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Add Mailchimp DKIM and SPF Records in cPanel/WHM

April 4th, 2017|Web Services|

Managing your domain authentication to send mail with Mailchimp or similar mail providers can sound like a daunting task, but it's a relatively simple process. Hopefully this article will hold your hand through the experience [...]

Looking for WordPress Developers

February 2nd, 2017|Web Programming, WordPress|

Are you a talented and hard working freelance programmer, with specific skills in PHP, JQuery, WordPress and other current web technologies? If so, I'd be happy to utilise your talents on an ongoing basis. You [...]

Dummy Content for CSS and HTML Mockups

November 8th, 2016|CSS Tricks, Web Design|

With any web design project it's always good to have a page where all the necessary content elements are shown to ensure they're in perfect working order for the rest of your site. I've lost [...]

WooCommerce Product Unavailable Out of Stock Problem

November 8th, 2016|Web Programming, WordPress Snippets|

Recently, a client was reporting that they were seeing an out of stock message on their product page, which wasn't correct.  All of the settings and product variations were correct and in stock, but the [...]

WordPress Resize at Upload Plugin mysql_real_escape_string() Error

June 26th, 2016|PHP Snippets, WordPress Snippets|

If like me you use the WordPress plugin Resize at Upload, or Resize at Upload Plus, it's quite likely that you'll be getting a mysql error when changing the settings.  Something like: Access denied for [...]

Hide Video Play Button on iOS Devices

May 11th, 2016|Programming Tips|

It's fair to say that developing websites that work the same on an Apple device as every other device can be a frustrating thing, especially when it comes to HTML5 video. Apple will always point [...]

Website Programmers: What to Look For

July 23rd, 2015|Web Programming|

Web Programmers seem to be everywhere these days, but finding a good one - one that will stay with you for your duration of time on the web - is an increasingly difficult task. For [...]

Increase WordPress Upload Size from 8MB (Multi-Site)

March 6th, 2015|Web Programming, WordPress|

WordPress installations can be confusing at times, and when combined with the PHP environment in which they reside, uploading can be one area that causes quite a bit of confusion. To give an example, recently [...]

Move the Cart in a WooCommerce Single Product

January 25th, 2015|Programming Tips, Web Programming|

WooCommerce is a fantastic WordPress plugin, but unless you're really familiar with how it works you may run into a number of things that, on the surface at least, can not be done. One such [...]

Redirect Non www. Pages to www.

December 30th, 2014|Programming Tips, Web Programming|

When building a website, from time to time it's necessary to redirect the non www. version of the website to the www. version, especially since you're then less likely to have two versions of your [...]

Slanted Headings: How to Skew Elements

November 15th, 2014|CSS Tricks|

While I wait for some time to free up so I can completely revamp this old effort of a website, I thought it was about time to share another great little CSS3 snippet that will [...]

Add Excerpt to WordPress Pages: How To

August 27th, 2014|Web Programming, WordPress Snippets|

From time to time, as a web programmer you come across things that deviate from the norm. This is certainly one of them - adding an excerpt box to WordPress Pages. As you probably already [...]

Remove Empty Lines Using Notepad++

July 22nd, 2014|Programming Tips|

Being a programmer, from time to time you come across scripts that have been uploaded incorrectly via FTP. This can often cause a number of empty lines that need to be removed, and upon each [...]

Google Maps Clustering IE Problem

June 10th, 2014|PHP Snippets, Web Programming|

If you're having trouble getting Google Maps marker clustering working on IE8, this little snippet may be of use. A client recently came to me with an issue whereby Google Maps were showing the clusters [...]

Google Map Controls Squashed or Broken?

May 11th, 2014|Web Programming|

Recently a client had a problem with a Google Map that had controls that were squashed and looked broken. Fortunately this is an easy fix, with a little CSS hack. Try adding the following to [...]

Redirecting WordPress Tag Pages for SEO

December 6th, 2013|Web Programming, WordPress|

If, like me, you've had the necessity to redirect WordPress tag pages to another page or pages for SEO reasons, you might have found a number of different methods to do this.  It's actually a [...]

You don’t have permission to access / on this server 403 error

December 3rd, 2013|Web Programming, WordPress|

WordPress errors can be extremely frustrating at times, but here's a little fix that should help those that are getting 403 server errors on WordPress sites. If you've seen the 403 internal server error You [...]

Web Programmer Courses

December 2nd, 2013|Programming Jobs, Web Programming|

Do you want to become a web developer? If you're looking to become a good web programmer or web developer, like most things there are ordinarily two ways people will go about achieving this. As [...]

WordPress Custom Post Types Memory Exhausted Fix

December 1st, 2013|Web Programming, WordPress Snippets|

As a web programmer, I'm often asked to fix the problems that others have, but when I see problems appearing on sites I've had a hand in, I'm infinitely more concerned. This is exactly what [...]

Programmer Theory: The Unique Mindset of a Programmer

November 27th, 2013|Web Programming|

Programmers in general are, and have always been a strange breed. I'm certainly not alone in thinking this, but more and more of late I've been asking myself whether or not society's perception of a [...]

Web Programmer Jobs: I Want YOU

November 9th, 2013|Web Programming Jobs|

Web Programmer For Hire – Am I Talking About YOU? Good web programmers are and have always been difficult to come across. I've encountered a number of programmers in the past 18 years of web [...]

How Does Google Measure Intent?

November 8th, 2013|SEO, Web Programmer|

Much has been made of Google's Hummingbird and its all new “intent” methodology. Google claims it knows what you're looking for and it will evolve into something to behold. So while I can understand Google's [...]

Hummingbird Repair Process Part One

November 6th, 2013|SEO, Web Programmer|

As many of you will know I'm a web programmer and without sounding egotistical or arrogant I consider myself a pretty good one. Google certainly thought so too, since it ranked me on page one [...]

Which Programming Language Should I Learn?

October 31st, 2013|Web Programming|

If you're interested in becoming a web programmer, a vital consideration is obviously which programming language to learn. Websites today aren't usually constructed using just one language and you'll find it's necessary to be versed [...]

The A to Z of SEO – Post Hummingbird

October 27th, 2013|SEO, Web Programming|

The A to Z of SEO This article (updated December 15th 2013) contains what I consider many of the most important factors in SEO, from A to Z, from Authority to Zeitgeist, and is based [...]

Need a Web Developer? Not For Long!

October 22nd, 2013|Web Design Frinton, Web Programmer|

Finding a web developer that's able to turn the web design concept that's in your head into a reality can be a great source of frustration - after all, we're not all like minded and [...]

Penguin 2.1: How Paid Links Can Kill Your Rankings: Evidence Based Facts

October 5th, 2013|SEO, Web Programmer|

Google's latest Penguin update exploded into action yesterday (October 4th), the fifth such update in the last 18 months. The update is said to affect around 1% of search queries to a noticeable degree, according [...]

WordPress Login: You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.

September 15th, 2013|Programming Tips|

A common problem when you're moving a blog from one place to another, especially relevant after you've used WordPress' handy built in Import/Export tools to migrate content, is the common error: You do not have [...]

How to Create a QR Code

September 10th, 2013|Programming Tips|

When people take a look at my business card, something that is often mentioned is the oversized black and white square pattern on the back of it. Of course, for those of you in the [...]

Web Programmer or Web Developer: What’s the difference and what’s right for you?

July 27th, 2013|Web Programmer, Web Programming|

  Am I A Web Programmer? This article will outline the differences between a website programmer and a web designer (web developer) and hopefully allow you to identify which category you fall into. While web [...]