Why 4v4 Team Deathmatch makes a perfect Overwatch game

I like to dabble in competitive matches – I’ll pluck up the courage occasionally to play one but only after a little warm-up first. I’ll then only play one as, otherwise, I find the stress of them gets to me quite quickly. However, my warm-up and then one-game method appears to be working and, this […]

Gutenberg: how to create a parallax image

Parallax scrolling images are all-the-rage these days and Gutenberg has made it really easy to add this style of image to your posts. On top of this, there are a number of settings that you can use to enhance the image further, including transparency and cover overlays. I’ll explain parallax images a little more and […]

Why you should be using PHPCS if you’re a WordPress developer

PHPCS, an open source “code sniffing tool”, is essential for any WordPress developer. Indeed, if you’re a WordPress VIP client, it’s a requirement, as code is only allowed into production if it sniffs clean for a specific ruleset. Let me explain a little more, including how you should be using it.

5 more WordPress Gutenberg editor tips to help you work more productively

WPLift has posted an excellent list of 20+ tips for Gutenberg. Here’s 5 more. 1. View your word counts For the serious writer, word counts can be essential. In the classic editor, a simple word count was shown at the bottom of the editor window. Although no longer constantly on display, the Gutenberg solution gives […]

WordPress plugins: How to detect use of ClassicPress

As a plugin developer, I donate my time and energies to the WordPress community. I make it clear that I don’t support anyone modifying my code or running it on a non-standard variation of WordPress – this includes forks. Although not the most popular WordPress fork, ClassicPress is getting a lot of publicity and interest […]

Putting up barriers to selling through rules and complexity

My daughter brought home a letter and order form from school this week, promoting a company that allows you to have your child’s drawing added to various Christmas items – cards, tags, that kind of thing. Except, in my opinion, it’s a perfect example of how to put up so many barriers and make things […]

svn: “Server SSL certificate verification failed: issuer is not trusted”

I’ve been using svnX for years now for managing my WordPress plugins with the svn repositories that WordPress.org provide. It’s pretty old-school and I keep intending to move to Versions but, yeah, time always seems to be against me. However, I’ve now started getting the following errors against all my repos… svn: E230001: Server SSL […]

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