Tools and tutorials
How To Change The WordPress Database Prefix
When WordPress installs your website, by default it will create the database tables with a prefix of wp_ such as wp_posts, wp_options, wp_users etc. The following article will show you how you can change the table prefix in WordPress. There are a few reasons why you would want to change the default prefix, the main […]
Change The WordPress Site URL
When you're setting up a new WordPress install two of the URLs you need to know about are the Site URL and Home Url. Site URL - Is the URL to reach your WordPress install core files (http://example.com/wp/) Home URL - Is the URL to reach your WordPress home (http://example.com) There are a couple of […]
Create A Paypal Donate Link WordPress Shortcode
In this tutorial we're going to discover how you can use the WordPress shortcode generator to create a new shortcode that will add a PayPal donate link to your website. The shortcode will need to a take a few attributes in it so that you can customise the link by changing what account the donate […]
Freelancing vs contracting in web development
In this article we'll take a look at how contractors and freelancers differ, and the pros and cons of each for consideration if you're thinking of moving away from fixed employment.
How can I start freelancing in web development?
Becoming a freelance web developer can be very rewarding - being your own boss offers greater flexibility, the potential to work on a diverse range of interesting projects, and of course financial benefits. But taking the leap into the world of freelancing can seem a bit daunting, especially if you're currently in a nice secure job that's paying the bills every month. In this article we'll look at how you can make the transition a bit easier, where to get started, and weight up the pros and cons of freelance web development.
How To Disable The WordPress Cron
WordPress cron job allows you as the developer to schedule code to run at different intervals, for example you can make code run ever hour, day, week or month. This is similar to creating a command line cron job but the difference is that it is initialised by WordPress. In this article we're going to […]
How To Create A Custom WordPress Post Type
In this tutorial we're going to look at how we can create our on WordPress custom post type and the tool we can use to help create it. In WordPress by default there are two post types...posts and pages. The difference between these two types of post types are how they are queried by WordPress. […]
What should I include in a web developer CV?
In this article we'll look at the CV do's and don'ts, and considerations that are specific to a web developer.
How to create an HTML5 responsive contact form with a PHP email script
In this article we'll be looking at how you can create an HTML5, responsive contact form to use in your web site. This tutorial also includes the PHP code required if you want to send the contents of your form via email.
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