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

WordPress Security

Published: 28 June 2013

Here’s a little WordPress security tip that will protect your WordPress site even if the administration area is breeched. This will also prevent the administrator from hacking the code in the theme or any of the plugins, this is something you wouldn’t want them to do for various reasons but mainly because, from a development […]

Update: 28 June 2013

Guess who got a mention on WPCandy

Published: 29 November 2012

Well, as you may or may not know WP Snippets til Christmas will start rolling out snippets as of the 1st of December. I asked Brad on twitter if he’d like to submit a snippet and in the true nature of open source and sharing his knowledge of WordPress he gladly agreed so, just before […]

Update: 29 November 2012

WordPress 3.5 release date

Published: 16 October 2012

I found out today that the WordPress 3.5 release date will be 5th December with some sweet improvements to the Media Library, including the ability to attach images to posts via the Media Library it’s self rather than having to re-upload individual images – now thats going to be handy! Haven’t actually installed the beta […]

Update: 16 October 2012

Open Source vs Proprietary Software

Published: 10 October 2012

After a recent hot drama on a well know social network about Open Source vs Proprietary software, I felt inspired to write this. The drama was about websites and content management and the key tone that came across was that there are two approaches to this – Open Source Software (OSS) or Closed Source (also known […]

Update: 10 October 2012