The ramblings of a madman.

Off site backups for your WordPress site

February 24, 2014

If you’re not backing your site up then you’re asking for problems. It can potentially cost you money, time and in some cases items that cannot be replaced. There are many reasons why you might require a backup such as: Somebody has made a change…

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5 Improvements to WordPress’ User Experience

January 18, 2014

Whether you’re a user or a developer, I’m sure there’s one or two things you can think of that you’d like to improve in WordPress. WordPress 3.8 saw improvements to the dashboard, theme and widget areas within the admin interface, however there is still steps…

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Further measures to keep your WordPress site secure

October 25, 2013

I wrote a blog post earlier in the year about taking some simple steps to ensure your WordPress site is secure. The items mentioned in that post are all basic but very effective for stopping the most common bot attacks. There are, however, further steps…

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WordCamp Europe

October 7, 2013

WordCamp Europe was the first pan-European WordCamp. I’ve been to the UK version of the event twice now and it does attract WordPressers from the continent, however this event included the who’s who of WP this side of the Atlantic (as well as some from…

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WordPress 3.6 and beyond…

September 9, 2013

It’s an interesting time in the WordPress development cycle at the moment. The summary of my talk at WP North East is as follows: WordPress 3.6 – publishing focused – post locking, revision comparisons WordPress 3.7 & 3.8 both being developed at the same time…

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WordPress North East : Optimising Images in WordPress

July 3, 2013

I gave a talk last night at the first WordPress North East┬áregarding how to optimise images in WordPress. Images are usually the largest assets we serve on a website so optimising these can give us huge speed benefits, here are the slides: I was going…

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Announcing : WordPress North East

May 28, 2013

All I can say is – it’s about time. Since my visit to WordCamp UK last year and the┬ánoticeable┬álarge space on the WPUK wiki regarding a WP meetup in the North East I decided it was time to start one up. I’ve visited other WP…

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