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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!

It’s been on the cards for months and WordPress has finally added the inbuilt function whereby CSS files declared on the front end are now also declared on the edit item (post/page/custom post type) pages within the admin system. This is wonderful for some but, as someone who looks at a fair few sites using…

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Hi all. Happy new year etc.. I have plenty of plans for the next 12 months but won’t go into them unlike every other person with a blog is undoubtedly doing at the moment. I want to keep this strictly useful information and me telling you I want to shift some weight, buy something or…

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I wrote a post about this a couple of days ago attributing some custom work to a client of mine. It seems that now other people (person) are (is) coming forward with more changes. This little time saver was sent to me which adds a quantity input box and a loop to add the key…

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Regular readers (or anyone Googling for free authentication systems for WordPress or PHP Projects to be honest) might have heard of my SB Auth Admin plugin which I talked about here. I have had a few comments and emails about it with people wanting to integrate it into their own sites and querying compatibility with…

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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 tend to use for my clients’…

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Ever wanted to use a simple contact form for your site where people can attach a file? Well I did for a recent project of mine. We wanted people to be able to apply for jobs whilst keeping the site very simple. Each post linked to a job and the consultant responsible for the job…

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I was looking for a widget to allow people to tell their friends about a site for a client of mine and realised that any I found in the WordPress repository were forcing you to use a third party service to do such a simple job. I wrote this plugin to do just that. It…

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I have been working my way around this one for a few months now, never bothering to think about the best solution. There is not, in fact, a WordPress simple function to get the excerpt outside of the WordPress loop. Why would you want to do that you ask… Example: I have a plugin I…

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Its been a while since I last posted here so I thought I would do a quick roundup of what’s been going on and what you take look forward to in the future. I spent all of september in France with my family. We stayed just outside of St Tropez on the riviera and I…

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Ok interesting problem for you… your client gives you the FTP information for his server but has no idea what the admin password is for the WordPress site you are supposed to be working on is. Sounds a little odd but in the case I experienced the user account was an Editor role which is,…

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Divi United

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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