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Getting started with WP-CLI in WordPress

As part of the last monthly WordPress Belfast Meetup I gave a talk on getting started with the WordPress Command Line Interface more commonly known as WP-CLI. Having seen the interface mentioned in a Wordcamp Dublin event as a means of manipulating WordPress I was curious to see exactly what could be achieved. The project […]


Flaky Good, Flaky bad ?

Last night was the occasion for the Belfast Selenium meetup group for a talk by Richard Bradshaw on Flaky Testing and why you need to avoid it. Richard blogs about testing and is involved with the Ministry Of Testing.  There was a good turnout for the Flaking Test event and once again we were hosted by Puppet […]


Docker Swarm and Kubernetes – Docker Belfast Meetup Welcomes Scott Coulton

Docker Swarm and Kubernetes – Docker Belfast Meetup Welcomes Scott Coulton.   At a different venue than previously used for the last Docker Meetup – the QUB Computer Science Building and  the Belfast Docker meetup had a guest speaker – Scott  who gave a talk on Docker Swarm and Kubernetes. The main sections  of Scott’s […]


DIVI update 3.0.56 generates expecting T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM error in logs

Just had 4 sites affected when updating to latest version of DIVI. The effect is that you get an error 500 when trying to access the site after the update. The logs show [02-Jul-2017 07:23:40 UTC] PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘)’, expecting T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM in /path/to/yoursite/wp-content/themes/Divi/epanel/custom_functions.php on line 2082 The solution that worked for […]


Platonic Ionic – WordPress REST API working nicely with Ionic

The Belfast Ionic meetup held on the 1st of June at farset Labs was a two part event with Rob of  Tepee (@Rabamus) giving a deeper dive into the native device integration in Ionic first and secondly Conor Woods (@productiveprog) revisiting a topic  of WordPress Rest API and Ionic integration. Rob showed how the accelerometer […]