 00:22
    * Font Awesome, the iconic font and CSS toolkit 00:23
    * Max Mega Menu — WordPress Plugins 00:24
    * Menu Social Icons — WordPress Plugins 00:28
    * Off-canvas | Foundation Docs 00:29
    * Sticky Menu (or Anything!) on Scroll — WordPress Plugins 00:30

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep174-creating-better-wordpress-navigation-menus-5-56b82624a4b36″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP173 – Integrating Social into WordPress]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 05:43:27 GMT 0 no Show airs Feb 1 at 11am PST / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Nextend Facebook Connect – WordPress Plugins 00:05
    * Nextend Twitter Connect – WordPress Plugins 00:05
    * GoogleOAuth – WordPress Plugins 00:09
    * WPScan Vulnerability Database 00:11
    * OnePress Social Locker – WordPress Plugins 00:16
    * Mashshare.net – Grow your social traffic with this extensible social media ecosystem 00:18
    * Jetpack by WordPress.com – WordPress Plugins 00:19
    * Sharing – Jetpack for WordPress 00:19
    * Monarch 00:20
    * Sharrre – A plugin for sharing buttons 00:21
    * Socialite by tmort 00:21
    * ShareThis: Share Buttons and Social Analytics – WordPress Plugins 00:21
    * Instagrate to WordPress « WordPress Plugins 00:23
    * Show your social media posts: easy & beautiful! – WordPress Plugins 00:24
    * EP122 – What WordPress comment system should I choose? – Feb 9 2015 WPwatercooler 00:27
    * Brianna Privett: Rich Pins, Twitter Cards and Facebook: Super-Charge Your Social Media Strategy with WordPress | WordPress.tv 00:29
    * Facebook Comments Importer « WordPress Plugins 00:29

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    ]]>
    Show airs Feb 1 at 11am PST / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Nextend Facebook Connect – WordPress Plugins 00:05
    * Nextend Twitter Connect – WordPress Plugins 00:05
    * GoogleOAuth – WordPress Plugins 00:09
    * WPScan Vulnerability Database 00:11
    * OnePress Social Locker – WordPress Plugins 00:16
    * Mashshare.net – Grow your social traffic with this extensible social media ecosystem 00:18
    * Jetpack by WordPress.com – WordPress Plugins 00:19
    * Sharing – Jetpack for WordPress 00:19
    * Monarch 00:20
    * Sharrre – A plugin for sharing buttons 00:21
    * Socialite by tmort 00:21
    * ShareThis: Share Buttons and Social Analytics – WordPress Plugins 00:21
    * Instagrate to WordPress « WordPress Plugins 00:23
    * Show your social media posts: easy & beautiful! – WordPress Plugins 00:24
    * EP122 – What WordPress comment system should I choose? – Feb 9 2015 WPwatercooler 00:27
    * Brianna Privett: Rich Pins, Twitter Cards and Facebook: Super-Charge Your Social Media Strategy with WordPress | WordPress.tv 00:29
    * Facebook Comments Importer « WordPress Plugins 00:29

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    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP172 – The tools used to build a WordPress website – Jan 25 2016]]> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:16:11 GMT 0 no Show airs Jan 25 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Aptana 00:00
    * Komodo Edit | Komodo IDE 00:00
    * WordPress › Advanced Code Editor « WordPress Plugins 00:00
    * Atom 00:02
    * PHP CodeSniffer with WordPress Coding Standards and Atom – rezzz.com | Jason Resnick 00:02
    * Editing Files « WordPress Codex 00:04
    * Coda 00:06
    * PhpStorm IDE :: JetBrains PhpStorm 00:10
    * Move work forward · Asana 00:12
    * Trello 00:12
    * JIRA Software – Issue & Project Tracking for Software Teams | Atlassian 00:12
    * Tab Suspender – Chrome Web Store 00:16
    * www.codebox.io 00:17
    * Dash for iOS – Documentation Browser for 150+ APIs – Kapeli 00:17
    * Dash for OS X – API Documentation Browser, Snippet Manager – Kapeli 00:17
    * SassMeister | The Sass Playground! 00:20
    * Velocity – The Documentation and Docset Viewer for Windows 00:20
    * JMeter, Load & Continuous Performance Testing Platform 00:201
    * Mobile Browser Emulator. Safari Mobile, Android Browser & Opera Mobile 00:21
    * CodeKit: THE Mac App For Web Developers 00:21
    * Create a new fiddle – JSFiddle 00:22
    * codepen.io 00:22
    * Cross Browser Testing Tool. 300+ Browsers, Mobile, Real IE. 00:23
    * Pastebin.com – #1 paste tool since 2002! 00:25
    * old.fontlab.com 00:26
    * TypeStyler by Strider Software 00:26
    * FontBook™ – The Original Typeface Compendium, est. 1989 on the App Store 00:26
    * Kai’s Power Tools – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 00:27
    * Icon Font & SVG Icon Sets ❍ IcoMoon 00:28
    * Titler Service – BrettTerpstra.com 00:28

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    ]]>
    Show airs Jan 25 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Aptana 00:00
    * Komodo Edit | Komodo IDE 00:00
    * WordPress › Advanced Code Editor « WordPress Plugins 00:00
    * Atom 00:02
    * PHP CodeSniffer with WordPress Coding Standards and Atom – rezzz.com | Jason Resnick 00:02
    * Editing Files « WordPress Codex 00:04
    * Coda 00:06
    * PhpStorm IDE :: JetBrains PhpStorm 00:10
    * Move work forward · Asana 00:12
    * Trello 00:12
    * JIRA Software – Issue & Project Tracking for Software Teams | Atlassian 00:12
    * Tab Suspender – Chrome Web Store 00:16
    * www.codebox.io 00:17
    * Dash for iOS – Documentation Browser for 150+ APIs – Kapeli 00:17
    * Dash for OS X – API Documentation Browser, Snippet Manager – Kapeli 00:17
    * SassMeister | The Sass Playground! 00:20
    * Velocity – The Documentation and Docset Viewer for Windows 00:20
    * JMeter, Load & Continuous Performance Testing Platform 00:201
    * Mobile Browser Emulator. Safari Mobile, Android Browser & Opera Mobile 00:21
    * CodeKit: THE Mac App For Web Developers 00:21
    * Create a new fiddle – JSFiddle 00:22
    * codepen.io 00:22
    * Cross Browser Testing Tool. 300+ Browsers, Mobile, Real IE. 00:23
    * Pastebin.com – #1 paste tool since 2002! 00:25
    * old.fontlab.com 00:26
    * TypeStyler by Strider Software 00:26
    * FontBook™ – The Original Typeface Compendium, est. 1989 on the App Store 00:26
    * Kai’s Power Tools – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 00:27
    * Icon Font & SVG Icon Sets ❍ IcoMoon 00:28
    * Titler Service – BrettTerpstra.com 00:28

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    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP171 – Cleaning up your WordPress website]]> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 03:02:45 GMT 0 no Show airs Jan 18 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WordPress | Remove Orphan Shortcodes | WordPress Plugins
    * #29580 (When a child-theme is active, the parent-theme should not be deletable.) – WordPress Trac
    * WordPress › WP-Optimize | WordPress Plugins
    * Common database optimizations for WordPress sites. · GitHub
    * Function Reference/strip shortcodes | WordPress Codex

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    ]]>
    Show airs Jan 18 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WordPress | Remove Orphan Shortcodes | WordPress Plugins
    * #29580 (When a child-theme is active, the parent-theme should not be deletable.) – WordPress Trac
    * WordPress › WP-Optimize | WordPress Plugins
    * Common database optimizations for WordPress sites. · GitHub
    * Function Reference/strip shortcodes | WordPress Codex

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    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP170 – How to write a WordPress support request that won’t get ignored – Jan 11 2016]]> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:29:13 GMT 30:36 no Show airs Jan 11 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Cockos Incorporated | LICEcap 00:12
    * LICEcap – Download 00:13
    * Recordit: Record screencasts fast & free! with GIF Support! 00:14
    * Down For Everyone Or Just Me -> Check if your website is down or up? 00:18
    * Is Mercury in Retrograde?: 00:19
    * Support Details | Tech Support Management 00:22
    * What WordPress Theme Is That? 00:26
    * BuiltWith Technology Lookup 00:27

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    ]]>
    Show airs Jan 11 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Cockos Incorporated | LICEcap 00:12
    * LICEcap – Download 00:13
    * Recordit: Record screencasts fast & free! with GIF Support! 00:14
    * Down For Everyone Or Just Me -> Check if your website is down or up? 00:18
    * Is Mercury in Retrograde?: 00:19
    * Support Details | Tech Support Management 00:22
    * What WordPress Theme Is That? 00:26
    * BuiltWith Technology Lookup 00:27

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep170-how-to-write-a-wordpress-support-request-that-wont-get-ignored-5-5692f0da60395″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP169 – Beyond Learning JavaScript Deeply – Jan 4 2016]]> Sun, 03 Jan 2016 21:37:05 GMT 0 no Show airs Jan 4 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Matt Mullenweg: State of the Word 2015 | WordPress.tv
    * ActionScript (just kidding) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    * Nginx Guide: Introduction – Envato Tuts+ Code Article 00:07
    * WP REST API Documentation 00:09
    * Introduction to the JSON REST AP
    * An Introduction To LESS, And Comparison To Sass – Smashing Magazine 00:11
    * Bootstrap WordPress Tutorials – BootstrapWP 00:11
    * RegExr: Learn, Build, & Test RegEx 00:11
    * #1 WordPress Page Builder Plugin – Visual Composer 00:13
    * WordPress Page Builder Plugin | Beaver Builder 00:14
    * Hello World – GitHub Guides 00:16
    * Learn to Code and Help Nonprofits | Free Code Camp
    * Join the largest learning event in history – Hour of Code 00:18
    * Sketch – Professional Digital Design for Mac
    * Swift – Overview – Apple Developer
    * Ultimate Guide to Learning Swift in One Day 00:21
    * 15 Free Sources To Learn Swift Programming Language – Hongkiat 00:21
    * WordPress & Drupal Hosting and Website Platform 00:24
    * Command line interface for WordPress | WP-CLI 00:25
    * Built-in Commands | WP-CLI
    * Desktop Server 00:26

    More Info
    Twitter

    Blog/Website

    Facebook

    Podcast RSS Feed

    iTunes

    Stitcher

    Soundcloud

    Google+
     
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    Show airs Jan 4 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Matt Mullenweg: State of the Word 2015 | WordPress.tv
    * ActionScript (just kidding) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    * Nginx Guide: Introduction – Envato Tuts+ Code Article 00:07
    * WP REST API Documentation 00:09
    * Introduction to the JSON REST AP
    * An Introduction To LESS, And Comparison To Sass – Smashing Magazine 00:11
    * Bootstrap WordPress Tutorials – BootstrapWP 00:11
    * RegExr: Learn, Build, & Test RegEx 00:11
    * #1 WordPress Page Builder Plugin – Visual Composer 00:13
    * WordPress Page Builder Plugin | Beaver Builder 00:14
    * Hello World – GitHub Guides 00:16
    * Learn to Code and Help Nonprofits | Free Code Camp
    * Join the largest learning event in history – Hour of Code 00:18
    * Sketch – Professional Digital Design for Mac
    * Swift – Overview – Apple Developer
    * Ultimate Guide to Learning Swift in One Day 00:21
    * 15 Free Sources To Learn Swift Programming Language – Hongkiat 00:21
    * WordPress & Drupal Hosting and Website Platform 00:24
    * Command line interface for WordPress | WP-CLI 00:25
    * Built-in Commands | WP-CLI
    * Desktop Server 00:26

    More Info
    Twitter

    Blog/Website

    Facebook

    Podcast RSS Feed

    iTunes

    Stitcher

    Soundcloud

    Google+
     
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    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP167 – Discussing WordPress 4.4 – Dec 21 2015]]> Mon, 21 Dec 2015 05:16:20 GMT 0 no Show airs Dec 21 at 11:00 AM PST /  12:00 PM MST / 1:00 PM CST /  2:00 PM EST /  7:00 PM UTC
    Show Notes

    * Version 4.4 – WordPress Codex
    * Hogg Blog – Sunrises, sunsets, EDM
    * How to use responsive image support in WordPress 4.4
    * Using the new REST API in WordPress 4.4
    * WordPress › Changes to fields output by comment_form in WordPress 4.4 – Make WordPress Core
    * WordPress – TinyMCE Advanced « WordPress Plugins

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    ]]>
    Show airs Dec 21 at 11:00 AM PST /  12:00 PM MST / 1:00 PM CST /  2:00 PM EST /  7:00 PM UTC
    Show Notes

    * Version 4.4 – WordPress Codex
    * Hogg Blog – Sunrises, sunsets, EDM
    * How to use responsive image support in WordPress 4.4
    * Using the new REST API in WordPress 4.4
    * WordPress › Changes to fields output by comment_form in WordPress 4.4 – Make WordPress Core
    * WordPress – TinyMCE Advanced « WordPress Plugins

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    <![CDATA[EP166 – Podcasting with WordPress – Dec 14 2015]]> Mon, 14 Dec 2015 17:01:33 GMT 0 no Show airs Dec 14 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Seriously Simple Podcasting -; WordPress Plugins
    * Blubrry PowerPress Podcasting plugin – WordPress Plugins
    * Paid For EDM
    * Podlove Podcast Publisher – WordPress Plugins
    * Seriously Simple Podcasting – WordPress Plugins
    * Blubrry PowerPress Podcasting plugin « WordPress Plugins
    * Podlove Podcast Publisher – WordPress Plugins
    * Discover #HamOnt Podcast
    * Podcast Motor – Concierge Podcast Editing Service
    * www.premiumbeat.com
    * Blue Microphones | Yeti – All-In-One Professional Recording System for Vocals
    * Rode Podcaster USB Dynamic Microphone: Amazon.ca: Musical Instruments, Stage & Studio
    * Amazon.com: Rode Podcaster Booming Kit: Podcaster, PSA1 Arm, and PSM1 shock mount: Musical Instruments
    * Call Recorder for Skype – The Skype Audio/Video HD Call Recording Solution for Mac – Ecamm Network

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”podcasting-with-wordpress-5-566deccb353d5″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs Dec 14 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Seriously Simple Podcasting -; WordPress Plugins
    * Blubrry PowerPress Podcasting plugin – WordPress Plugins
    * Paid For EDM
    * Podlove Podcast Publisher – WordPress Plugins
    * Seriously Simple Podcasting – WordPress Plugins
    * Blubrry PowerPress Podcasting plugin « WordPress Plugins
    * Podlove Podcast Publisher – WordPress Plugins
    * Discover #HamOnt Podcast
    * Podcast Motor – Concierge Podcast Editing Service
    * www.premiumbeat.com
    * Blue Microphones | Yeti – All-In-One Professional Recording System for Vocals
    * Rode Podcaster USB Dynamic Microphone: Amazon.ca: Musical Instruments, Stage & Studio
    * Amazon.com: Rode Podcaster Booming Kit: Podcaster, PSA1 Arm, and PSM1 shock mount: Musical Instruments
    * Call Recorder for Skype – The Skype Audio/Video HD Call Recording Solution for Mac – Ecamm Network

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”podcasting-with-wordpress-5-566deccb353d5″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP165 – WordPress WordCamp US 2015 Philadelphia Recap]]> Sun, 06 Dec 2015 21:22:53 GMT 0 no WordCamp US 2015, join us!
    Show airs Dec 7 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [timezonecalculator_output query_time="December 8 2015 11am" query_timezone="America/Los_Angeles"]
     
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep165-wordpress-wordcamp-us-2015-philadelphia-recap-5-5664a14736c0b” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    WordCamp US 2015, join us!
    Show airs Dec 7 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [timezonecalculator_output query_time="December 8 2015 11am" query_timezone="America/Los_Angeles"]
     
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep165-wordpress-wordcamp-us-2015-philadelphia-recap-5-5664a14736c0b” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP164 – The New WordPress.com – Nov 30 2015]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 02:58:48 GMT 0 no Show airs November 30 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Show Notes

    * Javascript, APIs, and the Future of WordPress – Scott Bolinger
    * Dance to Calypso | Matt Mullenweg
    * Calypso, 24 Hours Later | Matt Mullenweg
    * WordPress.com – A control panel for your desktop
    * Welcome to the New WordPress.com and WordPress.com App for Mac — WordPress.com News
    * The Story Behind the New WordPress.com | Developer Resources

    You can also watch Matt Mullenweg on a few other podcasts where he talked about Calypso

    * Gillmor Gang: More Gravy | TechCrunch
    * Interview with Automattic CEO, Matt Mullenweg, on Calypso and more | Post Status

    Transcript
    [Jason] – Hey, what's up everyone, this is Jason Tucker and this is WPwatercooler, episode number 164. Today's topic is the New WordPress.com. Let's go around the room real quick and get everyone introduced. We have almost a full cast and crew here. We got nine folks. George, tell us a little about yourself.
    [George] – Hi, my name is George Stephanis, I work on Core and I work at Automattic. I didn't have that much to do with the new WordPress.com admin interface, but I'm a regular here, so I like to show up and shoot my mouth off, anyways. Also, Happy Blue Beanie Day, everybody.
    [Steve] – A happy what?
    [George]- Happy Blue Beanie Day for web standards.
    [Steve] – I heard a Happy Belinia Day.
    [Jason] – No, in other news.
    [Russ] – I thought he was talking about alcohol and doing belinis.
    [Se] – I don't even know what you people are talking about.
    [Jason] – Folks, we got nine people to get through, Jason Cosper, tell us about yourself.
    [Cosper] – Hey, I'm Jason, I'm the developer advocate over at WP Engine, and I'll let someone else go.
    [Jason] – Awesome.
    [Jason] – Kevin.
    [Kevin] – I am Kevin, I am a designer at Automatic, and I did work on WP Calypso for the past 20 months or so.
    [Se] – Oh my God.
    [Kevin] – You'll answer any questions, or if you hate it, then I'll just log off or something.
    [Steve] – Just like Kevin, act like there's technical problems and just quit.
    [Jason] – Yep, yep.
    [Jason] – Sorry, you're breaking up.
    [Kevin] – Yeah, yeah, the microphone.
    [Se] – I'll just sign off right now.
    [Steve] – What?
    [Jason] – So tell us about yourself, Robert.
    [Robert] – Oh, good, my name's Robert Dall, I'm a WordPress designer in Vancouver, Canada, and I really need a haircut right now.
    [Se] – That is relevant information.
    [Jason] – Russ.
    [George] – How is your dating life?
    [Russ] – Hey, my name is Russ, lead organizer of WordCamp Vegas, and I feel like we took Apocalypse Now and the Mel Gibson movie Apocalypto and we put them together and made Calypso.
    [Steve] – How long have you been working on that line?
    [Russ] – All week.
    [Russ] 30 seconds.
    [Se] All week.
    ]]>
    Show airs November 30 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Show Notes

    * Javascript, APIs, and the Future of WordPress – Scott Bolinger
    * Dance to Calypso | Matt Mullenweg
    * Calypso, 24 Hours Later | Matt Mullenweg
    * WordPress.com – A control panel for your desktop
    * Welcome to the New WordPress.com and WordPress.com App for Mac — WordPress.com News
    * The Story Behind the New WordPress.com | Developer Resources

    You can also watch Matt Mullenweg on a few other podcasts where he talked about Calypso

    * Gillmor Gang: More Gravy | TechCrunch
    * Interview with Automattic CEO, Matt Mullenweg, on Calypso and more | Post Status

    Transcript
    [Jason] – Hey, what's up everyone, this is Jason Tucker and this is WPwatercooler, episode number 164. Today's topic is the New WordPress.com. Let's go around the room real quick and get everyone introduced. We have almost a full cast and crew here. We got nine folks. George, tell us a little about yourself.
    [George] – Hi, my name is George Stephanis, I work on Core and I work at Automattic. I didn't have that much to do with the new WordPress.com admin interface, but I'm a regular here, so I like to show up and shoot my mouth off, anyways. Also, Happy Blue Beanie Day, everybody.
    [Steve] – A happy what?
    [George]- Happy Blue Beanie Day for web standards.
    [Steve] – I heard a Happy Belinia Day.
    [Jason] – No, in other news.
    [Russ] – I thought he was talking about alcohol and doing belinis.
    [Se] – I don't even know what you people are talking about.
    [Jason] – Folks, we got nine people to get through, Jason Cosper, tell us about yourself.
    [Cosper] – Hey, I'm Jason, I'm the developer advocate over at WP Engine, and I'll let someone else go.
    [Jason] – Awesome.
    [Jason] – Kevin.
    [Kevin] – I am Kevin, I am a designer at Automatic, and I did work on WP Calypso for the past 20 months or so.
    [Se] – Oh my God.
    [Kevin] – You'll answer any questions, or if you hate it, then I'll just log off or something.
    [Steve] – Just like Kevin, act like there's technical problems and just quit.
    [Jason] – Yep, yep.
    [Jason] – Sorry, you're breaking up.
    [Kevin] – Yeah, yeah, the microphone.
    [Se] – I'll just sign off right now.
    [Steve] – What?
    [Jason] – So tell us about yourself, Robert.
    [Robert] – Oh, good, my name's Robert Dall, I'm a WordPress designer in Vancouver, Canada, and I really need a haircut right now.
    [Se] – That is relevant information.
    [Jason] – Russ.
    [George] – How is your dating life?
    [Russ] – Hey, my name is Russ, lead organizer of WordCamp Vegas, and I feel like we took Apocalypse Now and the Mel Gibson movie Apocalypto and we put them together and made Calypso.
    [Steve] – How long have you been working on that line?
    [Russ] – All week.
    [Russ] 30 seconds.
    [Se] All week.
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP163 – Tips for presenting at WordPress meetups – Nov 23 2015]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 01:05:22 GMT 0 no Show airs Nov 23 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep163-tips-for-presenting-at-wordpress-meetups-5-565264144f1f4″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs Nov 23 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep163-tips-for-presenting-at-wordpress-meetups-5-565264144f1f4″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP162 – How to get the most from your first WordPress WordCamp]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:10:49 GMT 0 no Show airs Nov 16 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep162-how-to-get-the-most-from-your-first-wordpress-wordcamp-5-5649333101020″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs Nov 16 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep162-how-to-get-the-most-from-your-first-wordpress-wordcamp-5-5649333101020″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP161 – Sanitizing data stored in custom fields in WordPress]]> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 01:18:47 GMT 0 no
    * Javascript and XSS 00:03
    * SQL Injections 00:04
    * xkcd: Exploits of a Mom 00:05
    * esc_html 00:06
    * wp_kses 00:08
    * Security advisory: Stored XSS in Jetpack – Sucuri Blog 00:10
    * Data Validation « WordPress Codex 00:10
    * Writing the Prince symbol in Unicode – parker higgins dot net 00:16
    * Solid backups – WPwatercooler 00:18
    * minimaxir/big-list-of-naughty-strings · GitHub 00:20
    * EP56 – Do's & don'ts of social media integration with WordPress – Oct 7 2013 WPwatercooler 00:29

