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Episode 51: Brian Hogg & Plugin Development, Part 1

9/19/2017
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Brian Hogg is a Canadian, WordPress Plugin Developer, Educator, and more. He has a few great courses on how to create WordPress plugins and a very informative newsletter to go with them. In this 2 part episode, we discuss his plugins as well as general plugin development; this includes build tools, SVN, submitting to the […] The post Episode 51: Brian Hogg & Plugin Development, Part 1 appeared first on How I Built It.

Duration: 00:28:08


Episode 50: Mike Rohde and Sketch Notes

9/12/2017
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Mike Rohde is a designer and founder of the Sketch Notes Army! He’s also a twice-published author and Green Bay Packers fan. In this episode, we talk about how he came up with sketch notes, why it helps with retention, getting published, and tons more! Show Notes Mike Rohde Mike on Twitter Sketch Notes The […] The post Episode 50: Mike Rohde and Sketch Notes appeared first on How I Built It.

Duration: 00:41:54


Episode 49: Andy Wilkerson & Theme Developer, Part 2

9/5/2017
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Andy and I continue our conversation from last week, about general theme development. We discuss our favorite tools and learning resources, plus much more! If you’re interested in making WordPress themes, these episodes are must-listens! Show Notes Part 1 Andy Wilkerson Parallelus UpThemes Theme Forest Google Trends WordPress.org Jade Grunt Episode 10: Beaver Builder Runway […] The post Episode 49: Andy Wilkerson & Theme Developer, Part 2 appeared first on How I Built It.

Duration: 00:28:13


Episode 48: Andy Wilkerson & Theme Developer, Part 1

8/29/2017
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Andy Wilkerson is a theme developer and theme shop owner that made a name for himself on Theme Forest. Now he’s working on all sorts of projects, not just for themes, but for podcasts and more! In this 2-parter, he and I talk about his story and general theme development. This episode, Part 1, focuses […] The post Episode 48: Andy Wilkerson & Theme Developer, Part 1 appeared first on How I Built It.

Duration: 00:32:57


Episode 47: Sean Blanda & Journalism Platforms

8/22/2017
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Sean Blanda is a long time friend, journalist, and Editor-in-Chief of GrowthLab and I Will Teach You To Be Rich. He has an excellent newsletter that focuses in on specific topics and takes an objective approach to writing. In this episode, we discuss what an full stack Indy publishing platform would look like, and why […] The post Episode 47: Sean Blanda & Journalism Platforms appeared first on How I Built It.

Duration: 00:34:15


Episode 46: James Rose & Content Snare

8/15/2017
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James Rose is an Australian agency owner who creates websites for a living. In this episode, we talk about his brand new product, Content Snare. Content Snare is a software product built to drastically cut down the time and headache wasted on chasing up clients for website content. I think anyone who’s made websites can get […] The post Episode 46: James Rose & Content Snare appeared first on How I Built It.

Duration: 00:35:14


Episode 45: Ryan Sullivan and WP Site Care

8/8/2017
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Ryan Sullivan is the founder of WP Site Care, a business that helps service and maintain WordPress sites. In this episode, we talk about building a business that meets a need and defines expectations, some great tools for running a support business, and what customer care really means. Show Notes Ryan on Twitter WP Site […] The post Episode 45: Ryan Sullivan and WP Site Care appeared first on How I Built It.

Duration: 00:33:38


Episode 44: Russell Aaron and Maintainn Tools

8/1/2017
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Russell Aaron is a backend developer working for WebDevStudios and working out of Reno, NV. He’s done lots of work within the WordPress community, including work on the plugin Maintainn Tools, which he uses to help troubleshoot websites. Show Notes Russell Aaron WebDevStudios Maintainn Maintainn Tools Pluginize Query Monitor Sponsored by:No sponsors this week. Interested? The post Episode 44: Russell Aaron and Maintainn Tools appeared first on How I Built It.

Duration: 00:40:10


Episode 43: Justin Ferriman & LearnDash

7/25/2017
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This is the second of a 2-part series called Educational WordPress! In the last episode, I spoke to Chris Badgett. Today, it’s Justin Ferriman Justin Ferriman is the owner of the LearnDash LMS for WordPress. In this episode we talk about building an audience first, scratching your own itch, and listening to your customers. He […] The post Episode 43: Justin Ferriman & LearnDash appeared first on How I Built It.

Duration: 00:34:56


Episode 42: Chris Badgett & LifterLMS

7/18/2017
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This is the first of a 2-part series called Educational WordPress! Over the next 2 episodes, I talk to two of of the biggest names in a WordPress LMSs and WordPress in the educational space. Today, it’s Chris Badgett. Chris Badgett is a software company owner, a world traveller, and first and foremost, an educator. […] The post Episode 42: Chris Badgett & LifterLMS appeared first on How I Built It.

