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… Continue reading Monitor MySQL command line imports and exports on Ubuntu using Pipe Viewer
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… Continue reading Setting up Trusted SSL Certificates for Local Development, Using mkcert on Ubuntu 18.04 with Apache.
A guide to building your first plugin, presented at the WordPress Stellenbosch Meetup on 30 January 2019.
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… Continue reading 11 steps to getting the most out of your freelance developers
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… Continue reading Are you an experienced freelance, full stack developer, who loves building things for WordPress?
Usually, towards the end of a year, I start looking back at the year that has been, and looking forward to the year ahead, planning my new goals and resolutions. This year, however, I have one very specific goal in my head. It’s an idea that actually birthed itself way back in July of 2016,… Continue reading New focus in 2019.
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… Continue reading The evolution of a work space
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… Continue reading WordCamp Cape Town 2018 is over, now what?
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… Continue reading It’s just software! WP Builds chats to Matt Mullenweg about Gutenberg.
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… Continue reading This is why you want to become a Codeable Expert Developer