Welcome to WP Mastery Weekly #13! I'm proud to share a case-study of my collaboration with WP Buffs this week, got a deal from Cloudways for you and lots of other inspiring content.
Have a great week!
Business & Growth
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3 Reasons Big Agency Clients Won't Help Grow Your Agency - Smart Agency Masterclass: Podcast for Digital Marketing Agencies — jasonswenk.com
Going through feast & famine cycles and wishing your agency would work with bigger clietns? Here's a tip: bigger clients aren't always better!
WordPress News & Tools
NIST Cybersecurity Framework — blog.sucuri.net
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework helps organizations with assessing and enhancing their capacity for preventing, detecting and responding to cyberattacks. Interesting read!
Possibilities of a CMS in the Spatial Computing Future – WordPress Tavern — wptavern.com
See how headless WordPress can be implemented in XR experiences like augmented reality. This is exciting territory!
How-To's & Dev
Application Performance Monitoring Tool by Cloudways — www.cloudways.com
Cloudways has launched new app performance monitoring features. They now show you statistics for every single website you have on a cloud server. For example, you'll see how much RAM or CPU a website is using and thus can easily identify bottlenecks in your system. This will be super valuable for my agency, as we resell hosting and maintain sites on Cloudways. But it'll be great for my own sites as well, transparent statistics never hurt!
SEMrush vs Ahrefs: Which Is the Best SEO Tool Going Into 2020? — www.codeinwp.com
SEMrush vs Ahrefs - what's the best SEO tool in 2019 and going into 2020?!
That's it for this week! I hope you enjoy this handpicked list of articles! If you think that I'm missing certain topics or blogs, don't hesitate to reach out and let me know!
P.S. Here are some tools I use daily, they'll benefit your business too.
Continuous Integration (CI). I use CI at WP Mastery to run all sorts of automated tasks in my coding workflow. For example, my code gets deployed to a server automatically whenever I push a new revision to GitHub. Click here to learn about 5 reasons WP developers need CI (imho).
Cloudways (hosting). I host all my own and our client sites with them. We have 7 servers and roughly 50 sites on Cloudways and are in love with them since 2014. Their servers make our sites blazingly fast, they give us plenty of flexibility for development workflows (e.g. Github auto-deploy embedded), and the servers run stable. What more could you ask for?
VS Code Pro Power-User Workflows. When writing code, you want to be as efficient as possible! Changing to the free VS Code editor has been a massive improvement in my daily coding. Check out VS Code Pro to learn power-user workflows from WP Core Contributor Ahmad Awais.
Page Builder Cloud. Looking to transfer your Elementor layouts from the staging site to the live website easily? Page Builder Cloud is my tool of choice. It works with Elementor, BB, Divi, Fusion Builder, Oxygen and so many more. And it's just $99/year. Even if it saves you just 1h, it pays for itself.
WP Buffs White-Label Maintenance. Want to sell WP maintenance plans but don't have a team to handle the actual work? The WP Buffs offer white-label maintenance plans at exceptional quality. Schedule a free call with them now to get to know them and to partner up. I keep referring my friends to them.