Duration: 00:30:33


Episode 41: Kiko Doran and Tuniversity

7/11/2017
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Kiko Doran is a veteran, developer, musician, teacher, and so much more! In this incredibly interesting interview, Kiko and I talk about how he created the iBook, Learn Pharrell Williams’ Happy for Apple’s new Tuniversity project. We talk about how the innovative new idea evolved, what it was like working on this high profile project, breaking […] The post Episode 41: Kiko Doran and Tuniversity appeared first on How I Built It.

Duration: 00:27:55


Episode 40: Jeff Matson & Heartbeat Control

6/27/2017
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Jeff Matson is a WordPress man about town, making contributions to several big plugins and projects, and even WordPress itself. In this episode, we talk all about development, knowing when to cut your losses, developer tools, and much more. It was great having Jeff on the show! Main Project: Heartbeat Control Heartbeat Control is a […] The post Episode 40: Jeff Matson & Heartbeat Control appeared first on How I Built It.

Duration: 00:36:02


Episode 39: Stephanie Wells & Formidable Forms

6/20/2017
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Stephanie Wells is a nurse turned coder who launched her own WordPress-based online business. Starting off in client work, she quickly moved into the product space, where she makes Formidable Forms. I was stoked to have Stephanie on the show and we talk about all sorts of great topics from scratching your own itch to […] The post Episode 39: Stephanie Wells & Formidable Forms appeared first on How I Built It.

Duration: 00:31:37


Episode 38: Tracy Levesque & Easy Forms for Mailchimp

6/13/2017
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Or: “How I Met Your Mummers” In this first episode of Season 3, Tracy and I talk about doing client work vs. product work, owning an agency in Philly, and moving from the free to freemium pricing model. We also talk all sorts of non-computer stuff like raising children (being parents and business owners), Philly […] The post Episode 38: Tracy Levesque & Easy Forms for Mailchimp appeared first on How I Built It.

Duration: 00:34:00


Episode 37: Michael Sacca & Crew/Unsplash

5/23/2017
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We close out Season 2 talking to Michael Sacca of Crew and Unsplash. Crew has since been acquired by Dribbble, but the story of how they got to where they are is great! We discuss startups, finding the right balance, and how a simple side project can be the thing that changes your main business. […] The post Episode 37: Michael Sacca & Crew/Unsplash appeared first on How I Built It.

Duration: 00:32:43


Episode 36: David Bisset & WordCamp Miami

5/16/2017
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David Bisset is a WordPress developer who also happens to plan one of the biggest WordCamps in the United States. Their 9th one happened recently so I sat down and talked to David about what goes into planning a WordCamp, especially one this big! Show Notes David Bisset David on Twitter Make WordPress WordCamp.org BuddyPress […] The post Episode 36: David Bisset & WordCamp Miami appeared first on How I Built It.

Duration: 00:34:54


Episode 35: Diane Kinney & Writing an eBook

5/9/2017
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Diane Kinney is a WordPress Developer, Designer, and Marketer. And soon, she’ll be adding author to that biographical line. She and Carrie Dils are working on a book called Real World Freelancing that talks all about what it really takes to be a freelancer. In this episode, she and I talk all about the writing process, decisions […] The post Episode 35: Diane Kinney & Writing an eBook appeared first on How I Built It.

Duration: 00:28:58


Episode 34: Shawn Hesketh & WP101

5/2/2017
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Shawn Hesketh is a good friend of the show and an excellent educator and mentor. His widely popular site, WP101, teached thousands of folks how to use WordPress. In this episode, we get pretty deep into the woods on how he built WP101, and in typical Shawn fashion, he imparts some great advice all along […] The post Episode 34: Shawn Hesketh & WP101 appeared first on How I Built It.

Duration: 00:39:19


Episode 33: Erin Flynn & Teaching Freelance

4/25/2017
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Erin Flynn is a freelancer and educator based on Colorado. In this episode we talk about how she found her way into the product space, all the twists and turns of freelancing, and how she creates courses and keeps her sales funnel on point. Show Notes Erin Flynn Rethink.fm: Tips for Mastering Client Communications Streak […] The post Episode 33: Erin Flynn & Teaching Freelance appeared first on How I Built It.

Duration: 00:27:19


Episode 32: Tom McFarlin & Page Template Dashboard

4/18/2017
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Tom is a man of many hats! He’s a WordPress user, avid blogger, developer, editor for Envato, and much more. He also takes the approach that he’ll scratch his own itch if he needs to. In this episode, we talk about how he tackles problems, why and how he built the plugin Page Template Dashboard, […] The post Episode 32: Tom McFarlin & Page Template Dashboard appeared first on How I Built It.

Duration: 00:31:01

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