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep161-sanitizing-data-stored-in-custom-fields-in-wordpress-5-563ff1d23edce” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>

    * Javascript and XSS 00:03
    * SQL Injections 00:04
    * xkcd: Exploits of a Mom 00:05
    * esc_html 00:06
    * wp_kses 00:08
    * Security advisory: Stored XSS in Jetpack – Sucuri Blog 00:10
    * Data Validation « WordPress Codex 00:10
    * Writing the Prince symbol in Unicode – parker higgins dot net 00:16
    * Solid backups – WPwatercooler 00:18
    * minimaxir/big-list-of-naughty-strings · GitHub 00:20
    * EP56 – Do's & don'ts of social media integration with WordPress – Oct 7 2013 WPwatercooler 00:29

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep161-sanitizing-data-stored-in-custom-fields-in-wordpress-5-563ff1d23edce” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP006 – eLearning, #CSSHero, & #beaverbuilder – #WPblab]]> Thu, 05 Nov 2015 21:00:59 GMT 1:17:18 no https://www.wpwatercooler.com/click/beaverbuilder/

    https://business.pinterest.com/en/rich-pins

    https://yoast.com/rel-canonical/

    http://www.learndash.com/

    http://chrislema.com/elearning-on-wordpress-wp-courseware-learndash/

    https://www.wpwatercooler.com/click/dynamik

    https://blogvault.net/

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/

    https://wistia.com

    https://www.wpwatercooler.com/click/wpengine

    https://www.siteground.com/tutorials/wordpress/transfer-wordpress/

    https://www.wpwatercooler.com/recommendations

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wistia-wordpress-oembed-plugin/
    ]]>
    https://www.wpwatercooler.com/click/beaverbuilder/

    https://business.pinterest.com/en/rich-pins

    https://yoast.com/rel-canonical/

    http://www.learndash.com/

    http://chrislema.com/elearning-on-wordpress-wp-courseware-learndash/

    https://www.wpwatercooler.com/click/dynamik

    https://blogvault.net/

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/

    https://wistia.com

    https://www.wpwatercooler.com/click/wpengine

    https://www.siteground.com/tutorials/wordpress/transfer-wordpress/

    https://www.wpwatercooler.com/recommendations

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wistia-wordpress-oembed-plugin/
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP160 – Building an email newsletter using WordPress – Nov 2 2015]]> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 00:16:16 GMT 0 no Show airs Nov 2 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC

    * Getting MailChimp to Send my Blog Posts to your Inbox 00:03
    * ConvertKit 00:05
    * WordPress › Event Calendar Newsletter « WordPress Plugins 00:10
    * WordPress › WP Email Capture « WordPress Plugins 00:11
    * ConvertKit Demo by Pat Flynn – SPI TV, Ep. 28 00:11
    * Email Archives – Easy Digital Downloads 00:11
    * OptinMonster 00:15
    * ConvertKit 00:16
    * LouisCK.net | Mailing List 00:16
    * Transactional Email from MailChimp – Mandrill 00:19
    * Email Delivery & Transactional Email Service | SendGrid 00:19
    * Transactional Email API Service for Developers by Rackspace – Mailgun 00:21
    * WordPress › SendGrid « WordPress Plugins 00:21
    * Email Archives – Easy Digital Downloads 00:22
    * EDD Product Updates – Easy Digital Downloads 00:23
    * The best apps. Better together. – Zapier 00:26

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep160-building-an-email-newsletter-using-wordpress-5-5636aac7bf748″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs Nov 2 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC

    * Getting MailChimp to Send my Blog Posts to your Inbox 00:03
    * ConvertKit 00:05
    * WordPress › Event Calendar Newsletter « WordPress Plugins 00:10
    * WordPress › WP Email Capture « WordPress Plugins 00:11
    * ConvertKit Demo by Pat Flynn – SPI TV, Ep. 28 00:11
    * Email Archives – Easy Digital Downloads 00:11
    * OptinMonster 00:15
    * ConvertKit 00:16
    * LouisCK.net | Mailing List 00:16
    * Transactional Email from MailChimp – Mandrill 00:19
    * Email Delivery & Transactional Email Service | SendGrid 00:19
    * Transactional Email API Service for Developers by Rackspace – Mailgun 00:21
    * WordPress › SendGrid « WordPress Plugins 00:21
    * Email Archives – Easy Digital Downloads 00:22
    * EDD Product Updates – Easy Digital Downloads 00:23
    * The best apps. Better together. – Zapier 00:26

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep160-building-an-email-newsletter-using-wordpress-5-5636aac7bf748″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP005 WordPress SEO, Security, Maintenance & Meetups – WPblab]]> Thu, 29 Oct 2015 20:52:40 GMT 0 no What are the most effective SEO WordPress plugins?
    Are there plans to integrate better security measures in WP core? For example, not allowing ‘admin' as a username?
    What's your weekly maintenance routine look like for your sites? Beyond backup and run updates, what else do you do regularly?
    What's your best tip for meeting wordpress people IRL? How do you find where people are and make yourself part of the group?
    What is it about the #WordPress community that makes it different from or better than or worse than other similar communities?
    What are the benefits of using #WordPress over others like Wix, Weebly, etc.?
    What are the most popular WP frameworks and how do you go about choosing the best one?
    Is there a place for newbies in the WordPress community?
    This is a replay of the live broadcast with Jason Tucker, Oscar Gonzalez, Adam Silver, and Bridget Willard
    ]]>
    What are the most effective SEO WordPress plugins?
    Are there plans to integrate better security measures in WP core? For example, not allowing ‘admin' as a username?
    What's your weekly maintenance routine look like for your sites? Beyond backup and run updates, what else do you do regularly?
    What's your best tip for meeting wordpress people IRL? How do you find where people are and make yourself part of the group?
    What is it about the #WordPress community that makes it different from or better than or worse than other similar communities?
    What are the benefits of using #WordPress over others like Wix, Weebly, etc.?
    What are the most popular WP frameworks and how do you go about choosing the best one?
    Is there a place for newbies in the WordPress community?
    This is a replay of the live broadcast with Jason Tucker, Oscar Gonzalez, Adam Silver, and Bridget Willard
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP159 – ​ WordPress user generated content – what to look out for]]> Mon, 26 Oct 2015 16:20:54 GMT 0 no Building Directory Sites with WordPress and at the tail end of the show we found that working with user generated data tied perfectly into this.
    Show airs June 16 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC

    * Gravity Forms
    * Formidable
    * Blacklist Updater
    * Little Bobby Tables – XKCD
    * Buy some Ugg Boots
    * Advanced Custom Fields

    Next week we're discussing Custom Fields!
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep159-%e2%80%8b-wordpress-user-generated-content-what-to-look-out-for-5-562d864a526ba” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Building Directory Sites with WordPress and at the tail end of the show we found that working with user generated data tied perfectly into this.
    Show airs June 16 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC

    * Gravity Forms
    * Formidable
    * Blacklist Updater
    * Little Bobby Tables – XKCD
    * Buy some Ugg Boots
    * Advanced Custom Fields

    Next week we're discussing Custom Fields!
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep159-%e2%80%8b-wordpress-user-generated-content-what-to-look-out-for-5-562d864a526ba” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP004 WordPress, Algebra, Coding, Themes & FooPlugins – WPblab]]> Thu, 22 Oct 2015 20:52:32 GMT 0 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP158 – Building Directory Sites with WordPress – Oct 19 2015]]> Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:02:38 GMT 0 no Show airs June 16 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC
    Posts 2 Posts « WordPress Plugins

    Business Directory Plugin « WordPress Plugins

    Search for directory « WordPress Plugins

    Ultimate Member « WordPress Plugins

    Formidable Pro Form Plugin for WordPress

    Gravity Forms Contact Form Builder and Lead Data Management Plugin For WordPress

    WP User Frontend « WordPress Plugins

    WordPress-WPJobBoard « WordPress Plugins

    WordPress Job Board Plugin

    Best of NJ Lifestyle: NJ Events, Weddings and Polls – The Best of Everything in One Great State

    Events Manager ESS « WordPress Plugins

    Factual | The Location Platform Enabling Mobile Personalization
    Watch our related episode: WordPress User Generated Content – What to look out for
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep158-building-directory-sites-with-wordpress-5-56243f8b7e495″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs June 16 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC
    Posts 2 Posts « WordPress Plugins

    Business Directory Plugin « WordPress Plugins

    Search for directory « WordPress Plugins

    Ultimate Member « WordPress Plugins

    Formidable Pro Form Plugin for WordPress

    Gravity Forms Contact Form Builder and Lead Data Management Plugin For WordPress

    WP User Frontend « WordPress Plugins

    WordPress-WPJobBoard « WordPress Plugins

    WordPress Job Board Plugin

    Best of NJ Lifestyle: NJ Events, Weddings and Polls – The Best of Everything in One Great State

    Events Manager ESS « WordPress Plugins

    Factual | The Location Platform Enabling Mobile Personalization
    Watch our related episode: WordPress User Generated Content – What to look out for
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep158-building-directory-sites-with-wordpress-5-56243f8b7e495″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[#WPblab EP003 WordPress Backups, Twitter & Web Hosting]]> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 20:47:38 GMT 0 no Bridget Willard, Jason Tucker, Tracee Loftus, and Jonathan Denwood.
    We're testing SimpleLivePress
    Question is Vaultpress a good backup plugin? – @joel_birch

    * WordPress › Duplicator « WordPress Plugins
    * BackupBuddy – The Original WordPress Backup Plugin :: iThemes
    * WordPress › UpdraftPlus Backup and Restoration « WordPress Plugins

    Question what do you mean “a tweet lasts 60 seconds”?

    * How to Embed Actual Tweets in WordPress Blog Posts
    * WordPress › Click To Tweet « WordPress Plugins
    * Getting your business online isn't costly with WordPress

    Looking for solid webhosting?

    * SiteGround: Quality-Crafted Hosting Services

    Question I just bought Genesis Framework, with the Altitude Pro child theme. Any thoughts/opinions?

    * Altitude Pro Theme by StudioPress

    Question Does Genesis framework lock you into using Genesis web developers if you need customization? Does that become an issue?
    Is Your New Website Layout Killing Your Engagement?

    * Is Your New Website Layout Killing Your Engagement? – Neuromarketing

    We discuss user testing

    * www.usertesting.com

    How to disable remote styles using a bookmarlet

    * Edit Bookmarklet | Edit Bookmarklets at Marklets.com Search Engine

    Going oldschool with a guestbook plugin

    * WordPress › Comment Guestbook « WordPress Plugins

    Building your own guestbook with Gravity Forms

    * WordPress Forms – Gravity Forms Contact Form Builder and Lead Data Management Plugin For WordPress

    Displaying a guestbooks of images using Foo Gallery

    * WordPress › Foo Gallery « WordPress Plugins

    Check out WP Tonic

    * We Specialize in Supporting & Maintaining WordPress Websites

    ]]>
    Bridget Willard, Jason Tucker, Tracee Loftus, and Jonathan Denwood.
    We're testing SimpleLivePress
    Question is Vaultpress a good backup plugin? – @joel_birch

    * WordPress › Duplicator « WordPress Plugins
    * BackupBuddy – The Original WordPress Backup Plugin :: iThemes
    * WordPress › UpdraftPlus Backup and Restoration « WordPress Plugins

    Question what do you mean “a tweet lasts 60 seconds”?

    * How to Embed Actual Tweets in WordPress Blog Posts
    * WordPress › Click To Tweet « WordPress Plugins
    * Getting your business online isn't costly with WordPress

    Looking for solid webhosting?

    * SiteGround: Quality-Crafted Hosting Services

    Question I just bought Genesis Framework, with the Altitude Pro child theme. Any thoughts/opinions?

    * Altitude Pro Theme by StudioPress

    Question Does Genesis framework lock you into using Genesis web developers if you need customization? Does that become an issue?
    Is Your New Website Layout Killing Your Engagement?

    * Is Your New Website Layout Killing Your Engagement? – Neuromarketing

    We discuss user testing

    * www.usertesting.com

    How to disable remote styles using a bookmarlet

    * Edit Bookmarklet | Edit Bookmarklets at Marklets.com Search Engine

    Going oldschool with a guestbook plugin

    * WordPress › Comment Guestbook « WordPress Plugins

    Building your own guestbook with Gravity Forms

    * WordPress Forms – Gravity Forms Contact Form Builder and Lead Data Management Plugin For WordPress

    Displaying a guestbooks of images using Foo Gallery

    * WordPress › Foo Gallery « WordPress Plugins

    Check out WP Tonic

    * We Specialize in Supporting & Maintaining WordPress Websites

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP157 – Managing ads on your WordPress website – Oct 12 2015]]> Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:07:10 GMT 0 no Show airs Oct 12 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC
    Show Notes:

    * The AdSanity Plugin
    * Responsive Ads | Playground from ZURB
    * Can AdSanity Override AdBlocker? – The AdSanity Plugin For WordPress
    * WordPress › Advanced Advertising System « WordPress Plugins
    * Advanced Ads for WordPress
    * WordPress > AdRotate > WordPress Plugins

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep157-managing-ads-on-your-wordpress-website-5-561b1398537ac” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs Oct 12 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC
    Show Notes:

    * The AdSanity Plugin
    * Responsive Ads | Playground from ZURB
    * Can AdSanity Override AdBlocker? – The AdSanity Plugin For WordPress
    * WordPress › Advanced Advertising System « WordPress Plugins
    * Advanced Ads for WordPress
    * WordPress > AdRotate > WordPress Plugins

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep157-managing-ads-on-your-wordpress-website-5-561b1398537ac” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP002 – Adsense, Blogging, Fast Hosting, CDN, Accessibility – #WPblab]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:29:33 GMT 0 no Bridget Willard and IT Manager and WordPress Web Developer Jason Tucker answer the following questions:
    Q: My website loads slow, what can I do to speed it up?
    Try changing the following:

    * Use a caching plugin, we like WP SuperCache if that doesn't work then…
    * Get a new webhost, we like

    * Small to medium sites: Siteground
    * Medium to Large sites: WP Engine


    * Try a CDN, we like MaxCDN

    Q: What is a CDN?
    Content Delivery Network
    Q: Who is the best CDN?
    We like MaxCDN
    Q: What is a good CDN for photos that is cheap?
    Photon a module that is part of the JetPack plugin is great for a free CDN that optimizes your images.
    Q: Whats the best way to make sure my featured images and social images show faces in the images and won't cut them out:
    My Eyes are Up Here Plugin
    Q: I want to use Adsense on my WordPress site but I'm on WordPress.com
    Move to another webhost because WordPress.com doesn't allow adsense on their sites. We recommend Siteground and WP Engine, they are both great hosts

    * Small to medium sites: Siteground
    * Medium to Large sites: WP Engine

    Q: What is the best way to manage Adsense?
    Advanced Ads is the one Jason uses on large sites, it works on smaller one stoo!

    They have a pro version too: Advanced Ads Pro
    Q: I want to run an accessibility Blab.im, should I get a WordPress site? Should I post the Blab on the site?
    Get a YouTube channel going and make sure to look at this site for tips on making your website accessible: http://accessiblejoe.com/
     
    This week's WPblab can be viewed here on blab.im

    https://blab.im/d80cbcdb813d428198c9e646fcc7b21f
    ]]>
    Bridget Willard and IT Manager and WordPress Web Developer Jason Tucker answer the following questions:
    Q: My website loads slow, what can I do to speed it up?
    Try changing the following:

    * Use a caching plugin, we like WP SuperCache if that doesn't work then…
    * Get a new webhost, we like

    * Small to medium sites: Siteground
    * Medium to Large sites: WP Engine


    * Try a CDN, we like MaxCDN

    Q: What is a CDN?
    Content Delivery Network
    Q: Who is the best CDN?
    We like MaxCDN
    Q: What is a good CDN for photos that is cheap?
    Photon a module that is part of the JetPack plugin is great for a free CDN that optimizes your images.
    Q: Whats the best way to make sure my featured images and social images show faces in the images and won't cut them out:
    My Eyes are Up Here Plugin
    Q: I want to use Adsense on my WordPress site but I'm on WordPress.com
    Move to another webhost because WordPress.com doesn't allow adsense on their sites. We recommend Siteground and WP Engine, they are both great hosts

    * Small to medium sites: Siteground
    * Medium to Large sites: WP Engine

    Q: What is the best way to manage Adsense?
    Advanced Ads is the one Jason uses on large sites, it works on smaller one stoo!

    They have a pro version too: Advanced Ads Pro
    Q: I want to run an accessibility Blab.im, should I get a WordPress site? Should I post the Blab on the site?
    Get a YouTube channel going and make sure to look at this site for tips on making your website accessible: http://accessiblejoe.com/
     
    This week's WPblab can be viewed here on blab.im

    https://blab.im/d80cbcdb813d428198c9e646fcc7b21f
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP001 – Forms, Giving and Dating oh my! – #WPblab]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:37:44 GMT 0 no * WordPress Essentials episode of WPwatercooler
    * SMMOC
    * Chris Lema
    * Sé Reed Media
    * How to use Child Themes in WordPress
    * Commerce.io – text based ecommerce
    * Commerce.io – example
    * WordPress Podcast Themes
    * Kindrid – Text to Give
    * Give – WordPress Giving Plugin
    * Caldera Forms
    * What plugin is best for Podcasting? PowerPress
    * Jason's talk on Podcasting 101
    * WP Dating – Build your own dating site using WordPress
    * What podcast player does Jason use? OverCast

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    * WordPress Essentials episode of WPwatercooler
    * SMMOC
    * Chris Lema
    * Sé Reed Media
    * How to use Child Themes in WordPress
    * Commerce.io – text based ecommerce
    * Commerce.io – example
    * WordPress Podcast Themes
    * Kindrid – Text to Give
    * Give – WordPress Giving Plugin
    * Caldera Forms
    * What plugin is best for Podcasting? PowerPress
    * Jason's talk on Podcasting 101
    * WP Dating – Build your own dating site using WordPress
    * What podcast player does Jason use? OverCast

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    <![CDATA[EP156 – What should be included in WordPress maintenance?]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:53:53 GMT 0 no Show airs Oct 5 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC
    Security, mediation, blacklist removal

    * Sucuri Security — WAF, DDoS Protection, Malware Removal, WordPress Security, and Blacklist Removal
    * Sitelock.com

    WordPress Maintenance Companies

    * WordPress Support Services Starting at $29 per Month
    * WordPress Support – 24/7, unlimited small fixes $79 by WP Curve
    * WordPress Support and Maintenance Services by Maintainn

    DIY Maintenance

    * ManageWP – Manage WordPress Sites from One Dashboard
    * WordPress -WP-Optimize « WordPress Plugins

    An awesome podcast

    * kitchensinkwp.com

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    Show airs Oct 5 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC
    Security, mediation, blacklist removal

    * Sucuri Security — WAF, DDoS Protection, Malware Removal, WordPress Security, and Blacklist Removal
    * Sitelock.com

    WordPress Maintenance Companies

    * WordPress Support Services Starting at $29 per Month
    * WordPress Support – 24/7, unlimited small fixes $79 by WP Curve
    * WordPress Support and Maintenance Services by Maintainn

    DIY Maintenance

    * ManageWP – Manage WordPress Sites from One Dashboard
    * WordPress -WP-Optimize « WordPress Plugins

    An awesome podcast

    * kitchensinkwp.com

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    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP155 – WordCamp Los Angeles #WCLAX]]> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 15:54:49 GMT 0 no Show airs September 28 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC
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    Show airs September 28 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC
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    <![CDATA[EP154 – WordCamp Las Vegas 2015 Recap]]> Sun, 20 Sep 2015 11:09:42 GMT 0 no Show airs Sept 21 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
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    Show airs Sept 21 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
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    <![CDATA[EP153 – Essentials for your WordPress website]]> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 10:40:43 GMT 0 no Show airs June 16 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Show Notes

    * EP153 – Essentials for your WordPress website WPwatercooler
    * WordPress – Theme Directory – Free WordPress Themes
    * WordPress – Make WordPress Documentation – Making WordPress Docs
    * WordPress – Introducing Twenty Sixteen – Make WordPress Core
    * Web Design and SEO Classes in San Antonio
    * VaultPress – WordPress Backup and Security
    * BackupBuddy – The Original WordPress Backup Plugin :: iThemes
    * WordPress – UpdraftPlus Backup and Restoration – WordPress Plugins
    * Screen Options – Support – WordPress.comUsing Permalinks – WordPress Codex
    * WordPress SEO Plugin • XML Sitemaps & more! • Yoast
    * WordPress SEO Premium by Yoast
    * WordPress – W3 Total Cache – WordPress Plugins
    * WordPress – WP Super Cache – WordPress Plugins
    * Tiled Galleries – Jetpack for WordPress
    * WordPress – Google Analytics by Yoast – WordPress Plugins
    * Google Analytics by Yoast • GA WordPress Plugin • Yoast
    * WordPress – Sidekick – WordPress Plugins
    * Child Themes – WordPress Codex
    * WordPress.tv | Engage Yourself with WordPress.tv
    * EP147 – Where to place the blame when WordPress problems arise WPwatercooler
    * EP149 – Optimizing WordPress for shared hosting – Aug 17 2015 WPwatercooler
    * Professional WordPress support for busy bloggers and small businesses » ClickWP
    * WordPress Support Services Starting at $29 per Month
    * WordPress Development Stack Exchange
    * Sucuri Security — WAF, DDoS Protection, Malware Removal, WordPress Security, and Blacklist Removal

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    Show airs June 16 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Show Notes

    * EP153 – Essentials for your WordPress website WPwatercooler
    * WordPress – Theme Directory – Free WordPress Themes
    * WordPress – Make WordPress Documentation – Making WordPress Docs
    * WordPress – Introducing Twenty Sixteen – Make WordPress Core
    * Web Design and SEO Classes in San Antonio
    * VaultPress – WordPress Backup and Security
    * BackupBuddy – The Original WordPress Backup Plugin :: iThemes
    * WordPress – UpdraftPlus Backup and Restoration – WordPress Plugins
    * Screen Options – Support – WordPress.comUsing Permalinks – WordPress Codex
    * WordPress SEO Plugin • XML Sitemaps & more! • Yoast
    * WordPress SEO Premium by Yoast
    * WordPress – W3 Total Cache – WordPress Plugins
    * WordPress – WP Super Cache – WordPress Plugins
    * Tiled Galleries – Jetpack for WordPress
    * WordPress – Google Analytics by Yoast – WordPress Plugins
    * Google Analytics by Yoast • GA WordPress Plugin • Yoast
    * WordPress – Sidekick – WordPress Plugins
    * Child Themes – WordPress Codex
    * WordPress.tv | Engage Yourself with WordPress.tv
    * EP147 – Where to place the blame when WordPress problems arise WPwatercooler
    * EP149 – Optimizing WordPress for shared hosting – Aug 17 2015 WPwatercooler
    * Professional WordPress support for busy bloggers and small businesses » ClickWP
    * WordPress Support Services Starting at $29 per Month
    * WordPress Development Stack Exchange
    * Sucuri Security — WAF, DDoS Protection, Malware Removal, WordPress Security, and Blacklist Removal

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    <![CDATA[EP152 – Improving your WooCommerce store UI – Sept 7 2015]]> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 10:00:28 GMT 0 no WooCommerce store. From an increase in sales to a better users buying experience we'll cover it all in our 30 minute show.
    Show airs Sept 7 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC

    * WooCommerce One Page Checkout – WooThemes
    * EP22 – WordPress Child Themes or Starter Themes which is better?
    * Make — A free drag and drop WordPress theme

    3 Things you can do right now

    * Change font size – your target customers may be older
    * Learn how you write great copy – Copy Hackers – Copy Blog – Over 50,000 Readers | Copywriting by Copy Hackers | Conversion Copywriting and Web Copy Ebooks for Startup Marketers
    * Match the call to action with the title

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    WooCommerce store. From an increase in sales to a better users buying experience we'll cover it all in our 30 minute show.
    Show airs Sept 7 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC

    * WooCommerce One Page Checkout – WooThemes
    * EP22 – WordPress Child Themes or Starter Themes which is better?
    * Make — A free drag and drop WordPress theme

    3 Things you can do right now

    * Change font size – your target customers may be older
    * Learn how you write great copy – Copy Hackers – Copy Blog – Over 50,000 Readers | Copywriting by Copy Hackers | Conversion Copywriting and Web Copy Ebooks for Startup Marketers
    * Match the call to action with the title

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    <![CDATA[EP151 – Digging deep with GoDaddy]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:34:21 GMT 0 no Show airs August 31 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC
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    Show airs August 31 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC
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    <![CDATA[EP150 – Stretching Content Past WordPress – Aug 24 2015]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:39:48 GMT 0 no Show aired August 24 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Post Promoter Pro – The most effective way to promote your WordPress content.
    * Revive Old Post (Former Tweet Old Post)
    * NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster
    * Sendible.com Powerful Social Media Management Software
    * MeetEdgar.com The only app that stops social media updates from going to waste.

