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WordPress Podcast Roundup: Mental Health Awareness and LMS

WordPress Podcast Roundup

This month’s WordPress Podcast roundup features Mental Health awareness, growing an online store with LifterLMS, community building, and a different idea getting customers for a new plugin. 

Earlier this month at MainWP, we talked about the great potential of eLearning with the emergence of LMS plugins. Additionally, we discussed freelancer isolation. These two topics are among the podcast episodes in this month’s podcast roundup.

This month’s WordPress Podcast roundup features Mental Health awareness, growing an online store with LifterLMS, community building, and a different idea getting customers for a new plugin.

WPWeekly Episode 273 – Mental Health Awareness With Bridget Willard and Ed Finkler

Podcast: WPWeekly

Host: Jeff Chandler

Episode: #273 Mental Health Awareness with Bridget Willard and Ed Finkler

Ed Finkler and Bridget Willard join Jeff Chandler to talk about mental illness and the stigma that exists. The trio discusses how not talking about mental health keeps people from opening up and keeps the stigma around for those who struggle with mental illness.

Finkler talked about the Open Sourcing Mental Illness project that he is working with and announced he will be joining the project full time The group discusses the need to be open about struggles with mental illness and different avenues in which to do so.

Willard talks about her experiences struggling with grief and how many people had different expectations for her than was realistic.

They do a good job of comparing the problem to other illnesses and the need for professional help as well as community support.

How Courses Can Help Grow Your Online Store with Chris Badgett

Podcast: WP eCommerce Show

Host: Bob Dunn – aka BobWP

Episode: How Courses Can Help Grow Your Online Store with Chris Badgett

Bob Dunn is the host of the WP eCommerce Show podcast. This episode features Chris Badgett with LifterLMS. Bob and Chris talk at length about using eLearning and an LMS to create courses for your audience. They do a fantastic job of discussing ways you can implement courses and some of the ways in which you can benefit your audience using an LMS.

Chris also spends some time talking about how LifterLMS got started and some of the features they were looking to include in their product.

Breaking into and building community, with WordPress and beyond

Podcast: Draft Podcast

Host: Brian Krogsgard

Episode: Breaking into and building community, with WordPress and beyond

Matt Medeiros joins Brian Krogsgard from Post Status to talk about building a community. The discussion is centered around having a mindset of giving to the community in which you have chosen to enter. Medeiros says that when he approaches a new community he chooses to “dive into a new community” and that it helps him meet new people.

Matt tells a story about growing up when his family ran a car dealership and that they suffered because they were in the middle, bigger than the smaller dealers and not as big as the bigger ones, and they were unable to grow because they were located far enough away from Boston. He learned from this that you can not live in the middle and build a crowd. He says you have to shake things up a bit, pick a side.

The discussion is an excellent discussion about business and ways to position your company.

Episode 24 – We have a plugin idea, how do we get customers?

Podcast: WPBuilds

Host: Nathan Wrigley

Episode: Episode 24 – We have a plugin idea, how do we get customers?

Natalie MacLees and Nathan Tyler of Simply Scheduled Appointments joined Nathan Wrigley to talk about the different way that they went about getting customers for their new plugin. The two discuss why they chose to make a scheduling plugin.

Simply Scheduled Appointments used a crowdsourcing campaign to pre-fund their project. I reached out to MacLees and Tyler via their Facebook page and they told me,

“We’re working on it now with an aim toward launching the Basic tier by August 31st and the Plus tier complete by October 31st. We’ll be communicating updates and timelines as we go, but we will be done with all tiers by April 1st 2018 (no fooling). Anyone who purchases higher tiers will, of course, get each lower tier as it’s released.”

Check out the plugin at https://simplyscheduleappointments.com/.

That’s a wrap

There are a lot of good podcasts in the WordPress ecosystem and each episode is a chance to see what influencers are saying. Have you come across an interesting podcast in the WordPress ecosystem? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Do you have a WordPress podcast? Let us know so that we can check it out.

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Todd Jones
Along with being the resident writer for MainWP and content hacker at Copyflight, I specialize in writing about startups, entrepreneurs, social media, WordPress and inbound marketing topics.
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