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November 24, 2022 00:34:39
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#738 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Special Guest Artur Grabowski of Extendify

#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 ...

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November 17, 2022 00:34:09
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#737 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Special Guest Kurt Von Ahnen

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/ ...

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November 10, 2022 00:36:47
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#736 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Special Guest Brian Gardner of WP-Engine

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/ ...

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November 03, 2022 00:36:36
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#735: WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Special Guest Lior Izik

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 ...

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October 27, 2022 00:32:41
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#734: WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Special Guest Nick Ahmann Founder & CEO of Inisev.

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 ...

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October 20, 2022 00:33:58
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#733: WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS With Fiebert of Lasso

#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/ ...

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