I have been VERY busy of late building the new elegant marketplace (EMP) website and so my blogging and product release schedule has been on hold. As part of getting EMP live though I’ve managed to update a lot of my products (bug fixes and minor improvements really) and will be releasing them again very soon….

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A lot of developers and designers just love the look and feel that a timeline gives you. Whether you’re presenting a step by step item, showing chronological data or just featuring some interesting content, a timeline can be the right layout of choice. I have created a module which does just this. Simply add the…

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I’ve written many plugins over the last half decade or so. My first was Welcome Email Editor. WordPress, by default, doesn’t allow for the welcome email to be edited. The normal action and filter system is not used to edit it and instead it uses a ‘pluggable’ function which allows a plugin to declare a function…

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Those of you have been with me since the beginning will know that this site hasn’t really changed a great deal in all that time. I can’t believe it’s been so long that I have been writing here. It was 2008 when this site was set up as a place for me to dump my…

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I have been working with Events Espresso for a little while now. It’s a comprehensive plugin but it lacks one handy little feature.. we needed the ability to show content based on the attending status of the currently logged in user. So if the logged in user ‘has purchased’ attendance to a specific event (or…

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I am the author of the WP Welcome Email editor plugin. I wrote it a few years ago to solve a problem in WordPress.. something which has yet to be solved although various plugin alternatives are available. My plugin allows editing of the WordPress welcome email and a few others as well (reset password etc..). I…

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Have you ever wanted to show a client that you are working on their site without necessarily giving them the opportunity to see the entire thing? This little plugin limits logged out views to the homepage only. It will prevent any user from looking at any other page on the site. It does so by…

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I’ve done this a few times in the past but yesterday I decided to write these notes for a colleague to show how to construct a location based search for a new WordPress site he is developing. Essentially to create a location search, in this case for Property sales, we need to override the standard WordPress…

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I’ve just been looking at my own site and I noticed that my last post was 6 months ago. Quite a year I’ve had.. a fair few exciting projects worked on, a few life milestones.. all in all a good year. I’ll start posting more regularly in the new year I expect. As ever any…

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I work with WooCommerce a lot as you might remember from previous posts. I frequently find myself asking clients to put through payments for me so I can test landing page modifications which inevitably involves the Paypal sandbox or, more frequently, a relentless payment/refund process which drives me and my clients mad. I have a…

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About this site and Sean Barton

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Sean Barton is a Freelance PHP Website Developer in Crewe, Cheshire. He is a Wordpress and CMS/Framework specialist.
This site was set up in 2008 as a tutorial and scripting resource for the PHP language and Wordpress.
Find out more about Sean on the About Me page or use the Hire Me page to get in touch. For more information about Sean's work take a look at the Portfolio

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  • Wordpress plugin/theme development
  • Divi specialist
  • Ecommerce (Woocommerce, WPSC, Shopify, Magento)
  • PSD to Wordpress theme conversion (Responsive)
  • Website design work (Banners, Logos, Full Site, etc)
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  • API Integrations (InfusionSoft, SalesForce, Ontraport, Customer Thermometer, etc..)
  • Wordpress consultancy & expert advice
  • Crisis support
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The main services offered are Wordpress based although we do a great deal of technical programming for bespoke systems. From troubleshooting, extending frameworks, finding bugs to writing them from scratch.

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