James Dalman Wants to Help You Find Freelance Success

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

Recorded at WordCamp DFW 2015.

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Finely Tuned Expert: Cody Landefeld

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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.

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EP13 – WordPress Ecommerce Plugins – WPwatercooler

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WordPress Ecommerce Plugins – Today we are joined with Sé Reed, Chris Lema, Wes Chyrchel, Scott Bolinger,
Dave Jesch and our host Jason Tucker

Holy War of E-Commerce Plugins

WooCommerce http://www.woothemes.com/woocommerce/
Shopp https://shopplugin.net/

Sé did a 4 hour conference on Shopp, she had previous issues with it and learned quite a bit from this talk. Her fave thing is when it makes cart pages it makes virtual pages not custom post types.

Dave talks a bit about virtual pages ins Shopp

Scott says that Shopp is complicated and the 4 hour webinar would help with learning it.

Se talks about the method of teaching Shopp that they did in the webinar.

Scott and his company likes Woocommerce and how simple it is to use.

Se thinks that Woo, WooCommerce and WooThemes is a bit bloaty.
http://www.woothemes.com/

Chris has gone years not receiving an emailed from Shopp, he received an email from them and he thinks they are ramping up on their marketing.

Chris also like Easy Digital Downloads by Pippin. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/easy-digital-downloads/

Chris also mentioned how Woo has made the theming cleaner and most of their options are unchecked to save you time in turning on just what you need.

Chris mentions that caching that is agressive can mess with things, Scott mentions that he had recent experience with this and his host WP Engine stepped in and helped resolve these issues. http://www.wpengine.com

Chris is a big fan of Woocommerce but if you are doing online downloads and such Easy Digital Downloads may be the way to go

Jason asked about the simplicity or complexity of the backend for the site owner.

Chris says Ecommerce is complicated and its a challenge to make it simple.

Sé talks about what she does at the Small Business Development Center and dealing with Paypal.

Chris like how lightweight Cart66 is. https://cart66.com/

Wes brings up YAK and how light weight the plugin is. This uses posts and pages and is very easy for his customers to work with. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/yak-for-wordpress/

Sé says that Shopp is using CPT and also using an importer to import and export content.

Sé says “it depends” is the go to answer when it comes to E-Commerce and what solution to use.

Wes brings up magento, we all gasp.

Jason brings up using Gravity Forms as a way to create a small and simple shopping cart. http://www.gravityforms.com/

Dave says that doing a Gravity Forms cart would work well for small but the more complicated this will fall apart fast. http://www.gravityhelp.com/other-resources/

Dave rewrote the import tool to import 600 items into Shopp from excel.

Chris talks about an importer for WooCommerce that deals with many forms and formats of data.

Sé talks about Winter time in the LBC

Dave is interested in looking at WooCommerce

Scott talks about Extensions on Woocommerce and how expensive it can be.

Sé mentions Behemoth when it comes to Woocommerce, Chris defends Woocommerce saying she’s wrong about that. Sé says she was talking about the back end of the site not the front end.

Scott talks about how simple it is to add the template tags into your existing templates to work with WooCommerce.

Sé talks about how starting simple and working your way up instead of having to

Jason mentions WP E-Commerce and everyone freaks out. Jason has used it in the past and didn’t have any problems with it. Sé talks about how hard it is to move out of some systems. http://getshopped.org/

Wes says that WP E-Commerce is very inconsistent and just didn’t work back when he used it a few years ago.

Dave says that when he used it last there were many bugs and issues with the code.

Sé mentions doing updates and having issues.

Dave would rather have a good user experience and use something that works well for him and his customers.

Sé wants the cart to work as well as WordPress itself does.

Wes wants the ECommerce solution to just work, no late night phone calls and just trouble free.

Chris mentions a new service called CloudSwipe that is a semi hosted solution and all the SSL certs and PCI compliance. http://cloudswipe.com/

Sé mentions Foxycart http://www.foxycart.com/

We’re now on Stitcher.com http://stitcher.com/s?fid=31145&refid=stpr

Chris Lema – http://ChrisLema.com
Dave Jesch – http://davejesch.com
Scott Bolinger – http://presscoders.com
Sé Reed – http://sereedmedia.com
Wes Chyrchel – http://crowdedsite.com
Jason Tucker – http://tucker.pro

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Finely Tuned Expert: Tom Harrigan

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Alley Interactive’s Director of WordPress Platform Services, Tom Harrigan, joins us to discuss the benefits WordPress brings to major online publishers. He’ll also provide tips on dealing with massive surges in site traffic. And wait till you hear about the voice-based applications he’s integrating with WordPress!

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EP199 – How to get hired at a WordPress focused company – WPwatercooler

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This week on WPwatercooler we’ll be discussing how you can get hired at a #WordPress focused company.

Russell Aaron
Developer

http://russellenvy.com/
Maintainn

Homepage

Jason Cosper
Developer, Engineer

http://jasoncosper.com
WP Engine

Home

Chris Ford
Designer

http://Chris Ford
Creativity Included

Start with branding first

Dave Jesch
Software Architect

DesktopServer – Create locally installed WordPress Websites


ServerPress, LLC

DesktopServer – Create locally installed WordPress Websites

Chris Lema
Developer, Marketer

http://www.chrislema.com
Chris Lema
http://www.chrislema.com

Sé Reed
Developer, Marketer

http://www.sereedmedia.com
Sé Reed Media
http://www.sereedmedia.com

Jason Tucker
Developer

http://jasontucker.us
Tucker.Pro

WPMedia.Pro

Sarah Wefald
Developer, Designer, Marketer

http://Zeek.com
Zeek Interactive

Home Page

Bridget Willard
Marketer

http://www.bridgetwillard.com
WordImpress

Home

Steve Zehngut
Developer

Home Page


Zeek

Home Page

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Finely Tuned Expert: Syed Balkhi on Building Businesses With WordPress

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Just days after his appearance at WordCamp Miami, Syed Balkhi joins us to discuss how he’s built a career on helping businesses grow through WordPress.

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