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To child theme or not to child theme, that is the question?!

Is it the question? Well actually no.. it’s not a question at all. Not one that needs to be made in any case. Let me reel back a bit. What is a child theme? A theme, such as Divi or GeneratePress contains all the files you need to make a site look and feel (and... read more

Plugin Spotlight: Page Builder Cloud

Randy Brown has kindly written a spotlight post on the Page Builder Cloud system for us. He goes into significant detail about how it works and how to use it. Do give the article a read.. It’s probably better at explaining it than I could produce and I wrote the... read more

My first WordCamp, thoughts and takeaways from WordCamp Europe 2019 in Berlin

Fair warning. This post started out as a recap but ended up as a brain dump of interesting anecdotes and stories about my week in Berlin. Enjoy! TL;DR: Had a great time, met some nice people.. You must go, it was awesome! So as those of you who follow me on Twitter... read more

Wordcamp EU 2019 – (Pre) First Day!

I’ve just arrived at WordCamp EU in Berlin for the first day of the festivities. It’s technically contributor day (of which I am not) and so I’m just here to look around and get the lay of the land a bit. The venue is overflowing with so much WP... read more

CommentLuv! What on earth is that? And why should I care?!

It seems that I’ve been under a rock for ten years when it comes to the magical world of site commenting and the SEO benefits of doing so. What do I mean? Well seemingly I’ve missed this HUGELY Successful plugin called CommentLuv which was written by a... read more

Sean Blithers on about responsive development in Divi

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... read more

Sean talks about child themes on Divi

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... read more

Sean Explains CPT, Taxonomies and Custom Fields

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 for you... read more

Divi Cloud is here!

As some of you may be aware, I have been working on an exciting new project called Divi Cloud for the last few weeks. It’s function was recently revealed to the community as a clever way to download and use layouts from a central library on a subscription type... read more

Elegant Themes feature my Injector!

I have been working hard on my injector range of plugins this year. A LOT of people have downloaded them and some really great sites have been created using them. I am excited to say that on November 20th Elegant Themes have featured my original, and still most... read more

Divi CPT Builder / ACF Module release video

So it’s been another busy week for me. I’ve sussed how to create better modules for the Divi Builder and have today released two more plugins. One to allow the layout of custom post type archives and single post type layouts to be changed according to a... read more

An Interview with Sean

Today I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by Eileen Corrigan Lonergan of Elegant Marketplace. As one of their plugin developers they invited me to have a chat whilst being recorded (no pressure there!) and walk you through a couple of my plugins. It was a great... read more

SB Welcome Email Editor – Password reminder feature

I have been getting a few comments and emails from a variety of my users who are looking for the Remind Password feature which was included with my SB Welcome Email Editor plugin for WordPress so thought I should explain about it. Since I added the feature it was... read more

WordPress page header images made easy with SB Uploader

A couple of years ago I wrote a plugin called SB Uploader. I did this because I didn’t like the media library that WordPress used and wanted to setting the featured image within any WordPress post or page simple. Well after a couple of years of development it is... read more

Selecting the right theme for your WordPress site.

I spend a great deal of my time writing new themes for people by design. I work closely with graphic designers who make bespoke layouts and imagery for me to work into a WordPress theme. However given the financial climate these days a fair few people are asking for a... read more

Costs of a basic website and how to go about getting one

This is something that people seem to be searching for so I thought I should write a post to explain. It seems that the general knowledge of websites and their costs is fairly low and therefore I shall explain. There are four main costs when setting up a new website.... read more

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Sean Barton is a Freelance PHP Website Developer in Crewe, Cheshire. He is a Wordpress and CMS/Framework specialist and Co-Founder of Page Builder Cloud.
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