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The Breeze Cache plugin – How I set it up and why I use it.

Breeze Cache Plugin

After three months of testing I’ve moved all our client sites to the (free from the WordPress Repository) Breeze Cache plugin from Cloudways.  Here is why and how we use it. My main reasons for the move to Breeze were: On my tests it was one of the fastest particularly with NGINX servers (also repeated this…

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Using the Custom Post Type UI plugin

Cpt Ui Plugin

A short video post on how to create Custom Post Types and Taxonomies with the Custom Post Type UI plugin. It is part of my new series on making a Product Site with Beaver Builder and Beaver Themer .  Settings used for the CPT In red are the areas I will typically alter from the…

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Make your own Custom Post Type plugin with custom Taxonomy easily

Beaver-Builder-Addons

This video post shows that you don’t need to a be an ace developer to build your own simple plugin. This is also part of a series I am developing on creating a Product site with Beaver Builder and Beaver Themer. You might want to do this because: 1. It’s a lightweight option 2. It…

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Working Smarter with WordPress Images

Better WordPress Images

For over a decade I’ve been wasting time doing the same tedious tasks in WordPress. I decided I needed to get a grip.  Here’s 5 things I’ve started doing when working with images.  1. Automatically add Image Meta-data Habitually, I was good at adding meaningful (SEO friendly) names to my images files, but in…

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Making a better website business with Beaver Builder.#4 – The Blueprint Templates

Beaver-Builder-conversion

Last time we looked at the plugins in our blueprint install. This time we are looking at the blueprint itself and  the templates and pages we use. Don’t expect an aesthetically pleasing designs.  Here, the aim is to save time with a design checklist. Here’s the Blueprint The site below is hidden behind a coming soon…

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Making a better website business with Beaver Builder.#3 – The Blueprint Plugins

Beaver-Builder-Addons

In this third post I’m sharing the WordPress plugins we are using for our new web building service. Why we have chosen them and how we are handling licenses. Plugin Licensing and Client freedoms I talked about this subject recently in the podcast I do with Nathan Wrigley at WP Builds.  This episode was called What…

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Making a better website business with Beaver Builder.#2 – Addon Packs

Beaver-Builder-Addons

In part one I talked about how I’m creating a new productized web building service around the Beaver Builder theme, plugin and Beaver Themer. Here, I’m looking at the role 3rd party Beaver Builder addons in this.  In part, it is a follow up to my post looking at the main players in the market, but…

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Making a better website business with Beaver Builder.#1 – The Master Plan

My website building business is rubbish. I’m not happy with the work or what clients have been getting.  I expected this. I had not found the right process for the right client.  Now I am ready to get serious and I thought I would share my journey. The Master Plan That’s a bit grand for…

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“Beaver Themer” by Beaver Builder. A walk-though and why you need it.

Beaver Builder

Beaver Themer has just been released for Alpha testing. As an ardent fan I was very fortunate to get a few days to try it out early. What can I say? I don’t like the overused term “game changer” but there is no better way to describe it. It is just very exciting. What is…

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Using Beaver Builder to replace theme headers & footers

Beaver-Builder-headers-footer

This post is really an update. Previously I posted about a free plugin for the Beaver Builder theme.  This plugin made it easy to replace headers and footers with Beaver Builder saved templates.  Things have since moved on: there are additions, options for other themes and I thought we should also look at the considerations too.…

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