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WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Page Builder Summit 2021 kicks off May 10th introducing more users to page builders

Anchen le Roux and Nathan Wrigley are back this with their second Page Builder Summit. The summit was well attended in October of last year and will surely be so this year. The two are hosting 35 industry experts who are focused on helping you take advantage of the many page builders to grow your business. The summit is, of course, free, and it kicks off on Monday, May 10th, 2021. The summit lasts through the remainder of the event. Presentations are recorded, and presenters and hosts will be available during each session. Nathan was kind enough to answer some

WordPress Business
Todd Jones

WordPress Roundup: Video, FLoC and Page Builder Summit

In this month’s World of WordPress roundup, we talk about a funny video by Brainstorm Force, a plugin for Beaver Builder users, FLoC, and the upcoming Page Builder Summit. Let’s ride. Giddy up. Weaks vs. WordPress, a video for fun Weaks vs. WordPress – Video Put this one down in the fun category. The team at Brainstorm Force to a jab at Wix and their commercials in a video. It features two people discussing this new website builder called Weaks.  The video digs into the conception of an easy-to-use designer versus important functional features like SEO-friendly and bug-free. The video

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Todd Jones

New to MainWP? Here’s where to find help

New to MainWP? Welcome to the family! We are happy you are here. Now, I know, I know, sometimes getting started with MainWP is like drinking from a firehose. There is so much to learn. Maybe you are tempted to put it off for a while because some other platforms are already set up, and you just start clicking buttons. Some have put it off and eventually came back to MainWP. Yeah, you will have to spend some time learning a bit and bridging the gap, but it is well worth your time. But, it’s not like you don’t have

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Todd Jones

The April Toolbox: We are talking 3D icons and Reddit.

In today’s edition of Toolbox, we will take a look at 3D icons, Reddit Mania, a backlink tool, and a freelance calculator. Additionally, we are going to talk about a little bit of Toolbox news. So sit back and enjoy. 3D icons that will pop 😉 Icons. There are tons of packages out there. Some are free; most are relatively inexpensive. An icon can really help you communicate your idea visually. I recently came across a set that caught my attention. The 3D icons are something I haven’t seen before. To be honest, I can’t tell if they are really

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Todd Jones

3 Big Ideas to guide your business and marketing

It seems that Wix has recently attempted to launch some kind of campaign. They sent Bose headphones to several WordPress influencers. They used it to give them a QR Code (who uses those anyway?) that takes these influencers (developers) to a video that talks about complaining or something. It was pretty bizarre. Who knows what Wix was trying to accomplish. They seemed to try their hand at influencer marketing with a twist, I guess. Mark that down as one I never heard. WordPress influencers seemed to think they were trying to trash WordPress, so the tactic didn’t land well.  

WordPress Roundup: Jukebox
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

WordPress Roundup: Blocks, retirement, newsletters and jukebox

What’s playing on your jukebox? Do you know what a jukebox is? Today a jukebox is Youtube, Spotify, or Apple Music. Currently, mine is playing Steve Earl, Copperhead Road. These days I’m paying a lot of Van Halen because I am fascinated by the Eddie Van Halen story. He was one of the best rock guitarists. He was innovative, as I learned during an interview he had in 2015. “Necessity is the mother of inventions.” That was certainly the case with Eddie Van Halen. In today’s WordPress roundup, we talk about a new jukebox in the WordPress world as well

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WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Creating presentations can help your business and show your expertise

In the past few months, I have done some presentations. In the world of a Covid pandemic, they are all virtual, of course. To be fair, I have probably been far more comfortable on a computer screen than on a stage in front of people. Following this week’s presentation at the Atarim Web Agency Summit, I reflected on lessons I have learned from my presentations. Today we are doing to discuss creating and delivering a presentation and how to get started. Why do a presentation? Before we dive into getting started with a presentation, let’s address a pressing issue. Why

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Todd Jones

Q&A: Vito Peleg talks Web Agency Summit 2021 and new name

From March 23-26, Atarim (formerly WP Feedback) hosts its second Web Agency Summit. The summit features many Live Sessions, a Networking Lounge, and Virtual Sponsor Booths. The summit is free to attend, but you need to register. Think of this as a virtual WordCamp. The Web Agency Summit is designed to help agency owners build and grow a thriving web agency. Some of the presenters include Donata Stroink-Skillrud of Termageddon, Sam Mulaim, the CEO of FixRunner, Elementor creator Ben Pines, Chris Badgett of LifterLMS, Beth L Livingston of The WP Project Manager’s Academy, Davinder Singh Kainth of The WP Weekly,

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Todd Jones

10 Tips to increase productivity from your home-based remote office

Recently, my friend Beth Lyles Livingston wrote an article about hygiene and its effect on productivity. I loved her article. I was inspired. So, I came up with ten tips of my own (one cross-over with Beth’s) that help with remote workers’ productivity. My tips are less about hygiene and more about various tasks. These 10 tips are true to my own experience and may also be for yours. 1. Make up your bed… Accomplishing the first task of the day A few years ago, one of those inspirational videos came out from Goalcast. It was retired U.S. Navy Admiral

WordPress Roundup
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

World of WordPress Roundup: What did you do Elementor?

Who knew that creating ads for your business might cause a stir in your industry? Well, Elementor certainly did not. Or maybe they did. The backlash from using Full Site Editing in their ad tops our roundup this month. Why was there a backlash? You will just have to keep reading to find out. We also have news from Atarim (who?) and a new add-on for Fluent Forms. Saddle up for this month’s World of WordPress Roundup. What terms can companies use in their ads? Be careful about using a term that highlights a feature of WordPress in your online

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