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Interview 32 with Sean Conklin of Coded Commerce

Today’s interview is with Sean Conklin from CodedCommerce.

We previously reviewed some plugins Sean has worked on. For example: Benchmark Email Lite, all the way back in Episode 73!

If you’re a plugin developer and you’d like to appear on the show, you can schedule an interview, donate your plugin for an upcoming contest, or submit your plugin for review.

For the last 2.5 yrs he’s been focusing on sites powered with WooCommerce. What makes WooCommerce great is it lets you customize, manage costs, and choose vendors much easier.

There’s also a ton of plugins if the basic settings/options aren’t enough. These range from WooCommerce official extensions that WooCommerce.com “sells” (A subscription that entitles you to 1 year of updates and support from the date of purchase) to Premium 3rd party plugins, and then there’s usually freemium ones on WP.org

Usually Sean helps with upgrading, infrastructure, and back-end.

In this interview he also discusses CRM and some wisdom about WooCommerce.

He writes code snippets to edit things that are company-specific or not working quite right. He uses the Code Snippets plugin, which is officially recommended by WooComerce!

Contact Sean at his website, CodedCommerce.com!

Interview 28 with Corey Maass from Gelform talking about his plugin Kanban WP

This interview is with Corey from Gelform.com on the pro version of his plugin Kanban For WP!

This plugin is for productivity. It embeds a kanban board into WP Admin to do project management, tracking, editorial calendars, and more.

What’s better about it compared to other services?

The original kanban board was invented by a Toyota employee. Kanban for WP turns this board in to a digital version. Unlike to-do lists, there are multiple columns with headers. These headers are “Ready,” “In Progress,” and “Done” by default.
Corey calls it “Project management times 10”

You can also track leads by renaming the headers– contacted, contract out, contract signed, etc. The boards are fairly customizable.

Kanban for WP is easy to set up.

The free version has a few limitations. It’s a pretty simple version. You only get 1 board. This is still great for individuals or small teams.
The pro version features multiple boards, advanced user management, task comments, and more. It’s great for bigger teams.

Reasons people like it:

  • Convenience! Everything is right in the WP admin dashboard.
  • Built in, meaning it’s private and safe.
  • New people can grasp it pretty quickly.
  • The overall status can be seen at a glance

Gelform offers many plugins. Kanban for WP is their primary. Some of their other plugins include Scheduled Tweets (reviewed in Episode 380 of WP A to Z), and other assorted smaller plugins. Find more about Kanban for WP Pro here, and their other plugins here.

Reminder: If you’re a plugin developer and you’d like to appear on the show, you can schedule an interview, donate your plugin for an upcoming contest, or submit your plugin for review.