821 episodes

WP-Tonic is a podcast for WordPress professionals and Bootstrap SaaS startup entrepreneurs or anybody looking to build a business online.

We cover a large number of areas with our main show. We interview some creative WordPress and startup entrepreneurs plus online experts who, with their insights, can help you build your online business.

Jonathan Denwood and Kurt von Ahnen host and produce the WP-Tonic podcast, which is one of the longest-running WordPress podcasts. Each episode brings you valuable insights with one goal: to help you generate more income and impact through online businesses.

WP-Tonic | WordPress | SaaS | Bootstrap SaaS | Indie Hackers | Startups Jonathan Denwood & Kurt von Ahnen

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    • 4.9 • 78 Ratings

WP-Tonic is a podcast for WordPress professionals and Bootstrap SaaS startup entrepreneurs or anybody looking to build a business online.

We cover a large number of areas with our main show. We interview some creative WordPress and startup entrepreneurs plus online experts who, with their insights, can help you build your online business.

Jonathan Denwood and Kurt von Ahnen host and produce the WP-Tonic podcast, which is one of the longest-running WordPress podcasts. Each episode brings you valuable insights with one goal: to help you generate more income and impact through online businesses.

    #922 - WP-Tonic Show: WordPress With Special Guest Emma Schermer Tamir From Marketing By Emma

    #922 - WP-Tonic Show: WordPress With Special Guest Emma Schermer Tamir From Marketing By Emma

    Advice On How to Start Building a Knockout Brand in 2024
    2024 Guide: Build a knockout brand with expert tips & strategies. Start your branding journey today for success in the new year.
    Ready to elevate your business with a knockout brand in 2024? Our engaging show provides step-by-step guidance on creating an unforgettable brand presence that captivates audiences and drives growth. Dive into the world of branding excellence as we share valuable insights and practical strategies for success.
    More About Emma
    Emma Schermer Tamir helps businesses in high-competition environments become unbeatable brands. Through her proven techniques and winning strategies, Emma has led her team at Marketing by Emma to help over 2,000 businesses boost their sales and build their brands online.
    As a thought leader and trusted consultant in the e-commerce and Amazon space, Emma demystifies complex topics like marketing, e-commerce, and branding. Whether she's speaking on stages across the globe, leading her team, or guiding clients, her goal is to empower everyone to tap into their curiosity to create more substantial conversions, loyal fans, and killer brands.
    Emma Schermer Tamir
    https://marketingbyemma.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/emma-schermer-tamir/
    https://www.youtube.com/marketingbyemma
    #1 - So, Emma, what are some of the biggest mistakes you see many people make when trying to build an online brand in 2024?
    #2 - What are a couple of things our audience can do that would get them on the right path connected to building a brand by the end of 2024?
    #3 I recently watched one of your excellent videos titled " Why these marketing gurus are WRONG... " What were a couple of the key messages that you wanted people to get from this video?
    Russell Brunson and Gary Vaynerchuk. " Liquid Death"
    #4 - What were a couple of the biggest mistakes you made on your journey connected to building your on online business brand that you like to share with the audience?
    #5—How do you see AI changing online business, including your own, in the next 18 months?
    #6—If you had your time machine (H. G. Wells) and could travel back to the beginning of you?
    -------------------Guest Details ------------------
    Emma Schermer Tamir
    https://marketingbyemma.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/emma-schermer-tamir/
    https://www.youtube.com/marketingbyemma
     
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    Wp-Tonic sponsors' special deals and a curated list of the best WordPress plugins on the marketing in 2024 - https://bit.ly/3ZZSlEK
     
    -----------------------------------Hosts of The Show -----------------------------------
    Hosts of The Show
    Jonathan Denwood & Kurt von Ahnen of MananaNoMas
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathandenwood/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kurtvonahnen/
    https://manananomas.com/
    @MananaNoMas

    • 58 min
    #921 - WP-Tonic Show: WordPress With Special Guest ionut Neagu, Founder of Themeisle

    #921 - WP-Tonic Show: WordPress With Special Guest ionut Neagu, Founder of Themeisle

    #921 - WP-Tonic Show: WordPress With Special Guest ionut Neagu, Founder of Themeisle
    How To Build A Multi-Million Dollar WordPress-Based Business
    Learn the secrets to building a multi-million dollar business with WordPress. Transform your ideas into profit today.
    From setting up your website to implementing effective marketing strategies, this video covers everything you need to know. Learn from industry experts and successful entrepreneurs who have built thriving businesses on the WordPress platform. Ready to turn your passion into profit?
    #1 - Ionut, can you give us some more background info on how you started Themeisle and when you felt you had a natural market fit?
    #2 - If you were advising somebody who was looking to build a plugin or theme in the WordPress marketplace of 2024, what would be a couple of crucial things you would share with them?
    #3 - I wonder if you can share a couple of the biggest mistakes you have made connected to building up Themeisle and how you overcame these mistakes.
    #4 - What are a couple of the biggest challenges that WordPress, in general, faces in the next couple of years?
    #5—How do you see AI changing online business, including your own, in the next 18 months?
    #6—If you had your time machine (H. G. Wells) and could travel back to the beginning of you?
    -------------------Guest Details ------------------
    Ionut Neagu
    https://themeisle.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/neaguionut/
    ----------------Sponsors------------------
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    ----------------------------------- Follow & Connect With Us -----------------------------------
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    Wp-Tonic sponsors' special deals and a curated list of the best WordPress plugins on the marketing in 2024 - https://bit.ly/3ZZSlEK
     
