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Episode 24: Page Builders with Diane Kinney

Photo credit: Gary Lopater on Unsplash Exploring Page Builders and Advanced Custom Fields in WordPress In this episode, Diane Kinney and I are talking about Page Builders and Advanced Custom Fields Pro. There are a variety of tools available when it comes to building a WordPress website - and choosing the right tool for the job -- can sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed. No worries, Diane puts it all in perspective and provides some useful tips on choosing a page builder. Diane Kinney...


Episode 23: Local SEO with John Locke

Photo credit: Sasha on Unsplash Getting Started with Local SEO John Locke is back on and this time we are talking about SEO and specifically Local SEO, what it is, who needs it and how to approach it. Whether you are just starting with SEO or have been struggling with it, this episode is sure to provide some valuable insight. John was my guest on Episode 1 of where we talked about developing a content first strategy. John Locke John Locke is an SEO consultant from...


Episode 22: Collaboration and SVG Animation

Photo credit: Puk Patrick on Unsplash Collaboration - Teaming up to tackle larger projects In this episode, I'm chatting with Cathi Bosco and Joe Dooley about a large project we did together. We talk about our roles and how we worked together. One of the challenges we tackled was incorporating a flexible animated icon system using SVGs -- and what was involved in building that. Listen to Episode 22 Cathi BoscoCreative Director, Digital Consultant, Web Designer, Artist, Illustrator,...


Episode 21: Bob Dunn on eCommerce

Photo credit: MILKOVÍ on Unsplash eCommerce - Helping folks sell online In this episode, I'm chatting with Bob Dunn of Bob is a master at producing content and building an audience. We're talking about eCommerce, and what's involved in selling products online. And the conversation doesn't stop there. Bob shares his experience with podcasting, page builders, managing affiliates, sponsors and more. So if you are thinking about starting an online business, this episode covers a lot...


Episode 20: Kim Shivler and Creating Online Courses

In this episode, I am chatting with Kim Shivler about Learning Management Systems, what are they and how easy it is to create a membership site of online courses. If you are thinking about selling courses or have clients that want to, this episode is for you.


Episode 19: Melissa Eggleston on UX and Design

Why User Research Matters In this episode, I am chatting with Melissa Eggleston about UX, what it is and why it is a crucial component in creating a successful web project. I first met Melissa at WordCamp, Asheville in 2015 and had a chance to visit with her at the happiness bar and see her presentation Website Design with UX in Mind. Melissa Eggleston Melissa Eggleston is a User Experience Specialist and Content Strategist based in Raleigh / Durham, North Carolina. She helps businesses,...


Episode 18: Robin Cornett on Building Premium Plugins

In this episode, I am chatting with Robin Cornett about her journey into plugin development. Robin started as a photographer who built her own website. Since those early days, she has created some very useful plugins, and is a contributor to the Genesis Framework.


Episode 17: Nick Davis and Workflow Wisdom

Photo credit: Yanko Peyankov on Unsplash Workflow Wisdom In this episode, I am chatting with Nick Davis about his own workflow journey and why he started Nick Davis Nick's been building websites for fun and profit since 1997, doing everything from working as one of the first online journalists at the BBC; managing the website of one of the UK’s largest airports; to running a large team of web developers and designers for a publishing company in Dubai. Since going out on his...


Episode 16: Lee Jackson and Agency Workflows

Agency Workflows and Tools In this episode, I am chatting with Lee Jackson of AngledCrown all about agency workflows. What's life like running an agency across the pond? Tune in and find out. Lee Jackson Lee is the founder of Angled Crown, a digital agency in the UK. They primarily build WordPress site and plugins for design agencies. Lee is also the host of the WPInnovator Podcast - The podcast for designers, we talk agency life, strategy, marketing and WordPress. This episode of


Episode 15: Morten Rand-Hendriksen

All The Things In this episode, I am chatting with Morten Rand-Hendriksen. As someone who has taken most, if not all his courses on - all I can say is WOW - this is awesome. Let's get started! Morten Rand-Hendriksen Instructor, educator, speaker at LinkedIn Learning, helping people master WordPress, the web, and online communication. Since joining forces with (now LinkedIn Learning) in 2010, Morten has 60+ published courses on WordPress, front-end web design and...


