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WP-Tonic is a podcast IS for WordPress entrepreneurs like you in the LMS membership e-learning area. WP-Tonic is produced by Jonathan Denwood & Adrian Tobey and is the team behind one of the longest-running WordPress podcasts. Each episode brings you valuable insights with one goal: to help you gene…

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    #745 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS: With Special Guest David Valentine CEO of Avadel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 43:59


    How To Generate 100 Plus Sales Meetings in 2023 Dave owns seven businesses that have generated over ONE BILLION dollars collectively for over 1000 clients, including major brands and Fortune 100 companies like Target, Time magazine, and American Express. At the age of 29, his doctor said, “Are you prepared for your heart attack?” Dave realized he needed to learn how to scale his businesses without being overwhelmed by stress. His life depended on it. Merging conscious capitalism with an unconventional marketing approach, Dave has rapidly grown his businesses by investing money in people rather than paid advertising. After selling his first business, Dave acquired three more companies and has put $3 MILLION into businesses this year. His mission is to employ over 200,000 people and revolutionize the way we reward good talent. Dave wants to be so big that governments can’t ignore him because his companies take up too much of their GDP. Simply put . . . he wants to buy back the freedom that greedy individuals and corporations stole. https://davevalentine.co/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-valentine-95564891/ https://avadel.agency/

    #744 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS: But How to Use eLearning as a Marketing tool?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 36:13


    But How to Use eLearning As a Marketing & Lead Generation Tool in 2023? If your company is ready to increase the number of qualified leads, you should definitely give eLearning lead generation a try. From offering resources, they can't resist promoting eLearning courses for lead generation and beyond; here's all you need to know. ----------------------------------- Sponsors of The Show ----------------------------------- Zoho.com: - https://www.zoho.com/partners/ Sensei LMS - https://bit.ly/3VskGBT BlogVault - https://bit.ly/3VskGBT WPLaunchify - hhttps://bit.ly/3VskGBT LfiterLMS - https://bit.ly/3VskGBT ----------------------------------- Sponsors of The Show -----------------------------------

    #743 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS: We Discuss ChatGPT & How It Will Effect WordPress & Digital Marketing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 37:47


    We Discuss ChatGPT & WordPress, The Future?

    #742 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS: With Special Guest Adam Preiser, Co-Founder of CartFlows & SureMembers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 38:13


    Adam Preiser of WPCrafter The Future of WordPress in 2023? Adam is the co-founder of both CartFlows, SureMembers, and Presto Player. plus, he also is the founder of one of the most popular YouTube channels on WordPress, WPCrafter in this interview, we discuss all things WordPress and how to successfully launch products or services in the WordPress space in 2023 How to Successfully Launch Products or Services in The WordPress Space in 2023 Main Questions For Interview #1 - Adam, can you give the listeners and viewers some insights on your background and how you got involved in WordPress? #2 - Can you give us some insights connected to your new plugin and service SureCart and SureMembers? #3 - Can you give us a couple of insights that you like to share with the audience connected to successfully launching a product or service in the WordPress space? #4 - What did you think of the State of the Word 2022? #5 - If you go back to a time machine at the beginning of your career, what advice would you give yourself? #6 - Are there any books, websites, or online recourses that have helped you in your business development that you like to share with the audience? Adam Preiser Links https://www.linkedin.com/in/adampreiser/ https://www.wpcrafter.com/ https://adampreiser.com/

    #741 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS: 12 Reasons Why People Hate WordPress (Plus WordPress Drama)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 42:58


    #741 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Special Guest Kurt von Ahnen 12 Reasons Why People Hate WordPress (Plus WordPress Drama) Reasons Why People Hate WordPress (Including WordPress Drama) We discuss a recent video from Darrel Wilson from his great YouTube channel; see the link to his video below. https://youtu.be/Z0qRXfUJISs https://darrelwilson.com/ #1 - WordPress.org VS WordPress.com #2 - Constant Updates #3 - Security Issues #4 - Constant UI Changes #5 - Subscription Model #6 - No Enforcement #7 - Spam Notices #8 - White Screen Of Death #9 - Speed #10 - Volunteer Dilemma #11 - WordPress And Drama #12 - Matt Mullenweg

    #740 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Special Guest Heather Wilde Renze

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 48:12


    #740 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Special Guest Heather Wilde Renze How to Close the Diversity Gap in WordPress & Tech? Heather Wilde is the Digital Solutions Lead of theDifference Consulting and is also known as the “Unicorn Whisperer” due to her particular focus on entrepreneurs. She is a personal and professional growth expert, executive coach, author, and speaker. She is also the author of the Award-Winning book, “Birth of a Unicorn: Six Basic Steps to Success.”She was one of the only women to have programmed, designed, produced, and published a game at the company THQ. Wilde’s writing and speaking span social media, entrepreneurialism, startups, leadership, cybersecurity, customer experience, fundraising, and diversity issues. She writes for Forbes and hosts the “Entrepreneurial Revolution” column for Inc Magazine. Her annual exploits at San Diego Comic-Con are both legendary and totally embarrassing. She currently lives in Las Vegas, NV. https://heathriel.com/about/ Main Questions For Interview #1 - Heather, can you give some insights on your background and why you are passionate about promoting diversity in tech? #2 - Do you see some clear "bottom line" benefits for companies connected to encouraging and promoting diversity inside the culture of a company? #3 - I feel that many tech companies have a "check box" outlook on diversity. Would you agree with this statement, and how can this situation be improved? #4 - What are a couple of quick things a company can do to improve diversity inside a company in difficult financial times for VC or bootstrap startup companies? #5 - If you go back to a time machine at the beginning of your career, what advice would you give yourself? #6 - Are there any books, websites, or online recourses that have helped you in your business development that you like to share with the audience? https://heathriel.com/about/

    #739 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Special Guest Hanne Vervaeck, The CEO of Thrive Themes

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 34:06


    #739 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Special Guest Hanne Vervaeck, The CEO of Thrive Themes The CEO of Thrive Themes How To Become A WordPress Customer Mind Reader! Hanne is the CEO at Thrive Themes and co-host of the ActiveGrowth podcast. After obtaining a degree in Fashion Business and working several years as a shoe buyer, she decided to follow her passion and specialize in online marketing. At Thrive Themes, her goal is to level up, do sh*t, fail, get better, and improve, and get everyone around her to do the same. ----------------------------------- Sponsors of The Show ----------------------------------- SENSEI LMS - https://bit.ly/3VskGBT BlogVault - https://bit.ly/3VskGBT WPLaunchify - hhttps://bit.ly/3VskGBT LfiterLMS - https://bit.ly/3VskGBT ----------------------------------- Sponsors of The Show ----------------------------------- Main Questions For Interview #1 - Hanne, Can you give the listeners and viewers some background info about your journey to becoming the CEO of Thrive Themes? #2 - Thrive Themes seems to be trying to build a position in the eLearning WordPress and SaaS space; what do you think to Thrive Themes bring to the table for the eLearning entrepreneur? #3 - Recently, the founder of Divi, Nick Roach, publicly announced a semi-complete pivot for Divi connected to it becoming much more integrated with Gutenberg what are Thrive Themes position and plans connected to Gutenberg? #4 - What is it like taking over from a tremendous joint founder marketing wizard-like "Shane Melaugh?" #5 - If you go back to a time machine at the beginning of your career, what advice would you give yourself? #6 - Are there any books, websites, or online recourses that have helped you in your own business development that you like to share with the audience? https://www.linkedin.com/in/hvervaeck/ Thrive Themes https://thrivethemes.com/ Thrive, Automator, https://thrivethemes.com/automator/?

