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Making TimNash.co.uk – Part 2, The developer strikes back

Making TimNash.co.uk – Part 2, The developer strikes back

WordPress

This is the second part in the Making TimNash.co.uk series, and in this part Tim looks at the custom plugins and tools he uses to develop TimNash.co.uk

I need you!

I need you!

General

Tim talks about WP&UP and why they need your support, now more than ever before. Please take the time to read it, for some it will be a difficult read but please try that’s all he asks.

Part 1, Making TimNash.co.uk – Plugins and Theme

Part 1, Making TimNash.co.uk – Plugins and Theme

WordPress

Its been a couple of years since Tim talked about his site design and a lot of things have changed both on the site but also in Tim philosophy towards it. So come learn which Plugins and themes power timnash.co.uk

Back to Basics – User Management Strategies

Back to Basics – User Management Strategies

Security | WordPress

In this second article in the series, Tim gets back to basics with WordPress security this time focusing on user management from passwords to access control and how to deal with ex-employees credentials.

Back to Basics – Updating WordPress Strategies

Back to Basics – Updating WordPress Strategies

Security | WordPress

In the first of a series of posts, Tim gets back to basics with WordPress security with his first look at different updating strategies for WordPress, core and plugins.

Finding all your sites Gutenberg Blocks

WordPress

Want to know something? Sure you do, a secret only you and me know….I use Gutenberg on this site! There I have said it, half the WordPress world gasped in horror and do you know what I don’t dislike it. There are also lot’s of plugins now that support Gutenberg blocks, like Atomic Blocks and […]

Five languages for WordPress Developers to learn in 2020

Five languages for WordPress Developers to learn in 2020

DevOps | WordPress

Folks often ask me questions, and recently there has been a little bit of interest in the fact that while I work in the WordPress space I’m not a traditional “WordPress Developer” and I don’t tend to work day to day with WordPress. For those who don’t know me, my day to day programming is […]

New Year, means new plans and new tools

New Year, means new plans and new tools

General

It’s the new year, and Tim wants to take a closer look at how he organises his work notes, todos & projects. So having researched he has settled on two possible routes but he has a choice to make digital or analog workflow?

Coming to a WordCamp?

Events and Talks | WordPress

WordCamps are a unique event, while still being conferences Tim and a lot of other folk share their top tips in this survival guide of sort. From clothing to the hallway track there hopefully a few tips for you as well.

Behind the scenes of a talk

Events and Talks | Security | WordPress

Tim dissects a recent talk from Steelcon, what went right and wrong.

Pixel tracking with Nginx & a tiny bit of Javascript

General

Tim takes a look at setting up a basic pixel tracking using Nginx, a tiny bit of Javascript and GoAccess but can it feel his stats craving?

Getting gdb to (semi) reliably work on Mojave MacOS

DevOps

Tim has fun, getting a 30 year old tool for debugging Rust and C++ to work on MacOS and specifically Mojave. It should be simple right?