Nathan Ingram’s Office Hours – November 13, 2019
Marcy in Phoenix
More Themes questions as I try to figure out what to do going forward. 1) Do you know anything about Focus by Chris Pearson at DIY Themes? I’ve been asked about it. It looks very different from usual themes. 2) If I did not already ask this, what is a page builder versus a theme? Do you need both? Beaver Builder is a page builder AND a plugin? Why both?
What settings do you use for iThemes Security?
My 5 year “COMODO CA Limited” certificate for my main e-commerce site which has a lot of traffic is about to expire. Should I extend it or should I just create a Let’s Encrypt certificate which is free on my host? What about SEO? Anything else to think about?
Just how bloated is Jetpack these days? Is it worth installing it just for using the android/iphone app for which it is required? Will it slow down my site etc? Are there any alternatives for App use?
I have clients who are completely new to WordPress. I’m looking for some good, up-to-date training on using WordPress and Gutenberg specifically I can direct them to. Any recommendations?
iThemes Security vs Sucuri
When a new version of WooCommerce is released, it always comes with a warning not to update. It lists all the woo related plugins you have with the version up to which they are tested. Stripe is one that is almost always on this list. How much testing on a staging copy do you do? Have you used a visual comparison tool https://www.wpboom.com or the end-to-end testing tool https://robotninja.com?
Do you have a list of items that you undertake when business slows down? e.g. Action plan to get things moving.
Marcy in Phoenix
Back to themes. Is there a reason you don’t use the iThemes page builder? Or does it not exist anymore?
When setting up a new client site. How is staging handled. Do you do this on your own personal computer and if so how do you share with the client. Do you setup under a subdomain – staging.yourhost.com?
About Nathan Ingram
Nathan is the Host at iThemes Training where he teaches WordPress and freelance business development topics via live webinar.
He is also the creator of >ADVANCE Coaching, working with WordPress business owners individually and in groups to help them become more successful in their businesses.
Nathan has been a web business owner since 1995, and is based in Birmingham, Alabama where he an organizer for WordCamp Birmingham.