    #738 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Special Guest Artur Grabowski of Extendify

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 34:39


    #738 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Special Guest Artur Grabowski of Extendify A Mission To Improve The WordPress User Onboarding Experience WordPress is an open-source platform that powers over 40% of the web. WordPress is becoming the de facto operating system of the web and is supported by a massive ecosystem surrounding the platform. While at Automattic (the company behind WordPress.com), my co-founder and I saw the WordPress ecosystem's power. We founded Extendify to transform WordPress into a superpower for hosts, developers, and users. Before Automattic, my Adobe team led acquisitions and investments in enterprise marketing technologies and next-generation media. We created the Adobe Experience Cloud through a series of transformative acquisitions, and we helped evolve the Adobe Creative Cloud into a modern SaaS platform for creativity through acquisitions and investments in marketplace, 3D, VR, and voice app technologies. I previously worked at Silicon Valley Bank and KeyBanc Capital Markets and started my career in software development at Andeen-Hagerling and Melodies (nka SoundHound). Main Questions For Interview #1 - Artur can you give the listeners and viewers some background info about yourself and Extendify? #2 - What are the significant problems that Extendify is trying to help fix regarding WordPress? #3 - I personally feel that WordPress really does need some help when it comes to improving its onboarding experience at the beginning of 2023 can this be done in core or reality can this only be done by hosting providers, or is a mixture of both doing better? #4 - WordPress isn't a SaaS, and one of the leading drivers in the platform's growth, in my opinion, has been its extensive library of third-party plugins. However, this inherently courses problems when it comes to UX and onboarding experience compared to SaaS applications would you agree with this statement, and are they any fixes? #5 - If you go back to a time machine at the beginning of your career, what advice would you give yourself? #6 - Are there any books, websites, or online recourses that have helped you in your own business development that you like to share with the audience? https://www.linkedin.com/in/artgrab/ https://extendify.com/

    #737 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Special Guest Kurt Von Ahnen

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 34:09


    Selling WordPress LMS Development and Design Services Corporations Kurt Von Ahnen Peeling back the B.S. through effective communication and leadership consulting, driving results through productivity and culture. Main Questions For Interview #1 - Kurt, can you give the listeners and viewers some insights about your general background and how you got involved with the WordPress community? #2 - Kurt, you attended WordCamp USA; what were your initial impressions and the good and bad things that you didn't like? #3 - All online and physical communities have a different feel and general philosophy; make them all unique how in your own mind, would you verbally explain to a newbie what the key thing they need to know about the WordPress community? #4 - Any personal thoughts connected to how Matt Mullenweg and the leadership runes WordPress? #5 - If you go back to a time machine at the beginning of your career, what advice would you give yourself? #6 - Are there any books, websites, or online recourses that have helped you in your own business development that you like to share with the audience? https://www.linkedin.com/in/kurtvonahnen/

    #736 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Special Guest Brian Gardner of WP-Engine

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 36:47


    The Future of WordPress Themes in a World of Gutenberg Blocks I’m Brian Gardner, a Chicago-based designer, WordPress expert, and the creator of Powder—a base WordPress block theme created for Full Site Editing. Build something cool, pair it with a child, or use it for a client project. I believe that good design is about pushing boundaries and experimenting with new ideas. It’s about dreaming, thinking outside the box, and creating something unique. Main Questions For Interview #1 - Brain, can you give the listeners and viewers some insights connected to what you do on a day-to-day basis in the WP-Engine team and what it is like working with such a great group of people? #2 - Brain, while are we with the Gutenberg project, and how does the traditional theme fit into the new world of Gutenberg and block libraries? #3 - I personally see some fantastic opportunities with Gutenberg and block libraries what is your's and WP-Engine attitude connected to helping developers and designers in this new world of blocks? #4 - Matt Mullenweg seems lately to be having problems with some of the major hosting providers. How can this situation be improved so everybody can, to some extent, have a win-win situation if this is possible? #5 - If you go back to a time machine at the beginning of your career, what advice would you give yourself? #6 - Are there any books, websites, or online recourses that have helped you in your own business development that you like to share with the audience? https://briangardner.com/about/ https://wpengine.com/builders/author/brian-gardner/

    #735: WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Special Guest Lior Izik

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 36:36


    How To Successfully Integrate WordPress With ZohoCRM in 2022Lior has been in business since he was 10 years old. He began by purchasing bagels on the street and selling them to bankers a few doors down for double the price. In doing so, Lior learned from his mistakes and paved his way to a winning record in the business world. Much of this occurred on the internet; over many years, he developed web design, development, marketing, and security companies, all of which were successful despite being part of a growing and highly competitive market. Some of his ventures were sold to larger companies, while others, I am proud to say, are still making me money today. Main Questions For Interview #1 -Lior, can you tell us about your background and how you got into Zoho and became the head of a specialized Zoho consultation agency? #2 - Can you give us some insights on a couple of the most significant early challenges you initially faced with business and how you have semi-overcome these particular challenges? #3 - Based on your experience, can you give us some insights on what you see as the real opportunities, if any, are there connected to ZohoCRM working with the WordPress platform? #4 - Can you draw us a picture of where Zoho's range of apps is, and what are some of the leading ones that get you most excited in 2022? #5 - If you go back to a time machine at the beginning of your career, what advice would you give yourself? #6 - Are there any books, websites, or online recourses that have helped you in your own business development that you like to share with the audience? https://www.amazingbusinessresults.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/lior-izik/

    #734: WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Special Guest Nick Ahmann Founder & CEO of Inisev.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 32:41


    Lessons Learned Connected To Building a Successful WordPress Plugin Shop Inisev Is a leading European-based WordPress plugin shop with many successful WordPress plugins available free on the WordPress.org directory. After 10 years in banking, Nick decided to change the industry and focus on creating SaaS businesses and WordPress products, especially WordPress plugins, which are used by over half a million people today. - TasteWP: https://tastewp.com- Backup & Migration: https://wordpress.org/plugins/backup-backup/- Copy Delete Posts: https://wordpress.org/plugins/copy-delete-posts/- Redirection plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/redirect-redirection/- MyPopUps: https://mypopups.com- Ultimate Social Media Icons: https://wordpress.org/plugins/ultimate-social-media-icons/ - follow.it: https://follow.it

    #733: WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS With Fiebert of Lasso

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 33:58


    #733: WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Special Guest Andrew, CEO of Lasso & "Listen to Money Matters" Podcast Lasso - We Discuss Affiliate Marketing Tools Aimed At Bloggers. Affiliate marketing is easy to start but hard to master. Finding the right software to manage all of your essential links was challenging because it didn’t exist. We get it. And it’s the reason we built Lasso. Andrew and Laura Fiebert, co-founders of Lasso, have large affiliate sites. In 2020 their sites reached over 11 million people. They struggled to manage all of the affiliate links on their sites with existing plugins. After trying every affiliate marketing tool under the sun, they found there was no single tool that would fully control their affiliate link inventory end to end. They wanted something that could do everything. Something that even the big players would dream of having. Something that didn’t only work with Amazon. Their two main sites are very different. Laura’s site relies mainly on Amazon affiliate links, while Andrew’s has a mix of all types of affiliate programs. This was a unique challenge trying to build a plugin that would work for both. But in the process, they invented Lasso, which would solve all their needs. Plus a few more they didn’t even anticipate. Lasso is an affiliate marketer’s dream plugin. That was the goal, and that’s what they built. But it required a team. https://getlasso.co/about/ Listen to Money Matters Podcast - https://www.listenmoneymatters.com/

    #732: WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Special Guest Gil Vidals, CEO of HIPAAVault

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 32:32


    #732: WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Special Guest Gil Vidals, CEO of HIPAAVault Building A Successful Niche Hosting Business HIPAA Vault’s managed services include lightning-fast response times for critical alerts and 90% first-call resolution. Our dedicated IT professionals handle everything. That doesn’t only mean general support questions and maintenance. They can also address much more complex issues, such as advanced firewall configurations and system monitoring. https://www.hipaavault.com/ Main Questions For Interview #1 - Gil, can you tell us how you got into hosting and this particular niche of HIPAA hosting? #2 - Can you give us some insights on what were a couple of the most significant early challenges you faced with HIPAAVault? #3 - Can you give some info on one or two marketing campaigns that didn't work for the company, and what did you personally learn from these failures? #4 - Recently, "Digital Ocean" bought out CloudWays what did you think of this particular buy-out, and how do you see the hosting industry going in the next 18 months connected to business and technology? #5 - If you go back to a time machine at the beginning of your career, what advice would you give yourself? #6 - Are there any books, websites, or online recourses that have helped you in your own business development that you like to share with the audience?

