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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.

Sourcing & Evaluating plugins

Events and Talks | WordPress

sourcing-plugins
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

Dynamic Static Site Generators strategies

WordPress

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

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.