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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


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


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!


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?

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.

Sourcing & Evaluating plugins

Events and Talks | WordPress

A few months ago Tim gave a talk at WordCamp Manchester regarding the state of the plugin eco-system, the talk to WordPress professionals and lovers was a jovial romp through the often scary world of picking a plugin and hoping that this time, this plugin will just well work!

Dynamic Static Site Generators strategies


WordPress as a static site generator, have I gone mad? Isn’t a Dynamic Static Site Generator and oxymoron? These and other interesting questions shall probably never be answered, but there are a few good reasons to use WordPress as a Static Site Generator and recently I have been taking a new approach.

Become my Patron, help me release amazing WordPress Videos

General | WordPress

After getting feedback, I’m today launching my Patreon Campaign, will you be my next patron and help fund indepth and interesting WordPress video series? You can find out why I’m doing this and how you can get involved as well as others ways to help out.

WordPress Leeds – Dev Night 23rd September


WordPress Leeds is having a Dev Night on the same day as my WordPress Workshops, find out more about why you should come along and listen to our 4 great speakers on the night (after listening to me all day of course). The dev night is FREE for everyone so even if you are not coming along to the workshop you should still come.

10 tips for getting started with WordPress in version control

DevOps | WordPress

If you are new to using Version Control and WordPress be it with SVN, GIT, or another system then some of the things you used to do are going to have to change. However, the benefits do outweigh any initial inconvenience. So here are my 10 many tips for people who might be in the […]

How to test Patreon without getting burned?

Events and Talks | General

Would you be interested in funding a WordPress video series, Tims looks at why he is struggling to get to grips with services like Patreon and taking a leap into the unknown. So he is turning to the community to help him work out if he should go for it.

Guessing you have SSL Questions?

DevOps | Security

Recently Google announced that whether a site is running over HTTPS would be considered as a ranking factor, this has sparked a renewed interest in SSL and Tim has been asked lot’s of questions both about terms as well as implementation so decided to put a small guide together, which quickly grew. So consider this an in-depth introduction to SSL.