    #731: WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS With Rayhan Arif

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 41:08


    #731: WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS With Rayhan Arif of Themeum How Do Build & Growing Plugin Business in a Highly Competitive Sector Themeum started with a small group of people who wanted to bring about change. Since its launch in 2013, the company has grown leaps & bounds with hundreds of thousands of downloads, a huge following, and representatives worldwide. As we grow each day, we help our community be better every day. Plugins Tutor LMS Qubely WP Crowdfunding https://www.themeum.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/rayhan-uddin-arif/ #731: WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS With Rayhan Arif of Themeum Mahsa Amini https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-62998231 Rayhan Arif of Themeum The Main Question of This Great Interview #1 - Can you give us some background info on Themeum, i.e., its management and how many people work for the company maybe you can give some insights into the company's plans for the next 12 months. #2 - What have been a couple of the biggest obstacles that Themeum and its team have faced connected to building and marketing Tutor LMS? #3 - What are some of the biggest and particular challenges that an IT company faces, which is based in Bangladesh? #4 - What differences do you see connecting WordPress company to other open source cms like Joomla? #5 - If you go back to a time machine at the beginning of your career, what advice would you give yourself? #6 - Are there any books, websites, or online recourses that have helped you in your own business development that you like to share with the tribe?

    #729 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS With Sam Fonoimoana of Data Join

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 33:46


    How To Sell WordPress or SaaS Products or Services B2B Markets Integrate Your Marketing Tech Stack, Without Code Sam Fonoimoana started his career in Finance (FP&A) and transitioned into Marketing Analytics, helping companies such as Adobe, DOMO, and Ancestry.com. He also taught Marketing Analytics at BYU Hawaii in beautiful Laie, HI. Today, he is the Founder and CEO of Datajoin – a B2B marketing analytics company that is the go-to solution for connecting first-party data across the MarTech stack through their proprietary “Micro Integrations.” Their customers include Cisco, ARM, Adobe, and Equifax. Sam, the first VC-backed tech Founder and CEO of Polynesian descent in Utah has closed a seed round led by Sepio Capital. Sam and his wife Sabrina never have a dull moment with their children. They have 3 beautiful daughters and 4 wonderful sons. All 4 of their sons have been diagnosed with autism. When Sam is not at his computer, he can be found with his family at the park, rec center, restaurant, or on a road trip! Sam received his MBA in Finance from Brigham Young University. #729: WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS With Sam Fonoimoana of Data Join Main Question of The Interview #1 - Sam, can you give the audience some background info connected to you and how you get involved in tech? #2 - Can you give us the starter story behind Data Join? #3 - What have been a couple of the biggest challenges you have faced in the development of Data Join? #4 - What are some of the most effective ways you have found connected to marketing Data Join? #5 - If you go back to a time machine at the beginning of Data Join, what advice would you give yourself? #6 - Are there any books, websites, or online recourses that have helped you in your own business development that you like to share with the tribe? https://www.datajoin.com/

    #728 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 16th of September, 2022 at 8:30 am PST

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 71:38


    Every Friday at 8:30 am PST, we host the WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & Tech round-table show, where we discuss the latest WordPress and the general web news of the week. You can also watch the show LIVE on our WP-Tonic’s Facebook Group Page & YouTube channel. This Weeks Special Guest Panelists Matt Inglot: https://www.tiltedpixel.com/ This Week's Articles That We Discuss During The Show #1 - Matt Mullenweg Renews Push for Canonical Plugins https://wptavern.com/matt-mullenweg-renews-push-for-canonical-plugins #2 - Adobe to Acquire Figma https://news.adobe.com/news/news-details/2022/Adobe-to-Acquire-Figma/default.aspx #3 - BuddyPress Plugin Usage Declining, Remaining Contributors Discuss Path Forward https://wptavern.com/buddypress-plugin-usage-declining-remaining-contributors-discuss-path-forward #4 - Twitter may have hired a Chinese spy and four other takeaways from the Senate hearing https://www.npr.org/2022/09/13/1122671582/twitter-whistleblower-mudge-senate-hearing #5 - What the WordPress community can learn from BTS: Take a break. https://masterwp.com/what-the-wordpress-can-learn-from-bts-take-a-break/ #6 - Cloudflare Can Cancel Service to Terrible Websites Like Kiwi Farms. But Should It? https://reason.com/2022/09/08/cloudflare-can-cancel-service-to-terrible-websites-like-kiwi-farms-but-should-it/ Panel Recommendations of the Week Jonathan Denwood" YouTube Channel - " Indigo Traveller" - https://www.youtube.com/c/IndigoTraveller/videos

    #727: WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS WordCampUSA 2022 Live Special With John Locke & Tom Fanelli

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 36:11


    #727: WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS WordCampUSA 2022 Live Special With John Locke & Tom Fanelli Can you believe WordCamp US 2022 is in one week? You’ve made your airline and hotel reservations, got your event ticket, and decided which sessions to attend. You’ve reached your sunblock, sandals, and water bottle to stay hydrated. And you’ve thought about what you want to do for Contributor Day. Tom Fanelli & John Locke https://convesio.com/ https://www.lockedownseo.com/ https://us.wordcamp.org/2022/

    #727 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS WordCampUSA 2022 Live Special With John Locke & Tom Fanelli

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 36:11


    #727: WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS WordCampUSA 2022 Live Special With John Locke & Tom Fanelli Can you believe WordCamp US 2022 is in one week? You’ve made your airline and hotel reservations, got your event ticket, and decided which sessions to attend. You’ve reached your sunblock, sandals, and water bottle to stay hydrated. And you’ve thought about what you want to do for Contributor Day. Tom Fanelli & John Locke https://convesio.com/ https://www.lockedownseo.com/ https://us.wordcamp.org/2022/

    #726 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 9th of September, 2022 at 8:30 am PST

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 56:08


    #726 WP-Ton”c "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 9th of September, 2022 at 8:30 am PST Every Friday at 8:30 am PST; we host the WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & Tech round-table show, where we discuss the latest WordPress and the general web news of the week. You can also watch the show LIVE on our WP-Tonic’s Facebook Group Page & YouTube channel. This Weeks Spe’ial Guest Panelists This Week's Articles That We Discuss During The Show #1 - WordCampU’A 2022 #2 - Reacting to Apple's event, new watch, AirPods, and iPhone 14 htt's://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2022-09-04/apple-s-far-out-event-ip'one-14-pro-airpods-pro-2-and-apple-watch-series-8-l7ndyucj #3 - The ‘self-employment penalty’ emerging in WordPress https://masterwp.com/the-self-employment-penalty-emerging-in-wordpress/ #4 - Just a Few People Crowned Some of YouTube’s Earliest Hits https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2022/09/youtube-homepage-editor-google-algorithm-book-excerpt/671339/ #5 - iThemes Patches Vulnerability in BackupBuddy, Wordfence Tracks 5 Million Exploit Attempts https://wptavern.com/ithemes-patches-vulnerability-in-backupbuddy-wordfence-tracks-5-million-exploit-attempts

    #725: WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS We Interview Chris Badgett, Joint Founder & CEO of LifterLMS

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 42:10


    Using Community To Build Your Online WordPress Business With Special Guest Chris Badgett of LifterLMS More About Chris Chris and LifterLMS help education entrepreneurs create, launch, and scale high-value online training platforms from their WordPress websites that they own and control! Discover the world's leading open-source freemium WordPress Learning Management System (LMS). The Membership Success Summit: https://themembershipsuccesssummit.com/ #725: WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS We Interview Chris Badgett, Joint Founder & CEO of LifterLMS Mail Questions We Will Be Discussing With Chris Badgett, Joint Founder & CEO of LifterLMS #1 - Chris, can you give the audience some more detailed info connected to your background and how you got into the World of WordPress and LMS? #2 - That sight would you like to share with the tribe connected to using the community to help grow a WordPress or SaaS online business? #3 - What are some of the unique differences connected to building a business in the WordPress space compared to the world of SaaS? #4 - What are some of the significant changes you have observed in the WordPress business space in the last 18 months? #5 - If you had a time machine and could go back to the beginning of LifterLMS, what advice would you give yourself? #6 - What are some of the critical people in either the WordPress, SaaS, or the online influencer space that you listen to the most that have personally influenced you the most lately? https://lifterlms.com

