Variant Page Builder & Stack WordPress Theme Preview


Variant page builder is coming to WordPress! We will be releasing our newest theme Stack within March 2017 and it will be the first WordPress Theme EVER to come with Variant Page Builder.

The theme will also work with Visual Composer (included) if you prefer to stick with that for your page editing needs, along with separate demo data for both builders, and separate documentation, very much a 2 in 1.

See the demo now at: and try the HTML version of Variant Page Builder here:


#272 WP-Tonic Round Table Show 2 of March 2018


This week Matt Medeiros, Chris Badgett, John Locke, and Adam Preiser joined host Jonathan Denwood and co-host Kim Shivler to discuss the latest WordPress news.

Episode 272’s sponsor is IntelligenceWP ( Are you ready to get more real user information from your Google Analytics data? Configure IntelligenceWP and start getting a better view of your site visitors.

The regulars welcomed special guest Matt Medeiros from The Matt Report ( for what turned out to be a lively WordPress discussion. Learn more about Matt at

Stories included:

Freelance WordPress Development: How to Make a Career of It

Become a Freelance WordPress Developer: How to Make a Career of It

WordPress Localization – 5 essentials to consider when translating your website

My Last Day at Moz. My First Day at SparkToro.

My Last Day at Moz. My First Day at SparkToro.

Bezos is coming: Mapping Amazon’s growing reach

Aside from highlighting parts of these stories, the team spent quite a bit of time discussing WP-Engine’s significant price increase over the past week.

This led to an overall discussion of web hosting and the wars between different hosts. The quality difference between specialty WordPress hosting and lower priced shared hosting products. It was agreed that low-priced services (less than $30 a month) will only work for so long. As your business grows and website traffic grows, you need to budget for premium hosting that frequently costs $100 or more monthly.

Requirements for premium, managed, WordPress hosting are particularly important for large ecommerce stores, membership sites, and learning management platforms.


Setup wordpress 3of5 – DNS Setting


Setup wordpress – DNS Setting
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For DNS setting you will log into your registrar account (GoDaddy or Hostgator or …) and select the domain you want to host your site on.
You will enter your IP address for the host names (change default to custom) and change the default name servers to and
These changes may becomes active in 30 minutes up to 24 hours. Usually it does not take long.
Once your domain is pointing to your IP, you can install your site and access it via your domain address.

Here are some common companies for domain registration:

[] google domains dot com
[] name dot com
[] godaddy dot com
[] hostgator dot com
[] namecheap dot com

Try to buy a “.com”, “.net” or “.org” since they are preffered one’s and tend to hold greater value than the others.

Buy domain and hosting here:

For keyword research you can use Google Keyword Planner tool:

For domain availability I was using

For estimation I use and

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Zoom H4n Introduction – How to plug in an XLR or 1/4″ mic


In this video, I show you how to plug in a mic which uses an XLR or 1/4″ cable such as the Shure SM58. I also show you how to adjust the volumes to try to avoid audio clipping but also background noises. And finally I show you how to record from more than one microhpone at a time, and how to adjust the volumes of each microphone.

I already posted videos to show how to use the built-in microphones of the Zoom H4n, and also how to use a microphone with a 3.5mm cable.

I will also upload a video on how to synchronize video and audio, and another one on how to remove the background noise from your audio files.

Thank you for watching, I hope you found it useful. Please click the subscribe button and the like button if you enjoyed this video.


WP Engine – Fastest and most reliable WordPress hosting:
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This video was filmed with the Canon Rebel T2i camera and the Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens. Since I needed both the Zoom and the Neewer lapel mic for demonstrations in this video, the audio is sadly recorded by the onboard microhpone of the T2i.

Have a great day!


James Dalman Wants to Help You Find Freelance Success


James Dalman of offers advice on how to build a brand and find success in freelancing.

Recorded at WordCamp DFW 2015.

Learn more about WP Engine at


Finely Tuned Expert: Cody Landefeld


For this edition of “Finely Tuned Expert,” Mode Effect founder Cody Landefeld joins us to share his thoughts around building good user experience and the finer points of building WordPress sites for nonprofit businesses.


EP196 – Building a WordPress site locally with DesktopServer – WPwatercooler


This week on WPwatercooler we’ll be discussing how you can create a WordPress website locally using DesktopServer. We’ll discuss the ways in which you can migrate your locally built site to you webhost for people to see online.

Gregg Franklin
Developer, Marketer

DesktopServer – Create locally installed WordPress Websites


DesktopServer – Create locally installed WordPress Websites

Robert Gillmer
Developer, Marketer
Shiny 9 Web Design

Sé Reed
Developer, Designer, Marketer
Sé Reed Media

George Stephanis
Developer, Software Architect

Jason Tucker


Steve Zehngut
Developer, Software Architect, Marketer

Home Page


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How to Point a Domain to Your WordPress Website


Get the hotel booking engine WordPress plugin:
Get Bluehost:

Hi there everybody, this is Brandon Dennis, the VP of marketing at and I wanted to create some videos on how to get your hotel website up and running on WordPress. Now for this video we’re going to be using Bluehost as our hosting provider. There are a lot of great hosts out there. I personally use Bluehost for a lot of my own personal websites, so I’m comfortable with the way that it works. It’s super inexpensive and so that’s the one that we’re going to be doing today.

So feel free to follow along with me, there’s a link to Bluehost in the description of this video where you can go ahead and register your own account and the first thing we’re going to do is purchase a new domain. So once you create your Bluehost account click domains, log in to Bluehost then click domains at the top here, and then over here let’s do a new domain search. So for this example I’m going to go ahead and purchase a new domain.

