Mags Direct, New Online Magazine Shop
Mar10

Mags Direct, New Online Magazine Shop

I’ve been lucky enough to combine my WordPress experience with my day job for the first time, creating a brand new ecommerce website to sell the UK’s top magazines.  The concept is to sell single copies of magazines at their coverprice (same as shop price), but posted 1st class to the customers door, for FREE!   No having to buy a long subscription, just get the issue you want, when you want it (we’ll hold back issue...

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New Website; Wez Newton
Jul09

New Website; Wez Newton

No surprise here, I’ve created yet another darts professional’s website. This time it’s for Wez “the warrior” Newton, a two times premier league player and a TV regular.   After a recent dip in confidence / form Wez is ranked 24th in the world, but I’m sure that will soon change. http://warrior180.co.uk/ <- another WordPress site, using a responsive mobile friendly theme, and WP Super Cache to...

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New Darts Website; Ian Diamond White
Mar20

New Darts Website; Ian Diamond White

I’ve spent another weekend creating another website for a darts professional, this time for UKSM managed Ian ‘Diamond’ White. Ian has been playing darts for years, but is really coming into great form the last couple of years in the PDC – with several good runs on TV under his belt. The website is the first fully responsive site I’ve created – using a 3rd party commercial theme, and a page builder...

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Krispy Joins New Scientist as Lead Developer
Nov01

Krispy Joins New Scientist as Lead Developer

UPDATE:  After nine months I’ve now left New Scientist, it was an exciting place to work, and it helped improve my WordPress knowledge and dev skills, BUT the life / work balance was not right for me, and I decided that it was time to leave and spend more time with my wife – we only live once and I don’t want to have too many regrets! Well after 18 years working for the magazine distributor Frontline Ltd, it was time...

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Depreciated MySQL Connects with XAMPP and WordPress
Oct08

Depreciated MySQL Connects with XAMPP and WordPress

Depreciated MySQL Connects with XAMPP and WordPress Warning; If Doing PHP Development With WordPress locally, you can run into issues if you install PHP version 5.5.x onwards. UPDATE: Since WordPress 3.9, PHP 5.5 and the MySQLi functions are now properly supported, so this article will no longer be relevant. This, as I’ve just found, is because from PHP v5.5.x onwards, the MySQL* commands are depreciated.   It’s also good...

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