    #725 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS We Interview Chris Badgett, Joint Founder & CEO of LifterLMS

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 42:10


    Using Community To Build Your Online WordPress Business With Special Guest Chris Badgett of LifterLMS More About Chris Chris and LifterLMS help education entrepreneurs create, launch, and scale high-value online training platforms from their WordPress websites that they own and control! Discover the world's leading open-source freemium WordPress Learning Management System (LMS). The Membership Success Summit: https://themembershipsuccesssummit.com/ #725: WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS We Interview Chris Badgett, Joint Founder & CEO of LifterLMS Mail Questions We Will Be Discussing With Chris Badgett, Joint Founder & CEO of LifterLMS #1 - Chris, can you give the audience some more detailed info connected to your background and how you got into the World of WordPress and LMS? #2 - That sight would you like to share with the tribe connected to using the community to help grow a WordPress or SaaS online business? #3 - What are some of the unique differences connected to building a business in the WordPress space compared to the world of SaaS? #4 - What are some of the significant changes you have observed in the WordPress business space in the last 18 months? #5 - If you had a time machine and could go back to the beginning of LifterLMS, what advice would you give yourself? #6 - What are some of the critical people in either the WordPress, SaaS, or the online influencer space that you listen to the most that have personally influenced you the most lately? https://lifterlms.com

    #724 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 2rd of September, 2022 at 8:30 am PST

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 95:32


    Every Friday at 8:30 am PST, we host the WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & Tech round-table show, where we discuss the latest WordPress and the general web news of the week. You can also watch the show LIVE on our WP-Tonic’s Facebook Group Page & YouTube channel. This Weeks Special Guest Panelists Vito Peleg Founder & CEO of - Atarim - https://atarim.io/ Steven Sauder Founder & CEO of - https://hustlefish.com/ #1 - WP-Optimize Denies Allegations of Cheating Performance Tools https://wptavern.com/wp-optimize-denies-allegations-of-cheating-performance-tools #2 - How Twitter’s child porn problem ruined its plans for an OnlyFans competitor https://www.theverge.com/23327809/twitter-onlyfans-child-sexual-content-problem-elon-musk #3 - My WooCommerce vs. Shopify Speedrun https://masterwp.com/my-woocommerce-vs-shopify-speedrun/ #4 - Thefts, Fraud and Lawsuits at the World’s Biggest NFT Marketplace https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/06/technology/nft-opensea-theft-fraud.html https://nairametrics.com/2022/08/29/opensea-trading-volume-plunges-by-99-in-90-days/

    #723 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS, We Interview Vito Peleg Founder & CEO of Atarim

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 38:44


    What Are Some of the Key Mistake digital Web-Design Agency Owners Make? We discuss some significant mistakes digital web design agency owners make in growing their businesses. We discuss with Vito Peleg, the founder of Atarim software, which helps digital agency owners to manage their client's projects more effectively. More About Vito I Tried Everything, But Nothing Stuck... So My Team and I Built The First & Only Project Delivery System Designed For Website Experts As website creators, we pretty much have a tool for everything, and yet, with such a massive and ever-growing industry, there was still nothing specific to help us manage our agency, deliver projects and delight our clients. The average agency owner uses between 7-15 different tools, patched together to deliver a basic website project(!!!) What would you do if your accountant, for example, would have bounced you from spreadsheets to google docs to bookkeeping tools to Zoom calls to Trello to email to budgeting tools…. All within the first couple of weeks of your relationship. No wonder an essential website takes between 6-8 weeks, while if we built it on our own, without any distractions, it takes 5-6 days. We’re wasting 84% of the project delivery time on back and forth, waiting on the other side to take action and trying to get on the same page as our clients, that often get frustrated by the entire process. https://atarim.io/about/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/vito-peleg/ Main Questions of The Interview #1 - Give us some background on Atarim; how did it start, and where is it now? #2 - What are some of the biggest trends you have observed in the WordPress web design and development agency space over the past 18 months? #3 - What have been a couple of the biggest challenges growing Atarim over the past few years? #4 - How important are business partnerships for Atarim and its future growth plans? #5 - If you had a time machine and could go back 2 or 3 years ago, what advice would you give yourself? #6 - Have you got any particular individuals in WordPress or the larger web-design business community that you look up to and have learned from?

    #722 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 26th of August, 2022 at 8:30 am PST

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 76:53


    Every Friday at 8:30 am PST; we host the WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & Tech round-table show, where we discuss the latest WordPress and the general web news of the week. You can also watch the show LIVE on our WP-Tonic’s Facebook Group Page & YouTube channel. This Weeks Special Guest Panelists Brian Jackson Joint Founder of Forgemedia - https://forgemedia.io/ Nyasha Green of MasterWP- https://masterwp.com/ This Week's Articles That We Discuss During The Show #1 - DigitalOcean to Acquire Cloudways https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220823005306/en/DigitalOcean-to-Acquire-Cloudways #2 - A Prominent Vaccine Skeptic Returns to Twitter https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2022/08/alex-berenson-twitter-ban-lawsuit-covid-misinformation/671219/ #3 - Announcing Spectra 2.0: The visual page builder for ultra fast websites https://wpastra.com/updates/spectra-2-0/ #4 - Anyscale raises $99M to build out its distributed AI computing platform https://siliconangle.com/2022/08/23/anyscale-raises-99m-build-distributed-ai-computing-platform/ #5 - WordPress Community Engagement: The best WordPress accounts to follow on Twitter https://masterwp.com/wordpress-community-engagement-the-best-wordpress-accounts-to-follow-on-twitter/ #6 - T-Mobile and SpaceX get set to announce ‘something special for Starlink connectivity https://www.geekwire.com/2022/t-mobile-and-spacex-get-set-to-announce-something-special-for-starlink-connectivity/

    #721 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS, We Interview Dennis Dornon Brand Manager and Cofounder of MainWP

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 35:25


    #721 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS, We Interview Dennis Dornon Brand Manager and Cofounder of MainWP Is It Possible To Build a Successful WordPress Business With A Totally Free Core Product? #721 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS, We Interview Dennis Dornon, Brand Manager and Cofounder of MainWP More About Dennis I’m always trying to find the right work-life balance, so when I’m not working on MainWP, I’m a husband to a wonderful and incredibly patient woman and father to three exceptional children. When I do find free time, it’s at the beach or chasing the younger ones around the backyard. Even though I am the co-founder of MainWP, I am neither a coder nor a designer. I develop ideas and help connect all the moving parts to create software that helps other WordPress enthusiasts. Main Questions of The Interview #1 - Dennis, can you give us some more detailed background info on how you got into the semi-crazy world of web development, mainly WordPress, compared to your initial intro? #2 - So you have a robust free plugin/platform, and then you sell paid add-ons, so based on your experience, what are the good and bad things connected to this particular business model? #3 - You seem to use partnerships connected to third-party interrogations into your central plugin/platform as a key way of adding value and also a way to market MainWP what are some key things you have learned connected to building these partnerships? #4 - Is MainWP entirely bootstrapped, or have you taken angle investment, or is it a mixture of both what are some of your plans connected to growing MainWP? #5 - So if you had a time machine and could go back to the beginning of developing MainWP, what would you tell yourself would be really helpful? #6 - What are some of the people and companies in the WordPress or SaaS area that you admire the most connected to how they run their businesses? https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennisdornon/ https://mainwp.com

    #720 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 19th of August, 2022 at 8:30 am PST

