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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!

Those of you who know my work will know that I tend to focus on Divi development. I’ve got one Elementor plugin at the moment which is called Elementor Contact Form DB, a free plugin I released a year ago to facilitate saving contact form module submissions from the Elementor Form module to the database….

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Me again! This time talking about responsive development, media queries and what sort of things you may utilise in Divi/Extra. A bit of fun (for me at least)! A bit of reading here if you’re interested in media queries: https://www.w3schools.com/css/css_rwd_mediaqueries.asp

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Todays short (20mins) video is me waffling on about Child Themes… should you use one, types and some other bits and pieces. More ideas for things you’d like to know welcome please guys.

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Yes it’s me driving and talking for an hour but if you have no idea what a CPT is, what a Taxonomy is or a custom field (advanced of course, ACF) then give this a watch. I explain in some level of detail how to use a CPT in your project, what they can do…

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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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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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