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HTTPS in 2018

I presented a talk all about HTTPS and SSL in 2018, and why it is so important to server your website using this secure protocol.
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Why you should use managed hosting for your website

Choosing a web hosting platform is probably one of the most important business decisions you will make. Your website is the centerpiece of your marketing – and you should treat it as such.

Resolving Composer dependency issues in Drupal 8.4.x update

The 8.4.x update to Drupal introduced a lot of headaches to the update process when managing your site dependencies with Composer. In this article I'll run through the issues I faced during this update, and what I ended up doing to resolve them and update Drupal from version 8.3.7 to 8.4.4.

Using the Slider Revolution plugin on Pantheon hosting

Slider Revoultion is a very popular plugin in the WordPress community for creating dynamic content sliders. The plugin has some issues when used on Pantheon's hosting, due to its non-standard file structure. In this article we'll look at how to get this properly working within your Pantheon environments.

WordCamp Vancouver - Do it in code!

I presented my talk, "Do it in code!", on creating custom plugins for site structure at WordCamp Vancouver on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Here are the slides, and all the resources and links I mentioned in the presentation.

Drupal 6 end of life - migration options

The Drupal community officially said goodbye to Drupal 6 at last week's DrupalCon in New Orleans. We look at support options going forward for older Drupal 6 based sites.

WordPress plugin spotight: WP Pusher

WP Pusher is a new plugin for WordPress that allows you to install and update plugins or themes via an external Git repository. We'll take a look at this plugin and its advantages in a git development workflow.

How to natively install Apache, MySQL/MariaDB and PHP on Windows

Usually when doing PHP web development on Windows, the reccomended route is to use a virtual machine based solution such as Vagrant to run a true LAMP (Linux OS, Apache web server, MySQL or MariaDB database, and PHP) stack. Sometimes there are reasons why you might not want a virtualized sever, but a native Windows install, or WAMP. As we'll see in this tutorial, it is not all that difficult to get a native WAMP stack running.

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