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 88:37


    Every Friday at 8:30 am PST, we host the WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & Tech round-table show, where we discuss the latest WordPress and the general web news of the week. You can also watch the show LIVE on our WP-Tonic’s Facebook Group Page & YouTube channel. This Weeks Special Guest Panelists James Giroux of Stellarwp - https://stellarwp.com/ Steven Sauder of Hustlefish - https://hustlefish.com/ This Week's Articles That We Discuss During The Show #1 -WordPress Leadership has a Public Relations Problem https://masterwp.com/wordpress-leadership-has-a-public-relations-problem/ #2 - Malcolm Gladwell says it’s ‘not in your best interest to work from home.’ Nearly 20 years ago he said he ‘hates desks’ and writes from his couch https://fortune.com/2022/08/08/malcolm-gladwell-slammed-after-criticizing-wfh-policies-despite-having-worked-remotely-for-decades/ #3 - Who’s winning on the WooCommerce Marketplace? https://getellipsis.com/blog/whos-winning-on-the-woocommerce-marketplace/ #4 - Andreessen Horowitz backs WeWork co-founder’s property venture https://www.ft.com/content/8d12cee7-6921-40fa-8455-d0f400db4fae #5 - Newsletter Glue Closes Free Plugin on WordPress.org https://wptavern.com/newsletter-glue-closes-free-plugin-on-wordpress-org #6 - CEO CRIES BECAUSE HE FIRED PEOPLE | #grindreel Braden Wallake https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradenwallake/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqfH8zil_Zs

    #719 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS, We Interview Josepha Haden Chomphosy, Executive Director, WordPress Project | Open Source Division

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 46:12


    What Are The Main Opportunities & Challenges That WordPress Faces in 2022 Josepha Haden Chomphosy Executive Director, WordPress project | Open Source Division Josepha Haden Chomphosy has been the Executive Director of the WordPress project since 2019. Her work to coordinate and guide volunteer efforts spans 21 teams and involves thousands of volunteers. She is sponsored by Automattic, where she leads the open source division that focuses on all aspects of open source contribution, including design, development, volunteer engagement, sponsorship relations, and the health of the overall WordPress ecosystem. Josepha is well-versed in conflict mediation tactics and knows how to explain complex topics clearly and respectfully. https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephahaden/ Main Questions of The Interview #1 - I personally get the feeling that the WordPress project is facing a critical period (18 months) that will see either a semi-rebirthing of the project or the start of a significant decline; what are your own thoughts, and do you feel that I might be onto something here? #2 - What do you see as some of the significant opportunities and challenges that WordPress is facing at the present moment? #3 - Do you feel the present leadership structure at both WordPress and Automattic is up to the challenges that the project is facing at the present moment? #4 - Matt Mullenweg, "your boss," has declared publicly that he sees himself as the "benevolent dictator" of the WordPress project. I know myself and many in the WordPress community that is deeply unhappy with this particular statement and philosophy; however, we don't want WordPress to be managed by a committee is there an effective middle way? #5 - I'm frustrated with the Gutenberg project. I can see all the promises and opportunities that will come from a semi-finished and improved WordPress editor and website builder; however, the whole process has been painful and extremely slow. Do you feel lessons have been learned, and how can we together improve the situation? #6 - What personally excites you connected to being a key team player in the WordPress project, and what has it been like working closely with fantastic entrepreneurs and visionary like Matt Mullenweg?

    #718 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 12th of August, 2022 at 8:30 am PST

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 82:05


    #718 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 12th of August, 2022 at 8:30 am PST Every Friday at 8:30 am PST; we host the WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & Tech round-table show, where we discuss the latest WordPress and the general web news of the week. You can also watch the show LIVE on our WP-Tonic’s Facebook Group Page & YouTube channel. This Weeks Special Guest Panelists Vito Peleg: Joint Founder and CEO of Atarim - https://atarim.io/about/ Brian Coords of MasterWP - https://masterwp.com/ This Week's Articles That We Discuss During The Show #1 - New Twenty Twenty-Three Default Theme Now in Development https://wptavern.com/new-twenty-twenty-three-default-theme-now-in-development #2 - Amazon’s One-Stop Shop for Identity Thieves https://theintercept.com/2022/08/07/amazon-registry-identity-theft/ #3 -New Proposal Calls for Contributors to Stop Merging Experimental APIs from Gutenberg to WordPress Core https://wptavern.com/new-proposal-calls-for-contributors-to-stop-merging-experimental-apis-from-gutenberg-to-wordpress-core #4 - What the heck is a LinkedInfluencer? https://thehustle.co/08102022-LinkedInfluencers/ #5 - Five for the Now: Why WordPress mentorship contribution should extend beyond WordCamps https://masterwp.com/five-for-the-now-why-wordpress-mentorship-contribution-should-extend-beyond-wordcamps/ #6 - Stark wants to make it easier to design accessible websites and software https://techcrunch.com/2022/08/10/stark-wants-to-change-the-way-companies-make-websites-and-software-accessible/ How Our Organization Improved Web Accessibility (Case Study) https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2022/08/organization-improved-web-accessibility-case-study/

    #717 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS, We Interview Mark Westguard

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 34:23


    How Do You Compete in a Competitive WordPress Plugin Market Sector? Mark's Bio Mark offers a unique mix of entrepreneurial business experience coupled with a broad scope of I.T. knowledge. His career has primarily focused on the web industry. He is a high-energy business management and technology professional with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. His clients have included Sony, KPMG, SAP, Condenast, Hearst Corporation, Safeway, Ericsson, Google, Community Coffee, PR Week, Icom, BBC, British Telecom, and Wembley Stadium. His experience boasts work on over 250 web projects. His career started in 1996 when he formed Absolute Internet, one of the U.K's fastest-growing web agencies. In 2003 he joined Londonlaunch Ltd working alongside John Broome CBE to produce London's premier online destination for event professionals. In 2008 he started Simple.com, L.L.C, a venture-backed company specializing in providing software to industry leaders in the wedding industry. His contributions to the web community include authoring a book about CGI programming and submissions to numerous Internet focussed publications. https://wsform.com/ The Interview Main Questions #1 - So Mark, can you give us the whole story connected to how you got into the semi-crazy world of web development, mainly WordPress? #2 - Why did you decide to enter the Form WordPress plugin market, which is a pretty competitive sector? What was your business logic connected to this decision? #3 - What has been the most successful way that you have found to market WS Forms, and what makes the WordPress market a bit different from other markets you have worked in? #4 - You have worked with some major international brands and have got any insight or advice from agencies trying to get similar clients? #5 - Everybody makes mistakes. What are some of the biggest lessons you learned from your business mistakes? #6 - What are some of your biggest heroes, and why?

    #716 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 5th of August, 2022 at 8:30 am PST

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 76:45


    Every Friday at 8:30 am PST; we host the WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & Tech round-table show, where we discuss the latest WordPress and the general web news of the week. You can also watch the show LIVE on our WP-Tonic’s Facebook Group Page & YouTube channel. This Weeks Special Guest Heather Wilde - http://thedifferenceconsulting.com/ This Week's Articles That We Discuss During The Show #1 -Is What’s Good for Gutenberg Also Good for WordPress? https://thewpminute.com/is-whats-good-for-gutenberg-also-good-for-wordpress/ #2 - Alex Jones concedes that the Sandy Hook attack was '100% real' https://www.npr.org/2022/08/03/1115414563/alex-jones-sandy-hook-case https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLlel7cT6rs #3 - Are WordPress hosting companies ready for full site editing? https://masterwp.com/are-wordpress-hosting-companies-ready-for-full-site-editing/ #4 - Rights Groups Demand DOE Take a Stand on 'Invasive' Student Surveillance Software https://gizmodo.com/surveillance-software-schools-computers-1849365527 #5 - What I Learned from Building a Multilingual WordPress Website https://speckyboy.com/building-multilingual-wordpress-website/ #6 - Tinder steps back from Metaverse dating plans as business falters https://www.theverge.com/2022/8/3/23290152/tinder-metaverse-tinderverse-coins-disappointing-earnings

    #715 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS, We Interview Laurent Maillard

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 39:53


    We Interview Laurent Maillard of Adoraweb A New & Exciting Way To Organize Your Agency For Max Profit & Freedom Main Interview Questions #1 - Hi Laurent, can you give some insight connected to what the Luxembourg and European markets are like connected to digital marketing? #2 - How important is WordPress connected to your digital agency, and do you use or have been looking at a replacement for WordPress. #3 - We might a WordCamp Europe 2022 (Porto), and you did a presentation on how you reorganized how your agency does work with clients. Can you give an extensive picture outline of the main elements of this change? #4 - What were some of the significant problems you and your team had to deal with connected to a massive change in the way your agency works? #5 - What are some of the things you think you and the team can improve on connected to working with clients? #6 - If you had a "time machine" at the beginning of starting your agency, what critical advice would you give yourself that you feel you can share with the audience? https://adoraweb.lu/

