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1 min read Joe Casabona
Business | howibuilt.it | Sep. 14, 2017

Episode 45: Ryan Sullivan and WP Site Care - How I Built It

Ryan Sullivan comes on the show and shares some insights on how and why he created WP Site Care, and how being completely upfront with his customers has helped his business immensely.

Episode 45: Ryan Sullivan and WP Site Care - How I Built It

Business | howibuilt.it | Sep. 14, 2017

Ryan Sullivan is the founder of WP Site Care, a business that helps service and maintain WordPress sites. In this episode, we talk about building a business that meets a need and defines expectations, some great tools for running a support business, and what customer care really means. Show Notes
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Community | howibuilt.it | Feb. 14, 2017

Episode 23: Scott Bolinger and AppPresser - How I Built It

It's all about mobile apps and Javascript frameworks in this episode of How I Built It! Scott and I talk about building and transforming AppPresser with the changing landscape of both WordPress & mobile apps.

1 min read Joe Casabona
Business | howibuilt.it | Jan. 10, 2017

Episode 18: Pippin Williamson & Restrict Content Pro - How I Built It

Season 2 is back and the first episode is with Pippin WIlliamson, hot off the heals of his 2016 year in review. This was a great interview where we talk about RCP, business, and of-course, beer

Episode 18: Pippin Williamson & Restrict Content Pro - How I Built It

Business | howibuilt.it | Jan. 10, 2017

It’s the first episode of Season 2 and I’m glad to be back! Leading off, I got to talk to Pippin Williamson about resurrecting Restrict Content Pro, what it’s like being in the WordPress product space, pricing, developing, finding balance, and lots more in this jam-packed half hour. Show Notes
PayPal Documentation
Stripe Documentation
Sandhills Brewing
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1 min read Joe Casabona
Business | howibuilt.it | May. 12, 2017

Episode 35: Diane Kinney & Writing an eBook - How I Built It

Diane Kinney is a freelancer and soon to be published author! She and I talk all about what it's like to write a book, the pros and cons on self-publishing, working with a co-author and much more.

Episode 35: Diane Kinney & Writing an eBook - How I Built It

Business | howibuilt.it | May. 12, 2017

Diane Kinney is a WordPress Developer, Designer, and Marketer. And soon, she’ll be adding author to that biographical line. She and Carrie Dils are working on a book called Real World Freelancing that talks all about what it really takes to be a freelancer. In this episode, she and I talk all about the writing process, decisions for self-publishing, and more. Show Notes
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1 min read Joe Casabona
Community | howibuilt.it | Feb. 8, 2017

Episode 22: Topher DeRosia and HeroPress - How I Built It

Topher and I discuss the story of how HeroPress came to be, from it's initial idea to its evolution into a platform that gives a voice to the voiceless!

Episode 22: Topher DeRosia and HeroPress - How I Built It

Community | howibuilt.it | Feb. 8, 2017

In Episode 22, Topher and I discuss building HeroPress, sticking with a project when it’s important enough, and giving a voice to people in the community who don’t always feel like they have one. Show Notes
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Use the code BUILDSOMETHING for 10% off.

1 min read Joe Casabona
Tutorials | howibuilt.it | Nov. 10, 2016

Episode 12: Chris Lema and Beyond Good

In this episode, Chris and I discuss all the work that went into creating his membership site, Beyond Good. He did it with no code, offers some great advice, and adds some tips exclusive to How I Built It!

Episode 12: Chris Lema and Beyond Good

Tutorials | howibuilt.it | Nov. 10, 2016

On How I Built It, Joe Casabona interviews product owners and developers to see how they built specific products, from idea to execution. Each week a new guest will talk about his or her process, launching, and evolving the business over time.

1 min read Joe Casabona
Community | howibuilt.it | Apr. 19, 2017

Episode 32: Tom McFarlin & Page Template Dashboard - How I Built It

Tom McFarlin is a man of many talents and we talk about many of them on the show. From blogging regularly to coding tools, this episode has a little bit for everyone!

Episode 32: Tom McFarlin & Page Template Dashboard - How I Built It

Community | howibuilt.it | Apr. 19, 2017

Tom is a man of many hats! He’s a WordPress user, avid blogger, developer, editor for Envato, and much more. He also takes the approach that he’ll scratch his own itch if he needs to. In this episode, we talk about how he tackles problems, why and how he built the plugin Page Template Dashboard, and his development tools. Show Notes
Git GUI: Tower
Check out my new WordPress Theme Development course & get 20% : How to Build WordPress Themes
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1 min read Joe Casabona
Community | howibuilt.it | Oct. 11, 2017

Episode 54: The GiveWP Team - How I Built It

Matt and Devin of GiveWP share their story, the importance of collaboration, scaling support, leveraging open source, and much more! It was great having these guys on the show.

