Statements and Rants

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

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

Welcome email editor temporarily unavailable (Update: Back in business!)

Just a quick note to say that my Welcome Email Editor plugin for WordPress has been temporarily withdrawn from the WordPress plugin directory. I need to remove the password reminder feature but otherwise it’s working fine. I am actually on holiday in France... read more

Tortoise IT Ltd is now open for business

It’s been on the cards for a while this one but I have just arranged with my Accountant for my new company to open it’s virtual doors. Nothing will really change for me or this site for now although I have an excellent new theme to put live very soon and a... read more

Donation buttons and self promotion in your plugins and themes.. yes or no?

As regular readers might have noticed, I am a (more than) full time WordPress plugin and theme developer. I have spent the last few years doing this and have an intimate knowledge of WordPress. Because of this, like so many others, I have a base stock of plugins I... read more

Apple releases Beatles back catalog

Apple, a few days ago, changed their homepage to say something big was coming to iTunes and it would be released today at 3pm GMT. I think that the world was then rubbing their hands together in sheer anticipation of what goodies could be announced and included. I... read more

What exactly do you get from good customer service?

It’s been a while I know… moving house, holidays and loads of work have made it a little bit of a slow couple of months for inspiring things to say. Regardless, today’s topic is a simple question and in theory a number of possible answers.. What... read more

NewMedias get’s it’s third musketeer!

Those of you who know me from the NewMedias Your Members project will remember that for years it has been a two man band. Some were sceptical about the future of Your Members and whether it was just going to fizzle away like so many other WordPress plugins. I am... read more

Snow Leopard and SCPlugin

I recently upgraded my laptop to Snow Leopard and have, as of yet, not been wowed by it. Whilst in conversation with a friend I defended the OS and demanded that the latest release was not a Service Pack as he suggested and is an entirely new OS. I installed it and... read more

Why buy from an ugly website?

I have been thinking a great deal recently about the work I do and how much of it is purely functional before someone else goes away and ruins it with their bad design choices. I attended ThinkVisibility 2 last September and it was a real eye opener with regard to the... read more

An extension of my being?

My Wife just left the house and was about to drive away when I realised that she had left her mobile phone on the dining room table. I picked it up and ran out of the front door waving it like an idiot as she merrily drove away unaware of her imminent predicament.... read more

Should one follow the path (of least resistance)?

It’s a funny term isn’t it, ‘the path of least resistance’, but it just about sums up the way that a lot of businesses run day to day. It symbolises the age old dilemma that faces many people… do it right or do it quickly? There are, of course,... read more
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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
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