    #714 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 29th of July, 2022 at 8:30 am PST

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 90:18


    #714 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 29th of July, 2022 at 8:30 am PST Every Friday at 8:30 am PST, we host the WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & Tech round-table show, where we discuss the latest WordPress and the general web news of the week. You can also watch the show LIVE on our WP-Tonic’s Facebook Group Page & YouTube channel. This Weeks Special Guest Panelists This Weeks Special Guests Jonathan Wold & Andrew Palmer Jonathan Wold: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanwold/ Andrew Palmer: Joint Founder of Bertha.ai - https://bertha.ai/ This Week's Articles That We Discuss During The Show #1 - WordPress Contributors Consider Renaming Full-Site Editing https://wptavern.com/wordpress-contributors-consider-renaming-full-site-editing #2 - Tesla driver using Autopilot kills motorcyclist, prompting another NHTSA investigation https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/27/23280461/tesla-autopilot-crash-motorcyclist-fatal-utah-nhtsa #3 - Solving WordPress Dashboard Spam and Contributing to WordPress https://masterwp.com/solving-wordpress-dashboard-spam-and-contributing-to-wordpress/ #4 - Resolving Conflicts Between Designers And Engineers https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2022/07/resolving-conflicts-designers-engineers/ #5 - Review Signal Publishes 2022 WordPress and WooCommerce Hosting Performance Benchmarks https://wptavern.com/review-signal-publishes-2022-wordpress-and-woocommerce-hosting-performance-benchmarks #6 -Shopify is laying off 10 percent of its workers. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/26/business/shopify-layoffs.html

    #713 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS We Interview Mark Elliott From The CIA To Cybersecurity & Hacking Expert

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 30:44


    From The CIA To Cybersecurity & Hacking Expert Mr. Elliott is CEO of Comar Cyber, Inc., a Washington, DC-based company that specializes in government and corporate training in cybersecurity. He created the award-winning “Learn by Hacking” TM online cybersecurity course, with distribution deals in the US and Japan. Mr. Elliott served for almost two decades at the CIA, where he worked in the Directorate of Operations as a Case Officer and ops leader in field assignments. He has extensive experience at the intersection of HUMINT operations and technology. As a manager at CIA Headquarters, he worked with companies, investors, and other elements of government to identify, purchase, and create technologies for the CIA’s operational use. He used his training and experience in assignments in Europe, South Asia, and Africa, as well as at HQS, to identify and counter nation-state cyber threats to protect enterprise and operational systems. Mr. Elliott, in coordination with various stakeholders, created the Agency’s requirements for operational technology in the foreign field. Interview Questions #1 - What do you see as some of the new and biggest Cybersecurity threats at the present moment? #2 - WordPress and open-source software are not as secure as proprietary software; what are your general views on this? #3 - What are some critical things website developers and designers need to understand to make their websites more secure? #4 - We seem to be in an age of Surveillance Capitalism, as popularized by Shoshana Zuboff. what are your own views on this? #5 - There has been a lot of talk TikTok about it being a significant security threat; what are your own views on this? #6 - What are your personal views on Edward Snowden and his revelations connected to the NSA?

    #712 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 22th of July, 2022 at 8:30 am PST

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 70:23


    Every Friday at 8:30 am PST, we host the WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & Tech round-table show, where we discuss the latest WordPress and the general web news of the week. You can also watch the show LIVE on our WP-Tonic’s Facebook Group Page & YouTube channel. This Weeks Special Guest Chris Badgett Joint Founder & CEO of LifterLMS: https://lifterlms.com/ This Week's Articles That We Discuss During The Show #1 - WordPress.com Ends Recent Pricing Experiment, Reverts to Previous Model https://wptavern.com/wordpress-com-ends-recent-pricing-experiment-reverts-to-previous-model #2 - Everything About Twitter v. Musk Is Utter Nonsense https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2022/07/twitter-musk-deal-fallout-nonsense/670512/ #3 - Is WordPress bigger than Wal-Mart? https://masterwp.com/is-wordpress-bigger-than-wal-mart/ #4 - The Great Fiction of AI https://www.theverge.com/c/23194235/ai-fiction-writing-amazon-kindle-sudowrite-jasper #5 - WordPress Design Contributors Propose Shipping a Curated Set of Style Variations Instead of a New Default Theme https://wptavern.com/wordpress-design-contributors-propose-shipping-a-curated-set-of-style-variations-instead-of-a-new-default-theme #6 - UK heat wave causes Google and Oracle cloud outages https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/uk-heat-wave-causes-google-and-oracle-cloud-outages/?fbclid=IwAR3j-CJo8dwYQd19K9H7zF4EBFrJ-jSNXVmEEsKGtn3WmhyyC2Q2YbUTZMg

    #711 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS We Interview The CEO of Meetup David Siegel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 35:39


    It's All About Dealing With The Ups & Downs in Business, Baby! David Siegel is the CEO of Meetup, the largest platform for finding and building local communities. He has 25 years of experience as a technology and digital media executive, leading organizations through innovative product development, rapid revenue growth, and digital traffic acceleration. Prior to joining Meetup, David was CEO of Investopedia and, before that, President of Seeking Alpha. David holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University, teaching strategic planning and entrepreneurship. He is the author of Decide & Conquers 44 Decisions That Make or Break All Leaders and hosts the podcast Keep Connected, which is dedicated to the power of community. https://www.meetup.com/ Join Us Live For This Great Interview On Tuesday 12th at 9 am PST https://youtu.be/iHNxDA9MdUU #711 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS, We Interview The CEO of Meetup, David Siegel The Main Questions of the Interview #1 - David, What were some main changes you have faced connected to becoming the CEO of Meetup and moving the company forward? #2 - Obviously, David, a lot of people listening and watching this interview know that WeWork owned Meetup and that "Adam Neumann" hired you, so looking back, what are some of your personal insights on working with Adam? #3- We have just gone through one of the most dramatic economic periods connected to Covid 19; what have been some of the critical things you have learned being CEO of Meetup during this period that you like to share with the audience? #4 - it looks like many people in leadership roles, especially in the start-up community, will be facing difficult times in the next 12 to 18 months. Have you got any advice for them? #5 - It seems to me that we are facing a significant reflection point economically, politically, and environmentally. Would you agree with this statement, and if yes, what do you feel have been a couple of significant factors that have got us into this situation. #6 - David, would you like to share with the audience on a significant challenge you have faced career-wise or personally, and how did you overcome this challenge? https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidmsiegel

    #710 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 15th of July, 2022 at 8:30 am PST

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 77:05


    WordPress & Tech round-table show discusses the latest WordPress and the general web news of the week. You can also watch the show LIVE on our WP-Tonic’s Facebook Group Page & YouTube channel. This Weeks Special Guest Panelists Ronnie Burt of Sensei LMS & Automattic: https://senseilms.com/ CloudMounter - Manage your multiple cloud files with one app - https://cloudmounter.net/ Sheet Editor - Easy Spreadsheets for WordPress https://wpsheeteditor.com/ WC Asia Why don't you join us this Friday for "706 EPISODE" of the WP-Tonic round-table show at 8:30 am PST Using This Link: This Weeks Special Guest StreamYard Link: https://streamyard.com/jg6w5f2t9v This Week's Articles That We Discuss During The Show #1 - WordPress Executive Director Says 5% in Five for the Future Program Is Aspirational and Not Required https://wptavern.com/wordpress-executive-director-says-5-in-five-for-the-future-program-is-aspirational-and-not-required #2 - Crypto lending company Celsius Network has filed for bankruptcy https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/13/23212156/celsius-network-chapter-11-bankruptcy-crypto #3 - Two Proposals for Coding Standards in WordPress https://masterwp.com/two-proposals-for-coding-standards-in-wordpress/ #4 - Uber sued by 550 women and counting over sexual assaults by drivers https://techcrunch.com/2022/07/13/uber-sued-by-550-women-and-counting-over-sexual-assaults-by-drivers/ #5 - WordPress Themes Team Contributors Get Pushback on Proposal to Improve Block Themes’ Visibility in the Directory https://wptavern.com/wordpress-themes-team-contributors-get-pushback-on-proposal-to-improve-block-themes-visibility-in-the-directory #6 - How Amazon Exported American Working Conditions To Europe https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/albertsamaha/amazon-poland-slovakia-czechia-germany-labor-laws

    #709 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Best WordPress & SaaS Online Recourses

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 36:15


    Best WordPress & SaaS Online Recourses in 2022 We (men and Andrew) discuss the best podcasts, YouTube, and websites we go to keep us informed on WordPress and SaaS.

