Drupal: 2019, the year of Twigging

Reading Time: 2 minutes Having worked with WordPress and Joomla over the years, one CMS always eluded me; Drupal. It wasn’t that I never wanted to work with Drupal, to be honest with you, the opportunity to learn while working with it just never happened. I initially stumbled upon Drupal 6 many years ago – but I never fully … Continue reading Drupal: 2019, the year of Twigging

YouTube Channels For Learning Web Development

Reading Time: 2 minutes Thinking about teaching yourself web development? Perhaps out of interest, a potential career change or just our of curiosity? Well, the good news is that learning web development does not have to cost you a cent. There are two key ingredients you will need and those are patience and practice. That’s it! Where to start … Continue reading YouTube Channels For Learning Web Development

Switching to Cloud Hosting

Reading Time: 3 minutes Background Over the course of a long weekend, I attempted to move my standard shared hosting websites over to a cloud hosting solution. Having multiple websites on shared servers, can get quite costly on a monthly basis and I wanted a solution that not only saved me some cash, but gave me some technical flexibility. … Continue reading Switching to Cloud Hosting

Syntax.fm: A Great Web Development Podcast

Reading Time: < 1 minutes If you’re looking for a great source of interesting web development topics, you need to look no further than the Syntax.fm podcast, a show that is by web developers for web developers and covers a massive range of various web development topics on a weekly basis. For the past year, Scott Tolinski (from Level Up Tuts) and … Continue reading Syntax.fm: A Great Web Development Podcast

Dealing with MySQL ERROR 1214 (HY000): The used table type doesn’t support FULLTEXT indexes

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’re ever unfortunate to run into the same MySQL error that I’ve just run into, don’t stress. There is an easy solution to resolve this annoying error message. Ther error I was getting: In my case, I was trying to import a .sql dump and the error I got looked  like this: ERROR 1214 … Continue reading Dealing with MySQL ERROR 1214 (HY000): The used table type doesn’t support FULLTEXT indexes

WordPress REST API: Pull Through Posts From Another WordPress Site

Reading Time: 2 minutes I recently needed to pull through 2 or 3 posts (they were recipes in this instance) from another WordPress website into the current WordPress project I was working on. It seemed tricky at first and then I remembered the WordPress Rest API! As of version 4.7, the REST API is included out of the box and … Continue reading WordPress REST API: Pull Through Posts From Another WordPress Site

What Is Web Development?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Over the years, many people have asked me “How did you get started in making websites?”, “I want to get into web development, please help me?” and often it’s followed by a long convoluted explanation. I want to create a basic guide here for people looking for answers and do my best in pointing them in the … Continue reading What Is Web Development?

Tips For Protecting Yourself Online

Reading Time: 10 minutes As the world changes and we become more reliant on the internet, people need to start protecting themselves – more now than ever before. In today’s modern world (and especially going beyond 2017), the average internet user needs to be more security conscious. Things like hacking and data leaks are on the rise and it’s … Continue reading Tips For Protecting Yourself Online

Visual Studio Code YouTube Series

Reading Time: 2 minutes In some spare time I’ve recently had, I took to YouTube to attempt a video series that looks into the basics of Visual Studio Code. So far I’ve produced three episodes that I’m satisfied with and actually had a bit of fun talking about Microsoft’s newest code editor. I’ve embedded the three episodes below for … Continue reading Visual Studio Code YouTube Series

Enter: Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Reading Time: 2 minutes Move over Sublime, Brackets and Atom, there’s a new code editor on the scene and this one is worth sitting up for. Enter Microsoft Visual Studio Code, a new source code editor that is making waves on the development scene. Don’t be put off by the name. Microsoft has done something great here and given … Continue reading Enter: Microsoft Visual Studio Code