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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!

Another quick one from me today. I have written a widget for WordPress that simply allows you to output the content of a specific page (or the current one). Sometimes your design needs you to show page content in an area otherwise designed for different things, this allows you to do that. The widget has…

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You have been asking for this so I wrote it for you. This plugin is a very simply way of adding a WYSIWYG controlled tab to your WooCommerce products. It does the legwork for you and all you need to do it edit 1 line in the plugin file to set the tab name and…

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I was inspired by the wonderful work of the WooThemes team when I saw and subsequently used the various features on the custom home pages that come with their theme work. I noticed that often a theme will create a number of custom post types in order to allow the admin to create a number of objects…

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Ever wanted to work on a live site or a dev site without version control? I know a bit silly but what 90% of the developing population do. This script will spider your site files and report back any file paths which have been modified in a certain time frame. It means that if you…

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Ok so a client of mine wanted to be able to override the header menu on certain pages on their site. I created a plugin which did just that.. and more! WordPress uses Theme Locations to define areas in which a menu can be placed. For instance you might define a location called ‘header’ which…

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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 now in use by potentially thousands…

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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 more cost effective route instead….

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On the 6th of March (I think) the lovely guys at WooThemes graced us with a lovely new version of their fantastic WooCommerce plugin. They changed a lot of things, most of which I have yet to absorb. A couple of notable things though caught my eye. You may or may not be aware that…

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Some background perhaps.. Nigeria, as a nation, has a huge amount of stigma around it after various different online scams and a general feel of corruption about it. In fact I am sorry to say that the people of Nigeria have it incredibly hard on the internet and to make money is especially difficult because…

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This was requested by a commenter on a previous post on a similar subject. I have written in the past extensively about removing the WooCommerce reviews tab. It was suggested that Facebook comments might be an interesting addition and so I have written a very small plugin to add one. The plugin simply removes the…

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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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