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    Show aired August 24 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Post Promoter Pro – The most effective way to promote your WordPress content.
    * Revive Old Post (Former Tweet Old Post)
    * NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster
    * Sendible.com Powerful Social Media Management Software
    * MeetEdgar.com The only app that stops social media updates from going to waste.

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    <![CDATA[EP149 – Optimizing WordPress for shared hosting – Aug 17 2015]]> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 12:00:15 GMT 0 no Show airs July 17 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Show Notes
    Wikipedia Shared web hosting service

    Urban Dictionary “Hosting”
    Hosts most of us like
    Siteground

    Dreamhost

    WP Engine
    Plugins and Services
    Cloudflare

    Siteground CachePress

    WP-Supercache

    W3 Total Cache

    Imsanity

    Kraken Image Optimizer 
    For the bit more experienced
    Jason Cosper's Common database optimizations for WordPress sites
    Hosts we're not too fond of (and why)
    Why

    $$$
    The webhosts:
    A Small Orange

    Arvixe

    BlueHost

    HostGator

    HostMonster

    iPage

    JustHost

    NetFirms

    Verio

    Site5
     
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    Show airs July 17 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Show Notes
    Wikipedia Shared web hosting service

    Urban Dictionary “Hosting”
    Hosts most of us like
    Siteground

    Dreamhost

    WP Engine
    Plugins and Services
    Cloudflare

    Siteground CachePress

    WP-Supercache

    W3 Total Cache

    Imsanity

    Kraken Image Optimizer 
    For the bit more experienced
    Jason Cosper's Common database optimizations for WordPress sites
    Hosts we're not too fond of (and why)
    Why

    $$$
    The webhosts:
    A Small Orange

    Arvixe

    BlueHost

    HostGator

    HostMonster

    iPage

    JustHost

    NetFirms

    Verio

    Site5
     
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    <![CDATA[EP 148 – Coding and the design process – Aug 10 2015]]> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:00:13 GMT 0 no Mark Nottingham writes:
    As someone who is learning WordPress, HTML, CSS and trying to learn some PHP to develop my own websites, I am interested in what you folk at WPWatercooler use in the main to develop your own sites and themes. I am guessing that you need to know HTML and CSS inside out, but what about PHP considering that WordPress is based on it? What about JavaScript, Jquery? Also what is your work process? Do you start with a Photoshop mock up and transfer that to web? Or do you just go straight to a theme? I would love to hear what you think.
    We'll see how much of this we can get though to get his questioned answered.
    Show airs Aug 10 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
     
    Software
    Photoshop

    Agile Design

    Styletiles

    Balsamiq

    Invision

    Coda2

    Sublime

    Dreamweaver

    Aptana studio 3

    PHP Storm

    DesktopServer
    Online Learning
    Codecademy

    w3schools

    Learn PHP

    Learn HTML

    Learn CSS

    Learn jQuery

    Lynda

    Treehouse

    codepen.io

    CSS Tricks
    Books
    Professional WordPress: Design and Development 3rd Edition

    WordPress for Dummies

    jQuery for Designers
    Other Resources
    Meetup.com

    wordpress.org

    wordpress.tv

    codex.wordpress.org

    Heisenberg Theme

    Pragmatic Programmer in WordPress
     
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    Mark Nottingham writes:
    As someone who is learning WordPress, HTML, CSS and trying to learn some PHP to develop my own websites, I am interested in what you folk at WPWatercooler use in the main to develop your own sites and themes. I am guessing that you need to know HTML and CSS inside out, but what about PHP considering that WordPress is based on it? What about JavaScript, Jquery? Also what is your work process? Do you start with a Photoshop mock up and transfer that to web? Or do you just go straight to a theme? I would love to hear what you think.
    We'll see how much of this we can get though to get his questioned answered.
    Show airs Aug 10 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
     
    Software
    Photoshop

    Agile Design

    Styletiles

    Balsamiq

    Invision

    Coda2

    Sublime

    Dreamweaver

    Aptana studio 3

    PHP Storm

    DesktopServer
    Online Learning
    Codecademy

    w3schools

    Learn PHP

    Learn HTML

    Learn CSS

    Learn jQuery

    Lynda

    Treehouse

    codepen.io

    CSS Tricks
    Books
    Professional WordPress: Design and Development 3rd Edition

    WordPress for Dummies

    jQuery for Designers
    Other Resources
    Meetup.com

    wordpress.org

    wordpress.tv

    codex.wordpress.org

    Heisenberg Theme

    Pragmatic Programmer in WordPress
     
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    <![CDATA[EP147 – Where to place the blame when WordPress problems arise]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:17:48 GMT 0 no Show airs August 3 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Blame Avada?
    * Learn the best way with Lynda
    * Build your site, learn how to use WordPress and then add additional functionality.
    * Be responsible, educate your clients on how WordPress work and then how the theme used on the site works.

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    Show airs August 3 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Blame Avada?
    * Learn the best way with Lynda
    * Build your site, learn how to use WordPress and then add additional functionality.
    * Be responsible, educate your clients on how WordPress work and then how the theme used on the site works.

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    <![CDATA[EP146 – Purchasing 3rd party, WordPress themes and plugins]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:51:27 GMT 0 no Show airs June 16 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
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    Show airs June 16 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
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    <![CDATA[EP145 – When, why & how to launch your own WordPress plugin?]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:57:03 GMT 0 no Show airs July 20 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC

    * Travis CI – Test and Deploy Your Code with Confidence
    * WordPress › WordPress Plugins
    * WordPress › Requests « WordPress Plugins
    * WP Pusher Aims to Provide Pain-Free Deployment of WordPress Themes and Plugins from GitHub
    * WP Pusher | Pain-free deployment of WordPress themes and plugins
    * The WordPress Plugin Boilerplate | A Foundation For Building High-Quality WordPress Plugins
    * Ship: A New App for Shipping Plugins from GitHub to WordPress.org
    * Zennaware » Home of Cornerstone Subversion Client for Mac OS X
    * Cornerstone SVN | Planio
    * WordPress › The « WordPress Plugins
    * Style Gravity Forms Easier with Gravity Styles
    * Gravity Forms: Suzette Style | Gravity Styles
    * bbPress.org
    * SupportPress
    * Retired Themes | WooThemes Documentation
    * SupportPress | Open source, help desk software
    * Zendesk.com | Customer Service Software | Support Ticket System
    * Help Desk Software | Customer Support Software | Support Ticket System
    * Product Support – WooThemes

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    Show airs July 20 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC

    * Travis CI – Test and Deploy Your Code with Confidence
    * WordPress › WordPress Plugins
    * WordPress › Requests « WordPress Plugins
    * WP Pusher Aims to Provide Pain-Free Deployment of WordPress Themes and Plugins from GitHub
    * WP Pusher | Pain-free deployment of WordPress themes and plugins
    * The WordPress Plugin Boilerplate | A Foundation For Building High-Quality WordPress Plugins
    * Ship: A New App for Shipping Plugins from GitHub to WordPress.org
    * Zennaware » Home of Cornerstone Subversion Client for Mac OS X
    * Cornerstone SVN | Planio
    * WordPress › The « WordPress Plugins
    * Style Gravity Forms Easier with Gravity Styles
    * Gravity Forms: Suzette Style | Gravity Styles
    * bbPress.org
    * SupportPress
    * Retired Themes | WooThemes Documentation
    * SupportPress | Open source, help desk software
    * Zendesk.com | Customer Service Software | Support Ticket System
    * Help Desk Software | Customer Support Software | Support Ticket System
    * Product Support – WooThemes

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    <![CDATA[EP143 – When, why & how to build your own WordPress plugin? – July 13 2015]]> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:00:42 GMT 0 no Show airs July 12 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Pluginception < WordPress Plugins
    * wordpress.meetup.com
    * WordPress Codex
    * The WordPress Plugin Boilerplate | A Foundation For Building High-Quality WordPress Plugins
    * Professional WordPress Plugin Development: Brad Williams, Ozh Richard, Justin Tadlock
    * Writing a Plugin < WordPress Codex
    * In WordPress, prefix everything | Nacin

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    Show airs July 12 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Pluginception < WordPress Plugins
    * wordpress.meetup.com
    * WordPress Codex
    * The WordPress Plugin Boilerplate | A Foundation For Building High-Quality WordPress Plugins
    * Professional WordPress Plugin Development: Brad Williams, Ozh Richard, Justin Tadlock
    * Writing a Plugin < WordPress Codex
    * In WordPress, prefix everything | Nacin

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    <![CDATA[EP142.5 – Landing pages for WordPress websites]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:00:10 GMT 0 no Show airs July 6 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Landing page – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    * Squeeze page – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    * WordPress › A/B See 
    * www.seedprod.com
    * LeadPages software – mobile responsive landing page generator
    * Instapage: Landing Page Software for Better Marketing
    * Landing Pages: Build Publish & Test Without I.T. | Unbounce
    * Clickfunnels
    * OptinMonster – Best Lead Generation Software for Marketers
    * EP142 – Page Builders, should you use one & which one? – WPwatercooler
    * Pardot – The B2B Marketing Automation Platform from 
    * WordPress › WordPress Landing Pages
    * MaxInbound
    * OptimizePress – Create Landing Pages, Sales Pages & Membership Portals — OptimizePress

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    Show airs July 6 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Landing page – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    * Squeeze page – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    * WordPress › A/B See 
    * www.seedprod.com
    * LeadPages software – mobile responsive landing page generator
    * Instapage: Landing Page Software for Better Marketing
    * Landing Pages: Build Publish & Test Without I.T. | Unbounce
    * Clickfunnels
    * OptinMonster – Best Lead Generation Software for Marketers
    * EP142 – Page Builders, should you use one & which one? – WPwatercooler
    * Pardot – The B2B Marketing Automation Platform from 
    * WordPress › WordPress Landing Pages
    * MaxInbound
    * OptimizePress – Create Landing Pages, Sales Pages & Membership Portals — OptimizePress

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    <![CDATA[EP142 – Page Builders, should you use one & which one?]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:53:00 GMT 0 no Show airs June 29 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Visual Composer 
    * Beaver Builder
    * Page Builder
    * What is a shortcode
    * Make
    * Make Plus
    * Divi – Elegant Themes
    * Obox – Layers
    * Pagelines
    * Headway
    * VelocityPage – Mark Jaquith
    * Story Theme
    * Thrive
    * Fast Page layout
    * Aqua Page Builder
    * Motopress
    * Themify – Builder
    * WPMU Dev – Upfront
    * iThemes – Builder 

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    Show airs June 29 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Visual Composer 
    * Beaver Builder
    * Page Builder
    * What is a shortcode
    * Make
    * Make Plus
    * Divi – Elegant Themes
    * Obox – Layers
    * Pagelines
    * Headway
    * VelocityPage – Mark Jaquith
    * Story Theme
    * Thrive
    * Fast Page layout
    * Aqua Page Builder
    * Motopress
    * Themify – Builder
    * WPMU Dev – Upfront
    * iThemes – Builder 

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    <![CDATA[EP141 – Updates – how to not whitescreen your WordPress site]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:51:52 GMT 0 no We'd like to discuss running a local install with Desktop Server and Vagrant, using staging servers, testing plugins before live updating, WP Rollback and techniques on reducing the occurrence of a whitescreen of death, never ending Maintenance Mode and dreaded internal server error.
    Show airs June 22 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Show Notes:

    * Speak at WordCamp Vancouver | WordCamp Vancouver 2015
    * Call for Speakers | WordCamp Vegas 2015 | Sept. 19th – 20th | Innevation Center
    * DesktopServer • ServerPress, LLC.
    * WPsitecare – WordPress Support Services Starting at $29 per Month
    * Maintainn – WordPress Support and Maintenance Services
    * Suzette.Pro
    * GeekstreetWP.com – WordPress Support Online 24/7
    * WP Rollback « WordPress Plugins
    * Code Snippets « WordPress Plugins
    * WP DEBUG « WordPress Codex
    * Duplicator « WordPress Plugins
    * VersionPress – Git for WordPress sites

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    We'd like to discuss running a local install with Desktop Server and Vagrant, using staging servers, testing plugins before live updating, WP Rollback and techniques on reducing the occurrence of a whitescreen of death, never ending Maintenance Mode and dreaded internal server error.
    Show airs June 22 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Show Notes:

    * Speak at WordCamp Vancouver | WordCamp Vancouver 2015
    * Call for Speakers | WordCamp Vegas 2015 | Sept. 19th – 20th | Innevation Center
    * DesktopServer • ServerPress, LLC.
    * WPsitecare – WordPress Support Services Starting at $29 per Month
    * Maintainn – WordPress Support and Maintenance Services
    * Suzette.Pro
    * GeekstreetWP.com – WordPress Support Online 24/7
    * WP Rollback « WordPress Plugins
    * Code Snippets « WordPress Plugins
    * WP DEBUG « WordPress Codex
    * Duplicator « WordPress Plugins
    * VersionPress – Git for WordPress sites

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep141-updates-how-to-not-whitescreen-your-wordpress-site-5-55873befbf946″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP140 – WordPress Theme Customizer – June 15 2015]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:00:23 GMT 0 no Show airs June 15 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WordPress Mentioned in Popular Media #OITNB3 Episode 7 – Suzette Franck
    * Automattic/o2 · GitHub
    * This is why we can't have nice things!
    * WordPress › Feature Plugin Merge Proposal: Menu Customizer « Make WordPress Core
    * Evolving the Customizer
    * WordPress › Front-end Editor « WordPress Plugins
    * WordPress › Make WordPress
    * WP Make (@WPMake) | Twitter

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep140-wordpress-theme-customizer-5-557e12e223023″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs June 15 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WordPress Mentioned in Popular Media #OITNB3 Episode 7 – Suzette Franck
    * Automattic/o2 · GitHub
    * This is why we can't have nice things!
    * WordPress › Feature Plugin Merge Proposal: Menu Customizer « Make WordPress Core
    * Evolving the Customizer
    * WordPress › Front-end Editor « WordPress Plugins
    * WordPress › Make WordPress
    * WP Make (@WPMake) | Twitter

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep140-wordpress-theme-customizer-5-557e12e223023″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP139 – WordCamp Orange County Recap #WCOC – June 8 2015]]> Mon, 08 Jun 2015 16:01:56 GMT 28:26 no Show airs June 8 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep139-wordcamp-orange-county-recap-wpoc-june-8-2015-5-557518ab3a5f8″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs June 8 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep139-wordcamp-orange-county-recap-wpoc-june-8-2015-5-557518ab3a5f8″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP138 – Hacking WordPress Core – June 1 2015]]> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:44:37 GMT 29:28 no Show airs June 1 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep137-hacking-wordpress-core-5-556b8e6fd218c” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs June 1 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep137-hacking-wordpress-core-5-556b8e6fd218c” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP137 – Woo Themes and Automattic – May 25 2015]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 15:57:37 GMT 29:51 no Show airs May 25 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep137-woo-themes-and-automattic-5-5561fd290175b” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs May 25 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep137-woo-themes-and-automattic-5-5561fd290175b” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP136 – Building a music website using WordPress]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 16:02:33 GMT 0 no Show airs May 18 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Audio / Video Streaming

    Audio — Support — WordPress.com

    SoundCloud – Hear the world’s sounds

    Bandcamp

    Jetpack supports bandcamp Shortcode Embeds — Jetpack for WordPress

    Music for everyone – Spotify

    Embeds « WordPress Codex

    #Music – YouTube
    Audio Podcast

    WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE

    Welcome to Night Vale – YouTube
    eCommerce

    Unsigned – Woothemes

    #1 Free E-commerce Shopping Cart & Online Store Solution – Try Ecwid!

    Easy Digital Downloads – Sell Digital Downloads with WordPress

    GigPress
    Gigs

    Local Concerts and Live Music Recommendations from Bandsintown

    Songkick – Concerts, tour dates, & tickets

    WordPress Tour Dates Plugin – Bandsintown

    WordPress › Tour Dates « WordPress Plugins
    WordPress Themes

    AudioTheme — Premium WordPress Music Themes
    Email Capture & Mailing List

    Gravity Forms

    Send Better Email | MailChimp
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep136-building-a-music-website-using-wordpress-5-555a0cc90ce5e” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs May 18 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Audio / Video Streaming

    Audio — Support — WordPress.com

    SoundCloud – Hear the world’s sounds

    Bandcamp

    Jetpack supports bandcamp Shortcode Embeds — Jetpack for WordPress

    Music for everyone – Spotify

    Embeds « WordPress Codex

    #Music – YouTube
    Audio Podcast

    WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE

    Welcome to Night Vale – YouTube
    eCommerce

    Unsigned – Woothemes

    #1 Free E-commerce Shopping Cart & Online Store Solution – Try Ecwid!

    Easy Digital Downloads – Sell Digital Downloads with WordPress

    GigPress
    Gigs

    Local Concerts and Live Music Recommendations from Bandsintown

    Songkick – Concerts, tour dates, & tickets

    WordPress Tour Dates Plugin – Bandsintown

    WordPress › Tour Dates « WordPress Plugins
    WordPress Themes

    AudioTheme — Premium WordPress Music Themes
    Email Capture & Mailing List

    Gravity Forms

    Send Better Email | MailChimp
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep136-building-a-music-website-using-wordpress-5-555a0cc90ce5e” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP135 – Random Conversation about WordPress Topics]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 16:40:19 GMT 0 no Show airs May 11 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”135-random-conversation-about-wordpress-topics-5-5550dadcf24a9″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs May 11 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”135-random-conversation-about-wordpress-topics-5-5550dadcf24a9″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP134 – WordPress freelancer pricing with legacy clients]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 17:15:07 GMT 0 no Show airs May 4th at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep134-wordpress-freelancer-pricing-with-legacy-clients-5-5546eb7419400″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs May 4th at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep134-wordpress-freelancer-pricing-with-legacy-clients-5-5546eb7419400″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP133 – WordPress 4.2 – April 27 2015]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:43:37 GMT 0 no Show airs April 27 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WordPress › WordPress 4.2 “Powell”
    * WordPress › Working with “split terms” in WP 4.2+
    * Emoji « WordPress Codex
    * Embeds « WordPress Codex
    * WordPress › WP-Clippy « WordPress Plugins
    * Streamlined plugin updates
    * New in WordPress 4.2 « Make WordPress Accessible
    * Add orderby meta_value_num option for WP_User_Query – core.trac.wordpress.org

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep133-wordpress-4-2-5-553db5d90adba” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs April 27 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WordPress › WordPress 4.2 “Powell”
    * WordPress › Working with “split terms” in WP 4.2+
    * Emoji « WordPress Codex
    * Embeds « WordPress Codex
    * WordPress › WP-Clippy « WordPress Plugins
    * Streamlined plugin updates
    * New in WordPress 4.2 « Make WordPress Accessible
    * Add orderby meta_value_num option for WP_User_Query – core.trac.wordpress.org

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep133-wordpress-4-2-5-553db5d90adba” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP132 – Can you run a large scale website on WordPress?]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:13:09 GMT 0 no Show airs April 20 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep132-can-you-run-a-large-scale-website-on-wordpress-5-553522a6a87bc” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs April 20 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep132-can-you-run-a-large-scale-website-on-wordpress-5-553522a6a87bc” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP131 – Creating a WP Starter Theme with Underscores & Zurb Foundation]]> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:26:54 GMT 0 no Show airs April 13 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * ZeekInteractive/heisenberg
    * Steve Zehngut Build a WordPress theme with Foundation and Underscores
    * getbootstrap.com
    * Introducing Heisenberg, our starter theme for WordPress
    * Bower
    * npm
    * Library
    * Getting Started
    * Media Queries
    * heisenberg/assets/sass at master
    * Grunt: The JavaScript Task Runner
    * BrowserSync + Gulp.js

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep131-creating-a-wp-starter-theme-with-underscores-zurb-foundation-5-552ab8″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs April 13 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * ZeekInteractive/heisenberg
    * Steve Zehngut Build a WordPress theme with Foundation and Underscores
    * getbootstrap.com
    * Introducing Heisenberg, our starter theme for WordPress
    * Bower
    * npm
    * Library
    * Getting Started
    * Media Queries
    * heisenberg/assets/sass at master
    * Grunt: The JavaScript Task Runner
    * BrowserSync + Gulp.js

