Testing Gutenberg, Handy Snippets, WP Workshop & WP Events @ Belfast WordPress Meetup

This month’s WordPress meetup covered a range of topics. Mark Smallman  guided the meeting through the use and potential of Gutenberg as a new block based editor for WordPress. He showed some of the functionality and advised looking at the examples as well as taking on board potential issues with the new plugin especially in existing […]

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 […]

Alexa – can you get me a beer ?

Last night in BlackBox on Hill Street in Belfast – I was able to attend my first Belfast AWS User Group meetup and enjoyed two speakers giving talks on AWS recent developments & Codestar  and secondly Developing Good Voice User Experiences Using Alexa. The range of recent developments on AWS was apparent – as was  indeed […]

Night And Day

Recently I had the pleasure of hearing a first class speaker twice in 24 hours.  The topics however were night and day apart. The Belfast Java User Group had managed to secure the services of Ben Evans – a Java champion and renowned  author of the current “Java In  A Nutshell” book to talk about […]