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3 ways to use Audiograms
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

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
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

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

toolbox
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

September Toolbox: Audiograms, transcriptions and social management

The time is now! That is, the time is now for the September Toolbox. Now, if you knew me well, you might know I would rather watch professional wrestling than do anything with regular tools for fixing things. In other words, don’t ask me to remodel your kitchen. But, the tools in the Toolbox are different types of tools, and they save me time, which allows me to watch wrestling. So in today’s September Toolbox, we are going to discuss a tool for transcribing, a tool for having some fun, a tool for audiograms, and a robust tool for your

3 ideas differentiate
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Run a web care business? Here are 3 ideas to differentiate your business

How do you get business? There are so many ways to generate leads. There is no shortage of options. But many of us would like the leads to come to us. For many, that’s a pipedream. Certainly, there is always a need to reach out to some to create leads. There always will be, especially when you get started. But is it possible to, as my friend Joel says, go “fishing with dynamite”? I think so, and there are some ways to do it. I am going to outline three things that Web Care companies can do that will help

WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Year two of the WPMRR Virtual Summit is September 21-23

For the second straight year, Joe Howard will host the WPMRR Virtual Summit September 21-23. Howard is the Founder and CIO of WP Buffs. WPMRR is an acronym for WordPress Monthly Recurring Revenue. This summit and its community are focused on helping those in the WordPress space create monthly recurring revenue for their business. “An online conference 100% focused on actively helping as many people as possible responsibly achieve their MRR goals.” According to the summit: The WPMRR Virtual Summit is a 3-day online conference that helps us fulfill our mission: to actively help as many people as possible responsibly

September Roundup
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

September WordPress Roundup: Talking Gutenberg Times, Frontity, and Koko Analtytics

It’s that time of the month where we dig into a roundup of WordPress news and such. And as David Lee Roth sang for Van Halen back in the day, “Might as well jump!” In this month’s WordPress Roundup we are talking about WP, Gutenberg Times, Frontity, Koko Analytics, and gearing up for the WPMRR Summit. You ready? Let’s ride. WPMRR Summit announces speakers WPMRR Summit is later this month and so far they have announced three rounds of speakers. I spoke to Joe Howard this week and he said he had a few more to announce. We will discuss

installing mainwp extensions
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Installing MainWP extensions with confidence: A guide to help

Getting started with MainWP is fairly easy with the Easy MainWP Install. However, MainWP is a very robust and complicated tool. It gives you the power to create your own Software as a Service on a self-hosted WordPress install. It’s powerful. “With great power comes great responsibility.” I think Uncle Ben told Peter Parker, right? Well, there is a lot of power in your MainWP setup and the center of that power is the list of extensions that come available for use. It can be a bit confusing when it comes time to install extensions. I get that. After all,

second half of 2021
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Second half of the year: What to expect in the WordPress kingdom

We are at the end of August 2021. You know what that means. We ar on the downside of the year. We have had challenges again this year, but we are moving towards my favorite time of the year, Fall! As we round the curve, today we are going to look at some things you need to know moving towards the end of the year. Get ready to learn Gutenberg I’m not sure if you have done much work with Gutenberg or not, but now is the time to start if you have not. Early on Gutenberg got lots of

Featured image: Lesley Sim Newsletter Glue
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Q&A with Lesley Sim of Newsletter Glue

Last year, I started noticing Lesley on Twitter. She interacted with people, including many of my WordPress connections. I noticed she had some kind of plugin. I didn’t really notice what it really was for a while. I did realize it had something to do with email newsletters. Over time I realized it was something I might use. So, I decided to give it a try for a new newsletter idea. I found it easy to use, and I was pleasantly surprised with how it worked. So today, I get to chat with Lesley Sim of Newsletter Glue to learn

Featured image: august roundup accessibility
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

WordPress Roundup: 5.8, web accessibility and organizing a series of posts for the win

It’s that time again. We are barely a week into August, and it’s time for a new WordPress Roundup. Today, let’s discuss the overview of WordPress 5.8, local environments, web accessibility, an RSS feed site, and organizing a series of posts. Let’s ride. Overview of WP 5.8 by Pagely The latest of all WordPress updates is WordPress 5.8. Gutenberg continues to become an important part of the WordPress dashboard. The new update sees new support for WebP and a few other developer things of interest. Pagely offered a nice overview of what’s new with 5.8. WP Local Environment review Looking

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