Late last year I wrote down my 2017 WordPress resolutions. These were the goals I set myself (for better or worse) that I would like to achieve this year. As we’re just over halfway through the year I thought it might be interesting to take a look back and see if I’ve made any headway… Continue reading 2017 WordPress resolutions – mid year check in.
As a freelance WordPress developer/consultant I rarely work in a team environment. So my usage of Git is mostly for my own purposes of being able to have my code backed up somewhere and the ability to create branches to try out new pieces of functionality without affecting the ‘master’ code base. Recently I was… Continue reading What’s your Git Strategy?
Last year I caught the State of the Word on WordPress.tv after the event. This was mainly because a) I was fairly new to all things WordPress and b) I didn’t actually even know it was a thing. This year I knew about WCUS well in advance so I registered for the live stream and… Continue reading My 2017 WordPress resolutions.
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… Continue reading Remembering Why – Part 2
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
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… Continue reading Codeable Review – October 2016
(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… Continue reading Taking the pain out of self managed cloud hosting with ServerPilot
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.… Continue reading New challenges
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… Continue reading Please, copy my ideas!
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… Continue reading The definitive guide to calculating your billable rate