GDPR, Education, Multisites and Custom Plugins – Recapping the Week of WP the Podcast

Hosted by David Blackmon of Aspen Grove Studios and Divi Space, and Tim Strifler of Divi Life and Tim Strifler Online Solutions, WP The Podcast is a highly-informative, content-rich 10-minute-long podcast that releases episodes daily.

Created to help the WordPress professional success in reaching their business goals, WP The Podcast covers engaging and captivating topics revolving around WordPress, web development, marketing and business.

In the following post, we recap the past five episodes from the previous week.

Episode 184: What is GDPR and Why You Should Care?

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Episode 184 discusses General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR is a new set of laws and regulations for members of the European Union that essentially gives the power back to the consumer when it comes to their personal data. This episode discusses the impact that GDPR has on companies outside of the EU and what can be done to comply with GDPR regulations. The topic of GDPR was also discussed in Episode 69 of Divi Chat.

 

Episode 183: Do You Need a Formal Education to be a Good Web Developer?

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Episode 183 discusses formal education and its role for the web developer. As people are able to learn pretty much anything about web development online, formal education may not necessarily be the most important factor for a web developer, however, for those wanting to work for large companies, a degree of sorts will be required. Episode 183 also covers the ways in which one can go about becoming a web developer without getting a formal education.

 

Episode 182: When You Should Use WordPress Multisite

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Episode 182 sees David and Tim cover the topic of a WordPress multisite, including what it is and when it should be used. The episode covers the benefits of using a WordPress multisite, including easier management of multiple websites and the updates thereof, as well as suggested applications of multisites.

 

Episode 181: Why You Should Get A Business Mentor

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Episode 181 discusses the benefits of having a business mentor and the ways in which a business mentor can help navigate through a variety of problems – even ones that may not be all to clear to the business owner. From marketing, customer service, accounting, client acquisition, general best business practices and more, a business mentor will offer incredibly useful information into every aspect of running a business.

In Episode 181, David and Tim also discuss their upcoming course. Aimed at WordPress professionals, the course will teach how to run a successful WordPress business, and will cover valuable topics such as how to structure a business, how to gain clients, how to outsource work and much, much more.

 

Episode 180: When You Should Build A Custom Plugin vs Using Existing Plugin

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Episode 180 discusses WordPress plugins and the decision to either use an existing plugin or build an entirely new solution. In the episode, David gives a real-life example of his current case, where he is in need of a solution to a problem that currently isn’t available in the WordPress ecosystem. David is faced with the opportunity of building a brand new plugin to help his business grow. Here, Tim and David discuss the pros and cons of building custom plugins, how they can become available for sale and how they can also help other WordPress users who may find themselves faced with similar problems.

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Lisa-Robyn Keown

Lisa-Robyn is a qualified copywriter and brand strategist from Cape Town, South Africa.

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