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Todd Jones

December Roundup: Following the Doo the Woo train to the State of the Word

In the December Roundup, we are going to talk about the State of the Word, a train going to the State of the Word, Big Orange Heart, a few acquisitions, and some worthwhile articles to read. Before we get to those, let me share a couple of pieces of news. The WP Weekly Awards has closed and Davinder is tallying the results currently. He hopes to have them next week. I’m excited to see who won awards in the various categories. On Thursday, December 2, I was invited to a roundtable discussion of the Year in Review for WordPress. Rob

web care survey 2021
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The great Web Care Consultant Survey of 2021

Have you ever wondered what your peers charge for web care services? Have you ever wondered what other services your peers offer? Yeah. Me too. That’s why I decided to find out. I created a survey to find out these answers and a few more. And since Google is powerful, I used its form feature to create the survey. It will only take a few minutes to fill out. In today’s article, I will talk a bit about the ins and outs of the Web Care Survey that will be used in an article at MainWP.   Remain anonymous The

Q&A with the DeRosias of Heropress
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Q&A With WordPress power couple Cate & Topher DeRosia of HeroPress

Somewhere along the way –I can’t say when– I ran across the HeroPress website. As you all know, I really like stories and the telling of overcoming adversity. HeroPress tells those stories, so I was immediately attracted to the platform. Over the past several years I have been fortunate enough to meet Topher and Cate (virtually) DeRosia, the couple behind HeroPress. I have worked with them in various settings. In the past few months, HeroPress expanded with new projects and looking to be a bigger player in the WordPress space. HeroPress has been around for about six years now. Originally,

Writing your Website Care Service page
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Writing your Website Care Service page

Like so many pages, the services page on your website is almost an after-thought. I mean, after all, it’s website content. How hard can that be? Right? How hard can it be to write a page for your website care services that generate some kind of conversion? Yet, often when I look at service pages, I see similar mistakes over and over. So, today, we are going to dive into three types of things you need to write your website care services page. The art of the headline The headline is crucial for a web page, and for some reason,

November roundup
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November Roundup: Do the Woo, WordPress Awards, an in-person WordCamp

Not sure if you have noticed, but the calendar hit November this week. What happened? Just the other day we will enter a new year in the COVID era trying to navigate. We’ve seen the ups and downs. We have seen acquisitions and we have seen plenty of virtual summits. Now, November is here and it feels like we have two months of holidays. I urge you not to forget Thanksgiving! Be thankful. Of course, our Canadian friends have already celebrated Thanksgiving. When it’s the end of the year, we start to see things like Black Friday, Cyber Monday specials.

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October Toolbox: Various ideas for video calls

Communication. It’s kind of important. I learned one time that communication is derived from the same word as a community. So, if you want community, there has to be good communication. I have a friend who played an FBI Analyst on the hit show NCIS New Orleans one time. Her role was during crunch time and she played someone trying to get a trace on a call with a kidnapper. Communication can be critical. That’s why in our industry, we often take video calls. Seeing someone face to face is important to building trust. Thanks to several different tools, we

New Mainwp team member Mustaasam Saleem
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Q&A with new MainWP team member Mustaasam Saleem

MainWP welcomes new team member Mustaasam Saleem. Mustaasam joins the team as Growth Manager for MainWP. His job is to help MainWP grow using inbound and outbound marketing, affiliate marketing, organic, and paid channels. Mustaasam has an extensive background in WordPress including growing various communities and starting WPFounders and WPDiscounts. Today we visit with him to learn a little bit more about his role and who he is. Tell us a little about yourself For those who don’t know, I have been playing around with WordPress for more than 7 years and have worked for a WordPress cloud hosting platform

Q&A with Birgit Pauli-Haack of Gutenberg Times
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Q&A with Birgit Pauli-Haack of Gutenberg Times

When Gutenberg started being a story in the WordPress community, I went searching for resources. One that I found early on was Gutenberg Times (GT). I found out that the person who ran GT was Birgit Pauli-Haack, and over time I struck up a conversation with her via Twitter DMs. She was very nice and very accommodating for any questions I had. Over time I have found her to be a rock in the WordPress space with lots of expertise, credibility, and a great human being. Today, I have the honor of publishing a Q&A article with Birgit asking questions

3 ways to use Audiograms
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3 ways to use Audiograms + 5 apps to make them

One of the biggest mistakes we make when it comes to creating content is not distributing that content. Marketer Ross Simmonds says: “Many marketers will spend 20 hours to create a masterpiece and spend 20 minutes to promote it. Then they’re left wondering: “Hmm… Why didn’t that take off? “Distribution folks. Embrace it…” Source So, promotion is key and one way to promote is by using audiograms. Over the past few years, I’ve seen my share of audiograms online. Cool. I never really had a use for them, or so I thought. Then I started regularly creating podcasts, the Storyteller

October roundup
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October Roundup: HeroPress, Page Builder Summit, and Acquisitions

We have a lot to digest in the October version of the WordPress roundup. A lot. We are going to take a look at four conferences coming up, a new project by HeroPress, and a rash of acquisitions in the WordPress space. Hold on tight. WordCamp US Full confession. This slipped on me. I missed it until today (Thursday) while writing the article. If you want to attend WordCamp US, here’s your chance, and it’s free. And, you don’t have to leave your house! We’re back. We’re online. And we’re shaking things up a bit! So make a cup of

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