Development

How The Spectator went from one million to ten million page views per month

There’s a direct link between web traffic and revenue when you’re a publisher. How well that works depends a lot on other factors – the business model, commercial relationships and so on.

Say hello to Search Replace DB V3.1

We’re proud to announce the V3.1 version of Search Replace DB. This release focuses on common issues some users have encountered with our tool. If you’ve had problems with V3.0

MyEyesAreUpHere for better thumbnails in WordPress

Ethel’s not happy – whenever her artfully arranged photos are centrally cropped, they look wrong. And she’s fed up of only half her face being used in square thumbnails. So we decided to fix the problem..

The Cheshire Cat Bug

This is an interesting one that’s just come up while we were testing the new version of Search Replace DB and I’m calling it the Cheshire Cat Bug…

The Problem with Previewing Posts

There’s a bit of a problem with previewing posts in WordPress. Here’s a code snippet you can use in your plugins or themes to get around the problem.

Automatically Create 301 Redirects for Migrations

In certain cases, when you migrate WordPress content from one site to another, you have to create 301 redirects. Here are some thoughts from a recent site migration…

Spots, Discussion & Auditor Updates

We’ve recently released several updates to the Spots, Spectacu.la Discussion & Auditor plugins, v1.1.3, v2.2.1 & v1.4.3 respectively. Full details here.

Embed all the Gists!

Here’s a little snippet that you might like to use; automatically embed gists from github by simply pasting the URL into a post or page.

WordPress in Big Media (featuring The Telegraph)

Often, it’s forgotten that WordPress can be used on very busy, dynamic sites with lots of contributors. Although it has relatively humble blogging origins, there’s no reason why it can’t be made to scale

Saving You Time With Clever Code

Good web development isn’t just about pretty front ends. We believe in streamlining your workflow so that when you need to keep your content up to date, it’s as quick and easy as possible.

Spots for WordPress Developer Notes

We’ve designed the Spots plugin to make your content management life with WordPress even easier. Read on to get the low down.

Foundation Trust Governor’s Association Goes Live With WP & bbPress

We recently developed a new site for the Foundation Trust Governor’s Association, which allowed for an easy self-hosted and self-managed yet sophisticated website.