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I have been working with the PHP language since early 2001, first as the nerdy hobby of a spotty teen and then later into my career as a Web Developer. I try to write about PHP things that will be useful to me, useful to you, and everything in between.

 |  PHP

Mail Form Subscriptions

In case you missed my tweets on the subject: you can now subscribe to receive notifications of updates to my PHP mail form. I actually have a couple of updates to be applied and released within the next week or so, so if you’re using…

 |  Geek, PHP

Project: Feeding Friendly

While I was on maternity leave in 2009-2010 I had an idea for a website / mobile phone app… a central location for feeding and changing facility reviews/ratings across the UK. There was nothing else like it available, and parents (especially breastfeeding mums I came…

 |  PHP, Updates

Mail Form V2.2

In anticipation of the release of my mail form as a plugin for WordPress, I have updated the standalone mail form script. Updates as follows: compressed and optimised badword checking; checking name field too more easily customisable required fields added more known bots to isBots()…

 |  Geek, PHP, Work

More WordPress Goodies

I’ve been getting about a bit lately — no sarcastic comments please — so thought I’d share the results of my hard work. More WordPress stuff: Developing bespoke WordPress plugins for a work client — this one was a bit odd to write as I’m…

 |  Geek, PHP

Developing BabyLedWeaning.com

To keep me on the ball while I was enjoying my extended maternity leave last year, I volunteered my services to Mumsnet regular and BabyLedWeaning.com owner/blogger ‘Aitch’. Aitch was fed up of being unable to update her existing website, based on a Joomla backend, and…

 |  Geek, PHP

WordPress Plugin Development

Although I’ve used WordPress on and off for years, the closest I usually get to plugin development is custom widgets. This is not through lack of willing, but rather that everything I’ve wanted is already out there and I’m too lazy busy to reinvent the…

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