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WP-Tonic is a podcast for WordPress professionals and Bootstrap SaaS startup entrepreneurs. We cover a wide number of areas with our main show. We interview some WordPress and startup entrepreneurs and other online experts who, with their insights, can help you build your online business with a focus on marketing automation (MA).

WP-Tonic is produced by Jonathan Denwood, the force behind WP-Tonic, 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 businesses built on WordPress.

We do a live round-table show on Fridays with a panel of leading WordPress experts. We discuss all the week's leading WordPress and online technology news stories.

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    • 4.9 • 78 Ratings

WP-Tonic is a podcast for WordPress professionals and Bootstrap SaaS startup entrepreneurs. We cover a wide number of areas with our main show. We interview some WordPress and startup entrepreneurs and other online experts who, with their insights, can help you build your online business with a focus on marketing automation (MA).

WP-Tonic is produced by Jonathan Denwood, the force behind WP-Tonic, 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 businesses built on WordPress.

We do a live round-table show on Fridays with a panel of leading WordPress experts. We discuss all the week's leading WordPress and online technology news stories.

    #717 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS, We Interview Mark Westguard

    #717 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS, We Interview Mark Westguard

    How Do You Compete in a Competitive WordPress Plugin Market Sector?
    Mark's Bio
    Mark offers a unique mix of entrepreneurial business experience coupled with a broad scope of I.T. knowledge. His career has primarily focused on the web industry.
    He is a high-energy business management and technology professional with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
    His clients have included Sony, KPMG, SAP, Condenast, Hearst Corporation, Safeway, Ericsson, Google, Community Coffee, PR Week, Icom, BBC, British Telecom, and Wembley Stadium. His experience boasts work on over 250 web projects.
    His career started in 1996 when he formed Absolute Internet, one of the U.K's fastest-growing web agencies. In 2003 he joined Londonlaunch Ltd working alongside John Broome CBE to produce London's premier online destination for event professionals.
    In 2008 he started Simple.com, L.L.C, a venture-backed company specializing in providing software to industry leaders in the wedding industry.
    His contributions to the web community include authoring a book about CGI programming and submissions to numerous Internet focussed publications.
    https://wsform.com/
    The Interview Main Questions
     
    #1 - So Mark, can you give us the whole story connected to how you got into the semi-crazy world of web development, mainly WordPress?
    #2 - Why did you decide to enter the Form WordPress plugin market, which is a pretty competitive sector? What was your business logic connected to this decision?
    #3 - What has been the most successful way that you have found to market WS Forms, and what makes the WordPress market a bit different from other markets you have worked in?
    #4 - You have worked with some major international brands and have got any insight or advice from agencies trying to get similar clients?
    #5 - Everybody makes mistakes. What are some of the biggest lessons you learned from your business mistakes?
    #6 - What are some of your biggest heroes, and why?

    • 34 min
    #716 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 5th of August, 2022 at 8:30 am PST

    #716 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 5th of August, 2022 at 8:30 am PST

    Every Friday at 8:30 am PST; we host the WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & Tech round-table show, where we discuss the latest WordPress and the general web news of the week. You can also watch the show LIVE on our WP-Tonic’s Facebook Group Page & YouTube channel.
     
    This Weeks Special Guest
    Heather Wilde - http://thedifferenceconsulting.com/
     
    This Week's Articles That We Discuss During The Show
     
    #1 -Is What’s Good for Gutenberg Also Good for WordPress?
    https://thewpminute.com/is-whats-good-for-gutenberg-also-good-for-wordpress/
    #2 - Alex Jones concedes that the Sandy Hook attack was '100% real'
    https://www.npr.org/2022/08/03/1115414563/alex-jones-sandy-hook-case
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLlel7cT6rs
    #3 - Are WordPress hosting companies ready for full site editing?
    https://masterwp.com/are-wordpress-hosting-companies-ready-for-full-site-editing/
    #4 - Rights Groups Demand DOE Take a Stand on 'Invasive' Student Surveillance Software
    https://gizmodo.com/surveillance-software-schools-computers-1849365527
    #5 - What I Learned from Building a Multilingual WordPress Website
    https://speckyboy.com/building-multilingual-wordpress-website/
    #6 - Tinder steps back from Metaverse dating plans as business falters
    https://www.theverge.com/2022/8/3/23290152/tinder-metaverse-tinderverse-coins-disappointing-earnings

    • 1 hr 16 min
    #715 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS, We Interview Laurent Maillard

    #715 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS, We Interview Laurent Maillard

    We Interview Laurent Maillard of Adoraweb
    A New & Exciting Way To Organize Your Agency For Max Profit & Freedom
     
    Main Interview Questions
    #1 - Hi Laurent, can you give some insight connected to what the Luxembourg and European markets are like connected to digital marketing?
    #2 - How important is WordPress connected to your digital agency, and do you use or have been looking at a replacement for WordPress.
    #3 - We might a WordCamp Europe 2022 (Porto), and you did a presentation on how you reorganized how your agency does work with clients. Can you give an extensive picture outline of the main elements of this change?
    #4 - What were some of the significant problems you and your team had to deal with connected to a massive change in the way your agency works?
    #5 - What are some of the things you think you and the team can improve on connected to working with clients?
    #6 - If you had a "time machine" at the beginning of starting your agency, what critical advice would you give yourself that you feel you can share with the audience?
     