    #708 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 8th of July, 2022 at 8:30 am PST

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 88:06


    Every Friday at 8:30 am PST; we host the WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & Tech round-table show, where we discuss the latest WordPress and the general web news of the week. You can also watch the show LIVE on our WP-Tonic’s Facebook Group Page & YouTube channel. Why don't you join us this Friday for "706 EPISODE" of the WP-Tonic round-table show at 8:30 am PST Using This Link: This Weeks Special Guest This Week's Articles That We Discuss During The Show #1 - Envato to Shut Down Envato Studio on Short Notice, Jilting Longtime Service Providers https://wptavern.com/envato-to-shut-down-envato-studio-on-short-notice-jilting-longtime-service-providers #2 - GitHub Copilot works so well because it steals open-source code and strips credit https://thenextweb.com/news/github-copilot-works-so-well-because-it-steals-open-source-code-strips-credit #3 - Toxic Scorekeeping: The case against ‘Five for the Future’ https://masterwp.com/toxic-scorekeeping-the-case-against-five-for-the-future/ #4 -Google allowed sanctioned Russian ad company to harvest user data for months https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/07/google-allowed-sanctioned-russian-ad-company-to-harvest-user-data-for-months #5 - Lessons for WordPress from 1975 https://masterwp.com/lessons-for-wordpress-from-1975/ StreamYard Link: https://streamyard.com/pnuc3a9zfr

    #707 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Tom Morkes founder and CEO of Insurgent Publishing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 39:25


    #707 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Tom Morkes founder and CEO of Insurgent Publishing & The Podcast "In The Trenches." How To Build Your Online Tribe in 2022! Tom Morkes is the founder and CEO of Insurgent Publishing, author of The Art of Instigating, The Complete Guide to Pay What You Want Pricing and Collaborate, and host of the iconic podcast "In The Trenches," where he interviews today's most fascinating (and sometimes controversial) marketers, entrepreneurs, and authors, including Dr. Jordan Peterson, Seth Godin, and John Jantsch among many others. Tom is a sought-after marketing and growth consultant who helped his clients reach the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller lists set the record for the most-funded, non-fiction publishing project in Kickstarter history, and generate millions in sales online using his referral, influencer, and affiliate marketing strategies. Tom's ideas on marketing and entrepreneurship have been featured in a variety of top publications, including Inc., Forbes, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, and Growthhacker TV. Tom is a West Point grad and Iraq War veteran who spent 5 years as a commissioned officer in the US Army before making the plunge into writing, publishing, and entrepreneurship. When Tom isn’t helping brands and businesses grow their profit, he spends his time with his family, working outside on his mountain homestead, and drinking just the right amount of coffee. You can get inside Tom's brain by reading his blog at tommorkes.com. The Main Questions of the Interview #1 - Tom maybe you can give us a detailed outline on how you into the areas of online marketing and entrepreneurship? #2 - We feel there are a lot of linkages connected to how you successfully launch a bootstrap SaaS and a membership website would you agree and if this is the case what do you see as the key similarities? #3 - What are some of the most common online marketing mistakes that you see people making on a regular basis? #4 - Has anything lately come on your personal marketing radar that has got you excited #5 - We think the Covid-19 bubble connected to everything online has really burst over the last few months have you got any advice for online entrepreneurs connected to the new online reality? #6 - We all make mistakes and they are not enjoyable at the time of making them, however, we normally also learn the most from them, can you share a big business mistake you have made and what the big lesson you learned from this particular mistake?

    #706 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 1st of July, 2022 at 8:30 am PST

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 64:47


    #706 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 1st of July, 2022 at 8:30 am PST Every Friday at 8:30 am PST; we host the WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & Tech round-table show, where we discuss the latest WordPress and the general web news of the week. You can also watch the show LIVE on our WP-Tonic’s Facebook Group Page & YouTube channel. Why don't you join us this Friday for "706 EPISODE" of the WP-Tonic round-table show at 8:30 am PST Using This Link: This Weeks Special Guest Steven Sauder Founder & CEO of Hustlefish: hustlefish.com This Week's Articles That We Discuss During The Show #1 - ClassicPress On the Rocks: Directors Resign, New Leadership Installed https://wptavern.com/classicpress-on-the-rocks-directors-resign-new-leadership-installed #2 - Homeland https://www.theverge.com/c/23055922/homeland-security-series #3 - Is the Australian WordPress Community Dead? https://masterwp.com/is-the-australian-wordpress-community-dead/ #4 - Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee: Screw Web3 — my decentralized internet doesn’t need blockchain https://thenextweb.com/news/web-inventor-tim-berners-lee-screw-web3-my-decentralized-internet-doesnt-need-blockchain/amp

    #705 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS WCEU & The State of WordPress in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 35:27


    We myself and Andrew Palmer have a discussion on WCEU (WordCamp Europe 2022)which has been slightly criticized for not being diverse enough connected to the speaker list and also how it dealt with Covid-19 and mask requirements. To be honest, personally, I thought both criticism points were petty and unfair and I thought the organizers of WCEU did an amazing job pulling off a great event in semi-difficult times.Then we discuss where is WordPress in the second half of 2022 which I can't believe while has the first half gone?

    #704 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 24th of June, 2022 at 8:30 am PST

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 72:19


    This Weeks Special Guest Chris Badgett Joint Founder and CEO of LifterLMS https://lifterlms.com/ Morten Rand-Hendriksen - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mortenrandhendriksen/ This Week's Articles That We Discuss During The Show #1 - Matt Mullenweg Identifies GoDaddy as a “Parasitic Company” and an “Existential Threat to WordPress’ Future” https://wptavern.com/matt-mullenweg-identifies-godaddy-as-a-parasitic-company-and-an-existential-threat-to-wordpress-future #2 - TikTok insiders say the social media company is tightly controlled by Chinese parent ByteDance https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/25/tiktok-insiders-say-chinese-parent-bytedance-in-control.html #3 - What’s up with the WordPress vibe? https://mattreport.com/whats-up-with-the-wordpress-vibe/ #4 - Google’s AI Is Something Even Stranger Than Conscious https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2022/06/google-palm-ai-artificial-consciousness/661329/ #5- Things I Wish I’d Known Earlier In My Career https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2022/06/things-to-know-earlier-in-your-career/ #6 - Peering into the accessibility of Dark Mode https://uxdesign.cc/peering-into-the-accessibility-of-dark-mode-ab1237b68265

    #703 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS With Rahul Nagare

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 33:21


    Nestify got its start in 2016 out of our own hosting and scalability needs. Having spent more than a decade building infrastructure for Fortune 500 and Inc. 5000 companies, our team understood performance and uptime engineering very well. We bring that experience to our hosting services and custom solutions for our customers. We Discuss WordPress Performance Linked to Hosting The Main Question #1 - So Rahul how did you into WordPress and hosting? #2 - In the WordPress space there are a lot of hosting solutions what are some of the key things that you feel people need to know connected to choosing the right hosting provider? #3 - What are some of the key differences that Nestify offers to its user? #4 - In business terms what have been some of the biggest challenges connected to growing Nestify? #5 - I wonder if you got one or two tips or insights connected to growing a startup in the WordPress ecosystem? #6 - I wonder if you like to share a major mistake you have made connected to growing Nestify that you feel you can share with the audience? https://nestify.io/

    #702 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 17th of June, 2022 at 8:30 am PST