    -----------------------------------Hosts of The Show -----------------------------------
    Hosts of The Show
    Jonathan Denwood & Kurt von Ahnen of MananaNoMas
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathandenwood/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kurtvonahnen/
    https://manananomas.com/
    @MananaNoMas
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    #920 - WP-Tonic This Month in WordPress & Tech Live Round Table Show

    #920 - WP-Tonic This Month in WordPress & Tech Live Round Table Show

    Don't miss out on this week's live discussion! Join us on Thursday as we delve into the newest WordPress and tech articles that have been making waves this month.
    This Month's Special Guest Panelist - Mark Szymanski - https://markszymanski.co/
     
    #1 - Major record labels sue AI company behind ‘BBL Drizzy’
    https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/24/24184710/riaa-ai-lawsuit-suno-udio-copyright-umg-sony-warner
    #2 - What Would We Do with the Keys to the Kingdom?
    https://thewpminute.com/what-would-we-do-with-the-keys-to-the-kingdom/
    Baldur Bjarnason
    https://www.baldurbjarnason.com/2024/rotten-wordpress/
     
    #3 - US sues Adobe for hiding termination fees and making it difficult to cancel subscriptions
    https://techcrunch.com/2024/06/17/us-sues-adobe-for-hiding-termination-fees-and-making-it-difficult-to-cancel-subscriptions/
    #4 - Wix's Masterplan to conquer WordPress: The Inside Story!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjZ87BIIZxI&t=582s
     
    #5 - CDK hack upends US auto industry, sending dealers back to paper forms
    https://www.reuters.com/technology/cybersecurity/ripple-effect-cdk-hack-widens-more-us-auto-dealers-flag-hit-2024-06-24/
     
    #6 - Google’s E-E-A-T Guidelines: How to Show Experience in Content
    https://torquemag.io/2024/04/google-e-e-a-t-guidelines/
     
     
     
    ------------------------------------------------- The Panel -------------------------------------------------
    This Month Special Guest Panelists David Risley & Jeff Chandler
    Mark Szymanski
    https://markszymanski.co/
     
    me@markszymanski.co
    https://markszymanski.co/ Our Regular Monthly Panel
    Heather Wilde Renze
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/heatherwilde/
    @heathriel
    Chris Badgett
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-badgett-57486325/
    @ChrisBadgett
    Spencer Forman
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerforman/
    @SpencerForman
    Kurt von Ahnen
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kurtvonahnen/
    @KurtvonAhnen
    @MananaNoMas
     
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    ----------------------------------- Follow & Connect With Us -----------------------------------
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    #919 - WP-Tonic Show: WordPress With Special Guest Ryan Robinson From Rightblogger.com

    #919 - WP-Tonic Show: WordPress With Special Guest Ryan Robinson From Rightblogger.com

    We Discuss How To Use Blogging The Right Way in 2024
    Master blogging in 2024 with expert tips on using it effectively. Learn how to blog the right way for success. Dive in now.
    Step into the future of blogging with our in-depth exploration of best practices for 2024. Learn how to craft compelling blog posts, leverage social media platforms, and implement effective marketing strategies for success. Our panel of industry experts offers practical advice and insider tips on navigating the ever-changing digital landscape. Take your blog to new heights by watching our informative video today!
    Special Guest Ryan Robinson From Rightblogger.com
     
    #1—Rob, can you give the audience some background info on how you got into the world of blogging and online marketing?
     
    #2 - Can you tell me about your SaaS Rightblogger.com, what it does, and who it is aimed at?
     
    #3 - What are some of the biggest things you have learned about building up Rightblogger?
     
    #4—What have some of the significant problems you and your team had to overcome related to building up?
     
    #5—How do you see AI changing online business, including your own, in the next 18 months?
     
    #6—If you had your time machine (H. G. Wells) and could travel back to the beginning of you
    -------------------Guest Details ------------------
    Ryan Robinson
    https://www.ryrob.com/
    https://rightblogger.com/
    ----------------Sponsors------------------
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    ----------------------------------- Follow & Connect With Us -----------------------------------
    WP-Tonic Weekly Newsletter with the latest WordPress and tech news stories and special offers - https://bit.ly/3ZZSlEK
    Wp-Tonic sponsors' special deals and a curated list of the best WordPress plugins on the marketing in 2024 - https://bit.ly/3ZZSlEK
     
    -----------------------------------Hosts of The Show -----------------------------------
    Hosts of The Show
    Jonathan Denwood & Kurt von Ahnen of MananaNoMas
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathandenwood/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kurtvonahnen/
    https://manananomas.com/
    @MananaNoMas
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    • 51 min
    #918 - WP-Tonic Show: WordPress With Special Guest Justin Chen Pickfu

