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11 Years of WordPress-ing

Today is the 11th anniversary of my WordPress.org profile.

Before I registered that profile, I had been using WordPress for a couple of years (I started at University, and graduated in 2006) but May 2nd 2007 is my official WordPress birthday 🙂

How long have you been WordPressing – leave a comment below…

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“No code” and client services: developer, be less rockstar

Kelsey Hightower made the following excellent statements on “no code” (in relation to a wider discussion about serverless and Kubernetes, here which I highly recommend giving a listen to):

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Mark Ronson – The Bike Song

Posting a video here in order to configure AMP for WordPress to work correctly with YouTube Embeds.

If you haven’t put AMP on your WordPress website yet, its certainly worth a look. Making your site load fast on mobile is important. 

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Russian Cyber Wars

It would appear that the US and UK are currently engaging some kind of a cyber war with Russia.

Or, I should say, the respective security agencies are doing this.

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Don’t Be This Guy…

I saw this Twitter thread today from Helen Hou-Sandi and thought, well, we should all try hard not to be this guy

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WordPress 4.9.5 is released – update!

The latest version of WordPress, version 4.9.5 has been released.

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Steve Blackmon promised me page one rankings

I got an email today which read:

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Speed up your WooCommerce Store

A few days ago, a long post about speeding up WooCommerce went live @ the Silicon Dales website. Check it out at the link if you’re interested in some ways in which you can get some speed gains for a WooCommerce store (or WordPress site for that matter).

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Answered first question on Stack Exchange in nearly 5 years!

I just posted an answer onto Stack Exchange for the first time in nearly 5 years… you can find my WordPress Stack Exchange profile here, and as you can see, its named for Silicon Dales…

I wonder if they ever got around to setting up any kind of “teams” functionality!?

Guess I could post a question onto SE.

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Upgraded to PHP 7.2, without losing an eye

I upgraded this site to PHP 7.2 and nothing broke at all… which was nice.