Episode 54: The GiveWP Team - How I Built It

Community | howibuilt.it | Oct. 11, 2017

GiveWP is a plugin that helps you accept donations on your WordPress site. I got to talk to Matt and Devin about all sorts of other stuff though, like collaboration on a large team and the importance of great support. Use HOWIBUILTIT33 for 33% off!
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1 min read Joe Casabona
Business | howibuilt.it | Apr. 28, 2017

Episode 33: Erin Flynn & Teaching Freelance - How I Built It

Erin is a freelancer and teacher and in this episode we talk all about what makes for good communication and moving from freelancing into the product space.

Episode 33: Erin Flynn & Teaching Freelance - How I Built It

Business | howibuilt.it | Apr. 28, 2017

Erin Flynn is a freelancer and educator based on Colorado. In this episode we talk about how she found her way into the product space, all the twists and turns of freelancing, and how she creates courses and keeps her sales funnel on point. Show Notes
Teachable
Unstoppable Courses
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1 min read Joe Casabona
Development | howibuilt.it | Apr. 13, 2017

Episode 31: Ty Fujimura & Building Client Relationships - How I Built It

Ty is the founder of a development shop called Cantilever, based in PA. In this episode, we talk about client communication and some interesting projects his company worked on integrating the WordPress REST API.

Episode 31: Ty Fujimura & Building Client Relationships - How I Built It

Development | howibuilt.it | Apr. 13, 2017

In this episode, Ty and I discuss a few great topics! His company, Cantilever, focuses on strong client relationships that elicit enough trust to try cool, experimental projects, like what they did with Rustic Pathways. We talk about integrating the REST API in an interesting way, the importance of communicating with clients, and why trying a project as “just a project” might not be the best way to grow your business. Show Notes
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1 min read Joe Casabona
Security | howibuilt.it | Jan. 18, 2017

Episode 19: Dre Armeda and Sucuri - How I Built It

Dre and I talk the history of Sucuri and the future of internet security.

Episode 19: Dre Armeda and Sucuri - How I Built It

Security | howibuilt.it | Jan. 18, 2017

It’s early in the year and something to think about is security! Dre Armeda is here to tell us all about that – the full history of his company, Sucuri, where they’ve been and why they are kicking it up a notch. Super informative and important to anyone doing business on the web! Show Notes
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1 min read Joe Casabona
Community | howibuilt.it | Dec. 22, 2016

Episode 17: Jackie D’Elia & What We Learned Podcasting, Part 2

Part II of my conversation with Jackie D'Elia. We talk getting sponsors and guests, submitting to iTunes, editing, and more!

Episode 17: Jackie D’Elia & What We Learned Podcasting, Part 2

Community | howibuilt.it | Dec. 22, 2016

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It’s the end of Season 1! In this 2-part episode, Jackie and I cover everything we’ve learned while starting a new podcast. In this part (part 2), we go over finding guests and sponsors, choosing the right tools, using iTunes, and more.
Show Notes
Rethink.fm
Rev.com
Sponsors

1 min read Joe Casabona
Community | howibuilt.it | May. 17, 2017

Episode 36: David Bisset & WordCamp Miami - How I Built It

David Bisset knows a thing or 2 about organizing a WordCamp, being the organizer of WordCamp Miami. We talk about some tricks of the trade, he gives some great advices, and we end with the possible future of WCMIA.

Episode 36: David Bisset & WordCamp Miami - How I Built It

Community | howibuilt.it | May. 17, 2017

David Bisset is a WordPress developer who also happens to plan one of the biggest WordCamps in the United States. Their 9th one happened recently so I sat down and talked to David about what goes into planning a WordCamp, especially one this big! Show Notes
WordCamp.org
BuddyPress
Organizer Handbook
WPCampus
WPTavern
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1 min read Joe Casabona
Community | howibuilt.it | May. 3, 2017

Episode 34: Shawn Hesketh & WP101 - How I Built It

Shawn is a good friend and mentor - he and I get down and nerdy talking about how he built WP101, course development in general, and his recording setup. One of my favorite shows to date!