    https://adoraweb.lu/

    • 39 min
    #714 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 29th of July, 2022 at 8:30 am PST

    #714 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 29th of July, 2022 at 8:30 am PST

    #714 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 29th of July, 2022 at 8:30 am PST
     
    Every Friday at 8:30 am PST, we host the WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & Tech round-table show, where we discuss the latest WordPress and the general web news of the week. You can also watch the show LIVE on our WP-Tonic’s Facebook Group Page & YouTube channel.
    This Weeks Special Guest Panelists
     This Weeks Special Guests Jonathan Wold & Andrew Palmer
    Jonathan Wold: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanwold/
    Andrew Palmer: Joint Founder of Bertha.ai - https://bertha.ai/
     
     
     
    This Week's Articles That We Discuss During The Show
    #1 - WordPress Contributors Consider Renaming Full-Site Editing
    https://wptavern.com/wordpress-contributors-consider-renaming-full-site-editing
    #2 - Tesla driver using Autopilot kills motorcyclist, prompting another NHTSA investigation
    https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/27/23280461/tesla-autopilot-crash-motorcyclist-fatal-utah-nhtsa
    #3 - Solving WordPress Dashboard Spam and Contributing to WordPress
    https://masterwp.com/solving-wordpress-dashboard-spam-and-contributing-to-wordpress/
    #4 - Resolving Conflicts Between Designers And Engineers
    https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2022/07/resolving-conflicts-designers-engineers/
    #5 - Review Signal Publishes 2022 WordPress and WooCommerce Hosting Performance Benchmarks
    https://wptavern.com/review-signal-publishes-2022-wordpress-and-woocommerce-hosting-performance-benchmarks
    #6 -Shopify is laying off 10 percent of its workers.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/26/business/shopify-layoffs.html

    • 1 hr 30 min
    #713 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS We Interview Mark Elliott From The CIA To Cybersecurity & Hacking Expert

    #713 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS We Interview Mark Elliott From The CIA To Cybersecurity & Hacking Expert

    From The CIA To Cybersecurity & Hacking Expert
    Mr. Elliott is CEO of Comar Cyber, Inc., a Washington, DC-based company that specializes in government and corporate training in cybersecurity. He created the award-winning “Learn by Hacking” TM online cybersecurity course, with distribution deals in the US and Japan.
    Mr. Elliott served for almost two decades at the CIA, where he worked in the Directorate of Operations as a Case Officer and ops leader in field assignments.
    He has extensive experience at the intersection of HUMINT operations and technology. As a manager at CIA Headquarters, he worked with companies, investors, and other elements of government to identify, purchase, and create technologies for the CIA’s operational use. He used his training and experience in assignments in Europe, South Asia, and Africa, as well as at HQS, to identify and counter nation-state cyber threats to protect enterprise and operational systems. Mr. Elliott, in coordination with various stakeholders, created the Agency’s requirements for operational technology in the foreign field.
    Interview Questions
     
    #1 - What do you see as some of the new and biggest Cybersecurity threats at the present moment?
    #2 - WordPress and open-source software are not as secure as proprietary software; what are your general views on this?
    #3 - What are some critical things website developers and designers need to understand to make their websites more secure?
    #4 - We seem to be in an age of Surveillance Capitalism, as popularized by Shoshana Zuboff. what are your own views on this?
    #5 - There has been a lot of talk TikTok about it being a significant security threat; what are your own views on this?
    #6 - What are your personal views on Edward Snowden and his revelations connected to the NSA?

    • 30 min
    #712 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 22th of July, 2022 at 8:30 am PST

    #712 WP-Tonic "This Week In WordPress & Tech" 22th of July, 2022 at 8:30 am PST

    Every Friday at 8:30 am PST, we host the WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & Tech round-table show, where we discuss the latest WordPress and the general web news of the week. You can also watch the show LIVE on our WP-Tonic’s Facebook Group Page & YouTube channel.
     This Weeks Special Guest
    Chris Badgett Joint Founder & CEO of LifterLMS: https://lifterlms.com/
     This Week's Articles That We Discuss During The Show
    #1 - WordPress.com Ends Recent Pricing Experiment, Reverts to Previous Model
    https://wptavern.com/wordpress-com-ends-recent-pricing-experiment-reverts-to-previous-model
     
    #2 - Everything About Twitter v. Musk Is Utter Nonsense
    https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2022/07/twitter-musk-deal-fallout-nonsense/670512/
     
    #3 - Is WordPress bigger than Wal-Mart?
    https://masterwp.com/is-wordpress-bigger-than-wal-mart/
     
    #4 - The Great Fiction of AI
    https://www.theverge.com/c/23194235/ai-fiction-writing-amazon-kindle-sudowrite-jasper
     
    #5 - WordPress Design Contributors Propose Shipping a Curated Set of Style Variations Instead of a New Default Theme
    https://wptavern.com/wordpress-design-contributors-propose-shipping-a-curated-set-of-style-variations-instead-of-a-new-default-theme
     
    #6 - UK heat wave causes Google and Oracle cloud outages
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/uk-heat-wave-causes-google-and-oracle-cloud-outages/?fbclid=IwAR3j-CJo8dwYQd19K9H7zF4EBFrJ-jSNXVmEEsKGtn3WmhyyC2Q2YbUTZMg

    • 1 hr 10 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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