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WordPress code diving: tips for finding out how to do things…sometimes

A short video on using tools to search the WordPress core code for filters and actions. Tips and tricks for WordPress development with Github and grep.

One does not simply log into WordPress and build a form

There are more questions you need to ask about forms than you think.

Do website owners need a “drivers license”, or should websites be more “self-driving”?

Surely many of the things that I set up on new WordPress sites with plugins and settings tweaks are solved problems now. So why do I have to add them myself?

Blooming MailChimp Groups and GDPR fields

Some things on the internet are inexplicably hard. e.g. Bloom + MailChimp + Groups + GDPR fields 🤷‍♂️

Where I’m NOW at with WordPress: Gutenberg as a developer

As a developer, I think I’m coming around to the idea of the new WordPress Gutenberg editor. Here’s my updated thoughts and reflections.

Where I’m at with WordPress: Gutenberg – as a business owner and developer

Gutenberg will be great for new projects going forward, but I’ve yet to be convinced that enabling it for all sites when they update to WordPress 5.0 is a good idea. So my plan is not to.

Where I’m at with WordPress: Gutenberg – as a user

I just wanted to write – and, I’m sad and sorry to say – Gutenberg got in the way and I just wanted to turn it off.

(Developer) Tools talk

Last night I gave a talk at the Cheltenham WordPress Meetup on the amazing toolkit called "(Developer) Tools" in your web browser. The group is very mixed in terms of technical ability so this was a great topic, and I put… Continue Reading →

A standing ovation for WordCamp London 2017

This year’s event was supremely well-run, full of quality content, and just what I needed as I head into a busy-looking year. Thank you to all involved.

WordCamp London 2017: How and why to use screencasts to train users

I’m speaking again at this year’s WordCamp London. Find out more about my talk on screencasts for user training.

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