WordPress Meetup Cheltenham

Published: 15 September 2017

So the WordPress UK community just got a little bit bigger, with the launch of the WordPress meetup in Cheltenham hosted by myself. With nearly 60 members there were over 30 people signed up to attend according to the meetup.com website which was fantastic but a little bit daunting at the same time! I’ve personally […]

Update: 15 September 2017

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

How to paginate WordPress like Dribbble

Published: 24 August 2013

During the development of the new Square One website I wanted to replicate the way Dribbble lets you paginate through shots. If you checkout a user on Dribbble there are two shots or thumbnails listed on the right hand side that will paginate the previous or next shot uploaded by the user. So I started […]

Update: 24 August 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

How to manage multiple WordPress installations?

Published: 18 May 2013

WordPress needs upgrading because a bug has been fixed or some new features have been release oh, and there’s that favourite plugin you use and you’ve installed it across multiple sites but you can’t actually remember which site it’s on…? Can you imagine having to log in to over 100 sites just to upgrade a […]

Update: 18 May 2013