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Locking down WordPress

Posted by Simon Davies & filed under WordPress.

I just came across a free eBook called Locking Down WordPress from CodePoet featuring Rachel Baker, Brad Williams, and John Ford. It's an interview style book asking the 3 pro's how they handle security for their sites and is a must for anyone who uses WordPress for their clients as it will save headaches later [...]

The dangers of search and replace in WordPress

Posted by Simon Davies & filed under WordPress.

This week I learnt an important lesson when using Search and replace in WordPress. When I'm working on a site in development I have WordPress running on a dev domain so the client can view the website and make any changes via the dashboard. When the site is ready to go live I go about [...]

Finally!

Posted by Simon Davies & filed under Random.

Ok so I've finally got my site live and its a great feeling. It has only taken me a year, if anyone says its been longer than this, well they are probably right! I'm not a designer, which has been one of the major road blocks for me as I've never been that happy with a [...]

Syncing MAMP with Dropbox

Posted by Simon Davies & filed under PHP, MAMP.

I use MAMP as my local development environment. MAMP is brilliant as it installs the software (Apache, MySQL and PHP) used to run a web server similar to a LAMP server. This is great as it means you can test your files locally without having to upload them first. As I work between a MacBook [...]

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