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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.Ā  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!

Been done? Yes of course it has! However you don’t learn anything unless you get stuck in and have a go yourself and that is exactly what I did during an empty half hour period I had the other day (slow lecture). Whilst at university I am doing a lot of timed tasks (ten minutes…

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Just a quick one today but I had to comment on the hilarity of the steps that spammers take these days. It appears it has only been the last few weeks but a new technique I have noticed in my WordPress spam has been jokes! The general content of the comments is still rubbish and…

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The learning event generator is something which I was shown on the first day of my PGCE. It was demonstrated and was intriguing to say the least! It would be an interesting way to allow the children we teach to decide their own activities. I have been in a coding mood today so thought that…

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Ever downloaded an archive of files and all of them had file names about 200 characters wrong with the same string in each? It’s more common that you might think… If you look at any audio archives you may have acquired, the chances are that the file names will have the quality in it (192…

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Well, although I generally don’t do plugs I stepped out of my norm in my last post to advertise Think Visibility 2 so it seems only fair to let you know how it went. Firstly a real well done to The Hodge for organising such a fantastic event. The quality of speaker and diversity in…

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I would like to draw peoples attention to an event occurring in Leeds on the 12th September which I shall be attending. In light of the Extremely successful Think Visibility event earlier this year, Dominic Hodgson (The Hodge) has decided to host another! Think Visibility describes itself as a series of conferences on “the things…

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I came across an interesting problem today. Not something that most people will realise or care about but something which seemed to absorb a good hour of my life searching for a solution. Here goes.. MySQL tables, like any other, have an auto increment value to determine the next in line when inserting new data….

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I have just completed an email exchange with a YM client which lasted around 50 replies and a good month. More down to my hectic schedule than anything else but I, with Googles help, have just solved it. As you well know I work with Tim Nash over at CNMS and between us we develop…

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Regular readers may have clocked onto the fact that I use Subversion. Well the way it works it to keep a hidden set of directories within your checked out repository. It uses this to track any changes etc.. Each directory is called ‘.svn’ and is within each and every directory and subdirectory you have. The…

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No that isn’t a request although feel free if you like šŸ™‚ SB Pay Me is a new plugin that I have written along the same lines as those ‘Donate’ plugins you see everywhere. Well I decided that plugins like ‘Buy Me Beer’ and other similar donation type things weren’t really very professional so I…

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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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