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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 […]


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 […]


10 Years – where did they go ?

I realised that today is the 10th anniversary of starting this blog. Scary really. I started off with simple adhoc technical articles and then for a year published a new article every working day !! WordPress has facilitated the way I blog throughout this time and without its capabilities I would probably not have managed […]