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep131-creating-a-wp-starter-theme-with-underscores-zurb-foundation-5-552ab8″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP130 – Building a Photography site using WordPress]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 04:12:26 GMT 0 no Show aired April 6 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Professional Photographer Instagram Workflow – Flaunt Your Site
    * Woothemes.com
    * #22768 (EXIF/IPTC captions should populate caption/post_excerpt on upload, not description/post_content) – WordPress Trac
    * Patrick Rauland Archives – WPwatercooler
    * Showcase Archive – Art Wolfe
    * How to Disable Image Attachment Pages in WordPress
    * Products Archive – William Bay Photographic Arts
    * Austin Powers “Help! I'm in a Nutshell!” – YouTube
    * Photon — Jetpack for WordPress
    * Buy Patrick's Book! WooCommerce Cookbook

    Inside baseball links

    * Live Stream from House Finch Birds Nest – YouTube
    * Alanis Morissette Ironic Lycics
    * About DradCast – YouTube
    * About WPwatercooler – YouTube

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep130-building-a-photography-site-using-wordpress-5-552205d88a09c” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show aired April 6 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * Professional Photographer Instagram Workflow – Flaunt Your Site
    * Woothemes.com
    * #22768 (EXIF/IPTC captions should populate caption/post_excerpt on upload, not description/post_content) – WordPress Trac
    * Patrick Rauland Archives – WPwatercooler
    * Showcase Archive – Art Wolfe
    * How to Disable Image Attachment Pages in WordPress
    * Products Archive – William Bay Photographic Arts
    * Austin Powers “Help! I'm in a Nutshell!” – YouTube
    * Photon — Jetpack for WordPress
    * Buy Patrick's Book! WooCommerce Cookbook

    Inside baseball links

    * Live Stream from House Finch Birds Nest – YouTube
    * Alanis Morissette Ironic Lycics
    * About DradCast – YouTube
    * About WPwatercooler – YouTube

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep130-building-a-photography-site-using-wordpress-5-552205d88a09c” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP129 – WordCamp San Diego 2015 #WCSD2015]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:46:29 GMT 0 no Show airs March 30 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 6PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep129-wordcamp-san-diego-2015-wcsd2015-5-55185aad3002e” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs March 30 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 6PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep129-wordcamp-san-diego-2015-wcsd2015-5-55185aad3002e” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP128 – Teaching WordPress – Mar 23 2015]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:00:52 GMT 0 no Show airs March 32 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep128-teaching-wordpress-mar-23-2015-5-550f446c50045″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs March 32 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep128-teaching-wordpress-mar-23-2015-5-550f446c50045″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP127 – Using Genesis Framework on your WordPress site – Mar 16 2015 [fixed]]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:42:36 GMT 29:58 no Show airs March 16 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC

    * Fernando Genesis Theme
    * Genesis Child Themes | Premium WordPress Themes
    * WordPress › Search for genesis « WordPress Plugins
    * Genesis Framework
    * MrExcel.com
    * Helping You Build Great Things-Carrie Dils
    * Search for “genesis” on ChrisLema.com

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep127-using-genesis-framework-on-your-wordpress-site-5-5506111d38ab6″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs March 16 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC

    * Fernando Genesis Theme
    * Genesis Child Themes | Premium WordPress Themes
    * WordPress › Search for genesis « WordPress Plugins
    * Genesis Framework
    * MrExcel.com
    * Helping You Build Great Things-Carrie Dils
    * Search for “genesis” on ChrisLema.com

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep127-using-genesis-framework-on-your-wordpress-site-5-5506111d38ab6″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP126 – Analyzing your Analytics – Mar 9 2015]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:36:47 GMT 29:34 no Show airs Mar 9 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Google Analytics

    Tealium

    Lost's Numbers

    Occam's Razor by Avinash Kaushik

    Analytics Talk by Justin Cutroni

    Yoast SEO

    Google Analyticator
     
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep126-analyzing-your-analytics-5-54fce4676a995″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs Mar 9 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Google Analytics

    Tealium

    Lost's Numbers

    Occam's Razor by Avinash Kaushik

    Analytics Talk by Justin Cutroni

    Yoast SEO

    Google Analyticator
     
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep126-analyzing-your-analytics-5-54fce4676a995″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP125 – Dealing with Backlash – Mar 2 2015]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:00:50 GMT 30:09 no Show airs March 2 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep125-dealing-with-backlash-mar-2-2015-5-54f25c4c1297c” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs March 2 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep125-dealing-with-backlash-mar-2-2015-5-54f25c4c1297c” show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP124 – Gallery plugins for WordPress – Feb 23 2015]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:29:46 GMT 29:09 no Show airs Feb 22 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Show Notes:
    Robert Dall's Trac Ticket to make Gallery better in WordPress

    core.trac.wordpress.org
    Plugins Mentioned
    Tiled Galleries — Jetpack for WordPress

    WordPress Gallery Platform – MaxGalleria

    ACF Gallery Field

    WordPress Gallery Plugin NextGEN Gallery

    Best Responsive WordPress Gallery Plugin

    Enhanced Media Library

    core.trac.wordpress.org

    FooGallery WordPress Gallery Plugin

    Instagrate to WordPress

    Flickr Album Gallery
    Websites using Galleries that we mentioned

    Showcase Archive – Art Wolfe

    alicia murphy music – video
    If you want to win $999 and a Sucuri Security package for building a *new* and awesome plugin to be judged:

    Plugin-a-palooza
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep124-gallery-plugins-for-wordpress-feb-23-2015-5-54eab9da2ed78″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    Show airs Feb 22 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Show Notes:
    Robert Dall's Trac Ticket to make Gallery better in WordPress

    core.trac.wordpress.org
    Plugins Mentioned
    Tiled Galleries — Jetpack for WordPress

    WordPress Gallery Platform – MaxGalleria

    ACF Gallery Field

    WordPress Gallery Plugin NextGEN Gallery

    Best Responsive WordPress Gallery Plugin

    Enhanced Media Library

    core.trac.wordpress.org

    FooGallery WordPress Gallery Plugin

    Instagrate to WordPress

    Flickr Album Gallery
    Websites using Galleries that we mentioned

    Showcase Archive – Art Wolfe

    alicia murphy music – video
    If you want to win $999 and a Sucuri Security package for building a *new* and awesome plugin to be judged:

    Plugin-a-palooza
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep124-gallery-plugins-for-wordpress-feb-23-2015-5-54eab9da2ed78″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP123 – How to support your WordPress plugin – Feb 16 2015]]> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 18:06:59 GMT 30:03 no Show airs Feb 16 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Plugins Mentioned:

    Pinkify It!

    Draw Attention

    Paid Membership Pro

    iThemes Security

    Display Registered Image Dimensions

    iThemes Security

    WP Rocket
    Helpdesk Software:

    http://www.helpscout.net/

    http://www.zendesk.com
    Announcing Plugin-a-palooza at WordCamp OC 2015!!!!
    How it works:

    Send us your pitch for the type of plugin you’d like to build. Deadline for pitches is February 20.

    We’ll confirm your entry into the competition by reviewing these pitches. There is room for 10 teams to compete.

    Each team member can only be on one team in the competition.

    Build your plugin!

    The plugin has to be able to be released in the WordPress repository – in fact, it must be there by May 29. So you’re going to need to submit them to WordPress plugin review no later than May 15th in order to get them approved. This means the plugin has to be completely GPL compliant.
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep123-how-to-support-your-wordpress-plugin-5-54e140b4a0fc1″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs Feb 16 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Plugins Mentioned:

    Pinkify It!

    Draw Attention

    Paid Membership Pro

    iThemes Security

    Display Registered Image Dimensions

    iThemes Security

    WP Rocket
    Helpdesk Software:

    http://www.helpscout.net/

    http://www.zendesk.com
    Announcing Plugin-a-palooza at WordCamp OC 2015!!!!
    How it works:

    Send us your pitch for the type of plugin you’d like to build. Deadline for pitches is February 20.

    We’ll confirm your entry into the competition by reviewing these pitches. There is room for 10 teams to compete.

    Each team member can only be on one team in the competition.

    Build your plugin!

    The plugin has to be able to be released in the WordPress repository – in fact, it must be there by May 29. So you’re going to need to submit them to WordPress plugin review no later than May 15th in order to get them approved. This means the plugin has to be completely GPL compliant.
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep123-how-to-support-your-wordpress-plugin-5-54e140b4a0fc1″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP122 – What WordPress comment system should I choose? – Feb 9 2015]]> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:00:38 GMT 30:21 no Show was recorded Feb 9 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    We discussed the following plugins and services on this episode:
    Discus

    LiveFyre

    IntenseDebate

    JetPack Comments

    Facebook Comments

    Postmatic

    WPDiscuz
    This episode was brought to you by the letter W.
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    ]]>
    Show was recorded Feb 9 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    We discussed the following plugins and services on this episode:
    Discus

    LiveFyre

    IntenseDebate

    JetPack Comments

    Facebook Comments

    Postmatic

    WPDiscuz
    This episode was brought to you by the letter W.
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep122-what-wordpress-comment-system-should-i-choose-feb-9-2015-5-54d8069c69″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP121 – Maintenance tools for your WordPress website – Jan 26 2015]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:36:33 GMT 29:31 no Show airs Jan 26 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Las Vegas WordPress Meetup

    9Seeds

    Maintainn

    GeekStreetWP

    JetPack

    Update Control 

    WP Optimize

    Sucuri Scanner

    Sucuri Security

    ManageWP

    WordFence

    iTheme Security

    System Snapshot Report

    VaultPress

    WP Backup

    Updraft Plus

    Pagely

    SiteGround

    WP Engine

    Suzette Franck
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep121-maintenance-tools-for-your-wordpress-website-5-54c58533f2ec3″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs Jan 26 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Las Vegas WordPress Meetup

    9Seeds

    Maintainn

    GeekStreetWP

    JetPack

    Update Control 

    WP Optimize

    Sucuri Scanner

    Sucuri Security

    ManageWP

    WordFence

    iTheme Security

    System Snapshot Report

    VaultPress

    WP Backup

    Updraft Plus

    Pagely

    SiteGround

    WP Engine

    Suzette Franck
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep121-maintenance-tools-for-your-wordpress-website-5-54c58533f2ec3″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP120 – What to look for in a business WordPress theme – Jan 19 2014]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:23:34 GMT 29:39 no Show airs Jan 19 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep120-what-to-look-for-in-a-business-wordpress-theme-5-54bc3d984a3b6″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs Jan 19 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7PM UTC
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    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP119 – Size Matters: Why you should optimize your WordPress site – Jan 5 2014]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 08:05:48 GMT 29:09 no Show aired Jan 5 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7PM UTC
    http://caniuse.com/#feat=svg

    https://kraken.io/

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/kraken-image-optimizer/

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-smushit/

    http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/

    http://yslow.org/

    https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/

    http://validator.w3.org/

    http://quailjs.org/

    http://gruntjs.com/

    http://gulpjs.com/
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep119-size-matters-why-you-should-optimize-your-wordpress-site-5-54a9e1b6e7″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show aired Jan 5 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7PM UTC
    http://caniuse.com/#feat=svg

    https://kraken.io/

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/kraken-image-optimizer/

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-smushit/

    http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/

    http://yslow.org/

    https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/

    http://validator.w3.org/

    http://quailjs.org/

    http://gruntjs.com/

    http://gulpjs.com/
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep119-size-matters-why-you-should-optimize-your-wordpress-site-5-54a9e1b6e7″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP118 – GPL, Trademarks, & Re-selling other people’s plugins (OPP) – Dec 29 2014]]> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:42:36 GMT 30:49 no http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/basics/definitions.jsp

    https://twitter.com/wpavengers

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyleft

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_free_and_open-source_software
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep118-gpl-trademarks-re-selling-other-peoples-plugins-opp-5-54a0cff1806af” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/basics/definitions.jsp

    https://twitter.com/wpavengers

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyleft

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_free_and_open-source_software
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    <![CDATA[EP117 – Managing client expectations – Dec 22 2014]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:00:05 GMT 30:04 no Show airs Dec 22 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7PM UTC

    * The Client is always right.
    * Email is the worst form of communication.
    * Don't react.
    * Shut up and listen.
    * Take ownership.
    * Don't assume.
    * Keep your promises.
    * Tell your client you aren't perfect.
    * Honesty is the best policy.
    * You cannot over-communicate.

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep117-managing-client-expectations-5-54974c204db44″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs Dec 22 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7PM UTC

    * The Client is always right.
    * Email is the worst form of communication.
    * Don't react.
    * Shut up and listen.
    * Take ownership.
    * Don't assume.
    * Keep your promises.
    * Tell your client you aren't perfect.
    * Honesty is the best policy.
    * You cannot over-communicate.

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    <![CDATA[EP116 – How to evaluate inexpensive WordPress hosting – Dec 15 2014]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:00:51 GMT 30:11 no Show aired Dec 15 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Hosts that have inexpensive hosting:
    Site Ground

    Dreamhost

    GoDaddy

    Site5

    Performance of 7 top WordPress hosting companies compared WPSiteCare
    Backups:
    We talked about his on Episode 47 of WPwatercooler watch that episode

    Backup Buddy

    VaultPress
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    ]]>
    Show aired Dec 15 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Hosts that have inexpensive hosting:
    Site Ground

    Dreamhost

    GoDaddy

    Site5

    Performance of 7 top WordPress hosting companies compared WPSiteCare
    Backups:
    We talked about his on Episode 47 of WPwatercooler watch that episode

    Backup Buddy

    VaultPress
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep116-how-to-evaluate-inexpensive-wordpress-hosting-5-548e41cb91806″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP115 – Tips for a successful WordPress Meetup – Dec 8 2014]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:29:11 GMT 28:38 no Show aired Dec 8 at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7PM UTC

    * The Las Vegas WordPress MeetUp/

    * WP Vegas


    * WordPress Naperville MeetUp

    * WordPress Naperville MeetUp


    * Milwaukee WordPress MeetUp/
    * WordPress WP518
    * OC WordPress MeetUp

    * OC WordPress



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    ]]>
    Show aired Dec 8 at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7PM UTC

    * The Las Vegas WordPress MeetUp/

    * WP Vegas


    * WordPress Naperville MeetUp

    * WordPress Naperville MeetUp


    * Milwaukee WordPress MeetUp/
    * WordPress WP518
    * OC WordPress MeetUp

    * OC WordPress



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    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP114 – WordPress Plugins we loved (and not so much) in 2014]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 13:06:41 GMT 29:29 no Show aired Dec 1 at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7PM UTC
    Favorite plugins in the repo
    Jason's Favorite Plugins

    Chris Lema's Favorite Plugins 

    George Stephanis Favorite Plugins

    Steve's Favorite Plugins

    Suzette's Favorite Plugins
    Our Favorite Plugins
    AffiiliateWP

    Gravity Forms

    Gravity Forms addons

    Backup Buddy

    VaultPress

    Advanced Custom Fields

    Codepress Admin Columns
    NS Automation for WordPress SEO

    WordPress SEO by Yoast

    Video Thumbnails

    User Switching

    Adminer

    Leadin

    Vice Versa

    Mashshare

    ptypeconverter

    WordPress Social Login

    WP Migrate DB

    Pinkify It

    Foogallery
    Adopt a plugin

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/adopt-me
    Not so favorites

    NextGen Gallery  – FooGallery is a great alternative

    Types & Views

    SlideDeck2
     
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep114-our-favorite-hated-wordpress-plugins-of-2014-5-547bbd99e0564″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    Show aired Dec 1 at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7PM UTC
    Favorite plugins in the repo
    Jason's Favorite Plugins

    Chris Lema's Favorite Plugins 

    George Stephanis Favorite Plugins

    Steve's Favorite Plugins

    Suzette's Favorite Plugins
    Our Favorite Plugins
    AffiiliateWP

    Gravity Forms

    Gravity Forms addons

    Backup Buddy

    VaultPress

    Advanced Custom Fields

    Codepress Admin Columns
    NS Automation for WordPress SEO

    WordPress SEO by Yoast

    Video Thumbnails

    User Switching

    Adminer

    Leadin

    Vice Versa

    Mashshare

    ptypeconverter

    WordPress Social Login

    WP Migrate DB

    Pinkify It

    Foogallery
    Adopt a plugin

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/adopt-me
    Not so favorites

    NextGen Gallery  – FooGallery is a great alternative

    Types & Views

    SlideDeck2
     
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep114-our-favorite-hated-wordpress-plugins-of-2014-5-547bbd99e0564″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP113 – Things to come in WordPress 4.1 – Nov 24 2014]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:00:05 GMT 29:40 no Show airs Nov 24 at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7PM UTC

    * http://www.cloudways.com/blog/wordpress-4-1-beta-1-review/
    * https://www.gavick.com/blog/whats-new-wordpress-4-1/
    * http://suzettepress.com
    * http://www.cnet.com/news/checking-out-photoshop-for-chromebooks-network-computing-revived/
    * https://make.wordpress.org/core/2014/10/29/title-tags-in-4-1/

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep113-things-to-come-in-wordpress-4-1-5-54727f5407763″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs Nov 24 at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7PM UTC

    * http://www.cloudways.com/blog/wordpress-4-1-beta-1-review/
    * https://www.gavick.com/blog/whats-new-wordpress-4-1/
    * http://suzettepress.com
    * http://www.cnet.com/news/checking-out-photoshop-for-chromebooks-network-computing-revived/
    * https://make.wordpress.org/core/2014/10/29/title-tags-in-4-1/

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep113-things-to-come-in-wordpress-4-1-5-54727f5407763″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP112 – Should WordPress go corporate?]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:00:12 GMT 29:48 no Show airs Nov 17 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep112-should-wordpress-go-corporate-5-5469263ee4d9c” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs Nov 17 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
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    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP111 – Latest WordPress Design Trends – Nov 9 2014]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:00:23 GMT 29:50 no SVG & Font Icons

    * Iconic

    http://useiconic.com
    * Dashicons

    https://github.com/melchoyce/dashicons by mel
    * Fontawesome

    http://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/

    http://fontawesome.io/

    Examples and inspiration

    * Swiss Style graphic design
    * Grid Based Design
    * airbnb microsite – Will and Chain
    * I Touched Myself Breast Cancer site (safe for work!)
    * Kickstarter
    * Ali Edwards
    * mobile first design book

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep110-latest-wordpress-design-trends-nov-9-2014-5-5460212313103″ show_gravatar=”true”]
     
     
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    SVG & Font Icons

    * Iconic

    http://useiconic.com
    * Dashicons

    https://github.com/melchoyce/dashicons by mel
    * Fontawesome

    http://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/

    http://fontawesome.io/

    Examples and inspiration

    * Swiss Style graphic design
    * Grid Based Design
    * airbnb microsite – Will and Chain
    * I Touched Myself Breast Cancer site (safe for work!)
    * Kickstarter
    * Ali Edwards
    * mobile first design book

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep110-latest-wordpress-design-trends-nov-9-2014-5-5460212313103″ show_gravatar=”true”]
     
     
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP110 – WordCamp SF 2014 Recap – Oct 3 2014 – WPwatercooler]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:32:09 GMT 30:08 no Show airs November 3 at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7PM UTC
    ]]>
    Show airs November 3 at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7PM UTC
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    <![CDATA[EP109 – Best ways to monetize your WordPress website – Oct 20 2014]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:09:23 GMT 30:01 no Show airs October 20 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * OptinMonster
    * WPmail.me

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep109-best-ways-to-monetize-your-wordpress-website-oct-20-2014-5-54443925ab” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs October 20 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * OptinMonster
    * WPmail.me

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep109-best-ways-to-monetize-your-wordpress-website-oct-20-2014-5-54443925ab” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP108 – What to do when your WordPress traffic explodes – Oct 13 2014]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 23:36:49 GMT 29:29 no Show airs Oct 13 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep108-what-to-do-when-your-wordpress-traffic-explodes-oct-13-2014-5-543b0d2″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs Oct 13 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep108-what-to-do-when-your-wordpress-traffic-explodes-oct-13-2014-5-543b0d2″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP107 – How to give back to the WordPress Community – Oct 6 2014]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 02:39:03 GMT 30:33 no Show airs Oct 6 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep107-how-to-give-back-to-the-wordpress-community-5-5431fd37741ee” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs Oct 6 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
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    <![CDATA[EP106 – WordPress security best practices – Sept 29 2014]]> Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:32:05 GMT 30:00 no Show airs Sept 29 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WordFence
    * Better WP Security
    * Brute Protect
    * Automatic Acquires BruteProtect
    * Sucuri Security
    * Crossword
    * WPSecurityLock
    * Clef
    * VaultPress
    * Google Authenticator for WordPress
    * How to fix shell shock bash vulnerability 
    * Sucuri Blog
    * WP Site Care
    * iThemes Security Pro

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”106-wordpress-security-best-practices-5-54287d6befd11″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs Sept 29 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

    * WordFence
    * Better WP Security
    * Brute Protect
    * Automatic Acquires BruteProtect
    * Sucuri Security
    * Crossword
    * WPSecurityLock
    * Clef
    * VaultPress
    * Google Authenticator for WordPress
    * How to fix shell shock bash vulnerability 
    * Sucuri Blog
    * WP Site Care
    * iThemes Security Pro

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”106-wordpress-security-best-practices-5-54287d6befd11″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP105 – Simple modifications for any WordPress theme – Sept 22 2014]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:48:37 GMT 30:19 no Show airs Spet 22 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
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    Show airs Spet 22 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
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    <![CDATA[EP104 – Blogging for your business – Sept 15 2014]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:01:13 GMT 28:23 no Show airs Sept 15 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep104-blogging-for-your-business-sept-15-2014-5-54160cae20627″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs Sept 15 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
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    <![CDATA[EP103 – WordCamp LAX 2014 Recap Show – Sept 8 2014]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 02:43:28 GMT 31:08 no Show airs Sept 8th at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Links:

    * If you attended, please leave a review for each of the speakers: http://wclax.reviews/
    * Snap Yourself photobooth: http://snapyourself.photos/galleries/14-09-06-wordcamp/

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep103-wordcamp-lax-2014-recap-show-5-540d1340d968c” show_gravatar=”true”]
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    Show airs Sept 8th at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Links:

    * If you attended, please leave a review for each of the speakers: http://wclax.reviews/
    * Snap Yourself photobooth: http://snapyourself.photos/galleries/14-09-06-wordcamp/

