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Advanced Custom Fields Pro Life Time Deal Is Going Soon

Apologies for mentioning this just after the festive holidays, but the ACF pro plugin lifetime deal is due to end in “early 2020”.  I’m not an affiliate. I’m just a big fan of this plugin. I was in two minds about this. I’m completely behind Elliot Condon’s decision to finally charge subcription, but equally I…

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Client Website Maintenance with MainWP

What’s MainWP MainWP a (5 star rated) WordPress plugin that let’s you turn a WordPress install into a Master Dashboard. From there you manage all your other WordPress sites more efficiently. Updates and changes can be done in bulk with a single button click. We’ve used MainWP daily since 2015  and It’s been central to…

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Digital Nomad Tips – Eat better with the locals for less

This is part of my Digital Freedoms series where I share my experience of providing client website service to fund a free living Digital nomad lifestyle.  In this one I’m talking about eating out as a nomad. Tourist to nomad I took holidays (vacations) in many places I now regularly visit as a nomad.  As…

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3 Reasons why we focus on hosting and maintenance

In my last post I said I would talk about nomadic living costs. It turns out this is a huge topic that gives me writer’s cramp and make me introspective.  Instead, I thought I would follow up with a little more context as to why we now focus on hosting and care. So with no…

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Charging for Client Website Services

Charging Website Clients

We do things differently. Instead of concentrating on getting higher paying projects, we focused on accommodating any budget and building up a recurring (almost passive) income through website hosting and maintenance. Our model has grown out of a desire to protect our free time, but has been made possible due to page builders and easy…

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Personal Freedom through providing client website services

Digital Freedoms 1

This is an introduction to a series on living a life of freedom by remotely providing client website services and digital marketing. It’s been 8 years since my wife and I quit our jobs in the UK and started living a digital nomad lifestyle. Now it feels like we have enough experience to offer some…

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Plugin Logic – A simple, but forgotten performance plugin

Plugin Logic WordPress

  Recently I made a video post on Plugin Load Filter and in it I mentioned Plugin Logic.  It was suggested to me, but I did not try it as it appeared to have been abandoned for years. Strangely, after my video I discovered that neither Plugin Load Filter or Plugin Organizer were of use for…

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Using Plugin Load Filter – a performance plugin

In this video post I’m talking about Plugin Load Filter which is a free plugin from the WordPress repository. It allows you to deactivate unnecessary plugins on individual pages and posts to speed up your site. It’s a simpler alternative to plugin I used for some years called Plugin Organizer and is similar to Plugin…

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How I use WordPress Demo Builder by MotoPress

  People have asked me what I use to build my Beaver Builder live demo sites and I’ve avoided doing a video because I was unsure of my set up. When I started in 2014  I used Ninja Demos (from the team who created Ninja Forms).  It was a unique product, but they did not…

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Using WordPress for Client Friendly Project Management

Project Management in WordPress

 I’ve been using 3rd party project management (PM) tools for an age. As an employee I had the job of trailing an early contenders for our Government department.  I carried on as a self employed web “designer” moving about from BaseCamp, to Trello to Asana. More recently, I’ve started to feel they have become…

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