Customising the WordPress Nav Menu

Published: 11 May 2017

Yes, customising the WordPress Nav Menu with the Walker_Nav_Menu class is pretty powerful for customising the native WordPress menu system. Without it, you just have a simple menu! But with it, you can integrate it into anything! I’ve recently been working on a project that requires me to use Bootstrap. Yes, I know, don’t shoot me! […]

Update: 11 May 2017

My bug bears with ThemeForest and WordPress

Published: 21 August 2015

Someone recently reached out to me about helping out with their WordPress website because of the dreaded white screen of death! The site had been developed, well I say developed I actually mean a theme was purchased from ThemeForest then the site was built from within WordPress using a plethora of different plugins needed to make […]

Update: 21 August 2015

Why did my WordPress site get hacked?

Published: 26 June 2014

You get a tweet or you get a call from someone reporting that your website is down! You call the host to see what’s going on and they report that your website uses WordPress and it’s been hack so, they had to shut it down otherwise it will jeopardise the rest of the server. So the first […]

Update: 26 June 2014

Why I use underscores (_s) as my WordPress foundation

Published: 12 June 2014

What is underscores (_s) Underscores or _s is a barebones smart WordPress framework for developers to get started on theme development. It comes with all the templates needed for a solid WordPress theme with some added extras for functionality, the code is pretty light weight especially the CSS which has some sound resets from which to build […]

Update: 12 June 2014

How to change the WordPress logo link on your wp-admin page

Published: 20 March 2014

This will change the login link that links to WordPress on your wp-admin page during the login process. A simple snippet but useful for personalising the login process. [php] add_filter( ‘login_headerurl’, ‘my_custom_login_url’ ); function my_custom_login_url($url) { return ‘https://squareonemd.test’; } [/php] This can either be used as a procedural function in your functions.php file or put […]

Update: 20 March 2014

WordPress automatic background updates have landed

Published: 31 October 2013

Love it or hate it, this week saw the introduction of WordPress automatic background updates with the release of WordPress 3.7 – it can be disabled but why would you want to do that? If a theme or plugin breaks after an update then I’d be concerned about how it complies to WordPress Standards. There are […]

Update: 31 October 2013

Voice search is changing the landscape of search

Published: 31 October 2013

Voice search is changing the landscape of search queries and Google are taking this into serious consideration, which is why, in my opinion, responsive is becoming even more important when it comes to SEO as most mobiles had voice search before desktop did. Hand in hand with location services this makes it even more interesting […]

Update: 31 October 2013

Why do I need a responsive website – future proofed

Published: 14 October 2013

With technology changing at such a rapid rate it’s difficult to know which one to choose when it comes to having your website built. One thing is certain and that’s that mobile and tablet purchases have been on the rise in recent years with record breaking sales reported year on year. Although these devices change […]

Update: 14 October 2013

Why do I need a responsive website – save money

Published: 11 October 2013

Until just over a few years ago a mobile site would have to be served up on a separate url meaning your business website would be split in to two different sites. This would mean a serious business website would have to be developed twice and that means twice the costs! Only spending money to […]

Update: 11 October 2013

Why do I need a responsive website – better SEO

Published: 11 October 2013

Why do I need a responsive website? Well simply because it is better for SEO. In the early days (pre 2010) before Ethan Marcotte’s article on responsive website design, the solution for mobile devices was to serve up a separate website just for mobile devices. This would mean that a single website would have to be split […]

Update: 11 October 2013