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep103-wordcamp-lax-2014-recap-show-5-540d1340d968c” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP102 – Your WordPress business: it’s not a hobby – Sept 1 2014]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:13:58 GMT 29:13 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP101 – WordPress events: moving past WordCamps – Aug 25 2014]]> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 23:31:06 GMT 29:24 no Show airs August 25 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep101-wordpress-events-moving-past-wordcamps-aug-25-2014-5-53fa72c89790e” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs August 25 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
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    <![CDATA[EP100 – We’re still here!]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:12:11 GMT 30:19 no Show airs August18 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep100-were-still-here-5-53f179c7a1d67″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs August18 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
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    <![CDATA[EP99 – Using Foundation framework to build a WordPress theme]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 03:04:36 GMT 29:35 no Foundation framework to build a WordPress theme.
    Show aired August 11 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    http://bwawwp.com/using-the-foundation-framework-in-your-wordpress-theme/

    http://isitsharkweek.com/

    http://themeshaper.com/2014/08/11/sass-comes-to-_s/

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-foundation-shortcodes/

    http://www.slideshare.net/digibomb/build-a-responsive-theme-in-wordpress-with-zurbs-foundation

    http://wpdevtable.com/

    http://www.abookapart.com/products/mobile-first

    http://wordpress.tv/2014/06/11/steve-zehngut-build-a-wordpress-theme-with-foundation-and-underscores/

    http://themefortress.com/reverie/

    http://bower.io/

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-foundation-shortcodes/

    http://foundation.zurb.com/develop/download.html

    https://github.com/geoffgraham/FoundationWP

    https://incident57.com/codekit/

    http://foundation.zurb.com/develop/download.html#customizeFoundation

    http://foundationpress.olefredrik.com/

    http://foundation.zurb.com/forum/posts/1214-foundation-5–wordpress

    http://320press.com/wp-foundation/

    http://foundationpress.olefredrik.com/

    http://themefortress.com/reverie/

    https://github.com/milohuang/reverie

    http://torquemag.io/developers-guide-learning-sass-twenty-minutes-less/

    https://github.com/shelob9/app_starter

    http://callmenick.com/2014/03/26/slide-and-push-menus-with-css3-transitions/

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep99-using-foundation-framework-to-build-a-wordpress-theme-5-53e820ba5d7fe” show_gravatar=”true”]
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    Foundation framework to build a WordPress theme.
    Show aired August 11 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    http://bwawwp.com/using-the-foundation-framework-in-your-wordpress-theme/

    http://isitsharkweek.com/

    http://themeshaper.com/2014/08/11/sass-comes-to-_s/

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-foundation-shortcodes/

    http://www.slideshare.net/digibomb/build-a-responsive-theme-in-wordpress-with-zurbs-foundation

    http://wpdevtable.com/

    http://www.abookapart.com/products/mobile-first

    http://wordpress.tv/2014/06/11/steve-zehngut-build-a-wordpress-theme-with-foundation-and-underscores/

    http://themefortress.com/reverie/

    http://bower.io/

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-foundation-shortcodes/

    http://foundation.zurb.com/develop/download.html

    https://github.com/geoffgraham/FoundationWP

    https://incident57.com/codekit/

    http://foundation.zurb.com/develop/download.html#customizeFoundation

    http://foundationpress.olefredrik.com/

    http://foundation.zurb.com/forum/posts/1214-foundation-5–wordpress

    http://320press.com/wp-foundation/

    http://foundationpress.olefredrik.com/

    http://themefortress.com/reverie/

    https://github.com/milohuang/reverie

    http://torquemag.io/developers-guide-learning-sass-twenty-minutes-less/

    https://github.com/shelob9/app_starter

    http://callmenick.com/2014/03/26/slide-and-push-menus-with-css3-transitions/

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep99-using-foundation-framework-to-build-a-wordpress-theme-5-53e820ba5d7fe” show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP98 – Everything you need to know to start & run a successful WordPress meetup]]> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 20:54:51 GMT 30:01 no Show airs August 4th at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep98-everything-you-need-to-know-to-start-run-a-successful-wordpress-meetup” show_gravatar=”true”]
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    Show airs August 4th at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep98-everything-you-need-to-know-to-start-run-a-successful-wordpress-meetup” show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP97 – Top tips for WordPress blogging]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:38:57 GMT 29:29 no Show airs June 28 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep97-top-tips-for-wordpress-blogging-5-53d5c159e5f7c” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs June 28 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep97-top-tips-for-wordpress-blogging-5-53d5c159e5f7c” show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP96 – What are the best free WordPress plugins?]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:40:59 GMT 31:35 no Show airs July 21 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Simple Custom CSS

    Code Snippets

    Google Analyticator

    Broken Link Checker (don't leave it activated, but run frequently)

    Rainbowify (Suzette and Se love it!)

    Photon (part of Jetpack)

    Types Plugin (custom post types)

    Codepress Admin Column (great for managing all the columns that get added by Yoast SEO)

    The Events Calendar (Modern Tribe) – Se's favorite

    Buddy Press

    Debug Bar Shortcodes

    What template file am I viewing

    What The File

    Event Organizer (Chris Lema)

    Updraft Plus (for backups)

    Convert Post Types (Steve Z) (for converting Posts to Products, for instance)

    Edit Flow

    Post Forking

    Conditionals (for showing different menus to different kinds of users

     If Menu

    Google Analyticator (don't authenticate through Google)

    Woo Commerce

    Exchange

    Shopp (Se says its free!)

    Regenerate Thumbnails

    Query Monitor
    Special thanks to Celeste Epstein for the show notes!
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep96-what-are-the-best-and-free-wordpress-plugins-5-53cc7cb2d3220″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    Show airs July 21 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    Simple Custom CSS

    Code Snippets

    Google Analyticator

    Broken Link Checker (don't leave it activated, but run frequently)

    Rainbowify (Suzette and Se love it!)

    Photon (part of Jetpack)

    Types Plugin (custom post types)

    Codepress Admin Column (great for managing all the columns that get added by Yoast SEO)

    The Events Calendar (Modern Tribe) – Se's favorite

    Buddy Press

    Debug Bar Shortcodes

    What template file am I viewing

    What The File

    Event Organizer (Chris Lema)

    Updraft Plus (for backups)

    Convert Post Types (Steve Z) (for converting Posts to Products, for instance)

    Edit Flow

    Post Forking

    Conditionals (for showing different menus to different kinds of users

     If Menu

    Google Analyticator (don't authenticate through Google)

    Woo Commerce

    Exchange

    Shopp (Se says its free!)

    Regenerate Thumbnails

    Query Monitor
    Special thanks to Celeste Epstein for the show notes!
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep96-what-are-the-best-and-free-wordpress-plugins-5-53cc7cb2d3220″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP95 WordPress 4.0: embed previews, media library & tinymce improvements]]> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:54:47 GMT 29:25 no [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep95-wordpress-4-0-embed-previews-media-library-tinymce-improvements-5-53c3″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
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    <![CDATA[EP94 – Selling WordPress themes: marketplace or on your own site]]> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 18:31:46 GMT 30:36 no Show airs July 7th at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep94-selling-wordpress-themes-marketplace-or-on-your-own-site-5-53b994b59a6″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs July 7th at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep94-selling-wordpress-themes-marketplace-or-on-your-own-site-5-53b994b59a6″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP93 – Things to think about before getting into WordPress themes – June 30 2014]]> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 19:59:44 GMT 30:20 no Show airs June 30 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep93-things-to-think-about-before-getting-into-wordpress-themes-5-53b06acbc” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Show airs June 30 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep93-things-to-think-about-before-getting-into-wordpress-themes-5-53b06acbc” show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP92 – What is the best price for a WordPress theme? – June 23, 2014]]> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 04:53:47 GMT 30:16 no [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep92-what-is-the-best-price-for-a-wordpress-theme-5-53a50cb0d5176″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
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    <![CDATA[EP91 – WordCamp Orange County 2014 (WCOC) Recap – June 16 2014]]> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 02:27:33 GMT 30:04 no WordCamp OC.

    * WordCamp OC
    * Speaker Slides
    * Speaker Videos on WordPress.tv

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep91-wordcamp-orange-county-2014-wcoc-recap-june-16-2014-5-539cfeef07108″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    WordCamp OC.

    * WordCamp OC
    * Speaker Slides
    * Speaker Videos on WordPress.tv

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep91-wordcamp-orange-county-2014-wcoc-recap-june-16-2014-5-539cfeef07108″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP90 – Tips for when your WordPress developer or designer goes AWOL – June 2 2014]]> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 03:44:20 GMT 29:16 no [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep90-tips-for-when-your-wordpress-developer-or-designer-goes-awol-june-2-20″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
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    <![CDATA[EP89 – How to understand and use WordPress from a design perspective – May 26 2014]]> Sun, 25 May 2014 23:01:42 GMT 29:55 no [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep89-how-to-understand-and-use-wordpress-from-a-design-perspective-may-26-2″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
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    <![CDATA[EP88 – Best / Fastest ways to build a custom theme – May 19 2014]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 03:04:35 GMT 29:33 no
    * http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/custom
    * http://www.westcoastcustoms.com/
    * http://3daysuitbroker.com/
    * http://foundation.zurb.com/
    * http://wptavern.com/introduction-to-underscores-a-wordpress-starter-theme-with-konstantin-obenland
    * http://roots.io/
    * http://themble.com/bones/
    * https://wordpress.org/themes/customizr
    * http://generatewp.com/
    * http://www.abookapart.com/products/sass-for-web-designers
    * http://sassmeister.com/
    * http://suzettefranck.com/lets-get-sassy-mt_suzettes-talk-minneapolis-wordcamp/
    * https://netbeans.org/
    * http://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/
    * http://make.wordpress.org/themes/guidelines/guidelines-accessibility/
    * http://gruntjs.com/
    * http://mor10.com/accessibility-ready-tag-required-wordpress-themes/
    * http://gulpjs.com/
    * http://wpbacon.com/tutorials/grunt-wordpress/
    * http://css-tricks.com/yay-for-hsla/

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    * http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/custom
    * http://www.westcoastcustoms.com/
    * http://3daysuitbroker.com/
    * http://foundation.zurb.com/
    * http://wptavern.com/introduction-to-underscores-a-wordpress-starter-theme-with-konstantin-obenland
    * http://roots.io/
    * http://themble.com/bones/
    * https://wordpress.org/themes/customizr
    * http://generatewp.com/
    * http://www.abookapart.com/products/sass-for-web-designers
    * http://sassmeister.com/
    * http://suzettefranck.com/lets-get-sassy-mt_suzettes-talk-minneapolis-wordcamp/
    * https://netbeans.org/
    * http://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/
    * http://make.wordpress.org/themes/guidelines/guidelines-accessibility/
    * http://gruntjs.com/
    * http://mor10.com/accessibility-ready-tag-required-wordpress-themes/
    * http://gulpjs.com/
    * http://wpbacon.com/tutorials/grunt-wordpress/
    * http://css-tricks.com/yay-for-hsla/

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    <![CDATA[EP87 – WordCamp Miami WCMIA Recap – May 12 2014]]> Sun, 11 May 2014 23:53:17 GMT 29:41 no Related Links
    http://2014.miami.wordcamp.org/
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep87-wordcamp-miami-wcmia-recap-may-11-2014-5-5370082de254b” show_gravatar=”true”]
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    Related Links
    http://2014.miami.wordcamp.org/
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    <![CDATA[EP86 – WordPress Membership Plugins – April 28 2014]]> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 05:10:30 GMT 29:36 no [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”wordpress-membership-plugins-5-535db4162cb0e” show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP85 – Red Flags – Things that tip off horrible projects – April 21 2014]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:25:53 GMT 30:20 no Related Links
    http://clientcopia.com/
    http://clientsfromhell.net/
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    Related Links
    http://clientcopia.com/
    http://clientsfromhell.net/
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    <![CDATA[EP84 – Choosing a WordPress hosting plan – April 14 2014]]> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:52:32 GMT 31:40 no [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep84-choosing-a-wordpress-hosting-plan-april-14-2014-5-534b24941b857″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP83 – How to add some polish to your WordPress website – April 7 2014]]> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 19:25:59 GMT 30:06 no Caching

    W3 Total Cache

    WP Super cache
    Favicon

    wpfavicon
    Custom Post Types – At a Glance

    Glance That
    SEO

    WordPress Seo
    WP Help

    WP Help
    UserVoice

    User Voice
    CodePress Admin Columns

    Codepress Admin Columns
    IM8

    IM8 Box Hide
    Webmaster User Role

    Webmaster User Role
    Hover colors
    Font sizes
    Awesome examples of 404 pages

    http://fab404.com
    Browser / Device Emulation

    SauceLabs.com

    Responsinator.com

    Chrome load up Console > show drawer > emulation tab
    Protect your clients from themselves

    Webmaster User Role
    Lightboxes

    FooBox

    Easy Fancybox/

    Simple Lightbox/

    Magnific Popup
    Author Box

    Fanciest Author Box
    HTML Emails from WordPress

    WP Better Emails
    Olark

    Olark for WP (Live Chat)

    Olark Live Chat service
    Editorial plugins

    Post Forking/

    Edit Flow
    Optimizations

    WP Optimize
    black studio tiny mcd

    Black Studio – TinyMCE Widget
    Text highlighting

    http://sumome.com
    Dashboard tweaks

    White Label CMS
    Sidebars

    Custom Sidebars/

    Content Aware Sidebars
     
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep83-how-to-add-some-polish-to-your-wordpress-website-april-7-2014-5-53404f” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Caching

    W3 Total Cache

    WP Super cache
    Favicon

    wpfavicon
    Custom Post Types – At a Glance

    Glance That
    SEO

    WordPress Seo
    WP Help

    WP Help
    UserVoice

    User Voice
    CodePress Admin Columns

    Codepress Admin Columns
    IM8

    IM8 Box Hide
    Webmaster User Role

    Webmaster User Role
    Hover colors
    Font sizes
    Awesome examples of 404 pages

    http://fab404.com
    Browser / Device Emulation

    SauceLabs.com

    Responsinator.com

    Chrome load up Console > show drawer > emulation tab
    Protect your clients from themselves

    Webmaster User Role
    Lightboxes

    FooBox

    Easy Fancybox/

    Simple Lightbox/

    Magnific Popup
    Author Box

    Fanciest Author Box
    HTML Emails from WordPress

    WP Better Emails
    Olark

    Olark for WP (Live Chat)

    Olark Live Chat service
    Editorial plugins

    Post Forking/

    Edit Flow
    Optimizations

    WP Optimize
    black studio tiny mcd

    Black Studio – TinyMCE Widget
    Text highlighting

    http://sumome.com
    Dashboard tweaks

    White Label CMS
    Sidebars

    Custom Sidebars/

    Content Aware Sidebars
     
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep83-how-to-add-some-polish-to-your-wordpress-website-april-7-2014-5-53404f” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP82 – It’s not me it’s you – Resolving client problems – March 31 2014]]> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:28:29 GMT 30:01 no [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep82-its-not-me-its-you-resolving-client-problems-5-53389e2443962″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP81 – When is it appropriate to use WordPress Multisite? – March 24 2014]]> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:32:31 GMT 30:06 no [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep81-when-is-it-appropriate-to-use-wordpress-multisite-march-17-2014-5-5326″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP80 – Best ways to learn WordPress / Best learning resources – WPwatercooler – March 10 2014]]> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:12:31 GMT 29:31 no Show Notes
    AdvancedWP Facebook & Google+

    StackOverflow WordPress

    BobWP

    Justin Tadlock

    ShopTalk Show

    Justbuildwebsites.com

    Theme Hybrid

    Lynda.com

    wpbeginner.com

    twitter

    Do a talk about something at a meetup

    Writing your own content

    “The best learning resource is yourself” @mor10

    Searching twitter and limiting the timeframe

    Update your posts on your tutorial websites

    Meetups are a great way to share what you know and learn more of what you don't

    WPBeginner Glossary

    WPBeginner Guide

    Feedly.com

    Professional WordPress: Design and Development by Brad Williams

    WordPress For Dummies by Lisa Sabin Wilson

    WP Tuts+

    QueryPosts.com

    ChrisLema.com

    WordPress.TV

    AlistApart
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep80-%e2%80%93-best-ways-to-learn-wordpress-best-learning-resources-%e2%80%” show_gravatar=”true”]
     
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    Show Notes
    AdvancedWP Facebook & Google+

    StackOverflow WordPress

    BobWP

    Justin Tadlock

    ShopTalk Show

    Justbuildwebsites.com

    Theme Hybrid

    Lynda.com

    wpbeginner.com

    twitter

    Do a talk about something at a meetup

    Writing your own content

    “The best learning resource is yourself” @mor10

    Searching twitter and limiting the timeframe

    Update your posts on your tutorial websites

    Meetups are a great way to share what you know and learn more of what you don't

    WPBeginner Glossary

    WPBeginner Guide

    Feedly.com

    Professional WordPress: Design and Development by Brad Williams

    WordPress For Dummies by Lisa Sabin Wilson

    WP Tuts+

    QueryPosts.com

    ChrisLema.com

    WordPress.TV

    AlistApart
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep80-%e2%80%93-best-ways-to-learn-wordpress-best-learning-resources-%e2%80%” show_gravatar=”true”]
     
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP79 – What is a WordPress framework and why should I use one? – Mar 3 2014]]> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 20:30:44 GMT 29:46 no [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep79-what-is-a-wordpress-framework-and-why-should-i-use-one-mar-3-2014-5-53″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
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    <![CDATA[EP78 – Managing ads on your WordPress site – Feb 24 2014]]> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:00:36 GMT 29:51 no [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep78-managing-ad-on-your-wordpress-site-feb-24-2014-5-530a335fd76c0″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP77 – Getting regular help with your WordPress site – Feb 17 2014]]> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 01:50:33 GMT 30:11 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP76 – Photographer options in WordPress – February 10 2014]]> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:01:02 GMT 28:44 no Mentioned Plugins and Themes:

    Prophoto

    NextGen Gallery

    Envira

    Soliloquy

    Jetpack

    Manual Image Crop

    TinyPass

    Enable Media Replace plugin


    Suzette Franck
    Media Temple

    Developer






    Chris Lema
    chrislema.com

    Software Architect, Marketer






    Natalie MacLees
    Purple Pen Productions

    Developer, Designer






    Sé Reed
    Sé Reed Media

    Developer, Designer, Marketer






    George Stephanis
    Automattic

    Developer






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    Mentioned Plugins and Themes:

    Prophoto

    NextGen Gallery

    Envira

    Soliloquy

    Jetpack

    Manual Image Crop

    TinyPass

    Enable Media Replace plugin


    Suzette Franck
    Media Temple

    Developer






    Chris Lema
    chrislema.com

    Software Architect, Marketer






    Natalie MacLees
    Purple Pen Productions

    Developer, Designer






    Sé Reed
    Sé Reed Media

    Developer, Designer, Marketer






    George Stephanis
    Automattic

    Developer






    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP75 – Which WordPress theme best matches my business goals? – Feb 3rd 2014]]> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:55:45 GMT 30:41 no



    Suzette Franck
    Media Yemple

    Developer






    Dave Jesch
    SpectrOM Tech

    Developer, Software Architect






    Chris Lema
    Chris Lema

    Software Architect, Marketer






    Sé Reed
    Sé Reed Media

    Developer, Designer, Marketer






    Jason Tucker
    Tucker.Pro

    Developer






    Alex Vasquez
    DigiSavvy

    Developer, Marketer
    Suzette Franck
    Media Yemple

    Developer






    Dave Jesch
    SpectrOM Tech

    Developer, Software Architect






    Chris Lema
    Chris Lema

    Software Architect, Marketer






    Sé Reed
    Sé Reed Media

    Developer, Designer, Marketer






    Jason Tucker
    Tucker.Pro

    Developer






    Alex Vasquez
    DigiSavvy

    Developer, Marketer
    no Live stream starts at 11am PDT / 2pm EST / 7PM UTC
     
     
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    Live stream starts at 11am PDT / 2pm EST / 7PM UTC
     
     
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP73 – WordCamp Phoenix 2014 Recap – WPwatercooler – January 20th 2014]]> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:52:11 GMT 30:06 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP72 – WordCamp Phoenix 2014 Part 2 – WPwatercooler – January 18th 2014]]> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 20:17:45 GMT 32:04 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP71 – WordCamp Phoenix 2014 – WPwatercooler – January 18th 2014]]> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 14:35:55 GMT 28:56 no ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[EP70 – WordCamp Phoenix 2014 – WPwatercooler – Jan 13 2014]]> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:12:19 GMT 29:05 no WordCamp PHX 2014. Many of our regulars wll be attending this event and some of them will be speaking too!
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep70-wordcamp-phoenix-2013-wpwatercooler-jan-13-2014-5-52d3e6f6eb607″ show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]> WordCamp PHX 2014. Many of our regulars wll be attending this event and some of them will be speaking too!
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    <![CDATA[EP69 – Getting Started in WordPress Theme Development – WPwatercooler – Jan 5 2014]]> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:42:14 GMT 29:00 no http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Hierarchy

    http://wphierarchy.com

    http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/

    never use query_posts()

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Query

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    http://wphierarchy.com

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Unit_Test

    https://wpcom-themes.svn.automattic.com/demo/theme-unit-test-data.xml

    http://make.wordpress.org/themes/

    http://themeshaper.com/
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep69-getting-started-in-wordpress-theme-development-wpwatercooler-jan-6-201″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Hierarchy

    http://wphierarchy.com

    http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/

    never use query_posts()

