Best WordPress podcasts, summer 2015

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I love WordPress podcasts. They’re such a great way to keep up on the aspects of WordPress I care about: strategy, business development, project management, SEO, and conversion optimization. My teammates handle development and design, so I tend to avoid podcasts that are heavily about those topics. Here’s the latest round of my favorite WordPress podcasts, listed […]

Managing WordPress projects (WP Round Table interview)

Chad Warner WordPress business workflow on WP Round Table

I was interviewed about managing WordPress projects for the WP Round Table podcast on March 16, 2015. We talked about scoping projects, qualifying prospects, managing a remote team, and more. I had met host Kyle Maurer at WordCamp Grand Rapids 2014, and I was honored to be a guest on the podcast. Below are video and audio. I had […]

Best WordPress podcasts, winter 2014

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Here’s the latest round of my favorite WordPress podcasts, listed in order of preference. I prefer those that contain actionable advice over those that are mostly news. These days, I personally focus more on strategy, business development, and project management than development or design (which my teammates handle), and my taste in podcasts reflects that. […]

Chad Warner’s WordPress & business journey (KitchenSinkWP interview)

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I was interviewed about my WordPress and business journey for the KitchenSinkWP podcast. I met host Adam Silver a few years ago through Dustin Hartzler, host of the Your Website Engineer podcast. http://traffic.libsyn.com/silverliningproductions/KSWP_E035.mp3 Podcast summary The etymology of the name OptimWise: optimize + wise How I started with WordPress in 2009 How I started OptimWise in 2010 […]

Best WordPress podcasts, summer 2014

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These are the best WordPress podcasts I’ve found. They have content for WordPress site owners, designers, and developers. My favorites are those that are focused on education rather than news. I listed them in order of preference. If you like these, you should read my other posts about podcasts. I’m always looking for more, so please […]

Best WordPress podcasts, fall 2013

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These are the best WordPress podcasts I’ve found. They have content for WordPress users (individuals or small businesses), designers, and developers. I prefer those that offer tips, recommendations, and tutorials over those that simply cover WordPress news. I listed them in order of preference. Check out WordPress Radio, which aggregates and streams WordPress podcasts. Also, […]

Best WordPress podcasts, summer 2013

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These are the best WordPress podcasts I’ve found. They have content for WordPress users (individuals or small businesses), designers, and developers. I listed them from most to least favorite. I prefer those that offer tips, recommendations, and tutorials over those that simply cover WordPress news. None of the WP Candy podcasts are active any longer, […]

Review: WordPress for Dummies 5th Edition by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

WordPress for Dummies 5th Edition

WordPress for Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book is best suited for WordPress users, but there are a few chapters for developers. Designers and developers are better served by WordPress Web Design for Dummies and WordPress All-In-One for Dummies. I’m a web designer who creates WordPress sites for small […]

Learn web design with these tutorials & resources

A web designer friend recently asked what resources I used to teach myself web design. I sent her the following list of resources which I used (and still use). She wasn’t interested in WordPress (a shame, but I forgive her), so I excluded my WordPress-specific resources. I also spoke about these resources at GRWebDev, a […]