Phil Wylie

WordPress developer, Code Club volunteer & Staffs Web Meetup organiser

Web Development

A skewed perception of value

WordPress makes it easy to put a website together but it doesn’t necessarily make web development easy. For many, WordPress works out-of-the-box and with the vast ecosystem of both free and low-cost plugins, beginners can patch together a reasonable website packing serious functionality within a short space of time, with minimal upfront cost. The mission […]

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The amount of code is far far less, hence its name!

This is a post written for the iWeb blog battling the misconception that Less is “just another thing invented to make something that was once simple more complex… technical developers like to attempt to solve problems that don’t really exist”. The post looks at why CSS preprocessors are useful and includes a quick write-up of […]

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WP Contributor Day, Manchester

I spent my Saturday at the first WP Contributor Day. Sold as “An one day event where anyone & everyone contributes to WordPress”. The event, held at TechHub, Manchester was setup and organised by Jenny Wong following a discussion at WordCamp London 2013. Often, knowing where to start is a challenge. And WordPress is no […]

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Launching a WordPress plugin

Plugin Lettering, written with Chalk on Blackboard

This is a post written for the iWeb blog after launching iWeb’s first public WordPress plugin. The snappily named Background Update Notification Email Address plugin is not only iWeb’s first public plugin, but also my first plugin published on the WordPress plugin repository. In the blog post I discuss the problem solved and the process […]

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Making friends with your customers

Chalk drawing - Social media concept

This is a post written for the iWeb blog. I’m told if you can get past the spammy first paragraph (which, believe it or not, I wrote voluntarily) there’s some good stuff in there… The post aims to give the reader a brief overview of corporate social media marketing with an example of both good and […]

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