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Query

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    http://wphierarchy.com

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Unit_Test

    https://wpcom-themes.svn.automattic.com/demo/theme-unit-test-data.xml

    http://make.wordpress.org/themes/

    http://themeshaper.com/
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep69-getting-started-in-wordpress-theme-development-wpwatercooler-jan-6-201″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP68 – Strategies for blogging more in the one-four – WPwatercooler – Dec 30 2013]]> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 18:05:01 GMT 29:51 no [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep68-strategies-for-blogging-more-in-the-one-four-5-52c0f871d8ff4″ show_gravatar=”true”]
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    <![CDATA[EP67 – WordPress Developer’s New Year’s Resolutions – How to get better next year – WPwatercooler – Dec 23 2013]]> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 06:44:02 GMT 29:46 no On this episode of WPwatercooler we are talking about WordPress Developer's New Year's Resolutions – How to get better next year. Live stream starts at 11am PST
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep67-wordpress-developers-new-years-resolutions-how-to-get-better-next-year” show_gravatar=”true”]
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    On this episode of WPwatercooler we are talking about WordPress Developer's New Year's Resolutions – How to get better next year. Live stream starts at 11am PST
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    <![CDATA[EP66 – Tips for WordCamp Speakers – WPwatercooler – Dec 16]]> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:25:14 GMT 29:20 no WordCamp Speaker Preparedness
    Here are some helpful tips for planning and presenting your WordCamp presentation.
    Preparing to present:
    Practice, practice, practice.
    Know your material in and out. You’re speaking as an expert so it’s important that you actually know what you’re talking about thoroughly.
    It’s a good idea to run through your presentation out loud several times. This will help you with your timing and your transitions.
    Make sure you use the time given to you for your presentation, but leave a few minutes at the end for any questions your audience may have.
    Practice your material at a local meetup before taking it to the big time.
    Delivering Your Intro:
    Don’t start off with slides of your family or pets or vacations. No one is interested in that.
    You have 30 seconds to 2 minutes to hook your audience. If you don’t capture their attention within that window, you’ve lost them for your entire presentation.
    You might want to start your presentation highlighting what you’ll be speaking about and what you hope they will take away from it.
    If you have the ability to arrive a bit early and head to the stage, you can then begin having conversations with your audience in an effort to get them warmed up to you and engaged with you ahead of time.
    Slides:
    Font size. Make sure your font is large enough to be seen from the back of the room. This is especially important if you’re trying to present code on the screen.
    Do not stand there and read your slide to the audience. Keep the slides minimal.
    Use the slides as a cue to help you move from point to point. You want your audience focused on what you’re saying rather than reading your slides.
    If you do want to have bit more information, don’t just read from it. Some people will want to go back later and reference your slides.
    Be prepared for something to go wrong. Save your slides in multiple formats (for Windows and Mac), have it on a USB drive, save it to the cloud , save to dropbox, and have a PDF deck as well.
    In General:
    Be kind to yourself. No one expects you to be super polished so cut yourself a little slack if you make mistakes.
    Know your audience. As you’re speaking, look at the audience and see if they’re engaged. Maybe you’re starting with something to basic or too advanced.
    Consider inviting questions at the beginning. Let them know the presentation is for them and you’d like to meet their needs. If someone asks a question on a point you’ll be getting to later, you can tell them you’re getting to that and just hang tight a few minutes.
    Saturday sessions usually have more people attending at a beginners level. The Sunday attendees are fewer and tend to be more technically minded.
    Make sure your presentation title isn’t cutesy and fun and doesn’t tell them what your presentation is actually about. Articulate what you’ll be speaking on.
    Keep in mind that people will be attending 8 or so sessions at a WordCamp. They will not retain everything they heard. Given that, stress that one thing you want them to take away and build a talk around that one thing rather than covering a lot of material.
    Mic control is important. Speak into the mic and be clear. If you don’t need a mic because the room is a smaller room, ditch it and talk loudly.
    Don’t give the same talk over and over. Change it up! Make new points. You can use the same basic topic but change the delivery. Hit the talk from different angles.
    Lastly, don’t be afraid to share your knowledge! Just put yourself out there and do it!
    Slide creators:

    * Reveal.JS – http://lab.hakim.se/reveal-js/#/
    * Biggie – http://www.macwright.]]>
    WordCamp Speaker Preparedness
    Here are some helpful tips for planning and presenting your WordCamp presentation.
    Preparing to present:
    Practice, practice, practice.
    Know your material in and out. You’re speaking as an expert so it’s important that you actually know what you’re talking about thoroughly.
    It’s a good idea to run through your presentation out loud several times. This will help you with your timing and your transitions.
    Make sure you use the time given to you for your presentation, but leave a few minutes at the end for any questions your audience may have.
    Practice your material at a local meetup before taking it to the big time.
    Delivering Your Intro:
    Don’t start off with slides of your family or pets or vacations. No one is interested in that.
    You have 30 seconds to 2 minutes to hook your audience. If you don’t capture their attention within that window, you’ve lost them for your entire presentation.
    You might want to start your presentation highlighting what you’ll be speaking about and what you hope they will take away from it.
    If you have the ability to arrive a bit early and head to the stage, you can then begin having conversations with your audience in an effort to get them warmed up to you and engaged with you ahead of time.
    Slides:
    Font size. Make sure your font is large enough to be seen from the back of the room. This is especially important if you’re trying to present code on the screen.
    Do not stand there and read your slide to the audience. Keep the slides minimal.
    Use the slides as a cue to help you move from point to point. You want your audience focused on what you’re saying rather than reading your slides.
    If you do want to have bit more information, don’t just read from it. Some people will want to go back later and reference your slides.
    Be prepared for something to go wrong. Save your slides in multiple formats (for Windows and Mac), have it on a USB drive, save it to the cloud , save to dropbox, and have a PDF deck as well.
    In General:
    Be kind to yourself. No one expects you to be super polished so cut yourself a little slack if you make mistakes.
    Know your audience. As you’re speaking, look at the audience and see if they’re engaged. Maybe you’re starting with something to basic or too advanced.
    Consider inviting questions at the beginning. Let them know the presentation is for them and you’d like to meet their needs. If someone asks a question on a point you’ll be getting to later, you can tell them you’re getting to that and just hang tight a few minutes.
    Saturday sessions usually have more people attending at a beginners level. The Sunday attendees are fewer and tend to be more technically minded.
    Make sure your presentation title isn’t cutesy and fun and doesn’t tell them what your presentation is actually about. Articulate what you’ll be speaking on.
    Keep in mind that people will be attending 8 or so sessions at a WordCamp. They will not retain everything they heard. Given that, stress that one thing you want them to take away and build a talk around that one thing rather than covering a lot of material.
    Mic control is important. Speak into the mic and be clear. If you don’t need a mic because the room is a smaller room, ditch it and talk loudly.
    Don’t give the same talk over and over. Change it up! Make new points. You can use the same basic topic but change the delivery. Hit the talk from different angles.
    Lastly, don’t be afraid to share your knowledge! Just put yourself out there and do it!
    Slide creators:

    * Reveal.JS – http://lab.hakim.se/reveal-js/#/
    * Biggie –
    http://www.macwright.]]>
    <![CDATA[EP65 – Which form plugin should you use with WordPress – WPwatercooler – Dec 9]]> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:11:26 GMT 29:48 no Forms show on your website and allow you to put data into the website. Depending on which form you’re using it does different things with it. Forms will take the data and send it to email, paypal, a post… etc.
    This allows you to collect data and send it off to another service or save the data and save it for yourself.
    In order to decide which form plugin would work best for you since there are so many options and they all do similar things, is really look at what your goals are. What is your work flow, will you get very detailed or keep it simple/ The more info you can provide before looking for the form, you’ll be able to figure out which one will work the best.
    It’s important to note that there are certain types of information you shouldn’t be collecting and storing such as credit card information, medical information, or anything about children. With information you collect regarding medical and children, you have a responsibility to make sure it’s HIPAA (medical) or COPPA (child) compliant.
    Whatever form plugin you’re using should be captcha compatible.
    Gravity Forms is the WaterCooler pick for best plugin.
    Form Plugins:

    * Gravity Forms
    *
    Formidable Pro
    * Formidable Lite
    * Contact Form 7
    * Jetpack
    * Form Maker
    * Contact Form Maker
    * Contact Form Manager
    * Easy Contact Forms
    * Ninja Forms
    * Fast Secure Contact Form
    * Visual Form Builder
    * Wufoo Forms

    Other Mentions:

    * Mail Chimp
    * Akismet
    * Picatcha
    * WooCommerce
    * InfoGenius Advanced Form Analytics

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    ]]> Forms show on your website and allow you to put data into the website. Depending on which form you’re using it does different things with it. Forms will take the data and send it to email, paypal, a post… etc.
    This allows you to collect data and send it off to another service or save the data and save it for yourself.
    In order to decide which form plugin would work best for you since there are so many options and they all do similar things, is really look at what your goals are. What is your work flow, will you get very detailed or keep it simple/ The more info you can provide before looking for the form, you’ll be able to figure out which one will work the best.
    It’s important to note that there are certain types of information you shouldn’t be collecting and storing such as credit card information, medical information, or anything about children. With information you collect regarding medical and children, you have a responsibility to make sure it’s HIPAA (medical) or COPPA (child) compliant.
    Whatever form plugin you’re using should be captcha compatible.
    Gravity Forms is the WaterCooler pick for best plugin.
    Form Plugins:

    * Gravity Forms
    * Formidable Pro
    * Formidable Lite
    * Contact Form 7
    * Jetpack
    * Form Maker
    * Contact Form Maker
    * Contact Form Manager
    * Easy Contact Forms
    * Ninja Forms
    * Fast Secure Contact Form
    * Visual Form Builder
    * Wufoo Forms

    Other Mentions:

    * Mail Chimp
    * Akismet
    * Picatcha
    * WooCommerce
    * InfoGenius Advanced Form Analytics

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    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP64 – Love it or hate it: what you need to know about Jetpack for WordPress – Dec 2 2013]]> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:35:28 GMT 30:41 no What is Jetpack?
    It’s a plugin that comes with WordPress, it’s not always automatically installed but it does require an API key in order to work.
    Although in some server infrastructures it is automatically installed.
    Boiled down, it’s basically a lot of plugins within one plugin.
    Jetpack has 2 main focuses. The first is to offer a lot of cloud services that are hard to do on a small shared hosting environment. The second is to offer a closer feature parity to WordPress.com so if someone has their blog on wordpress.com and they want to spin it off into a self hosted site, there are some short codes they may be missing from their content or widgets they might not have. By offering those in Jetpack, they have the ability to let their content flow in either direction.
    Some of the Jetpack modules:
    Photon – Free image CDN (content delivery network)
    Tiled Galleries: With Tiled Galleries you can display your image galleries in three new styles: a rectangular mosaic, a square mosaic, and a circular grid. The rectangular and square tiled layouts also have hover-over captions to save space while making captions accessible.
    Stats – WordPress.com Stats lets you know how many visits your site gets, and what posts and pages are most popular.
    Likes – is a way for people to show their appreciation for your posts. It's also a way for authors to show the world how popular their content has become.
    Notifications – It allows you to view and moderate comments right from the toolbar, anywhere on your site or across WordPress.com.
    Happy Face – it’s for non javascript users. It’s an image that’ll be loaded even if you have javascript disabled and triggers that hit.
    Json API: Jetpack will allow you to authorize applications and services to securely connect to your blog and allow them to use your content in new ways and offer you new functionality. Developers can use WordPress.com’s OAuth2 authentication system and WordPress.com REST API to manage and access your site’s content.
    Publicize: Publicize makes it easy to share your site's posts on several social media networks automatically when you publish a new post.
    Contact Form: A contact form is a great way to offer your readers the ability to get in touch, without giving out your personal email address.
    Monitor: Jetpack Monitor will keep tabs on your site, and alert you the moment that downtime is detected.
    Custom CSS: The Custom CSS Editor allows you to customize the appearance of your theme without the need to create a child theme or worry about theme updates overwriting your customizations.
    VideoPress: The VideoPress module allows you to upload videos from your computer for hosting and playback directly within your site.
    Gravatar Hovercards: A gravatar is your profile on the web, and the Hovercard is one way your information is made visible to others. It’s an easy way to help people find your blog, or access your identity on other services like Twitter, Facebook, or Linkedin.
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    What is Jetpack?
    It’s a plugin that comes with WordPress, it’s not always automatically installed but it does require an API key in order to work.
    Although in some server infrastructures it is automatically installed.
    Boiled down, it’s basically a lot of plugins within one plugin.
    Jetpack has 2 main focuses. The first is to offer a lot of cloud services that are hard to do on a small shared hosting environment. The second is to offer a closer feature parity to WordPress.com so if someone has their blog on wordpress.com and they want to spin it off into a self hosted site, there are some short codes they may be missing from their content or widgets they might not have. By offering those in Jetpack, they have the ability to let their content flow in either direction.
    Some of the Jetpack modules:
    Photon – Free image CDN (content delivery network)
    Tiled Galleries: With Tiled Galleries you can display your image galleries in three new styles: a rectangular mosaic, a square mosaic, and a circular grid. The rectangular and square tiled layouts also have hover-over captions to save space while making captions accessible.
    Stats – WordPress.com Stats lets you know how many visits your site gets, and what posts and pages are most popular.
    Likes – is a way for people to show their appreciation for your posts. It's also a way for authors to show the world how popular their content has become.
    Notifications – It allows you to view and moderate comments right from the toolbar, anywhere on your site or across WordPress.com.
    Happy Face – it’s for non javascript users. It’s an image that’ll be loaded even if you have javascript disabled and triggers that hit.
    Json API: Jetpack will allow you to authorize applications and services to securely connect to your blog and allow them to use your content in new ways and offer you new functionality. Developers can use WordPress.com’s OAuth2 authentication system and WordPress.com REST API to manage and access your site’s content.
    Publicize: Publicize makes it easy to share your site's posts on several social media networks automatically when you publish a new post.
    Contact Form: A contact form is a great way to offer your readers the ability to get in touch, without giving out your personal email address.
    Monitor: Jetpack Monitor will keep tabs on your site, and alert you the moment that downtime is detected.
    Custom CSS: The Custom CSS Editor allows you to customize the appearance of your theme without the need to create a child theme or worry about theme updates overwriting your customizations.
    VideoPress: The VideoPress module allows you to upload videos from your computer for hosting and playback directly within your site.
    Gravatar Hovercards: A gravatar is your profile on the web, and the Hovercard is one way your information is made visible to others. It’s an easy way to help people find your blog, or access your identity on other services like Twitter, Facebook, or Linkedin.
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    <![CDATA[EP63 – What are the best ways to work with WordPress Multisite? – WPwatercooler – Nov 25 2013]]> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:07:28 GMT 29:49 no [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep63-what-are-the-best-ways-to-work-with-wordpress-multisite-wpwatercooler-” show_gravatar=”true”]
    Multisite
    Multisite is the art of having one WordPress installation manage many multiple sites on one WordPress instance. Each site on the network gets its own tables and each site will get its own table except the users table. You get 1 easy way to install plugins and themes and so on.
    Three types of multisite:

    * subdomain
    * subfolder
    * virtual domains

    When not to use multisite:

    * If you’re a WP beginner
    * If you don’t intend to use premium hosting

    Good uses for multisite

    * Creating enterprise level solutions for multiple states/locations/etc
    * When you have multiple sites that use the same theme
    * Universities/restaurants/medical facilities/religious institutions/real estate

    Highly recommended plugin to help with multisites:

    * Proper Network Activation
    * Plugins to break off your database and make it more manageable
    * HyperDB
    * SharDB
    * WPMU – good resource for many multisite plugins

    Takeaway:
    Know that implementing multisite takes a lot of planning and know how. It might be best for you to hire someone that really knows what they’re doing and plan to keep them on retainer.
    If you’re a dev, have a test site to make sure you plugin plays nice in the multisite sandbox. If it doesn’t then document that.
    Other Mentions:

    * DesktopServer

    ]]>
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep63-what-are-the-best-ways-to-work-with-wordpress-multisite-wpwatercooler-” show_gravatar=”true”]
    Multisite
    Multisite is the art of having one WordPress installation manage many multiple sites on one WordPress instance. Each site on the network gets its own tables and each site will get its own table except the users table. You get 1 easy way to install plugins and themes and so on.
    Three types of multisite:

    * subdomain
    * subfolder
    * virtual domains

    When not to use multisite:

    * If you’re a WP beginner
    * If you don’t intend to use premium hosting

    Good uses for multisite

    * Creating enterprise level solutions for multiple states/locations/etc
    * When you have multiple sites that use the same theme
    * Universities/restaurants/medical facilities/religious institutions/real estate

    Highly recommended plugin to help with multisites:

    * Proper Network Activation
    * Plugins to break off your database and make it more manageable
    * HyperDB
    * SharDB
    * WPMU – good resource for many multisite plugins

    Takeaway:
    Know that implementing multisite takes a lot of planning and know how. It might be best for you to hire someone that really knows what they’re doing and plan to keep them on retainer.
    If you’re a dev, have a test site to make sure you plugin plays nice in the multisite sandbox. If it doesn’t then document that.
    Other Mentions:

    * DesktopServer

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP62 – How to manage events in WordPress – WPwatercooler – Nov 18 2013]]> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:11:05 GMT 29:10 no [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”how-to-manage-events-in-wordpress-5-528981707193cs” show_gravatar=”true”]
    How to manage events in WordPress
    Define what your requirements are when deciding which plugin to use such as do you need recurring events, purchase tickets, multiple tickets etc. The plus side to a premium plug in – When the business is using a plugin to make money, they should be expecting to pay for a premium plugin that offers good support.
    Plugins Available:

    * The Events Calendar
    * The Events Calendar Pro
    * Event Espresso
    * Timely
    * All-in-one Event Calendar
    * Event Organizer
    * Ajax Event Calendar

    Mentions:

    * Brown Paper Bag
    * WooCommerce
    * Gravity Forms
    * JetPack
    * Stripe
    * Eventbrite
    * WooThemes

    ]]>
    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”how-to-manage-events-in-wordpress-5-528981707193cs” show_gravatar=”true”]
    How to manage events in WordPress
    Define what your requirements are when deciding which plugin to use such as do you need recurring events, purchase tickets, multiple tickets etc. The plus side to a premium plug in – When the business is using a plugin to make money, they should be expecting to pay for a premium plugin that offers good support.
    Plugins Available:

    * The Events Calendar
    * The Events Calendar Pro
    * Event Espresso
    * Timely
    * All-in-one Event Calendar
    * Event Organizer
    * Ajax Event Calendar

    Mentions:

    * Brown Paper Bag
    * WooCommerce
    * Gravity Forms
    * JetPack
    * Stripe
    * Eventbrite
    * WooThemes

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP61 – Our favorite WordPress people to follow on social media – WPwatercooler – Nov 11 2013]]> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:06:01 GMT 30:20 no Google+ mentioned
    WPChatter
    Advanced WordPress
    Twitter accounts mentioned
    [followbutton username=”chrislema” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”Steveorevo” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”GreggFranklin” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”Kovshenin” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”
    [followbutton username=”markjaquith” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”nacin” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”otto42″ count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”Ipstenu” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”BobWP” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”pippinsplugins” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”jpetersen” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”BillErickson” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”jaredatch” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”leftlane” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”wp101″ count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”Glandrum77″ count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”jakemgold” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”williamsba” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”armeda” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”alexkingorg” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”jeffr0″ count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”wptavern” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”socalwp” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”bastosmichael” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”thetorquemag” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”syedbalkhi” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”SiobhanPMcKeown” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    ]]>
    Google+ mentioned
    WPChatter
    Advanced WordPress
    Twitter accounts mentioned
    [followbutton username=”chrislema” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”Steveorevo” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”GreggFranklin” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”Kovshenin” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”
    [followbutton username=”markjaquith” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”nacin” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”otto42″ count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”Ipstenu” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”BobWP” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”pippinsplugins” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”jpetersen” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”BillErickson” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”jaredatch” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”leftlane” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”wp101″ count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”Glandrum77″ count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”jakemgold” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”williamsba” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”armeda” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”alexkingorg” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”jeffr0″ count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”wptavern” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”socalwp” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”bastosmichael” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”thetorquemag” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”syedbalkhi” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    [followbutton username=”SiobhanPMcKeown” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP60 – Mobile Solutions for WordPress – WPwatercooler – Nov 4 2013]]> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 17:16:09 GMT 30:15 no Mobile solutions
    Start by asking yourself what the purpose is? Define what the goal is, who your audience is, how will they be experiencing your website?
    If you’re serious about making your site responsive and mobile, start with Mobile First Design by A Book Apart  It’ll get you thinking about how people will be interacting with your data and what they’ll likely be doing when accessing your content.
    Stop thinking about mobile versions of your site as an afterthought. Think about mobile first before you begin the design process.
    Know that they way people use a mobile site is different than how they do on a desktop. Just adding a responsive theme to your site is not going to cut it.
    Make sure your mobile site loads fast. No one will wait for your site to load when they’re on the go.
    The term “Mobile” means more than iPhone and Android. It means devices that sometimes don’t have color screen, javascript or css, gaming consoles and so on.
    25% of your audience will access your site ONLY from a mobile device and that percentage is rising.
    Track your stats so you know who’s trying to access your site and how. Gather data through analytics.
    One way to implement this is to make your desktop site blazingly fast. You can use picturefill and make sure the content is the main thin you’re seeing, not images and sidebars. On mobile you simply want to see content.
    Simple speed tricks
    Having a caching plugin in place like WP Super Cache or W3 Total Cache or something better if you have something like WP Engine.
    Adding a CDN such as Max CDN so images load as fast as possible.
    Aside from the web browser itself what are other ways for taking content from a WordPress interface and display it on a mobile environment?
    Appmaker.com
    redfoundry.com Both of those will take an rss feed or customized type of feed, and deliver them to an app that you can now use to deliver to an app store.
    For more advanced devs
    Titanium from Appcelerator
    Phonegap – These both take some programming know how.
    Some people will take a Json feed or an xml feed from your WordPress site and use something like phonegap which allows you to make a native app with HTML and Javascript  and get your content into it that way. The problem with that is you still have to build a static site and all you’re doing is taking a feed from WordPress.
    AppPresser is a way to use all of the native WordPress plugins and themes and use that as a native app and you’re able to use things like the device camera, and the contacts etc… through WordPress using the skills you already have. You won’t have to get your hands dirty with native code. Available soon
    Other Mentions

    * Appbreeder
    * WPTouch
    * WordPress Mobile Pack
    * is_mobile()
    * JetPack
    * Store Locator
    * Geo My WP
    * HTML5Rocks

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep60-mobile-solutions-for-wordpress-wpwatercooler-nov-4-2013-5-5276fa4d58a6″ show_gra...]]>
    Mobile solutions
    Start by asking yourself what the purpose is? Define what the goal is, who your audience is, how will they be experiencing your website?
    If you’re serious about making your site responsive and mobile, start with Mobile First Design by A Book Apart  It’ll get you thinking about how people will be interacting with your data and what they’ll likely be doing when accessing your content.
    Stop thinking about mobile versions of your site as an afterthought. Think about mobile first before you begin the design process.
    Know that they way people use a mobile site is different than how they do on a desktop. Just adding a responsive theme to your site is not going to cut it.
    Make sure your mobile site loads fast. No one will wait for your site to load when they’re on the go.
    The term “Mobile” means more than iPhone and Android. It means devices that sometimes don’t have color screen, javascript or css, gaming consoles and so on.
    25% of your audience will access your site ONLY from a mobile device and that percentage is rising.
    Track your stats so you know who’s trying to access your site and how. Gather data through analytics.
    One way to implement this is to make your desktop site blazingly fast. You can use picturefill and make sure the content is the main thin you’re seeing, not images and sidebars. On mobile you simply want to see content.
    Simple speed tricks
    Having a caching plugin in place like WP Super Cache or W3 Total Cache or something better if you have something like WP Engine.
    Adding a CDN such as Max CDN so images load as fast as possible.
    Aside from the web browser itself what are other ways for taking content from a WordPress interface and display it on a mobile environment?
    Appmaker.com
    redfoundry.com Both of those will take an rss feed or customized type of feed, and deliver them to an app that you can now use to deliver to an app store.
    For more advanced devs
    Titanium from Appcelerator
    Phonegap – These both take some programming know how.
    Some people will take a Json feed or an xml feed from your WordPress site and use something like phonegap which allows you to make a native app with HTML and Javascript  and get your content into it that way. The problem with that is you still have to build a static site and all you’re doing is taking a feed from WordPress.
    AppPresser is a way to use all of the native WordPress plugins and themes and use that as a native app and you’re able to use things like the device camera, and the contacts etc… through WordPress using the skills you already have. You won’t have to get your hands dirty with native code. Available soon
    Other Mentions

