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… Read More »10 tips for getting started with WordPress in version control
WordPress powers over 23% of the top 100million websites in 2014, it’s Open Source and available to anyone for free, and it’s one of the most talked about software projects in the world. On this site Tim talks about WordPress concepts, tutorials and videos focusing on more niche aspects of running a WordPress site, be it in a large enterprise environment or a small vanity site.
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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.
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?
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 a post on WordPress security or performance, then why not let me take a look at it for you for free before you publish?
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… Read More »Going Beyond LAMP Again…
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.
Amazon CloudFront is remarkably simple to setup, you don’t need a S3 account, simply use your own HTTP server as the origin. SNI allows multiple SSL certificates to be associated with a single IP but is not 100% supported. Amazon CloudFront supports using your own SSL certificate with SNI. The combination means you can quickly build a CDN for your site.
oEmbed has been around for quite a while but has been making the WordPress news recently, so what is it, how does it work and how can you turn any WordPress site into a oEmbed Provider all really good questions someone should answer that!
This is a bit of an unusual presentation, normally I talk about indepth technical articles but this time around I get to go all egotistical and talk about why I restarted the blog and where it’s going in the future as well as what’s keeping it up and running now.
For many, the concept of using WordPress as a static site generator would seem quite mental. Static Site Generators basically take a content management system’s content and combine it with a theme and generate static html pages. No dynamic content means they can be hosted more or less anywhere, consuming few resources to improve performance and, because they don’t require any specialist software, reducing the complexity of any stack. Imagine hosting your WordPress site entirely on Amazon s3 or Github, well you can but at a cost.
Setting up WordPress is famously easy! It takes only 5 minutes but it’s worth taking some time to look at the best way to structure your next WordPress project. Tim looks at his current preferred WordPress structure and discusses some of the rationale behind it. Continue Reading