Episode 34: Shawn Hesketh & WP101 - How I Built It

Community | howibuilt.it | May. 3, 2017

Shawn Hesketh is a good friend of the show and an excellent educator and mentor. His widely popular site, WP101, teached thousands of folks how to use WordPress. In this episode, we get pretty deep into the woods on how he built WP101, and in typical Shawn fashion, he imparts some great advice all along the way. This one is a little longer that usual, but it’s packed full of fantastic content, including his recording setup. Show Notes
Preamp: Grace Design M101
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34 min read Joe Casabona
Community | howibuilt.it | Jan. 19, 2018

Cody Landefeld & Mode Effect - How I Built It

How I Built It came back this week with Season 4, and the first guest is Cody Landefeld. We talk about Disney, Ecommerce, and working with enterprise clients!

Cody Landefeld & Mode Effect - How I Built It

Community | howibuilt.it | Jan. 19, 2018

Sponsored by: Transcript:
Joe:
Hey everybody and welcome to Season Four of How I Built It. I'm so excited to get this season underway after taking a few weeks off. We have some amazing guests queued up for this season. We talk about some really cool topics. Our sponsors are amazing. It's just going to be a great season. It's also broken up a little bit differently, where we talk for part of the season about the developer stuff that we usually talk about and then there's also going to be a part of the season where we talk about building your business and different aspects of that. I have some really great guests for that. I'm really excited to roll that out. But today, my guest is Cody Landefeld of Mode Effect. We're going to talk about how he and his company built those Disney quizzes that are oh so addicting. Saw him tweeting about them and I thought, well I need to talk to him about that. So we talk about that and working with Enterprise level clients like Disney and of course e-commerce because e-commerce is really their wheelhouse over there at Mode Effect.
So before we get into the interview, I want to tell you about our amazing season long sponsors and then we'll jump right into

1 min read Joe Casabona
Community | howibuilt.it | Jul. 11, 2017

Episode 41: Kiko Doran and Tuniversity - How I Built It

So stoked I got to talk to Kiko about how he built Tuniversity's first book and what it was like from a developmental, educational, and musical standpoint.

Episode 41: Kiko Doran and Tuniversity - How I Built It

Community | howibuilt.it | Jul. 11, 2017

Kiko Doran is a veteran, developer, musician, teacher, and so much more! In this incredibly interesting interview, Kiko and I talk about how he created the iBook, Learn Pharrell Williams’ Happy for Apple’s new Tuniversity project. We talk about how the innovative new idea evolved, what it was like working on this high profile project, breaking the music down, learning iBooks Author, and so much more in these 24 minutes. Make sure to check out the extended, 17 minute interview that’s for Patreon backers only! Show Notes
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1 min read Joe Casabona
Development | howibuilt.it | Mar. 21, 2017

Episode 28: Daniel Bachhuber and WP-CLI - How I Built It

Daniel and I talk all about WP-CLI, contributing to Open Source projects, and the importance of automated testing.

Episode 28: Daniel Bachhuber and WP-CLI - How I Built It

Development | howibuilt.it | Mar. 21, 2017

In this episode, Daniel and I get pretty heavy into development tools and using WP CLI, automated testing, and the future of WP-CLI and Open Source. We go a little long, but it’s a great conversation no matter what your background is. Show Notes
Daniel Bachhuber
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1 min read Joe Casabona
Community | howibuilt.it | Sep. 30, 2016

Episode 6: Chris Coyier & CodePen

In this episode, I get to talk to Chris Coyier, we talk all about CodePen: the idea and execution, the interest tech stack and how it was coded, the challenges of certain features, and even a bit on taking VC funding. Definitely a great one to listen to!

Episode 6: Chris Coyier & CodePen

Community | howibuilt.it | Sep. 30, 2016

On How I Built It, Joe Casabona interviews product owners and developers to see how they built specific products, from idea to execution. Each week a new guest will talk about his or her process, launching, and evolving the business over time.

1 min read Joe Casabona
Business | howibuilt.it | Feb. 21, 2017

Episode 24: Logan Nickleson and Music for Makers - How I Built It

Logan and I talk about how he's using WordPress & EDD to sell his royalty-free music as well as some tips for recording and how he writes new songs weekly!

