Phil Wylie

WordPress developer, Code Club volunteer & Staffs Web Meetup organiser


The Hype Around AI: A WordPress Developer’s Perspective

Everything you’re about to read has been entirely generated by ChatGPT, based on my thoughts shared in a recent email exchange. Hi there, I hope you’re well. Today, I want to dive into a topic that’s been on my mind lately—the hype surrounding AI. It seems like AI is the next big thing, much like […]

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Looking back at the Silk icon set

An iconic style instantly familiar to web designers and developers around since the days of dial-up. The famfamfam Silk icon set was a staple of web design back in the mid 2000s. I can’t help but look back at them with fond memories (and maybe a little bit of nostalgia). They were a familiar sight on websites and web […]

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Is it right to seek out GPL code for free?

Andrew Fielden presented a talk at August’s WordPress Birmingham meetup in which he discussed GPL in the context of WordPress and the WordPress ecosystem of premium themes and plugins. It was a thought provoking talk and it reminded me of a discussion I’d had that very week. I’ve summed up my thoughts here as I’m not sure […]

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Spotify – a free, legal music service

Spotify recently removed the invite requirement for its free service in the UK: “starting today people in the UK will no longer need an invitation to join Spotify, you can register for our free service directly from our website as always our premium, ad-free service is still available” Having used Spotify for a few weeks […]

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Big boys and their little toys!

Everyone and their brothers talking about it, and I’ve seen a few around the uni, I even hear my old mate Adam has one too! I’m talking about the Asus EeePC, I thought I’d document my recent purchase as taking photos of it gives me an excuse to clean up my desk! It’s a small, […]

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