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Why I joined Automattic

Now with 232 employees It’s official – I’m now a Happiness Engineer for Automattic. I’m immensely proud to be employee 231 of this growing and unique company of truly passionate individuals. Automattic provides WordPress.com, Jetpack, VaultPress, Simplenote, Gravatar, CloudUp… and the list goes on. I’ll be mainly providing support for users of WordPress.com, with someContinue Reading

The Final Week…

The Final Week…

This is my final week providing my services for Blog Tech Guy. It’s bittersweet as I am starting a fantastic new job for a company I admire greatly, but more about that in another post. BTG was started in 2007 as a way to provide low-cost custom work for WordPress.org users who didn’t necessarily haveContinue Reading

Why I No Longer Recommend HostGator

Why I No Longer Recommend HostGator

For the past six or so years I’ve recommended HostGator for small sites that shared hosting is designed for. However in my opinion their customer service and hosting performance has drastically reduced in the past few months. They were purchased by Endurance International Group who own around 50 web hosting and domain related companies. TheseContinue Reading

Can you help me out please?

Can you help me out please?

Almost exactly three years ago I grew a ridiculous moustache/mustache for charity. I was lucky enough to have such generous supporters that I raised about $300. This year I’ve decided to do it again and need your help once more! Movember is a worldwide event that essentially sees a lot of men grow a moustacheContinue Reading

WordPress Beginner Cheat Sheet

WordPress Beginner Cheat Sheet

The good folks over at WPUniversity have released a handy cheat sheet for those new to WordPress. It’s a great two page document going through logging in, the settings, and working with Posts and Pages in a simple easy to understand way. If you’re new to working with

Client Spotlight: Pressure Ball

Client Spotlight: Pressure Ball

Like a lot of people, Barry Mulder, was frustrated by a problem. Unlike a lot of people he decided to do something about it and invented PressureBall. Firstly some more about Barry After working for 25 years in film development for a food packaging manufacturer Barry has gone out on his own to develop someContinue Reading

Headway 3.5 Released

Headway 3.5 Released

As you probably know, my site runs Headway Theme. It’s an awesome drag an drop WordPress theme that has just got even better with their latest 3.5.x release. I work with many themes for clients, and there are different themes for different circumstances, but Headway has improved once again. Multiple and Fluid Wrappers The screenshotContinue Reading

Client Spotlight: Brian Cormack Carr

Client Spotlight: Brian Cormack Carr

Brian Cormack Carr is a busy man, he runs three websites! I asked him about all his sites. What are your site’s about? My website www.vitalvocation.com was originally a membership site through which I delivered a modular coaching program.  That was quite high maintenance for me (any time it went wrong, I had to workContinue Reading

Client Spotlight: Quantum Business Training

Client Spotlight: Quantum Business Training

Michele Tocci is a presenter, trainer, coach, author and NLP practitioner. Michele’s vision is to impact and transform individuals to be exceptional and live the life of their dreams. Her mission is to create transformational change in others. She runs Quantum Business Training, and I asked her a few questions about her site. What it is Quantum Business TrainingContinue Reading