Marcus Couch


In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Dusty Davidson, co-founder and CEO of Flywheel, a managed WordPress hosting company that caters to agencies and designers. Davidson last appeared on the show three years ago when the company had yet to launch to the public.

In the interview, Davidson tells us what he’s learned in the three years since launching the company. We discuss current trends in the industry and how hosting providers are affecting the WordPress ecosystem.

Davidson explains how the company maintains its stellar reputation for customer support and the impacts of being listed on the recommended hosting page. Near the end of the interview, we learn how Flywheel is implementing Let’s Encrypt to easily provide SSL certificates for customers.

Stories Discussed:

LinkedIn Learning Is Offering Free Access This Week to Its Library of More Than 5,000 Courses

Plugins Picked By Marcus:

Import Meetup Events is an add-on for The Events Calendar and Events Manager plugins. It allows you to automatically import events from into The Events Calendar or Events Manager.

Click to Clipboard allows you to copy paragraphs from your site’s main content to the clipboard to use elsewhere.

Archive Control allows you to customize your archive listing by modifying your Archive title, adding a featured image, including content before or after the list. You can also change the order of display and include pagination, adjust the terms, and more.

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