It’s spring and it is time for some spring cleaning! I lost my way a little bit with my blog, I started posting regular content (you know keeping it consistent like all the gurus advise) but it turns out, it’s hard to post regular content when you’re focusing on just one thing… WordPress. It all gets a bit… well… WordPressy.
I posted this on my Facebook Page last week, but I’ve seen a couple of people talking about issues with WordPress being taken down, so I thought I’d pop it in a quick blog post.
If you are using WordPress versions 4.7 or 4.7.1 make sure you update to 4.7.2 immediately as there is a core vulnerability in those versions leaving your website open to attacks.
You can read more about the vulnerability on the Sucuri Blog.
Creating your own WordPress theme is more simple than you think. In this first instalment of a multi-post guide I’ll be going through the basics of getting WordPress up and running locally with a fresh base theme.
After the update for WordPress 4.6 was released I realised something: there are too many people out there who own a website yet have absolutely no idea about how it works. In this post I talk about what everyone should know when it comes to their website.
Below are a list of functions I find myself using day in and day out when building for WordPress. There is a mixture in there of stuff you can find all over the internet to a few tailored pieces of code I’ve used. I thought they may come in handy so I’m sharing them here, if you know a better way of doing something please let me know – I’m always trying to learn.
Selling WordPress themes on ThemeForest (and other marketplaces) has given me some insight into what customers really should be looking for when selecting a theme. It can be a daunting task with so many themes fitting so many niches across all of the marketplaces and it is important you make the right choice.
A fast and performant website is incredibly important. Mobile and tablet usage are on the rise, people are busy and increasingly impatient, everyone wants to get to content more quickly. Although this post is tailored to WordPress there are still some great takeaways for any web project so even if you’re not running a WordPress website, read on to learn some neat tips and tricks you may not have already heard of.
I realised today that I have become far more empathetic to customer support and customer service agents. I was never rude in my dealings with them, but I’d often approach things from a point of frustration which makes for an immediately uncomfortable situation.
I know why I’ve become more empathetic, the answer is two-fold.
Continuing on from where I left off on my post about selling themes this post focuses on all things non-ThemeForest.
A lot of authors just add their themes to ThemeForest and they make a great living doing so. I’ve found that if I want to make more money and gain a greater customer base, I also need to sell themes on a number of different marketplaces.
I’m going to explain my experience on each in detail so you can get a clearer picture of whether it is worth the time and effort featuring your work there.