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Development Freelancing WordPress

Remembering Why – Part 2

Some time ago I wrote a blog post on remembering why I got into developing web applications in the first place. At the time I was struggling to find my focus as a developer. I’m happy to report that since then I have (more or less) figured that out. I’ve since realised that one of […]

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Freelancing

WordPress & the GPL, what it means for your business.

This morning I gave a talk on the relationship between WordPress, the GPL and how if affects your business if you build products for WordPress.     I’m looking forward to seeing the video when it gets uploaded to WordPress.tv

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Development Freelancing WordPress

Codeable Review – October 2016

October marks my second month at Codeable. My first month was very quiet, mostly because I was still busy with other things in September, including WordCamp. I also took my time getting into the Codeable process, commenting on only a few smaller tasks. I closed my first small task mid October, so I’m considering October […]

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Development Freelancing WordPress

Taking the pain out of self managed cloud hosting with ServerPilot

(Disclaimer, links to ServerPilot and Digital Ocean contain referral codes, if you use them and make a purchase you’ll be putting a few extra $’s in my pocket) As the web and it’s associated technologies move ever forward, the solutions available for hosting your website are about as abundant as the options available for creating […]

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Freelancing

New challenges

A short while about (July to be exact) I published a post about why I got into software development. At the time I was dealing with a bit of a personal crisis. I had reached a point (for the second time) of burning the candles at both ends so much that I was probably not thinking straight. […]

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Divi Freelancing WordPress

Please, copy my ideas!

An open letter to all Divi plugin developers: Please, copy my ideas! I am, first and foremost, an open source developer. That means I believe that if you have a piece of software, either purchased or obtained freely via open source repositories, you should be allowed to ‘study, change, and distribute the software to anyone and […]

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Development Freelancing

The definitive guide to calculating your billable rate

Recently on the WordPress South Africa Slack channel, a member asked the following question: “Can we talk pricing? How do you figure out how much to charge for WordPress Development? What factors influence your pricing?” A bunch of other freelancers (including myself) piped in and gave our opinions, but it was Nathan Jeffery’s post that really […]