Episode 14: CSS Grid with Rachel Andrew

In this episode, I'm chatting with Rachel Andrew - an authority on CSS Grid Layout, the new specification that is redefining how we approach layout for the web. We'll cover what you need to know to get started with CSS Grid and how this will change the way you think about the web design grid. Meet Rachel Andrew Rachel Andrew is a front and back-end web developer, author and speaker. Her books include the recent Get Ready for CSS Grid Layout and she is a regular contributor to a number of...


Episode 13: A Passion for Quality with Gary Jones

In this episode, I'm chatting with Gary Jones. I'm honored to have Gary on the show. He is your go-to person when you want things done right. He is a huge asset to the Genesis community and shares his knowledge in so many ways. If you spend any time on Github - you are sure to see his name as a contributor on so many open source projects. Let's get started. Meet Gary Jones Gary Jones is a UK-based WordPress Engineer, code consultant and father of extremely premature twins. Driven by a...


Episode 12: Season Finale with Carrie Dils

In this episode, I'm chatting with Carrie Dils. Carrie is pure awesome. She shares her thoughts on this past year, and what she has planned for 2017 including an upcoming book, Real World Freelancing with Diane Kinney. She is the host of one of my favorite WordPress business podcasts, and is a huge Genesis fan. Let's get started. Meet Carrie Dils Carrie Dils is a WordPress developer, consultant, speaker and teacher based in Fort Worth, Texas. She loves sharing what she's...


Episode 11: Pushing more than Pixels

In this episode, I'm chatting with Cathi Bosco. Cathi is the creative genius that powers her web studio in Madison CT USA. We're talking all about collaboration on projects, lessons learned and some of our favorite design elements. She shares her industry knowledge and experience to help us forge a way forward in this ever changing digital age. Let's get started. Meet Cathi Bosco Creative Director, Digital Consultant, Web Designer, Artist, Illustrator, Children's Book Author, trail runner,...


Episode 10: Exploring Local Development Environments

In this episode, I'm chatting with Matt Pritchett. He is a UX developer and lives in Tennessee. We're talking the good, the bad and the ugly about local development environments. What's out there now and why Matt plans to build one of his own called AnchorWP. Matt is a super smart guy and I've had the pleasure of being in a weekly mastermind group with him this year. Let's get started. Meet Matt Pritchett Matt is known for transformational WordPress development and bringing integrity to each...


Episode 9: Acres of Diamonds

In this episode, I'm chatting with Kim Doyal. She runs Kim Doyal, The WordPress Chick podcast, and several other internet businesses. We're talking about Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell. It's a story Kim shared with me about finding gems right in your own backyard. Many of us have been looking for success, thinking the grass is always greener elsewhere. Is there an opportunity right in front of you that you have not seen? Something you're good at that you are not leveraging? That is...


Episode 8: Designing User Experiences

In this episode, I'm chatting with Diane Kinney. She is a web designer and developer with over 17 years of experience running her own boutique agency. We're talking all about design and how it is evolving, responsive vs adaptive, clients, SVGs and so much more. Diane shares a wealth of knowledge and experience in this episode, that will be sure to have you rethinking something. A complete transcript of this podcast is available. Let's get started. Meet Diane Kinney Yes, I’m a mega WordPress...


Episode 7: Why Web Accessibility Matters

In this episode, I'm chatting with Rian Rietveld. She is a Web Accessibility expert and leads the WordPress Accessibility Team. She is my first international guest, and lives in the Netherlands. This is a topic I'm passionate about. I finally get to ask Rian all those questions that have been floating around in my head about Web Accessibility. Rian explains why it's important, and what we need to know. A complete transcript of this podcast is now available. Meet Rian Rietveld Rian is a...


Episode 6: The Heart of a Teacher

In this episode, I'm chatting with Joe Casabona of WP in One Month and How I Built It. We're chatting about front end development, having empathy and stepping into the WP education space. Joe shares a wealth of knowledge on how he's helping others learn WordPress and why he started his new podcast, How I Built It. There is one common thread in everything Joe does, and it is helping others. He truly has the heart of a teacher. Meet Joe Casabona Joe Casabona is a Front End Developer that works...


Episode 5: The Voice of WordPress with Shawn Hesketh

In this episode, I'm chatting with Shawn Hesketh of WP101 on how his growing business is helping designers and developers provide highly effective WordPress training for clients. Shawn is the Voice of WordPress for so many of us. His company, WP101 produces high quality, professional videos and offers them through the WP101 plugin and at Shawn shares his wealth of knowledge on producing WordPress training courses and even shares helpful tips on how to create your own screencasts....