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How (and why) to use Schema.org on your WordPress website

Search engines have a big problem. There is so much data out there and it’s hard to work out what is what. Humans are great at inferring the context of web content, but this is much more difficult for Google, Bing, Yahoo!, etc.. That’s why the biggest search engines have come together to create a […]

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Add links to WordPress custom excerpts

By default custom excerpts don’t have a ‘read more’ link of any kind. I wanted my custom excerpts to look the same as my dynamically generated ones. It’s a simple code change:

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BEEPS

A responsive WordPress website for survey data Working with BEEPS (Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey) was another chance to continue my relationship with EBRD. BEEPS needed an updated website to host their survey data. They wanted the new site to make it easy to find and use their surveys. Some of the data would be […]

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VGC Group

“Outperformance” is the VGC Group motto, and they achieve this across their many business divisions. However, one area that was under performing was their web presence. They approached me to design and build a WordPress based website that wouldn’t just put them on a level playing field with their competitors but move them to the […]

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Addison Lee Communications

Addison Lee is London’s biggest minicab company and a well known brand in London. They approached me to build them an internal communications website. The website is used to share images and documents for internal and external press releases and communications.

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WordPress $is_iphone global

OK, why did nobody tell me about this, and why is it not documented! I just found out today that WordPress does some browser detection of its own. I’ve previously relied on other code libraries for this, but maybe now I can use the ‘WordPress Way’. Detecting mobile in WordPress using $is_iphone In wp-includes/vars.php there […]

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The Tools of the (WordPress Freelance Development) Trade

I’ve been freelancing for a while now. I’ve also been developing WordPress sites for a while. In that time I’ve used many different tools. Some have been great, and some less great. Here I share a list of the tools that I’m currently using: Accounting I use the excellent FreeAgent* to keep track of my […]

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WordPress Security

Since I listened to Kieran O’Shea’s talk at WordCampUK, I’ve been taking security much more seriously. Kieran had some pretty scary statistics regarding hacking. For example, 90% of all businesses have been hacking victims in the last 12 months, and, there is an average of 156 days before victims realise that hacking has taken place. […]

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EBRD Stories

My second project with EBRD, this time I was asked to design and build the bank’s new blog site.

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Langley Student Accommodation

Paul approached me needing a brand new website for his student property rentals business. The main objective of the site was to provide information for prospective tenants on the available properties. The more information that could be given from the website, the less time Paul would have to spend answering enquiry emails. Design We decided that a […]

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Shaun West

Built with WordPress Professional and personal design style Easy to manage Services, Testimonial and Blog sections News posts and archives Contact form Shaun West is a freelance bodyguard and security specialist. He had a site already but wanted better control over his content. The design brief was to acheive a look that was both professional […]

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Cellular Attitude

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