David Coveney

David Coveney
Dave has been working in software development since 1988, starting with payroll development and then ERP consultancy for large corporates. He is a keen traveller, photographer and motorsport enthusiast, but now puts family first as he’s massively in love with his two little boys. Dave is still an early adopter. He was connected to the internet from his bedroom, way back in the eighties, had a personal website by 1994, was into the connected house in the late '90s, a smartphone by 2002, and a was the first in the office with a fitness tracker.

We had a fabulous time at WordCamp UK Portsmouth and two of us from interconnect/it spoke at the conference. Here we look back at the weekend.

In the white hot pace of IT one may think that there’s no space or time for looking backwards. But the reverse is true – backwards in time is where a lot of problems relevant to today’s ecosystem were solved.

We’ve been working with the publishing and events giant, Informa T&M. Since we launched Telecoms.com, they have increasingly been using WordPress to deliver business critical websites.

When NATS wanted a new corporate site with a broad range of content which could be easily managed, they turned to WordPress for a reason. The excellent results are there to be seen.

We had an interesting support ticket raised today. LinkedIn/WordPress Application Domain Mapping Problem.

Using WordPress in enterprises with old browsers installed can be problematic. Developers whinge about it (and should stop) and staff struggle with it. Well, there’s an answer to both that may surprise you.

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be talking at WordCamp UK yet again! This year WordCamp is in Bournemouth and we can’t wait to attend.

This is a departure from our usual posts as it’s not about WordPress. However, if you’re developing with WordPress on a Windows PC there’s a good chance you’re using XAMPP as your platform.

After nearly three years in our office in Slater Street, we’ve reached the stage where we need better, more professional facilities. We’re off to Liverpool Science Park!

If you’ve been involved in WordPress over the past few years you’ll have seen it change from being an excellent but limited blogging platform into something more complex.

Migrating a WordPress site can be something of a scary challenge, but we do it a lot, and we’ve become used to it. Here I show you the steps we take moving a localhost site to a live domain.

There’s been a big fuss lately over the latest WordPress hacks. One of the key things about security is to think about what happens when the first line of defence is breached.