    #918 - WP-Tonic Show: WordPress With Special Guest Justin Chen Pickfu

    Bootstrapping A Side Project Into a Successful Business
    Learn how to transform your side project into a profitable venture through smart bootstrapping techniques.
    Uncover the secrets behind transforming an idea into a full-fledged business with our captivating show on bootstrapping a side project to success. Explore proven strategies, learn from the experiences of successful founders, and get inspired to kickstart your own entrepreneurial journey. Ready to make your side hustle thrive?
    With Special Guest Justin Chen Pickfu
    #1 - Justin, can you give the tribe some background information that led you to start Pickfu?
    #2—What do you see as some of the major problems that Pickful solves for users, and what is its ideal target user group?
    #3—What are a couple of major lessons you have learned building up Pickfu that you can share with the audience?"
    #4 - What has been the biggest mistake you have made connected with your journey with Pickfu?
    #5—How do you see AI changing online business including your own in the next 18 months?
    #6—If you had your time machine (H. G. Wells) and could travel back to the beginning of you.
     
     
    -------------------Guest Details ------------------
     
    Justin Chen
    https://www.pickfu.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinchen/
     
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    ----------------------------------- Follow & Connect With Us -----------------------------------
    WP- Tonic Weekly Newsletter with the latest WordPress and tech news stories and special offers - https://bit.ly/3ZZSlEK
    Wp-Tonic sponsor's special deals and a curated list of the best WordPress plugins on the marketing in 2024 - https://bit.ly/3ZZSlEK
     
    -----------------------------------Hosts of The Show -----------------------------------
    Hosts of The Show
    Jonathan Denwood & Kurt von Ahnen of MananaNoMas
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathandenwood/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kurtvonahnen/
    https://manananomas.com/
    @MananaNoMas

    • 48 min
    #917 - WP-Tonic Show: WordPress Developer's Experiences Using GeneratePress in 2024

    #917 - WP-Tonic Show: WordPress Developer's Experiences Using GeneratePress in 2024

    WordPress Developer's Experiences Using GeneratePress in 2024
    With Special Guest Jonathan Jernigan
    Get the inside scoop on GeneratePress from WordPress developers in 2024. Elevate your site with cutting-edge strategies and techniques.
    Join us as we journey through 2024 with WordPress developers sharing their stories about using GeneratePress to create stunning websites. Get an insider's perspective on how this versatile theme streamlines workflows, enhances user experiences and drives innovation in web development. Curious about what lies ahead?
    #1—Jonathan, can you give us some bio info about how you got into web design/development, with an emphasis on using WordPress?
    #2 - You seem to be publicly a big fan and user of GeneratePress. What key things do you like connected to this page builder compared to something like Bricks?
    #3 - What are some of your own views connected to Gutenberg and full-page editing and the general direction of WordPress at the present moment?
    #4—Can you provide some information on the most significant things you have learned about one of the leads behind the Pie Calendar?
    #5—You now seem to be doing some work for HEY Calendar and its team. Can you give some insights into what this has been like?
    #6—If you had your time machine (H. G. Wells) and could travel back to the beginning of your career and business journey, what essential piece of advice would you give yourself?
    -------------------Guest Details ------------------
    Jonathan Jernigan
    https://piecalendar.com/
    https://jonathanjernigan.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanjernigan/
     
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------Omnisend - https://bit.ly/3VskGBT
    LfiterLMS - https://bit.ly/3VskGBT
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    ----------------------------------- Follow & Connect With Us -----------------------------------
    WP-Tonic Weekly Newsletter with the latest WordPress and tech news stories and special offers - https://bit.ly/3ZZSlEK
    Wp-Tonic sponsors' special deals and a curated list of the best WordPress plugins on the marketing in 2024 - https://bit.ly/3ZZSlEK
     
    -----------------------------------Hosts of The Show -----------------------------------
    Hosts of The Show
    Jonathan Denwood & Kurt von Ahnen of MananaNoMas
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathandenwood/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kurtvonahnen/
    https://manananomas.com/
    @MananaNoMas
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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Christopher !Important ,

Outstanding Podcast!

I love listening to the shows, which are entertaining and educational, especially the Round Table discussion. I am a WordPress developer myself—and it’s refreshing to hear people in the community ‘tell it like it is!’ Well done indeed.

Big Appletite ,

Great podcast, love the panel, could do with less audio troubleshooting, interruptions…

The title says the bulk of it; I’m a big fan of the podcast, this is my favorite WordPress one. My biggest issue, if you can call it that, is that the moderator/host interrupts a lot. Love his feedback and input when he talks, but oof does it hurt to listen to. Second, the audio seems to be a recurring issue—I think that troubleshooting this before the show would go a long way. We want to hear you all talk, not troubleshoot your mics.

All the best!

Edit: This still stands in 2022…God, help us. Have been listening less and less, which his a shame because I miss the panel.

Audentes ,

Never boring

Jonathan is an excellent host and makes sure the show is always interesting, and never boring. A must-listen podcast for any online business owner.

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