Monitor MySQL command line imports and exports on Ubuntu using Pipe Viewer

If you’ve been working with PHP/MySQL based websites for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard about the MySQL command line tools for importing and exporting your database. The syntax is quite simple, for exports you run which exports the database to a file on the local machine. For imports you run which imports the… Read more about Monitor MySQL command line imports and exports on Ubuntu using Pipe Viewer

Setting up Trusted SSL Certificates for Local Development, Using mkcert on Ubuntu 18.04 with Apache.

One of the many little annoyances that I encounter while working on client sites, is when the client has a valid SSL certificate installed on their server, but the HTTPS redirection happens in code instead of at the server level. This means that even if I export the database with the site urls replaced to… Read more about Setting up Trusted SSL Certificates for Local Development, Using mkcert on Ubuntu 18.04 with Apache.

11 steps to getting the most out of your freelance developers

A handy guide for clients working with freelance developers so nobody gets hurt… Working with freelancers can be, for some, the equivalent of playing with a loaded gun. It can work out, but there are times when it can really affect your business and your life. As a client, you need a handy guide to… Read more about 11 steps to getting the most out of your freelance developers

Are you an experienced freelance, full stack developer, who loves building things for WordPress?

Codeable needs people like you! Do you have a special relationship with the WordPress Codex, dream about coding standards and are able to build your own custom plugins from scratch?  Do you work well with clients, have amazing communication skills and can solve the most difficult of WordPress customisation problems? Want to be part of… Read more about Are you an experienced freelance, full stack developer, who loves building things for WordPress?

The evolution of a work space

It’s amazing how stories mutate. What started as a simple ‘this is my setup’ post, then turned into a ‘what a day in my life looks like’. This morning I woke up and realised it might be more interesting, and less braggy, to look at how, and why, my workstation has evolved in the last… Read more about The evolution of a work space

WordCamp Cape Town 2018 is over, now what?

Last weekend marked the beginning of the end of my journey as lead organiser of WordCamp Cape Town. Over the course of the past two years I’ve worked with an amazing team of local volunteer organisers plan and execute our yearly WordPress conference. The question on my mind as I wind down from the joyride… Read more about WordCamp Cape Town 2018 is over, now what?

It’s just software! WP Builds chats to Matt Mullenweg about Gutenberg.

My friend Nathan over at the WP Builds podcast had the opportunity with chat with Matt Mullenweg about the pending WordPress 5.0 release and Gutenberg. Worth a listen if you are worried about the 5.0 release. While you are there, take a listen to the chat I had with Nathan regarding the GPL. Probably not… Read more about It’s just software! WP Builds chats to Matt Mullenweg about Gutenberg.

This is why you want to become a Codeable Expert Developer

Is the Codeable Expert Developer certificate worth the weight of the digital paper it’s printed on? In 2016 I certified as a Codeable Expert Developer. I’d already spent a number of years working with freelance platforms such as Upwork and Freelancer but Codeable has stepped out from this crowd to become my preferred platform of… Read more about This is why you want to become a Codeable Expert Developer