Episode 24: Logan Nickleson and Music for Makers - How I Built It

Business | howibuilt.it | Feb. 21, 2017

Logan and I talk about what it’s like to sell royalty free music with Easy Digital Downloads, as well as the music-writing process, good sound editing, and tips for recording. This is a great episode because Logan is not necessarily in the WordPress space, but he is using WordPress to sell his music. Show Notes
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1 min read Joe Casabona
Plugins | howibuilt.it | Mar. 29, 2017

Episode 29: Jonathan Kay & WP Stagecoach - How I Built It

JPK and I discuss how he created WP Stagecoach, a plugin that spins up staging sites for WordPress even if your host doesn't support them. We talk tech and some of the biggest challenges of creating servers based on seemingly infinite numbers of server configs.

Episode 29: Jonathan Kay & WP Stagecoach - How I Built It

Plugins | howibuilt.it | Mar. 29, 2017

In this episode, we get pretty heavy into servers and server setup! Jonathan talks about how he got the idea for WP Stagecoach. We also discuss some of the difficulties with spinning up and simulating multiple server setups, how good coding can go a long way, and much much more. Show Notes
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1 min read Joe Casabona
Community | howibuilt.it | Apr. 5, 2017

Episode 30: Andy Stitt & WordPress for Non-Profits - How I Built It

If you've wanted to know more about using WordPress for non-profits, as well as improving communications, relationships, and empathy, this is an excellent episode!

Episode 30: Andy Stitt & WordPress for Non-Profits - How I Built It

Community | howibuilt.it | Apr. 5, 2017

In this episode, Andy and I discuss some of the specific challenges and rewards of developing WordPress sites for non-profits, why empathy is so important, and why you should never say never when choosing the right tool for the job. Show Notes
Genesis Framework
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2 min read Joe Casabona
Community | howibuilt.it | Nov. 3, 2017

Episode 56: Amir Salihefendic & Twist / Doist - How I Built It

Amir and I chat about Twist and Todoist, Work/Life Balance, and how their new app tries to solve the problem of being always connected.

Episode 56: Amir Salihefendic & Twist / Doist - How I Built It

Community | howibuilt.it | Nov. 3, 2017

Amir Salihefendic is the founder and CEO of Doist, maker of the popular Task Management app, Todoist. Today we are talking about their new chat app Twist, which was create as a way to combine email and Slack-like functionality. We talk about all sorts of great topics, but most notably, Work/Life Balance and how always being connected with apps like Slack are unhealthy. Thus, the idea for Twist came to be. It’s a great episode, and if you like it, you can catch Part 2 over on Patreon, where we talk more about the making of Todoist and adapting in an ever-changing technological landscape.
Show Notes

40 min read Joe Casabona
Community | howibuilt.it | Jan. 24, 2018

Brad Dowdy and Nock Co. - How I Built It

Brad Dowdy is a maker of fine stationery goods - pen cases primarily. In this episode Brad tells us all about what it’s like making things in the physical space. As a maker of digital good, I learned a heck of a lot!

Brad Dowdy and Nock Co. - How I Built It

Community | howibuilt.it | Jan. 24, 2018

Sponsored by: Transcript:
Intro: Hey everybody and welcome to another episode of How I Buit It! I’m SO excited for today’s episode for 2 reasons: I’m a big fan and Brad and everything he does, and we’re wading into very non-techie waters here. Brad and I talk about what it’s like building a physical product – from prototyping to manufacturing. It’s a fantastic conversation and I definitely learned a lot. I like it so much, that we did a bonus episode, for Patrons online. I’ll talk more about that at the end of the show. But first, a word from our sponsors.
Sponsors: This season of How I Built It is brought to you by two fantastic sponsors. The first is Liquid Web. If you’re running a membership site, an online course, or even a real estate site on word press, you’ve likely already discovered many hosts that have optimized their platforms for a logged out experience, where they cash everything. Sites on their hardware are great for your sales and landing pages, but struggle when your users start logging in. At that point, your site is as slow as if you were on three dollar hosting. Liquid Web built their managed word press platform

1 min read Joe Casabona
Development | howibuilt.it | Oct. 31, 2016

Episode 10: The Beaver Builder Team

I talked to the guys at Beaver Builder about why they started it, their development practice, and supporting an application with over 100K installs.

Episode 10: The Beaver Builder Team

Development | howibuilt.it | Oct. 31, 2016

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In this episode, Robby and Justin from Beaver Builder discuss creating a great product, the importance of feedback from your users and the community, and where they see page builders going.
Show Notes
Sponsors
Use the code BUILDSOMETHING for 10% off.