Archive for 2009

We’re Moving!

We’re Moving!

After nearly three years at the offices in Slater Street, we’ve reached the stage where we need better, more professional facilities than those offered by simple office rent. Slater Street is a characterful place in the middle of Liverpool’s Artistic Quarter. It also has lots of bars and some amazing people. But with that comes noise, occasional mess, and relatively… continue reading

WordPress Distributions are the Future

WordPress Distributions are the Future

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 on which you can build much more complex websites.  We ourselves have been involved in some pretty sophisticated uses of the system – for example, over at Telecoms.com which makes extensive use of various… continue reading

Migrating a WordPress/WPMU/BuddyPress Website

Migrating a WordPress/WPMU/BuddyPress Website

Migrating a WordPress site can be something of a scary challenge, but we do it a lot, and we’ve become used to it. There are many good reasons to move a site – for example, you might set one up in a subfolder, and decide to move WP to the root. Or perhaps you’ve built a site on localhost and… continue reading

A Common-Sense WordPress Security Primer

A Common-Sense WordPress Security Primer

There’s been a big fuss lately over the latest WordPress hacks that have targetted older versions of WordPress. And in my view, they show the less pretty side of WordPress and some people in the community… but not all of them.  The attitude has been a straight “upgrade your blog and you’ll be secure.” Well, I have news for you. … continue reading

Running a WordPress Plugin, always…

Running a WordPress Plugin, always…

There are times when you absolutely must run some plugins on a WP install, and you don’t want to allow administrators to be able to disable them. Here’s how…

WordPress 2.8.4 Released

WordPress 2.8.4 Released

Those who follow WordPress closely will understand that a vulnerability has been found that, whilst not being especially dangerous, could be very annoying for some – especially for high-profile blogs. By using a specially crafted URL, it’s possible for an attacker to force a reset of the admin password.  The attacker can’t know this admin password, it will be a… continue reading

WordPress in News & Media Presentation

This is the presentation given by David Coveney at WordCamp UK 2009 in Cardiff. It covers the advantages, problems and implementations of WordPress as used by the News & Media sectors. If you need to view the slide notes (primarily for me, to be honest, but you may see some points that got cut during the presentation) you’ll have to… continue reading

WordPress in the Enterprise Presentation

This is the presentation given by David Coveney at WordCamp UK 2009 in Cardiff. It covers the advantages, problems and opportunities of WordPress within the Enterprise space. If you need to view the slide notes you’ll have to visit the Slideshare site. But the notes are really for me, so they’re a little messy. Word Press In The Enterprise Word… continue reading

We’re Presenting at WordCamp UK 2009

We’re Presenting at WordCamp UK 2009

Last year we decided to keep quiet at WordCamp UK, on the whole, beyond a spot of sponsorship – simply because we didn’t have that much to talk about that we felt could be exciting.  But a year has changed a lot – WordPress is becoming popular for large scale blogging platforms such as The Telegraph Blogs, and for use… continue reading

Telegraph Relaunches Blogs on WordPress

Telegraph Relaunches Blogs on WordPress

On the night of June 23rd, Telegraph Media flicked the switch on a new project they’ve been working on this Spring – the Telegraph Blogs, relaunched on WordPress MU. And, proudly, we’d like to say we had a little bit to do with the project.  Not a lot, mind – we provided some consultancy, some code snippets, advice and developer… continue reading

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