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Respect your conference Volunteers and speakers

Events and Talks | WordPress

I’m really sad to announce that I am no longer going to be speaking at WordCamp Birmingham UK. I know my appearance has been advertised via the WPUK website and from a link on the WordCamp Birmingham site. However this was published prior to the official “you are accepted” email which only arrived last Thursday […]

Respect your conference speakers and volunteers

Events and Talks

I’m really sad to announce that I am no longer going to be speaking at WordCamp Birmingham UK. I know my appearance has been advertised via the WPUK website and from a link on the WordCamp Birmingham site. However this was published prior to the official you are accepted  email which only arrived last […]

Automating WordPress with WP-CLI and Shell Scripts

WordPress

This is the third part of our WP-CLI video tutorials in which we will focus on Shell Scripting and WP-CLI. In previous videos we have introduced a few basic scripts but we will take it further to show how we can use tools within the command line to automate and manipulate WP-CLI. From storing data […]

My WordPress Development Workflow

WordPress

I love reading about people’s workflows, and each time I read about someone else’s setup I take something away. I’m inspired by folks who spend half their day at standing tables (not inspired enough to actually give standing a go mind you) and who have built contraptions to aid their day. Yet workflow is about […]

Happy Holidays!

General

Happy Holiday
Tim and Sally introduce some holiday fun, enjoy!

Extending WP-CLI

WordPress

Extending WP-CLI
Tim starts to use WP-CLI to launch external scripts and to extend plugins using WP-CLI in this screencast, done with the backing of his Patreon Patrons. This is the second of a multi-part series on WP-CLI for timnash.co.uk

Wanted Organiser for WordPress Leeds

WordPress

Tim is turning over the overlordship of WordPress Leeds, and is looking for volunteers to take over and run one of the UK oldest user groups.

Important WordPress 4.0.1 go update!

Security | WordPress

Fail2Ban with WordPress

WordPress 4.0.1 has been released and is a security release, please update your sites as soon as possible, want to know why? Well watch as Tim explains why you should be updating right now.

Prevent Brute Force attacks with Fail2Ban & WordPress

Security

Fail2Ban with WordPress
Tim guides you through protecting the WordPress login from brute force attacks with a simple program called Fail2Ban and a tiny 3 line WordPress plugin. Before going into some of the more unusual things you can do with Fail2Ban.

Getting Started with WP-CLI

WordPress

getting-started-wp-cli-video
Tim introduces WP-CLI and shows some quick examples of how you can use it in this screencast, done with the backing of his Patreon Patrons. This is the first of a multi-part series on WP-CLI for timnash.co.uk

Your Privacy is important to me, so I’m trampling all over it!

General

Tim introduces some major changes to his privacy policy and how it effects users on the site. He also discusses the balancing act sites need to take and how it effects visitors. This might not be a glamorous post but its an important read for any regular visitor.

Running WordPress without any admin users, a dystopian future?

Running WordPress without any admin users, a dystopian future?

Security | WordPress

Imagine a world without an admin user role, where sites just run themselves and the only users are editors, is this a ultimate utopia or dystopian nightmare? What if we didn’t have users at all, or even an admin interface? Tim pontificates and experiments with “adminless” WordPress sites and finds it’s future mixed.