380 – Exploring Siren Affiliates with Alex Standiford: redefining affiliate marketing strategies
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by Nathan Wrigley
4d ago
On the podcast today, we have Alex Standiford talking about his innovative approach to affiliate programs through his new plugin, Siren Affiliates, which is unlike any other affiliates system you've used. Alex gets into the specifics of Siren and its user interface, explaining how rewards are divided, what actions earn points, and what events trigger point calculations. He emphasises the ability of third-party developers to extend these components, allowing for a high degree of customisation. If you’re interested in a truly new and unique approach to affiliate programs that fosters collaborati ..read more
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379 – No Script Show, Episode 12 – How web typography has evolved
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by Nathan Wrigley
1w ago
On the podcast today, David Waumsley and I go a journey through the evolution of web typography! We both admit to feeling a mix of intrigue and intimidation toward typography, traditionally seen as the realm of design experts. We start by acknowledging the historical constraints of web typography and the relevance of its principles, despite the shift to the digital age. We then get into modern practices, such as responsive design and the shift from pixels to rems. We also explore new web typography features, including font size adjust, kerning, and scroll animations, while emphasising the sign ..read more
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This Week in WordPress #300
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by Nathan Wrigley
1w ago
The WordPress news from the last week which commenced Monday 24th June 2024. You can find it here: https://wpbuilds.com/2024/07/02/this-week-in-wordpress-300 ..read more
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378 – Exploring AI in customer support with Aaron Edwards
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by Nathan Wrigley
1w ago
In podcast episode #378 of WP Builds, Aaron Edwards discusses his DocsBot AI, a chatbot plugin designed for WordPress customer support. Edwards, former CTO of WPMUDev, shares his journey into AI, highlighting his work on the Imajinn plugin and his pivot to developing DocsBot AI. This AI-based SaaS integrates with various content sources to train custom bots, automating customer ticket responses while ensuring GDPR compliance. The episode covers the technical aspects, integration capabilities, pricing, and future potentials of AI in customer service, making it a valuable listen for WordPress de ..read more
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This Week in WordPress #299
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by Nathan Wrigley
2w ago
The WordPress news from the last week which commenced Monday 17th June 2024 with Remkus de Vries, Birgit Pauli-Haack, Birgit Olzem. You can find the show here: https://wpbuilds.com/2024/06/25/this-week-in-wordpress-299 ..read more
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377 – No Script Show, Episode 11 – What’s new in web images. Are they worth a thousand words?
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by Nathan Wrigley
3w ago
Today we discuss advancements in web image standards and new CSS features. Topics include object fit, aspect ratio, border images, filters, clip path, mask-image, and backdrop filters, which offer alternatives to traditional image editing tools like Photoshop. The episode also covers HTML and CSS considerations, such as img and picture elements, alt tags, and loading attributes. New image formats like WebP and AVIF are examined, along with the use of SVGs for accessibility and performance benefits. Go listen ..read more
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376 – Exploring typography and accessibility with Piccia Neri
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by Nathan Wrigley
1M ago
In Podcast #376, guest Piccia Neri, a seasoned designer and long-time collaborator with WP Builds, discusses the evolution of her career and the critical role of accessibility in web design. Initially a book designer, Piccia adapted her skills to the digital age, emphasizing accessibility as essential for good UX. The episode explores the importance of starting web design with content and typography, driven by ethical considerations and upcoming legislation like the European Accessibility Act. Piccia shares actionable insights on accessible typography, HTML structuring, and how accessible desi ..read more
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This Week in WordPress #298
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by Nathan Wrigley
1M ago
The WordPress news from the last week which commenced Monday 27th May 2024. You can find it here: https://wpbuilds.com/2024/06/04/this-week-in-wordpress-298 ..read more
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375 – Insights from Marcel Bootsman on static site hosting with Kinsta
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by Nathan Wrigley
1M ago
Today we're talking to Marcel Bootsman from Kinsta, discussing Kinsta's static site hosting. We get into the benefits, technical nuances, and environmental sustainability of static site hosting, highlighting its potential to enhance WordPress website speed and efficiency. Marcel explains how Kinsta leverages Cloudflare's global infrastructure and discusses the complexities involved. The conversation also touches on the developer expertise needed and the possibility of integrating dynamic elements into static sites. Kinsta's static hosting emerges as a cost-effective and high-performing alterna ..read more
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374 – WordPress turns 21. Hear from 21 voices about what WordPress means to them.
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by Nathan Wrigley
1M ago
So this is like no podcast episode I've ever done. Normally it's me talking to one, perhaps two, other people... but not today! A few weeks ago I was on a call with Adam Warner and Marcus Burnette from GoDaddy, and we were trying to come with fun ways to celebrate the 21st birth of WordPress, which is on May 27th 2024. This podcast is the result. It's 21 voices from the WordPress world who recorded themselves speaking about their experiences of WordPress; the software, the community, the things that it's enabled for them. And it's wonderful. It's varied, it's interesting, it's encouraging, it ..read more
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