WordPress

General WordPress Articles & Videos Tutorials

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.

Advanced WordPress Training Courses

In addition to the articles below, Tim runs a range of Advanced WordPress Courses in the UK throughout the year. Details are available on the link above.

WordPress Hard Coded Options

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

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?

Encrypting emails with PGP and 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.

Building a CDN over SSL with CloudFront and SNI

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.

Becoming an oEmbed Provider

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!

Why Blog? – WordPress Sheffield Talk

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.