Remove URL field from WordPress comment form

One big way that SPAM bots out there get their black-hat backlinks is to place their suspicious (at best) URL’s in the URL field in WordPress’s comment form. It’s still shocking how many sites out there don’t manage comments, and that’s what allows this to not only get through, but give the SPAM bots more […]

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There’s been a whole lot of controversy recently surrounding the introduction of advertising from both Jetpack and WooCommerce. The main issue with both of these is that they are using either WordPress to advertise paid services outside of the plugins own areas in admin. With Jetpack, they are forcefully manipulating plugin search results in order […]

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Exporing/Importing posts in WordPress

We have recently had a client come to us and want us to migrate their site from a WordPress.com hosted site to a self-hosted WordPress.org bog with new pages, new functionality and a new style. Normally that’s not too bad, but they were rushed, so we had to do a lot of work before we […]

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Joke – Airline Travels…

Shortly after take-off on an outbound evening Air Lingus flight from Dublin to Boston, the lead flight attendant nervously made the following painful announcement in her lovely Irish brogue: “Ladies and gentlemen, I’m so very sorry, but it appears that there has been a terrible mix-up by our catering service. I don’t know how this […]

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Long multi-line strings in JavaScript

The other day I needed to make some dynamic entries into a JavaScript object array. One of the values for these was a block of HTML code that needed to be output. The problem is that the blocks have new line characters in them, and setting them up with standard quotes (single or double) doesn’t […]

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Responsive grid columns with CSS Flexbox

Recently I needed to set up a site with columns that were responsive (3 columns in desktop, 2 columns in tablet and one column in mobile), and the desire was to have all of the columns display like a table, so that the background colours would all sit in line without any big gaps. Thanks […]

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Looking for a job? Please tell the truth in your resume

We recently had an opening where I work for a casual (3-4 days a week) developer. Someone mid-ish level that could handle creating custom WordPress websites without too many problems. It’s the first time that I’ve been on the employers side of the process, and it sure was an eye-opener!

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