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 55:48


    Every Friday at 8:30 am PST; we host the WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & Tech round-table show, where we discuss the latest WordPress and the general web news of the week. You can also watch the show LIVE on our WP-Tonic’s Facebook Group Page & YouTube channel. This Weeks Special Guest Craig Hewitt: https://castos.com/ This Week's Articles That We Discuss During The Show #1 - Gutenberg Editor Now In Testing On Tumblr and Day One Web Apps https://wptavern.com/gutenberg-editor-now-in-testing-on-tumblr-and-day-one-web-apps #2 - Do AIs Dream of Freedom? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/do-ais-dream-freedom-morten-rand-hendriksen/ #3 - Elementor laying off dozens of employees https://www.calcalistech.com/ctechnews/article/byvs84pkq #4 - Facebook is changing its algorithm to take on TikTok, leaked memo reveals https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/15/23168887/facebook-discovery-engine-redesign-tiktok

    #701 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS With Brian Coords of MasterWP

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 38:50


    The Future of WordPress & Gutenberg in 2022 Brian Coords Technology Director at Howard Development & Consulting Brian serves as Technology Director for Howard Development & Consulting, where they focus on partnerships with high-end creative agencies and ambitious entrepreneurs, delivering top-notch WordPress development, bulletproof security, and rock-solid performance on every site which we manage. https://masterwp.com/ https://www.briancoords.com/ The Main Question #1 - Brian how did you get into the semi-crazy world of WordPress and web development? #2 - What would you say are some of the strengths and weaknesses of the present WordPress platform in 2022 connected to a focus on web development? #3 - With The focus of WordPress being a lot more focused on JavaScript and pacifically on "React" how have you personally dealt with fundamental change and can you give any advice or insight to WordPress developers? #4 - What are your own feeling connected to Gutenberg and full website editing? #5 - Where do you think are some of the key changes we going to see in the WordPress ecosystem in the next 18 months? #6- If you are brave can you give some insight into one of the biggest mistakes you have professionally made which you learned the most from? StreamYard Link: https://streamyard.com/nfnee3bp65

    #700 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 10th of June, 2022 at 9:30 am PST

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 69:22


    This is a really special show my 700th WP-Tonic show over 7 years ago decided to do a WordPress focus podcast and what a ride it has been in some ways it was a semi-life-changing decision. It was the beginning of a new start for me, being that "the great recession" had professionally and personally imploded my life and I had no real direction or any real road map. Every Friday at 9:30 am PST; we host the WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & Tech round-table show, where we discuss the latest WordPress and the general web news of the week. You can also watch the show LIVE on our WP-Tonic’s Facebook Group Page & YouTube channel. This Weeks Special Guest Heather Renze: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heatherwilde/ Vito Peleg: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vito-peleg/?originalSubdomain=uk This Week's Articles That We Discuss During The Show #1 - rtCamp Launches WordPress Plugin Compare Project https://wptavern.com/rtcamp-launches-wordpress-plugin-compare-project #2 - Elementor Acquires Strattic https://wptavern.com/elementor-acquires-strattic #3 - Some great stuff I’ve learned from WordCamp Europe 2022 https://masterwp.com/some-great-stuff-ive-learnt-from-wordcamp-europe-2022/ #4 - The ACF Acquisition Scares Me https://masterwp.com/the-acf-acquisition-scares-me/ #4 - Binance allegedly aided laundering of $2.35 billion in illicit crypto funds - https://metacrunch.org/binance-allegedly-aided-laundering-of-2-35-billion-in-illicit-crypto-funds/

    #699 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS WordCamp Europe 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 37:28


    I have a chat with my friend and collegue John Locke about my experiences connected to the first day of WordCamp Europe and where WordPress is in the beginning of the second quarter of 2022.Unfortunetly the sound quality isn't up to our show's normal stardards I was doing the show from Airbnb in Porta, Portuga with not great Wi Fi bandwidth.

    #698 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 3rd of June, 2022 at 8:30 am PST

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 53:32


    Recorded Live from WordCamp Europe Porto, Portugal, 2022 Every Friday at 8:30 am PST; we host the WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & Tech round-table show, where we discuss the latest WordPress and the general web news of the week. You can also watch the show LIVE on our WP-Tonic’s Facebook Group Page & YouTube channel. A Special Live Show At WordCamp Europe Porto 2022: https://europe.wordcamp.org/2022/ This Weeks Special Guest Brian Coords: https://howarddc.com/ This Week's Articles That We Discuss During The Show #1 - WordPress Turns 19 and Celebrating WordPress on its 19th birthday https://wptavern.com/wordpress-turns-19 https://masterwp.com/celebrating-wordpress-on-its-19th-birthday/ #2 - Elon Musk reportedly declares remote work ‘no longer acceptable’ at Tesla https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/1/23149784/elon-musk-tesla-remote-work-leaked-email-40-hours #3 - WP Engine Acquires 5 Plugins From Delicious Brains https://wptavern.com/wp-engine-acquires-5-plugins-from-delicious-brains #4 - The Sunsetting of the Girlboss Is Nearly Complete https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/26/style/glossier-emily-weiss.html #5 - Ignore Full Site Editing https://masterwp.com/ignore-full-site-editing/

    #697 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS With Guest Christina Hills

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 42:37


    #697 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS With Guest Christina Hills Is WordPress Still The Best Choice For Small DIY Business Owners & Individuals? More About Christina Hills Christina Hills is the founder of the Website Creation Workshop and has been passionately teaching non-techie heart centered, entrepreneurs, authors, experts, coaches and consultants, how to easily create their own websites in WordPress so that they can get their message out to the world. Christina puts the fun into teaching technology and empowers people to be in full control of their marketing and online presence. She has been running her WordPress training program to an international audience for the past 15 years. She loves to teach WordPress in a creative way to get you clarity on your business, your marketing, and your message. Christina is also a 18-year online marketing veteran (started in 2004) and is often seen at events as an expert speaker teaching on a variety of topics all with a focus on your WordPress website. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Christina Hills worked for the network promotions division of NBC-TV, and then as a senior technical director in the Feature Film Division at George Lucas’s Industrial Light & Magic with film credits for Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and more. Please welcome Christina Hills Main Questions of This Week's Interview #1 - Christina, tell us a little bit about your background and why you got into the semi-crazy world of WordPress and website building and training in general? #2 - Based on your experiences connected to training loads of individuals new to WordPress, what do you see as some of the biggest and consistent challenges you see them struggling with? #3 - What are your thoughts connected to Gutenberg, and has it made the general situation better or more difficult for new users to WordPress to learn how to use the platform? #4 - What are your opinions connected to Gutenberg and full site editing. #5 - Do you still feel that WordPress is still one of the best platforms for small business owners and DIY individuals looking to build a website themselves compared to WIX or SquareSpace and if yes, why? #6 - What are a couple of the most important things you have learned about marketing yourself online that you want to share with your audience? https://websitecreationclass.com/my-checklist/

    #696 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 27th of May, 2022 at 8:30 am PST

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 64:43


    Every Friday at 8:30 am PST; we host the WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & Tech round-table show, where we discuss the latest WordPress and the general web news of the week. You can also watch the show LIVE on our WP-Tonic’s Facebook Group Page & YouTube channel. Our Guest Panelist This Week are Aurooba Ahmed: https://aurooba.com/ Chris Badgett: Joint Founder & CEO of LifterLMS - https://lifterlms.com/ You Can Join us This Morning Using This Link: https://youtu.be/rt92kwhJXik #696 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 27th of May, 2022 at 8:30 am PST This Weeks Special Guest Panelists Aurooba Ahmed & Chris Badgett https://youtu.be/Gl8elKbPtPU This Week's Articles That We Discuss During The Show #1 - WordPress 6.0 “Arturo” Adds More Templates and Patterns, Style Switching, and Block Locking UI https://wptavern.com/wordpress-6-0-arturo-adds-more-templates-and-patterns-style-switching-and-block-locking-ui #2 - Adam Neumann's blockchain-based redemption story now sponsored by a16z https://news.yahoo.com/adam-neumanns-blockchain-based-redemption-172159400.html Adam Neumann and wife Rebekah Neumann #3 - What does Shopify’s crash mean for WooCommerce? https://masterwp.com/what-does-shopifys-crash-mean-for-woocommerce/ #4 - Why we need a public internet and how to get one https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/23/23125917/ben-tarnoff-public-internet-interview #5 -What Is There Besides WordPress? https://chriswiegman.com/2022/05/what-is-there-besides-wordpress/

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