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WordPress Leeds – Dev Night 23rd September

WordPress Leeds – Dev Night 23rd September

WordPress

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

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?

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.

WordPress Hard Coded Options

WordPress

Following on from the Must Use plugins Tim takes a look at Hard Coding WordPress options and presents a small Must Use Generic Plugin for hard coding WordPress options.

My ‘Must Use’ plugins

My ‘Must Use’ plugins

WordPress

Tim takes a look at what was in his MU plugins folder in his latest project and not a top 10 plugin was to be found anywhere?

New WordPress Workshop in Leeds UK

Events and Talks

Tim will be doing a one day workshop on Scaling and Managing your WordPress stacks in Leeds in September and you can grab your place today.

Encrypting emails with PGP and WordPress

Encrypting emails with PGP and WordPress

Security | WordPress

PGP has been in the news recently thanks to Google, but it’s strange how for something that’s been around over 20 years very few services send encrypted email. This article looks at PGP and how you can use it to encrypt outgoing emails, personal content and almost anything within WordPress.

Writing articles on performance or security, read this first

General | Security | WordPress

Writing a post on WordPress security or performance, then why not let me take a look at it for you for free before you publish?

Going Beyond LAMP Again…

Events and Talks | WordPress

I gave a variation on my WordCamp Sheffield Talk at Manchester WordPress User Group, this time concentrating more on how to make things go a bit faster, the slide deck is similar but not identical to the WordCamp Sheffield deck which also includes links to lot of the bits I spoke about. I dwelled a […]

WordPress Leeds / Northern Bloggers Update

WordPress

One of the oldest UK based WordPress User Groups is back thanks to Duke Studios providing us with a new space. As we relaunch we are looking at how we can change the format a bit and as always we are looking for speakers, helpers and sponsors.

Going Beyond LAMP – WordCamp Sheffield 2014

Going Beyond LAMP – WordCamp Sheffield 2014

Events and Talks | WordPress

WordCamp Sheffield was this weekend (24th April) and I did a short presentation about ‘Going beyond LAMP’ and looking at direct replacements and complimentary services.