The farewell photo of my fourth office desk in Switzerland, before I start afresh in the Bernese Oberland.
Some people believe that WordPress isn't suitable for more than a simple website. Throughout my career, I've proved that assumption wrong many times over.
I'm moving to Swiss web agency Say Hello as partner, client consultant and full-stack developer from January 2019.
How we swapped out individual sections of a high-traffic site to make best use of WordPress' REST API.
I presented at the WordCamp conference in Lausanne a couple of weeks ago, on the subject of website usability. The video of my talk is now online.
I’ve been using the Advanced Custom Fields plugin for WordPress for nearly five years, and it’s implemented in every project I’ve created or worked on since I began using it. At work, our WordPress Themes depend on Theme Options, which are set using custom fields created by the plugin. In order to make the technique work well…
How I quickly implemented a splash page for Sulzer Schmid Laboratories, containing an autoplaying HTML5 video.
I'm presenting at WordCamp Lausanne at the end of September. Come and hear me talk about user interfaces and usability, and get your questions answered too.
I was recently set the task of integrating a Mailchimp mailing list to a WordPress website by way of a multi-step Gravity Form. The regular form fields were easy to link, but the interest groups needed a bit more research. Alongside regular list fields, you can add an interest group, so that subscribers can indicate what they’re…
The major update of WordPress, scheduled for this year, will contain a brand-new and much-improved editor.
An interview with me which first appeared on the cubetech website in June.
Am WordPress Meetup in Bern am 17. April 2018 sprach Martin Steiger über die Auswirkungen der Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO) auf Schweizer Website-Betreiber.
Many developers complain that WordPress is an outdated system, relying on old code for the sake of the widest range of possible support. I see that as one of the advantages of WordPress.
It was inevitable, I suppose, that I would, one day, have to start applying my experience to The Day Job instead of just my hours. Instead of just being the go-to-guy for programming, I’d have to take over a more responsible role and help other people to learn the craft and expertise of web development. When I started out 22…
Through my participation of the regular and sociable “WordPress Meetup” in Bern, I was one of the volunteers who helped organize the WordCamp conference in Switzerland's capital last weekend.
As my working career moves towards being involved with WordPress 100% of the time in future, I’ve started to gradually invest a little more of my time and effort into the WordPress community. My aim is to work with friends and colleagues to coordinate our efforts in Switzerland into bringing WordPress even more to the fore than so far,…
After six years with my current employer, the time has come to move into a role which better suits my abilities and which will provide me with new challenges. I'm really excited that I've been asked to join WordPress agency Cubetech in Bern as Head of Development.
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.
Why the software you love may not always be the right one for the project at hand, and how you can recognize and plan for it.
In 2016, 27% of all of the websites on the internet were powered by WordPress. That's 8 times more than Joomla, 12 times more than Drupal, and 70 times more than TYPO3.