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Category: WordPress

  • Creating reusable patterns for WordPress Themes

    As I’ve hinted at before one of the advantages of writing websites from scratch is that you get to be in control of everything. Of course as a site grows in complexity that can become a disadvantage too. Control, however, is addictive – and now I am using WordPress I am working hard at bending…

  • Moving WordPress blog posts off the home page

    TL;DR – skip to the bottom. When I set up my blog a couple of weeks ago my plan was for the blog to be on a subdomain managed by WordPress and the main website to be a simple HTML page with a link to it. Not long after I completed my set-up I realised…

  • Wrestling with WordPress

    I’ve a confession to make. I’ve never really liked using other people’s software for web development. It’s probably because I’m a dinosaur. I wrote my first website in raw HTML using Notepad, and since then I’ve not looked back. My tool of choice has moved on to Sublime Text, and my websites are a mix…

  • Draining the swamp

    “When you’re up to your neck in alligators, it’s hard to remember that your initial objective was to drain the swamp” It seems quite appropriate that in wanting to start a tech blog about the difficulties in keeping up to date, I should start by having to update a whole bunch of dependencies. My web-host…