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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

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Investment in a proper website concept is usually the least expensive option

Spending money on an informed, experienced website concept document will usually work out cheaper than trying to battle through for days on your own. It will also mean that the end result will be more reliable and more likely to properly present your business online.

Using WordPress template parts for my new WordPress theme

The new WordPress theme running this website has been improved by the use of WordPress’ get_template_part function.

The minimum viable product

A stripped-back, simple WordPress theme for my personal website, which I can begin extending as and when I have the time.

Base code for a WordPress theme using PHP namespaces

I provide a free public Github repository containing example code for starting work on a WordPress theme which uses PHP namespaces and template parts.

Managing WordPress Theme plugin requirements

I’m in the closing stages of development for a new WordPress site for a client. (A private one, so I can’t go into details.) As the development phase has progressed, the management of the required plugins in the Multisite installation has become ever more complex. Some sites are running an older Theme, which are dependent on a set… (Read More)

Twenty Sixteen

2016 sees the tenth anniversary of this website. I decided that this was to be the year when I’d do some major overhaul work on my site: improved technology and a long-awaited clear out of some legacy data problems. That’s all been completed, so now it’s time to work on the appearance of the site.