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Welcome to Tortoise IT

I am a freelance WordPress plugin and theme developer based in Crewe, Cheshire, UK. I’ve been at this for nearly 15 years now and you could say I know a thing or two about PHP and WordPress. I have extensive experience using the Divi Theme and write/sell my plugins on Elegant Marketplace. I’m also involved with a number of other projects and schemes ongoing.  This site is a blog primarily where people who want to know more can find out more about what I’m doing/releasing and get a taste for the sorts of things I’m capable of.

If you’re new to this site then a very big WELCOME to you and do have a look around. If you’ve got any questions or comments please use my contact form, hire me form, Facebook Group or if you’re into that human interaction thing then just pick up the phone and drop me a line!

No I’m not getting rid of Divi.. I love it! Sometimes though, for some reason, people want to move their sites to another platform or theme. The only issue with that though is that the Divi Builder uses shortcodes to format content into columns, rows and modules. Once you switch theme you end up with…

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Easy Digital Downloads, a digital/virtual product alternative to WooCommerce, is pretty good in my experience. We use it on Elegant Marketplace and it successfully runs a multi vendor marketplace handling thousands of transactions a month. Using Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) with Divi or Extra yields less than attractive results. Product pages look like blog posts…

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If you’ve ever made a Divi site and wanted to change the header and logo sizes you may have noticed that when you save your settings and load the page it does a little jump. It’s known as the jumping header and it’s one of the biggest and most commented on issues with the theme….

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For a few versions now the Elegant Themes team have been working on making Divi faster and more efficient. This is wonderful news for the community but sadly there have been some teething problems and, until now, takeup and confidence in the features not quite as positive as expected. Some people were holding off on…

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I’ve been working on a new plugin that I’d love to tell you about. It’s gone live on Elegant Marketplace TODAY. So what is it you ask? It’s a plugin to allow you show and hide any Divi element (sections, rows and modules) using any number of filters that I’ve provided for you. Sounds a…

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I’ve been working on the Divi Cloud project for a month or two now and am optimising the server side of things. A side that no one except me cares about although something that really matters to those who use the service. The server plugin keeps things fast and effective and so it’s rather important. Data…

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Here we go again. I’ve written 18 plugins I think for Divi and now Elegant Themes have reviewed another of them! This time the Divi Timeline Module. It’s a great little plugin giving you the ability to easily create Timelines either manually or from Posts/Pages/CPT etc. It’s rather versatile and a nice way to present…

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So I’ve been experimenting with Elementor recently and noticed that a plugin I wrote for Divi could be ported over easily enough to offer similar functionality. The plugin for Divi is Divi form DB and is premium but the Elementor version is, cleverly named, Elementor Form DB. Cryptically the functionality is thus.. it stores contact form submissions…

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Hi all… a little Saturday freebie for you all today. I had been asked by a client to see if I can get a cascading effect to work with a Divi site. So a section will show on your site and as you scroll it pins itself to the top of the screen.. then as…

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So I use WooCommerce a lot.. those who read this site regularly will know that. I’ve been selling stuff for a long time via my own websites and also facilitating other people selling things via their own sites. One thing that I have never liked is the email notification of sale. I know it’s standard practice but…

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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

Our Services

  • 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)
  • Website analysis (security, usability, SEO)
  • API Integrations (InfusionSoft, SalesForce, Ontraport, Customer Thermometer, etc..)
  • Wordpress consultancy & expert advice
  • Crisis support
  • Website hosting

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.

Find out more by looking through our past projects or get a quote.

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