    * Appbreeder
    * WPTouch
    * WordPress Mobile Pack
    * is_mobile()
    * JetPack
    * Store Locator
    * Geo My WP
    * HTML5Rocks

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep60-mobile-solutions-for-wordpress-wpwatercooler-nov-4-2013-5-5276fa4d58a6″ show_gra...]]>
    <![CDATA[EP59 – Working with images and galleries in WordPress – Oct 28 2013]]> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:25:50 GMT 29:40 no Tips for working with imaged and galleries in WordPress
    When used correctly (as in do not upload all images or even all files from your computer onto your WordPress site) the new and improved Media Library and its ability to attach and put galleries directly into your post without needing any plugin is pretty amazing.
    Make sure you properly name your images so they’ll be searchable.
    Plugins for managing images consistency and size:
    WP Smush.it which is supported by WP Engine. It has a way of being able to smush down those images, remove the excess metadata and reduce the file size.
    Auto Image Resizer: This Plugin reduces all uploaded images to the maximal used image dimensions of your WordPress website.
    Imsanity: automatically resizes huge image uploads down to a size that is more reasonable for display in browser, yet still more than large enough for typical website use.
    Simple Image Sizes: This plugin allow create custom image sizes for your site. Override your theme sizes directly on the media option page. You can regenerate all the sizes you have just created and choose which one you wanted to regenerate.
    Typically if you’re going to use a gallery, especially with a lightbox, what happens is it’ll give you thumbnails with the right size. But the links inside of those  actually link to the original full size source file. So if someone has uploaded a 3000×4000 image, that’s what’s going to pop up when they click on the gallery.
    Plugins for managing a gallery:
    NextGEN Gallery: It provides a powerful engine for uploading and managing galleries of images, with the ability to batch upload, import meta data, add/delete/rearrange/sort images, edit thumbnails, group galleries into albums, and more.
    Soliloquy: This plugin is technically a slider and it has an addon called (see next)
    Soliloquy Thumbnails Addon:  and what that does is it puts an image on top which is the slider and puts the thumbnails of the rest of the pictures below it which is the gallery. These plugins are responsive.
    Other Mentions:

    * ACF Advanced Custom Fields
    * Foobox
    * Picturefill: A javascript file that allows you to serve up responsive images.
    * WP Engine
    * Colorbox
    * Simple Lightbox
    * Jetpack Carousel

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep59-working-with-images-and-galleries-in-wordpress-5-526df3eae609f” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    Tips for working with imaged and galleries in WordPress
    When used correctly (as in do not upload all images or even all files from your computer onto your WordPress site) the new and improved Media Library and its ability to attach and put galleries directly into your post without needing any plugin is pretty amazing.
    Make sure you properly name your images so they’ll be searchable.
    Plugins for managing images consistency and size:
    WP Smush.it which is supported by WP Engine. It has a way of being able to smush down those images, remove the excess metadata and reduce the file size.
    Auto Image Resizer: This Plugin reduces all uploaded images to the maximal used image dimensions of your WordPress website.
    Imsanity: automatically resizes huge image uploads down to a size that is more reasonable for display in browser, yet still more than large enough for typical website use.
    Simple Image Sizes: This plugin allow create custom image sizes for your site. Override your theme sizes directly on the media option page. You can regenerate all the sizes you have just created and choose which one you wanted to regenerate.
    Typically if you’re going to use a gallery, especially with a lightbox, what happens is it’ll give you thumbnails with the right size. But the links inside of those  actually link to the original full size source file. So if someone has uploaded a 3000×4000 image, that’s what’s going to pop up when they click on the gallery.
    Plugins for managing a gallery:
    NextGEN Gallery: It provides a powerful engine for uploading and managing galleries of images, with the ability to batch upload, import meta data, add/delete/rearrange/sort images, edit thumbnails, group galleries into albums, and more.
    Soliloquy: This plugin is technically a slider and it has an addon called (see next)
    Soliloquy Thumbnails Addon:  and what that does is it puts an image on top which is the slider and puts the thumbnails of the rest of the pictures below it which is the gallery. These plugins are responsive.
    Other Mentions:

    * ACF Advanced Custom Fields
    * Foobox
    * Picturefill: A javascript file that allows you to serve up responsive images.
    * WP Engine
    * Colorbox
    * Simple Lightbox
    * Jetpack Carousel

    [LISTATTENDEES event_identifier=”ep59-working-with-images-and-galleries-in-wordpress-5-526df3eae609f” show_gravatar=”true”]
    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP58 – WordPress 3.7, auto updates and quick iterations – Oct 21 2013]]> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:34:29 GMT 30:15 no 3.7 released in October and 3.8 will be released in December. Is that a good/reasonable release schedule?
    It’s possible that this kind of release schedule will create more diligence as far as custom theme developers in keeping the standards and prevent “hacked” versions of themes.
    A rapid release cycle is a discussion about how they’re going about building WP so instead of everyone contributing to 1 branch of the code that will hopefully get rolled in and become the new version, they’ve decided to approach it via plugins.
    They rapid release approach is an approach that changes the model for how they construct software and how they collaborate to build software.
    Auto updates: it’s less about HOW things get built, it’s much more about how things stay updated for customers. Right now the auto updates are really related to security updates, small patches.
    The “dot” releases ( ex .1 and .2 versions) are security releases and not functionality changes. Moving from 3.6 to 3.7 is a functionality difference. People will have to move from 3.7.1 or 3.7.2 to 3.8
    34,000 people had been on the previous release and they did the auto upgrade to the release candidate 1, and no one had to roll back. The code was looking to see if anything broke, and nothing did. They aren’t looking at small things such as plugins and widgets, but making sure everything is functioning properly. The code appears to be stable long with the update process.
    If you use standard plugins that are well maintained, there typically won’t be many problems. Problems arise when people are using themes and plugins that are several years old.
    Whatever technology you’re using, just pay attention to ratings and # of downloads and how often they update the technology of the theme or plugins you’re using.
    Keep in mind you have the ability to turn off auto updates. If you choose to allow auto updates, it’s imperative you have good, current backups of your files and database and NOT stored on the same server as your production server. Of course you should be doing regular backups anyway, but especially if you’re allowing auto updates. We talked about his on EP47 – Backing up WordPress regularly and before an upgrade – WPwatercooler – August 12 2013
    VaultPress is an excellent option for storing your backups. There are 3 pricing tiers you can chose from.
    A few more WordPress 3.7 features:

    * Stronger passwords built into core.
    * Improved search results
    * More global support (Language packs)
    * Read more here

    Other Mentions:

    * Go Daddy
    * MediaTemple (mt)
    * Jetpack
    * SearchWP
    * Search Meter
    * FacetWP

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    3.7 released in October and 3.8 will be released in December. Is that a good/reasonable release schedule?
    It’s possible that this kind of release schedule will create more diligence as far as custom theme developers in keeping the standards and prevent “hacked” versions of themes.
    A rapid release cycle is a discussion about how they’re going about building WP so instead of everyone contributing to 1 branch of the code that will hopefully get rolled in and become the new version, they’ve decided to approach it via plugins.
    They rapid release approach is an approach that changes the model for how they construct software and how they collaborate to build software.
    Auto updates: it’s less about HOW things get built, it’s much more about how things stay updated for customers. Right now the auto updates are really related to security updates, small patches.
    The “dot” releases ( ex .1 and .2 versions) are security releases and not functionality changes. Moving from 3.6 to 3.7 is a functionality difference. People will have to move from 3.7.1 or 3.7.2 to 3.8
    34,000 people had been on the previous release and they did the auto upgrade to the release candidate 1, and no one had to roll back. The code was looking to see if anything broke, and nothing did. They aren’t looking at small things such as plugins and widgets, but making sure everything is functioning properly. The code appears to be stable long with the update process.
    If you use standard plugins that are well maintained, there typically won’t be many problems. Problems arise when people are using themes and plugins that are several years old.
    Whatever technology you’re using, just pay attention to ratings and # of downloads and how often they update the technology of the theme or plugins you’re using.
    Keep in mind you have the ability to turn off auto updates. If you choose to allow auto updates, it’s imperative you have good, current backups of your files and database and NOT stored on the same server as your production server. Of course you should be doing regular backups anyway, but especially if you’re allowing auto updates. We talked about his on EP47 – Backing up WordPress regularly and before an upgrade – WPwatercooler – August 12 2013
    VaultPress is an excellent option for storing your backups. There are 3 pricing tiers you can chose from.
    A few more WordPress 3.7 features:

    * Stronger passwords built into core.
    * Improved search results
    * More global support (Language packs)
    * Read more here

    Other Mentions:

    * Go Daddy
    * MediaTemple (mt)
    * Jetpack
    * SearchWP
    * Search Meter
    * FacetWP

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    <![CDATA[EP57 – Our new favorite WordPress plugins – Oct 14 2013]]> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 17:24:16 GMT 30:30 no What’s a Plugin?
    A plugin is architecture which allows users and developers to extend WordPress's abilities beyond the core installation. Each plugin offers custom functions and features enabling users to tailor their sites to their specific needs. These customizations range SEO (Search Engine Optimization) enhancers to content displaying features, such as the addition of widgets and navigation bars.
    Our new favorite plugins
    Codepress Admin Columns: Allows you to add extra columns to admin screens – aka backend. You can tweak every post type and how it displays from the admin screen. This is highly recommended customizing your backend and have access to data you wouldn’t normally see. It’s also really fantastic for photographers.
    WP Migrate DB Pro: You’re able to push and pull databases to and from your local environment and a staging or production server. It allows you to sync between a test site and live site. $39 for 2 sites. Unlimited is $99.
    Brandfolder: You can go into your dashboard and access any brand assets like a logo or  a logo bug and that kind of thing and put it in the file section. It lets  you also upload fonts and if you use Google Fonts it shows you a preview of the font in the dash board. You can put in color palates so if they have a web color and print color, you can put the colors on the same color swatch. It’s totally free, but you do need to sign up for a free account.
    Soliloquy: Responsive slider. Makes slide decks for presentations.
    Slide Deck: makes slide decks for presentations
    Forms 3rd Party Integration: Connects a form plug in, either Gravity Forms or Contact Forms 7, and connects it to a 3rd party source. If you need to post info from a form to a custom CRM, it allows you to do that. It has hooks and filters built into itself. It has a full customization panel.
    Before – After Viewer: Your gallery that can show one or a list of before/after items
    infoGeniuz Form Analytics for Gravity Forms:  (In the paid version) You can set up virtual pages so when they finish inputing information into a gravity form, it will trigger an event in Google Analytics that will allow you to know when someone has finished a form in jquery.
    iMapper – WordPress image mapper: You can put up an image and add hot spots on the image for presentations. This is a paid plugin.
    What the File: For Theme Developers. It allows you to go to any page on your blog or website that has a drop down on the admin bar that allows you to see which template files are making up the existing view. Great debugging tool.
    WordPress Debug Bar: Another good plugin for developers
    Video Thumbnails: It pulls in thumbnails from any url you’re using for embed codes from all the major video services. You can even make a featured image for you. WPWatercooler uses this one.
    Fluid Video Embeds: Makes any any youtube and vimeo video fluid so that your video is responsive.
    Simple Lightbox: Anything you have linked to the media file pops up in a nice lightb...]]>
    What’s a Plugin?
    A plugin is architecture which allows users and developers to extend WordPress's abilities beyond the core installation. Each plugin offers custom functions and features enabling users to tailor their sites to their specific needs. These customizations range SEO (Search Engine Optimization) enhancers to content displaying features, such as the addition of widgets and navigation bars.
    Our new favorite plugins
    Codepress Admin Columns: Allows you to add extra columns to admin screens – aka backend. You can tweak every post type and how it displays from the admin screen. This is highly recommended customizing your backend and have access to data you wouldn’t normally see. It’s also really fantastic for photographers.
    WP Migrate DB Pro: You’re able to push and pull databases to and from your local environment and a staging or production server. It allows you to sync between a test site and live site. $39 for 2 sites. Unlimited is $99.
    Brandfolder: You can go into your dashboard and access any brand assets like a logo or  a logo bug and that kind of thing and put it in the file section. It lets  you also upload fonts and if you use Google Fonts it shows you a preview of the font in the dash board. You can put in color palates so if they have a web color and print color, you can put the colors on the same color swatch. It’s totally free, but you do need to sign up for a free account.
    Soliloquy: Responsive slider. Makes slide decks for presentations.
    Slide Deck: makes slide decks for presentations
    Forms 3rd Party Integration: Connects a form plug in, either Gravity Forms or Contact Forms 7, and connects it to a 3rd party source. If you need to post info from a form to a custom CRM, it allows you to do that. It has hooks and filters built into itself. It has a full customization panel.
    Before – After Viewer: Your gallery that can show one or a list of before/after items
    infoGeniuz Form Analytics for Gravity Forms:  (In the paid version) You can set up virtual pages so when they finish inputing information into a gravity form, it will trigger an event in Google Analytics that will allow you to know when someone has finished a form in jquery.
    iMapper – WordPress image mapper: You can put up an image and add hot spots on the image for presentations. This is a paid plugin.
    What the File: For Theme Developers. It allows you to go to any page on your blog or website that has a drop down on the admin bar that allows you to see which template files are making up the existing view. Great debugging tool.
    WordPress Debug Bar: Another good plugin for developers
    Video Thumbnails: It pulls in thumbnails from any url you’re using for embed codes from all the major video services. You can even make a featured image for you. WPWatercooler uses this one.
    Fluid Video Embeds: Makes any any youtube and vimeo video fluid so that your video is responsive.
    Simple Lightbox: Anything you have linked to the media file pops up in a nice lightb...]]>
    <![CDATA[EP56 – Do’s & don’ts of social media integration with WordPress – Oct 7 2013]]> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 17:03:33 GMT 31:14 no Keep in mind there is a difference between “Social Media” and a “Social Network”
    Defining Social Media: An outlet for social interaction
    Blogs (especially with comments)

    A WordPress site
    Major Social Networks:

    * Facebook
    * Twitter
    * Pinterest
    * LinkedIn
    * Tumblr
    * Google+

    Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media:
    Do:
    Make it easy for people to share your post

    Have social share buttons on your posts (Jetpack)

    Easy to look at and share on a phone

    Choosing relevant titles for content you intend to share

    Target your audience – Make sure you know who your audience is so you get the most out of your SM push
    Don’t or Use your best judgement:
    Use affiliate links

    Use automatic publishing to push to Facebook
    Tools for Integrating Social Media into WordPress:

    * Lazy Social Buttons – Plugin When using SM Buttons, your site will have a performance hit. You’re pulling data from SM sites and that’s extra info being pulled into your site. Lazy Social Buttons is a plugin you can use to help speed things up. It uses an image rather than the dynamic content from SM sites. It loads things on the site much faster. The downside is you won’t get the stats you might value from this method.
    * Floating Social Bar – Plugin Does the same as the above but allows you to receive the stats.
    * Evergreen Post Tweeter – Takes old posts and will send out tweets linking back to your older content. This works best for “evergreen” content
    * Tweet Old Post – Does same as above
    * Sociable
    * Share This – It’s configurable and you choose which SM site you want to post to
    * Inline Tweet Sharer

    Mentions:

    * BuddyPress
    * Disqus
    * Jetpack
    * Klout
    * Instagrate (Makes new blog posts with your instagram pictures)

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    Keep in mind there is a difference between “Social Media” and a “Social Network”
    Defining Social Media: An outlet for social interaction
    Blogs (especially with comments)

    A WordPress site
    Major Social Networks:

    * Facebook
    * Twitter
    * Pinterest
    * LinkedIn
    * Tumblr
    * Google+

    Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media:
    Do:
    Make it easy for people to share your post

    Have social share buttons on your posts (Jetpack)

    Easy to look at and share on a phone

    Choosing relevant titles for content you intend to share

    Target your audience – Make sure you know who your audience is so you get the most out of your SM push
    Don’t or Use your best judgement:
    Use affiliate links

    Use automatic publishing to push to Facebook
    Tools for Integrating Social Media into WordPress:

    * Lazy Social Buttons – Plugin When using SM Buttons, your site will have a performance hit. You’re pulling data from SM sites and that’s extra info being pulled into your site. Lazy Social Buttons is a plugin you can use to help speed things up. It uses an image rather than the dynamic content from SM sites. It loads things on the site much faster. The downside is you won’t get the stats you might value from this method.
    * Floating Social Bar – Plugin Does the same as the above but allows you to receive the stats.
    * Evergreen Post Tweeter – Takes old posts and will send out tweets linking back to your older content. This works best for “evergreen” content
    * Tweet Old Post – Does same as above
    * Sociable
    * Share This – It’s configurable and you choose which SM site you want to post to
    * Inline Tweet Sharer

    Mentions:

    * BuddyPress
    * Disqus
    * Jetpack
    * Klout
    * Instagrate (Makes new blog posts with your instagram pictures)

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    <![CDATA[EP55 – The Ins & Outs of your Local WordPress Meetup – WPwatercooler – Sept 30 2013]]> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:30:34 GMT 30:20 no We'll be discussing: how to find one,  how to run one, why would you do either and what are the motivations or running one or attending.

    What is a meetup? A great way to get like minded people together and share ideas.

    * Steve: OCWordPress began with the intent of finding local WordPress talent in order to outsource overflow work for his company.
    * Natalie: SoCal WordPress MeetUp Los Angeles started Feb 2009 after reading an article about MeetUp.com. She started the WordPress meetup after finding a void at meetup.com
    * Patrick: Greenbay WI – Someone set up a group on MeetUp but never actually did anything with it even though there were plenty of people that joined the online group. He decided to run the meeting.
    * Se: WP for Small Businesses – The organizer for the group left the group so she decided to take over the group.

    One of the hardest parts of organizing a meetup is finding the space. Here’s how some of the organizers handle that.

    * Steve: they outgrew their office rather quickly so he looked for a location for his business that could also handle a large gathering of people and move his company into there.
    * Suzette: WordPress for Artists – She found an art gallery that was willing to host the meetups.
    * Verious: Inland Empire meetup. They had a very hard time finding space. It took about 8 months to be able to find a regular location. Now they meet at a hacker space called Riverside IO.
    * Se: She works with the Small Business Dev Center and they have a satellite office she can use in Long Beach.
    * Chris: North San Diego County Meetup: One of the people that wanted to join the group is a firefighter and worked it out so they could use the firehouse for their meetups.

    What’s a good way to come up with topics for your meetup? Have a companion Facebook group. Get your fellow attendees to join the group and keep the conversation going between meetups. Then you can source the group for topic ideas.
    Topics are dependent on who is in the room/group. Find out if they’re designers or developers, end users or what. Don’t be afraid to have a small focus for your group. It’s often better to have a smaller turnout of like minded people than a large group of people at all levels.
    Does anyone charge for their meetup? No. In the beginning, Natalie tried to charge to recoup costs for the space that she sometimes had to pay $100+ for. That didn’t work very well.
    They’ve all found that no one wants to pay to attend a meetup no matter what the charge is.
    Meetups are a good way to test out your material before presenting to a larger audience.
    Happiness Bar: It’s a way for people to ask an expert questions they have about WordPress
    If you’re looking for a WP meetup, go to wordpress.meetup.com. There are 490 groups with over 100k members. If you don’t find a local group, start a meetup! There are 19 meetups in the SoCal area. If you can’t find a local group, check meetwp.me They have an online meetup.

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    We'll be discussing: how to find one,  how to run one, why would you do either and what are the motivations or running one or attending.

    What is a meetup? A great way to get like minded people together and share ideas.

    * Steve: OCWordPress began with the intent of finding local WordPress talent in order to outsource overflow work for his company.
    * Natalie: SoCal WordPress MeetUp Los Angeles started Feb 2009 after reading an article about MeetUp.com. She started the WordPress meetup after finding a void at meetup.com
    * Patrick: Greenbay WI – Someone set up a group on MeetUp but never actually did anything with it even though there were plenty of people that joined the online group. He decided to run the meeting.
    * Se: WP for Small Businesses – The organizer for the group left the group so she decided to take over the group.

    One of the hardest parts of organizing a meetup is finding the space. Here’s how some of the organizers handle that.

    * Steve: they outgrew their office rather quickly so he looked for a location for his business that could also handle a large gathering of people and move his company into there.
    * Suzette: WordPress for Artists – She found an art gallery that was willing to host the meetups.
    * Verious: Inland Empire meetup. They had a very hard time finding space. It took about 8 months to be able to find a regular location. Now they meet at a hacker space called Riverside IO.
    * Se: She works with the Small Business Dev Center and they have a satellite office she can use in Long Beach.
    * Chris: North San Diego County Meetup: One of the people that wanted to join the group is a firefighter and worked it out so they could use the firehouse for their meetups.

    What’s a good way to come up with topics for your meetup? Have a companion Facebook group. Get your fellow attendees to join the group and keep the conversation going between meetups. Then you can source the group for topic ideas.
    Topics are dependent on who is in the room/group. Find out if they’re designers or developers, end users or what. Don’t be afraid to have a small focus for your group. It’s often better to have a smaller turnout of like minded people than a large group of people at all levels.
    Does anyone charge for their meetup? No. In the beginning, Natalie tried to charge to recoup costs for the space that she sometimes had to pay $100+ for. That didn’t work very well.
    They’ve all found that no one wants to pay to attend a meetup no matter what the charge is.
    Meetups are a good way to test out your material before presenting to a larger audience.
    Happiness Bar: It’s a way for people to ask an expert questions they have about WordPress
    If you’re looking for a WP meetup, go to wordpress.meetup.com. There are 490 groups with over 100k members. If you don’t find a local group, start a meetup! There are 19 meetups in the SoCal area. If you can’t find a local group, check meetwp.me They have an online meetup.

