Thoughts on WordPress Governance, as Governance Project Retires

A couple of years ago — though the ways in which the world has altered in the interim, can make this feel like a couple of decades — I posted a short note about something called the WordPress Governance Project. At the end of this week, the official Slack channel for the project will be… Continue reading Thoughts on WordPress Governance, as Governance Project Retires

How to Fix Elementor Data Updater Bug

I had a client experiencing a long standing issue with Elementor and Elementor Pro where they would always show an update notification in the top of their site, which could never be cleared. Specifically, they’d see a notification which read: Elementor Data Updater Database update process is running in the background. Taking a while? Click… Continue reading How to Fix Elementor Data Updater Bug

Guide to Trading Cryptocurrency & Shares on eToro

Over the past few months, in line with running a website which talks about the “Future of the Web” and the “Future of Retail” I’ve been spending a fair amount of time investigating cryptocurrencies. There are already mechanisms to make online payments using crypto, which I’ve worked with and on, and many questions I personally… Continue reading Guide to Trading Cryptocurrency & Shares on eToro

Subscribe to Runner’s World magazine – discounts of up to 62% off

An offer in the middle of summer – which is not when people tend to subscribe to magazines – which might be of interest to fellow runners! As ever, please note, the link here is my affiliate link. You won’t get charged more, but I may receive a commission if you subscribe via my link.… Continue reading Subscribe to Runner’s World magazine – discounts of up to 62% off

Ryan’s Toy Reviews Videos with no Ad Interruptions

A little bit of lockdown assistance to those who have small children around. Ryan’s Toy Reviews are popular videos, and I have noticed that if I embed videos, they don’t get those “Skip” video ads (that kids cannot skip!) popping up… therefore, for the purposes of anyone who would like, a playlist of Ryan’s Toy… Continue reading Ryan’s Toy Reviews Videos with no Ad Interruptions

How to add Structured Data in WordPress

My SEO colleagues shorthand “Structured Data” to “schema” but as a developer, the word schema has a meaning… they mean: Schema.org structured data. That’s the subject of this blog post: How to add Schema.org structured data to your WordPress website – with or without WooCommerce – in order to get some Rich Snippets happening in… Continue reading How to add Structured Data in WordPress

Dark Mode Initiated

This website is now dark mode by default. Not because of any particular reason, other than because I wanted to put a change in place… If you are looking at this in dark mode, leave a comment below, or ping me on Slack and say something fun! I’ve also been doing some performance enhancements… to… Continue reading Dark Mode Initiated