Updated Now page

This time of year I see a lot of “year in review” posts, where people reflect on 2019, and their goals for 2020.  This is not going to be one of those posts. However, I thought this was a good time to make sure that my Now page is up to date with the latest things…

Advents I recommend

Advent calendars… always a good thing, especially the ones with chocolate in.  Actually, this Electronic Games Advent Calendar was mine this year, super cool! Anyway, the point of this post is to recommend some of the digital blog/article-based advent calendars that I have enjoyed this year. WP Snippets til Christmas https://advent.elliottrichmond.co.uk/ This one is by Elliot…

Merry Christmas

I had been writing a new blog post every 3 days, a pretty good streak, even if I do say so myself.  However, the last one was due yesterday. When I sat down to write the post yesterday, my website was offline!  Shock horror.  Looking at my uptime monitoring, all of my sites (hosted on the…

Show current WordPress template

The WordPress template hierarchy is complex to say the least, or at least, not overly memorable… It’s incredibly useful and powerful to be able to create overriding custom templates, giving you full control over what you want to display for different parts of the WordPress site you’re creating. However, it’s easy to get lost, and…

Ultimate Addons flaw

If you are using either the Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder or Ultimate Addons for Elementor plugins, then you really need to update them as soon as possible. Security researchers at MalCare have discovered a critical authentication bypass vulnerability in both of these populate premium WordPress plugins, and unfortunately they are quite trivial to exploit.  The…

Akimbo by Seth Godin

There’s a few podcasts that I like to listen to, generally whilst I’m doing the washing up, folding laundry, or when walking or driving somewhere.  I generally have more on my list to listen to than I actually have time to listen, but that’s the modern world, we have a near infinite amount of information…