So let’s try the Cloudbeds Hotel and then I’m going to choose a .com if it exists. Click Get Started and then Bluehost which is not only a hosting provider but also a domain registrar is going to check to see if the domain name is available. And let’s see search results I don’t see .com up there let me check again and it’s probably gone. Now, just some advice on getting a domain name, you see all these other options .co, .club, .us, .space, .website?

I suggest you not use top level domains that are not .com because .com is the most trusted one by Google, and here we find the is available and I can get it for $11.99. So I’m going to click the shopping cart button, I’m going to click next, and I’m going to go through the purchase process. If you want a fancy top level domain like .hotel or something like that, feel free to do so it’s completely up to you, but I always suggest going with the .com top level domain because both Google and users trust them more.

So now I have to choose whether or not I want to automatically renew it or not automatically renew it, and I suggest you always choose automatically renew, that way it never expires and someone can’t snatch it from you. Then you have the option to have domain privacy for $12 a year, I suggest you not select it because it can actually cost you money if somebody challenges; if somebody is trying to find out who you are, your registrar can actually charge you $50 if you have domain privacy on. So I choose… unselect it because I don’t need it. Agree to the terms and service and add to cart.

And there we go. After you purchase the domain name you’re going to see a button down here that says Manage. So let’s click the Manage button, and that brings you to a list of all of the domains that you own, I have a lot of domains and here’s the one that I just purchased. As you can see, it’s unassigned and what we need to do is we need to assign this to a folder on our server and what this is going to do is it’s going to direct users and search engines to a specific folder on your server that contains the website that you are about to build once you’ve published it.

So right now we’re just doing the very basics and we’re going to assign this domain name to a folder on your server where we are then going to install the WordPress website. That way when somebody types in the Cloudbeds Hotel in the future, they’re going to go to that folder. So leave these default settings, keep add-on domain, if you’ve already got a directory you can choose an existing one, but I don’t already have a directory because this is a completely new domain.

So I’m going to make a directory called the Cloudbeds Hotel. This is basically just a folder on my server and I’m going to assign the domain to this new directory. All right, once it’s done creating your new directory and assigning the domain, it’s going to dump you back into the domain section which means we’re done with domains.


EP55 – The Ins & Outs of your Local WordPress Meetup – WPwatercooler – Sept 30 2013


EP55 – The Ins & Outs of your Local WordPress Meetup – WPwatercooler – Sept 30 2013

EP55 – The Ins & Outs of your Local WordPress Meetup – WPwatercooler – Sept 30 2013

On this episode of WPwatercooler we’re going to be discussing meetups.
We’ll be discussing: how to find one, how to run one, why would you do either and what are the motivations or running one or attending.

What is a meetup? A great way to get like minded people together and share ideas.

Steve: OCWordPress began with the intent of finding local WordPress talent in order to outsource overflow work for his company.

Natalie: SoCal WordPress MeetUp Los Angeles started Feb 2009 after reading an article about She started the WordPress meetup after finding a void at

Patrick: Greenbay WI – Someone set up a group on MeetUp but never actually did anything with it even though there were plenty of people that joined the online group. He decided to run the meeting.

Se: WP for Small Businesses – The organizer for the group left the group so she decided to take over the group.
One of the hardest parts of organizing a meetup is finding the space. Here’s how some of the organizers handle that.

Steve: they outgrew their office rather quickly so he looked for a location for his business that could also handle a large gathering of people and move his company into there.

Suzette: WordPress for Artists – She found an art gallery that was willing to host the meetups.

Verious: Inland Empire meetup. They had a very hard time finding space. It took about 8 months to be able to find a regular location. Now they meet at a hacker space called Riverside IO.

Se: She works with the Small Business Dev Center and they have a satellite office she can use in Long Beach.

Chris: North San Diego County Meetup: One of the people that wanted to join the group is a firefighter and worked it out so they could use the firehouse for their meetups.

What’s a good way to come up with topics for your meetup? Have a companion Facebook group. Get your fellow attendees to join the group and keep the conversation going between meetups. Then you can source the group for topic ideas.

Topics are dependent on who is in the room/group. Find out if they’re designers or developers, end users or what. Don’t be afraid to have a small focus for your group. It’s often better to have a smaller turnout of like minded people than a large group of people at all levels.

Does anyone charge for their meetup? No. In the beginning, Natalie tried to charge to recoup costs for the space that she sometimes had to pay $100+ for. That didn’t work very well.

They’ve all found that no one wants to pay to attend a meetup no matter what the charge is.

Meetups are a good way to test out your material before presenting to a larger audience.

Happiness Bar: It’s a way for people to ask an expert questions they have about WordPress

If you’re looking for a WP meetup, go to There are 490 groups with over 100k members. If you don’t find a local group, start a meetup! There are 19 meetups in the SoCal area. If you can’t find a local group, check They have an online meetup.

Suzette Franck
Media Temple Developer

Austin Gunter
WP Engine, y’all Developer, Designer, Engineer, Software Architect, Marketer


Chris Lema
Chris Lema Software Architect, Marketer

Natalie MacLees
Purple Pen Productions, LLC Developer, Designer


Patrick Rauland
WooThemes Developer

Sé Reed
Sé Reed Media Developer, Designer, Marketer

Verious Smith III

Web Design & Brand Design for Southern California

Philoveracity Design Developer, Designer, Marketer

Jason Tucker


Tucker.Pro Developer

Steve Zehngut

Home Page

Zeek Interactive, Inc. Developer

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