Blog Posts

I occasionally like to write about things that I have learnt and things that I may want to learn about. While there is no subject matter that I will write about exclusively, it is most likely that you will find posts about front-end software engineering on this page.

Maintaining motivation as a furloughed employee

As I write this, the world is in the middle of a pandemic. COVID-19 has impacted the global economy, forcing many UK businesses to furlough large portions of their workforce to survive in these turbulent times. How can furloughed workers in tech make the most of this time to stay sane, happy and productive?

Max Symposium 2016 – What I learned

On April 21st, I attended my second Symposium event hosted by the good people at Oracle Maxymiser. The day was packed with speakers from a vast range of companies, plenty of networking opportunities and great food. But what were the key points from this gathering that I took away with me? In this article, I share some of the things that I learned.

How can I promote my blog posts?

Maintaining a blog is a great way of keeping your followers up to date with your activity. It can also be used as a tool to teach and inform. However writing a blog post regularly and not promoting it, will not gift you with many readers. In this article, I aim to guide you through some of the ways that you can promote your blog posts.

My 6 essential WordPress plugins for every new site

I have developed a few WordPress sites for myself and others and with every new project, I find that there are certain WordPress plugins that I must install immediately. In this article, I want to walk you through some of the essential plugins that I use in my WordPress projects.

WordPress theme files – A stripped back starter template

WordPress is the biggest blogging platform in the world today. Users like it because it is easy to use, highly expansive and best of all, it’s free! This tutorial should help you with the basics of building a custom WordPress theme. When you see how easy it is, you will be making themes in no time at all!

Migrating a WordPress site from Local to Production Server

Migrating a WordPress site is something that every WordPress developer needs to understand before they can fully deploy and launch any WordPress site on a number of platforms. This example will run you through the essential steps needed to launch a test site from a test environment (using a local server such as XAMPP or WAMPP) to your production environment.

Setting up a Local Server for PHP using XAMPP

XAMPP is a very popular tool for setting up and building PHP applications and websites without the use of a live server. This tutorial will help you get started by setting up a local environment that is capable of running PHP.

How to make a WordPress theme – The Basics!

WordPress is the biggest blogging platform in the world today. Users like it because it is easy to use, highly expansive and best of all, it’s free! This tutorial should help you with the basics of building a custom WordPress theme. When you see how easy it is, you will be making themes in no time at all!
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