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Things Learned from Organising WordCamp Manchester in 130 Days

So I’m writing this at the tail end of a very successful WordCamp Manchester, which was held on the weekend of October 10th. So far, from checking the twitter chatter and blog posts, it appears to have been a great success, and thanks to no small part to all the volunteers, sponsors, organisers & speakers.…

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Get The Posts Page URL Dynamically in WordPress

Here’s something I discovered recently, and shows what’s cool about WordPress – it’s so big, that you could discover something that other people will find relatively straightforward. Previously in WordPress I had been building themes with links to other pages as being static. This has worked out well for a number of years. However recently a…

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ebay Feeds for WordPress 1.7 Released

Today I’m delighted to announce the release of eBay Feeds for WordPress v1.7 (and also 1.7.1)! This version introduces the ability to switch off feed caching. Recently we’ve spotted issues whereby feeds were being cached incorrectly. Although I’m not 100% sure that this fixes the issues that we’re having, it has fixed it a few…

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How To Effectively Track Buffered Tweets in Google Analytics Using IFTTT

Recently I was listening to the Apply Filters podcast. In Episode 45 they discussed Google Analytics tracking for their projects. It’s something I should do better, but at the moment I’ve not been playing around with it too much. One area that I am looking to optimise is the automatic tweets that I have running on the Winwar Media…

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WordCamp Manchester 2015 are looking for Sponsors & Speakers

Recently I’ve been busy most Monday evenings preparing for WordCamp Manchester, and we’re happy to announce that we’re good to go! The conference is held in the MMU Business School on 10th October, and the tickets – which include lunch and a t-shirt with the logo (you can read more about the logo here) –…

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Thoughts on WordPress Sheffield Hack Day 2015

So over the weekend just gone I attended the WP Sheffield hack day, which was the first time I’d been to that event. It’s just that little bit far for me to attend on a school night, but I was more than happy to go to an event over the weekend, as I have a little bit more…

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WP Flipclock 1.6 Released

Today I’m delighted to announce the release of WP Flipclock 1.6! This plugin introduces a new feature, requested by a couple of users. Hide Labels On Timed Countdowns/Countups The brand new feature basically hides the labels above the clock items, so if you want to keep your clock looking clean, you simply need to add…

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Easy Digital Downloads – Taxamo Integration v1.6 Released

Today I’m delighted to announce the release of Easy Digital Downloads – Taxamo Integration v1.6! This release, which I have worked with a little bit with Taxamo on, improves integration & reporting. Integration With Taxamo’s Invoicing Features Taxamo recently allowed you to invoice customers from their dashboard. These invoicing features are a premium addon and a few people who use my plugin requested…

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When Only Average Is Good Enough

So two things has stood out for me in the past week or so, one was a an article, the other was an event. The event is Summer Games Done Quick. This event, that takes place twice a year in America,  sees the world’s best speedrunners compete and complete video games as quick as they can.…

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