Tag: wordpress

  • Copying theme options between Pantheon environments using WP CLI

    Copying theme options between Pantheon environments using WP CLI

    One of my tasks today was to activate a new child theme on a project. We’d already migrated the site to Pantheon (using their very straightforward migration plugin) and had activated the parent theme – in this case Newspack – to start playing around. The Problem My colleague Bart had completed initial work on the […]

  • The Bullshit Web, and some bullshit about AMP

    Alright, let’s start off by saying that I’m definitely a little biased – part of my job involves working with the AMP team at Google and the fine folks at XWP on the AMP for WordPress plugin. I wanted to highlight some things about this Bullshit Web piece that’s going around, though. In short: the […]

  • Feeling RESTful

    A month ago I took a (relatively) short train ride into the beautiful Derbyshire countryside to spend a week coding in the middle of nowhere. I was attending A Week of REST – a training event put on by the excellent folks at WordPress agency, Human Made. Part of a group of about 20, we descended on Darwin […]

  • WordCamp Europe 2014: Sofia, Bulgaria

    All images in this post provided under the CC-BY-SA license.

  • 4 years and 2 months later… TheyWorkForYou plugin gets an update

    Shocking it’s been so long really, but I’ve finally revived my TheyWorkForYou WordPress plugin. When I first released it, all the plugin did was supply a TheyWorkForYou widget. Nothing’s changed! That’s for good reason though… At the time, the latest version of WordPress was 2.8.6 and we’re now on 3.8.1 so a lot has changed! […]

  • Google wants your WordPress blog—and everything else—in its cloud

    This is really interesting – Google is now allowing developers to host PHP applications on its App Engine service. That means that popular software like WordPress, Drupal and phpBB could be hosted very cheaply on Google’s servers. Read Google wants your WordPress blog—and everything else—in its cloud

  • WordPress fork is happening – and it looks amazing!

    Obviously I’m a huge WordPress fan, but I’m not a blind believer. I can see it’s limitations, I’m well aware of it’s growing pains. That’s why, when John O’Nolan first presented his concept for Ghost I was excited. While WordPress evolves into a CMS from a blogging platform (and it still has a long way to […]

  • Vulnerability in WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache – update now!

    Hot on the heels of the big WordPress botnet attack comes news of a serious vulnerability in the two most popular caching plugins, WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache. By allowing anyone to inject malicious code into your WordPress site through the standard comments form, this security vulnerability is particularly nasty in it’s simplicity […]

  • Options galore for Author Bio Shortcode plugin

    My Author Bio Shortcode WordPress plugin has received a substantial update today, adding a bunch of new options. Thanks to some helpful and constructive criticism from Richard Tubb about my blog I’ve been making a few updates including wanting to put a bio below each post, which reminded me I already had a handle little […]

  • 180 WordPress updates…

    I’ve just finished my weekly check of client sites who are on my maintenance package and seeing as it’s almost the last check of the year, I thought I’d look at the stats… I’ve made; 96 backups, each including a WordPress content export, database dump and file backup 11 core updates, including moving from 3.4 […]