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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!

I’ve been working on YourMembers for some time now and have started selling it on newmedias with Tim Nash and I wanted to get some useful stats on the current state of the website. Luckily the selling site is running on WordPress so I put together a simple plugin to give me some information on…

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Ever needed to test what a form does on your site without having to go through and fill the thing in over and over? Alternatively have you ever needed to emulate a post request to a callback script or similar, something which is usually done by a secure server? Well I have! If this happens…

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I’ve been teaching myself AJAX over the last month or so. I’ve written a simple version of the ever popular Autocomplete field but for now I want to give a quick example of what AJAX is and how it can be used simply and implemented quickly. What is AJAX? The acronym if I remember correctly…

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I haven’t posted anything for some time now so I thought I might give a glimpse of what I’ve been working on. Mainly I’ve been working on Zencart fixes and smaller projects but I want to tell you about one of the larger ones called YourMembers. Your Members is a feature packed Membership Management Plugin…

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I’ve just had to find a way to convert a number of US state names into their abbreviations to make a clients life much easier so I thought I might share so that others wouldn’t have to go through the hassle I did. First things first, here’s some PHP code… function convert_state($name, $to=’name’) { $states…

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In my previous post I showed you how to create a beautiful Google Map for your site with controls showing Google headquarters. Some might say that this isn’t very useful, I don’t know why they think that but for those that agree here is how to get it to show any postcode or address you…

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This post will give you a basic idea of how to add your very own Google map to your site and do it do it can be reused by whatever framework you are working within very easily.

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Welcome to my blog. Heres what It’s all about!

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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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