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    <![CDATA[EP54 – WordCamp LAX 2013 Recap Show – WPwatercooler]]> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 17:26:00 GMT 29:49 no WordCamp LAX was really smooth and well managed. General thoughts are that it was hard to imagine this was a first time organizer group for a WordCamp. It was also representative of life and diversity in Southern California.
    Events
    Friday: The traditional Speaker/Sponsor dinner in Hollywood
    Saturday: All day sessions running in 2 rooms at Cal State LA followed by the after party at the Blue Cow Kitchen and Bar in Downtown LA.
    Sunday: Afternoon sessions at Cross Campus in Santa Monica
    Q: Why did the organizers decide to spread the weekend out over the Greater Los Angeles area instead of keeping it to one location for the weekend?
    A: Natalie has a really good relationship with Cross Campus and immediately thought it would be perfect for the smaller Sunday event since not as many people attend the Sunday event as they do the Saturday event.  The Saturday venue needed to be much larger, and they were having trouble finding an appropriate location. Cal State LA kind if “fell into our laps” and it just worked out that way. It wasn’t planned to cover the east side and west side.
    Saturday Presentations
    Steve: Really enjoyed Paul Clark’s talk on Saturday Sass* and Less CSS. He’s a great speaker and funny with a great sense of humor. He inspired Steve to research Sass and work it into the development process.
    Steve also liked Konstantin Obenland presentation The Customizer and learned a lot.
    *Sass is a different way of creating CSS much more efficiently.
     
    Jeff: Favorite was Paul Clark.
    Jeff also enjoyed Scott Bolinger’s talk on Lesser Known but Super Hip Responsive Design Tricks.
    Jeff was also inspired to take the information from Konstantin’s presentation and implement it into his own work.
     
    Chris: Was anticipating the WordPress Consulting for Large Companies by Karim Marucchi, John Giaconia and Kara Hansen. A collaborative presentation between Velomedia and The Walt Disney Company.
     
    Takeaway for future presenters
    Speak on a topic that you know. It’s that simple. If you know your topic, it becomes a conversation and that’s what makes a good session. A good session is not reading off of slides. It’s when an audience is responsive to what you’re talking about.
    WPwatercooler Saturday presenters

    * Steve: Underscores – The only theme that matters
    * Chris delivered the Keynote
    * Se: DIYWP: Making WordPress Work for Your Small Business
    * Suzette: You’re Live! …Now What?: Post Launch Setup Process and Procedures

    WPwatercooler Sunday Presenters

    * Jason: Improving Support Documentation by Using Video in the Dashboard
    * Jeff: Part of the Business Panel Discussion

    Mentions

    * Huberts Lemonade (sponsor of WCLAX and provided a ton of cold bottles of lemonade to attendees.
    * GoDaddy

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    WordCamp LAX was really smooth and well managed. General thoughts are that it was hard to imagine this was a first time organizer group for a WordCamp. It was also representative of life and diversity in Southern California.
    Events
    Friday: The traditional Speaker/Sponsor dinner in Hollywood
    Saturday: All day sessions running in 2 rooms at Cal State LA followed by the after party at the Blue Cow Kitchen and Bar in Downtown LA.
    Sunday: Afternoon sessions at Cross Campus in Santa Monica
    Q: Why did the organizers decide to spread the weekend out over the Greater Los Angeles area instead of keeping it to one location for the weekend?
    A: Natalie has a really good relationship with Cross Campus and immediately thought it would be perfect for the smaller Sunday event since not as many people attend the Sunday event as they do the Saturday event.  The Saturday venue needed to be much larger, and they were having trouble finding an appropriate location. Cal State LA kind if “fell into our laps” and it just worked out that way. It wasn’t planned to cover the east side and west side.
    Saturday Presentations
    Steve: Really enjoyed Paul Clark’s talk on Saturday Sass* and Less CSS. He’s a great speaker and funny with a great sense of humor. He inspired Steve to research Sass and work it into the development process.
    Steve also liked Konstantin Obenland presentation The Customizer and learned a lot.
    *Sass is a different way of creating CSS much more efficiently.
     
    Jeff: Favorite was Paul Clark.
    Jeff also enjoyed Scott Bolinger’s talk on Lesser Known but Super Hip Responsive Design Tricks.
    Jeff was also inspired to take the information from Konstantin’s presentation and implement it into his own work.
     
    Chris: Was anticipating the WordPress Consulting for Large Companies by Karim Marucchi, John Giaconia and Kara Hansen. A collaborative presentation between Velomedia and The Walt Disney Company.
     
    Takeaway for future presenters
    Speak on a topic that you know. It’s that simple. If you know your topic, it becomes a conversation and that’s what makes a good session. A good session is not reading off of slides. It’s when an audience is responsive to what you’re talking about.
    WPwatercooler Saturday presenters

    * Steve: Underscores – The only theme that matters
    * Chris delivered the Keynote
    * Se: DIYWP: Making WordPress Work for Your Small Business
    * Suzette: You’re Live! …Now What?: Post Launch Setup Process and Procedures

    WPwatercooler Sunday Presenters

    * Jason: Improving Support Documentation by Using Video in the Dashboard
    * Jeff: Part of the Business Panel Discussion

    Mentions

    * Huberts Lemonade (sponsor of WCLAX and provided a ton of cold bottles of lemonade to attendees.
    * GoDaddy

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    <![CDATA[WPwatercooler Live from #WCLAX 2013]]> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 07:28:35 GMT 24:30 no Many of regulars and past guests that have been on the show will be speaking at the event, here is our compiled list:

    * Cody Landefeld – Building your start-up with WordPressBusiness Panel Discussion
    * Jeffrey Zinn – Business Panel Discussion
    * Mike Schroder – Command Line Workshop
    * Sarah Wefald – What is a child theme, and why/how should I use one?
    * Sé Reed – DIYWP: Making WordPress Work for Your Small Business
    * Steve Zehngut – Underscores – The only theme that matters
    * Suzette Franck – You’re Live! …Now What?: Post Launch Setup Process and Procedures
    * Wes Chyrchel – Setting Client Expectations in WordPress Web Development
    * Scott Bolinger – Lesser known but super hip responsive design tricks
    * Chris Lema – Keynote: The Commoditization of Intellect
    * Jason Tucker – Improving support documentation by using video in the dashboard.

    ]]>
    Many of regulars and past guests that have been on the show will be speaking at the event, here is our compiled list:

    * Cody Landefeld – Building your start-up with WordPressBusiness Panel Discussion
    * Jeffrey Zinn – Business Panel Discussion
    * Mike Schroder – Command Line Workshop
    * Sarah Wefald – What is a child theme, and why/how should I use one?
    * Sé Reed – DIYWP: Making WordPress Work for Your Small Business
    * Steve Zehngut – Underscores – The only theme that matters
    * Suzette Franck – You’re Live! …Now What?: Post Launch Setup Process and Procedures
    * Wes Chyrchel – Setting Client Expectations in WordPress Web Development
    * Scott Bolinger – Lesser known but super hip responsive design tricks
    * Chris Lema – Keynote: The Commoditization of Intellect
    * Jason Tucker – Improving support documentation by using video in the dashboard.

    ]]>
    <![CDATA[EP52 – Happy 1st Birthday! WordPress year in review – WPwatercooler – Sept 16 2013]]> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 17:18:01 GMT 29:44 no The one year anniversary of WP Watercooler
    Favorite Episodes:

    * Episode 28 – April Fools Day show – Drupal Watercooler
    * WordCamp Live shows

    * Orange County
    * Phoenix, Day two
    * Miami, Recap


    * Show and tell

    Favorite Guests:

    * Siobhan McKeown
    * Andrew Norcross
    * Carrie Dills
    * Jeff Zinn
    * Sarah Wefeld
    * Morton Rand-Hendriksen
    * Natalie MacLees

    Stats as of the September 16:

    * 54 Guests on the show
    * 2,982,983 episode views

    Other WP podcasts:

    * DradCast
    * Matt Report
    * This Week in WordPress

    Mentions:

    * github
    * jetpack
    * Media Temple
    * #blamelema

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    The one year anniversary of WP Watercooler
    Favorite Episodes:

    * Episode 28 – April Fools Day show – Drupal Watercooler
    * WordCamp Live shows

    * Orange County
    * Phoenix, Day two
    * Miami, Recap


    * Show and tell

    Favorite Guests:

    * Siobhan McKeown
    * Andrew Norcross
    * Carrie Dills
    * Jeff Zinn
    * Sarah Wefeld
    * Morton Rand-Hendriksen
    * Natalie MacLees

    Stats as of the September 16:

    * 54 Guests on the show
    * 2,982,983 episode views

    Other WP podcasts:

    * DradCast
    * Matt Report
    * This Week in WordPress

    Mentions:

    * github
    * jetpack
    * Media Temple
    * #blamelema

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    <![CDATA[EP51 – WordPress Analytics – WPwatercooler – Sept 9 2013]]> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 15:27:07 GMT 29:20 no Analytics is the way you go about tracking information about the people going to a website. It tells you how they’re arriving on your site, what pages they’re viewing, browser type, country of origin.
    There are 2 types of analytics. 
    Site based: Input code into the site and google will monitor the flow of traffic to/around/from your site.

    People Based: It answers “What are the people doing on the site?” You can follow a person’s movements through your site.
    What can you do with GA?

    * real time analysis
    * segmentation
    * integration of specific goals (such as tracking purchases and newsletter sign ups)
    * track pages they took to get to certain pages
    * Follow the dollars they spend

    What are resources to learn GA
    Beginners should look at WPBeginner

    Google offers its own training as well. sign up for free and go through their library of resources

    GA is constantly changing so you should look at those resources often

    Spend time using it as much as you can

    Jetpack
    How long should you wait with a new site before really getting into GA?
    At least a month or 2 for a new site.

    If it’s an older site that just wasn’t tracking, there might be data available pretty quickly

    Jetpack (plugin) is a great place to start for learning GA. You get the basics such as page views and growth, common search terms, outgoing links and more.
    Once the novelty of GA has worn off and you will begin to want more detailed information. Be more strategic in what you want to track and make that information work for you.
    You are able to set up a custom analytics dashboard.
    Jason highly recommends Occam’s Razor.  He makes really great prebuilt analytics dashboards you can install with a click and drop on all of your site profiles.
    Clients should be in charge of their own analytics. If you need access or they want you to monitor the analytics, they should add you as a user to their GA account. We really recommend you keep client analytics separate from your own GA account.
    Mentions:

    * Jetpack
    * Yoast SEO
    * Yoast Analytics
    * Occam's Razor
    * OCWP Meetup
    * Woopra

    Analytics Services

    * Google Analytics
    * Slim Stats
    * CrazyEgg
    * clicky.com
    * chartbeat
    * orbtr.net
    * Analytics360

    Higher-end Analytics Services

    * Dashfolio
    * Cohort Analysis
    * Mixpanel
    * Custora

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    Analytics is the way you go about tracking information about the people going to a website. It tells you how they’re arriving on your site, what pages they’re viewing, browser type, country of origin.
    There are 2 types of analytics. 
    Site based: Input code into the site and google will monitor the flow of traffic to/around/from your site.

    People Based: It answers “What are the people doing on the site?” You can follow a person’s movements through your site.
    What can you do with GA?

    * real time analysis
    * segmentation
    * integration of specific goals (such as tracking purchases and newsletter sign ups)
    * track pages they took to get to certain pages
    * Follow the dollars they spend

    What are resources to learn GA
    Beginners should look at WPBeginner

    Google offers its own training as well. sign up for free and go through their library of resources

    GA is constantly changing so you should look at those resources often

    Spend time using it as much as you can

    Jetpack
    How long should you wait with a new site before really getting into GA?
    At least a month or 2 for a new site.

    If it’s an older site that just wasn’t tracking, there might be data available pretty quickly

    Jetpack (plugin) is a great place to start for learning GA. You get the basics such as page views and growth, common search terms, outgoing links and more.
    Once the novelty of GA has worn off and you will begin to want more detailed information. Be more strategic in what you want to track and make that information work for you.
    You are able to set up a custom analytics dashboard.
    Jason highly recommends Occam’s Razor.  He makes really great prebuilt analytics dashboards you can install with a click and drop on all of your site profiles.
    Clients should be in charge of their own analytics. If you need access or they want you to monitor the analytics, they should add you as a user to their GA account. We really recommend you keep client analytics separate from your own GA account.
    Mentions:

    * Jetpack
    * Yoast SEO
    * Yoast Analytics
    * Occam's Razor
    * OCWP Meetup
    * Woopra

    Analytics Services

    * Google Analytics
    * Slim Stats
    * CrazyEgg
    * clicky.com
    * chartbeat
    * orbtr.net
    * Analytics360

    Higher-end Analytics Services

    * Dashfolio
    * Cohort Analysis
    * Mixpanel
    * Custora

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    <![CDATA[EP50 – Learning resources – What’s the best way to get started with WordPress? – WPwatercooler – September 2 2013]]> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 15:10:36 GMT 29:55 no Chris’ best tip for any and every WordPress beginner question is to go to google and type in “WP Beginner” and then write your question.
    Sarah suggests getting offline and going to a local reputable WordPress meet up. Instead of just reading blog posts and tutorials, get in front of people that know WordPress. Have a conversation in person.
    Go to wordpress.com, set up a site and just start playing with it.
    About WPBeginner – 95% of articles come from users submitting questions.
    You’re always going to be a beginner of sorts because WP is always changing. You’ll always have to be learning.
    If you really do know WordPress, be a resource yourself! “Know enough to know what you don’t know.” If you don’t know something, don’t give out bad information.
    Resources for WordPress beginners:

    * WP Beginner (free)
    * Lynda.com (paid)
    * Suzette’s Speaker Deck from WC Vancouver
    * teamtreehouse.com
    * WordPress for Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson
    * WP101
    * carriedills.com for more advanced beginners
    * wpsessions.com
    * chrislema.com
    * quora.com
    * wordpress.tv
    * YouTube video tutorials
    * Find a local wordcamp
    * support.wordpress.org
    * StackExchange

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    Chris’ best tip for any and every WordPress beginner question is to go to google and type in “WP Beginner” and then write your question.
    Sarah suggests getting offline and going to a local reputable WordPress meet up. Instead of just reading blog posts and tutorials, get in front of people that know WordPress. Have a conversation in person.
    Go to wordpress.com, set up a site and just start playing with it.
    About WPBeginner – 95% of articles come from users submitting questions.
    You’re always going to be a beginner of sorts because WP is always changing. You’ll always have to be learning.
    If you really do know WordPress, be a resource yourself! “Know enough to know what you don’t know.” If you don’t know something, don’t give out bad information.
    Resources for WordPress beginners:

    * WP Beginner (free)
    * Lynda.com (paid)
    * Suzette’s Speaker Deck from WC Vancouver
    * teamtreehouse.com
    * WordPress for Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson
    * WP101
    * carriedills.com for more advanced beginners
    * wpsessions.com
    * chrislema.com
    * quora.com
    * wordpress.tv
    * YouTube video tutorials
    * Find a local wordcamp
    * support.wordpress.org
    * StackExchange

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    <![CDATA[EP49 – How to speed up your WordPress website – WPwatercooler – August 26 2013]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 15:36:06 GMT 30:25 no Caching – A way of taking the content and storing it into something more static to that gets pushed out to the internet.
    CDN – Content Delivery Network, the way you distribute all of the content be it Java, CSS or images out to a 3rd party that has fast servers.
    What are possible causes for a site running slow?

    * It’s possible that the issue is with your code and no matter where your site is hosted it will be slow.
    * Themes can also be an issue.
    * Often problems happen on the front end with a lot of or inefficient JavaScript, large image sizes. Image optimization is key.
    * Media in general takes up a lot of bandwidth.

    What are some possible solutions to slow running sites?

    * Hosting with a company that provides SSD (solid state drive) technology. SSD currently serves data at the fastest speed available. Compare hosts and find one that uses SSD rather than spindle based drives.
    * Use P3 Profiler (Plugin Performance Profiler) Use P3 to see which plugins are slowing your sites down. The plugin creates a performance report for the site.

    CDN Solutions:

    * Amazon s3
    * MaxCDN
    * Cloud Flare
    * Google Page Feed

    Caching

    * Use a plugin

    * W3 Total Cache (not recommended not for the casual users, difficult to use, not set it and forget it)
    * WP Super Cache – Recommended
    * Hyper Cache – Recommended


    * Hosting company

    * WP Engine
    * Page.ly
    * Dreamhost
    * HostGator
    * Site Ground


    * Cloud Flare

    Once you’ve run optimizations, how do you check to see if your site is actually faster?

    * Webpagetest.org
    * Pingdom
    * yslow
    * Google Page Test
    * GT Metrix

    Mentions:

    * WP Engine
    * GoDaddy
    * WPSitecare
    * P3 Profiler
    * Jetpack
    * Photon
    * Sass
    * Less
    * DB Migrate Pro
    * Lightroom
    * Photoshop
    * Gimp
    * smush.it
    * JPGmini
    * CSS Tricks

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    Caching – A way of taking the content and storing it into something more static to that gets pushed out to the internet.
    CDN – Content Delivery Network, the way you distribute all of the content be it Java, CSS or images out to a 3rd party that has fast servers.
    What are possible causes for a site running slow?

    * It’s possible that the issue is with your code and no matter where your site is hosted it will be slow.
    * Themes can also be an issue.
    * Often problems happen on the front end with a lot of or inefficient JavaScript, large image sizes. Image optimization is key.
    * Media in general takes up a lot of bandwidth.

    What are some possible solutions to slow running sites?

    * Hosting with a company that provides SSD (solid state drive) technology. SSD currently serves data at the fastest speed available. Compare hosts and find one that uses SSD rather than spindle based drives.
    * Use P3 Profiler (Plugin Performance Profiler) Use P3 to see which plugins are slowing your sites down. The plugin creates a performance report for the site.

    CDN Solutions:

    * Amazon s3
    * MaxCDN
    * Cloud Flare
    * Google Page Feed

    Caching

    * Use a plugin

    * W3 Total Cache (not recommended not for the casual users, difficult to use, not set it and forget it)
    * WP Super Cache – Recommended
    * Hyper Cache – Recommended


    * Hosting company

    * WP Engine
    * Page.ly
    * Dreamhost
    * HostGator
    * Site Ground


    * Cloud Flare

    Once you’ve run optimizations, how do you check to see if your site is actually faster?

    * Webpagetest.org
    * Pingdom
    * yslow
    * Google Page Test
    * GT Metrix

    Mentions:

    * WP Engine
    * GoDaddy
    * WPSitecare
    * P3 Profiler
    * Jetpack
    * Photon
    * Sass
    * Less
    * DB Migrate Pro
    * Lightroom
    * Photoshop
    * Gimp
    * smush.it
    * JPGmini
    * CSS Tricks

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    <![CDATA[EP48 – Working locally instead of cowboy coding – August 19 2013 – WPwatercooler]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:40:05 GMT 30:14 no XAMPP MAMP WAMP and other tools like DesktopServer, Vagrant or even Vagrantpress.
    Beginners
    For beginners Suzette suggests they use DesktopServer because it’s easy to install and you don’t have to ruin your server testing everything out and can test locally.
    Shooting from the hip
    Cowboy Coding: is when you make live changes to a website everyone can see. If you do anything that might break your site, you’re cowboy coding. You’re pulling the trigger and hoping something doesn’t break.
    Local Server
    So why use a local server?

    * It’s too easy to make 1 little mistake and break everything. Doing it locally prevents you from taking the site down live. This way you’re making changes and testing it out on a local server and if something breaks, it won’t take down the entire website.
    * You get good speed because you aren’t waiting for the internet to load.
    * You can work with no internet connection at all.

    Test Environment
    When is it necessary to make that test environment? Some sites are very small and don’t get a lot of traffic. So is it necessary to have a testing environment for those sites?

    * Steve: Yes you need a testing environment and you need it right away.
    * If the content is important to the user, then a test environment is very important.
    * Say something breaks, what good are backups if you can’t repair them locally?
    * It’s a good habit. Always do it the same way and you’ll be safer.

    From the local server you can send it to a staging server to test out before then moving on to a full deployment.
    Version Control
    Is it always important to always have version control to roll back to previous versions?
    For “casual” sites, no. They can use something like DropBox and have the “poor man’s” version control. They can learn the ropes and then segue into a more mature solution such as Git or Subversion.
    DesktopServer
    About DesktopServer

    * It’s quick and simple to use. You can set up to 3 sites with the free version and have a local working environment right away. DesktopServer takes something that was really difficult and tedious to do, and makes is quick and simple.
    * Before going from local to deployment DesktopServer will go through and “scrub” the site to make sure the links have been changed before going live.

    Staging Server
    It’s really good to move from a local server to a staging server before deployment. It’s likely there will be issues moving from an Apache server to a server running Nginx. There are also PHP versions that aren’t compatible. MySQL may also cause problems.
    You don’t have to go with a company that provides staging, you can create your own with your host via sub domain. If you do this, make sure you block robots or set up a log in page or you might get an angry call from a client asking why your agency staging site ranking higher than their website.

    Hosts that provide staging servers:

    * WP Engine (1 click staging)
    * Site Ground

    ]]>
    XAMPP MAMP WAMP and other tools like DesktopServer, Vagrant or even Vagrantpress.
    Beginners
    For beginners Suzette suggests they use DesktopServer because it’s easy to install and you don’t have to ruin your server testing everything out and can test locally.
    Shooting from the hip
    Cowboy Coding: is when you make live changes to a website everyone can see. If you do anything that might break your site, you’re cowboy coding. You’re pulling the trigger and hoping something doesn’t break.
    Local Server
    So why use a local server?

    * It’s too easy to make 1 little mistake and break everything. Doing it locally prevents you from taking the site down live. This way you’re making changes and testing it out on a local server and if something breaks, it won’t take down the entire website.
    * You get good speed because you aren’t waiting for the internet to load.
    * You can work with no internet connection at all.

    Test Environment
    When is it necessary to make that test environment? Some sites are very small and don’t get a lot of traffic. So is it necessary to have a testing environment for those sites?

    * Steve: Yes you need a testing environment and you need it right away.
    * If the content is important to the user, then a test environment is very important.
    * Say something breaks, what good are backups if you can’t repair them locally?
    * It’s a good habit. Always do it the same way and you’ll be safer.

    From the local server you can send it to a staging server to test out before then moving on to a full deployment.
    Version Control
    Is it always important to always have version control to roll back to previous versions?
    For “casual” sites, no. They can use something like DropBox and have the “poor man’s” version control. They can learn the ropes and then segue into a more mature solution such as Git or Subversion.
    DesktopServer
    About DesktopServer

    * It’s quick and simple to use. You can set up to 3 sites with the free version and have a local working environment right away. DesktopServer takes something that was really difficult and tedious to do, and makes is quick and simple.
    * Before going from local to deployment DesktopServer will go through and “scrub” the site to make sure the links have been changed before going live.

    Staging Server
    It’s really good to move from a local server to a staging server before deployment. It’s likely there will be issues moving from an Apache server to a server running Nginx. There are also PHP versions that aren’t compatible. MySQL may also cause problems.
    You don’t have to go with a company that provides staging, you can create your own with your host via sub domain. If you do this, make sure you block robots or set up a log in page or you might get an angry call from a client asking why your agency staging site ranking higher than their website.

    Hosts that provide staging servers:

    * WP Engine (1 click staging)
    * Site Ground
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