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Management Consultant by day - building WordPress plugins by night.

I use WordPress Network / Multisite.

Been living in London since 2004.

Check out my plugins


Oct
16
comment How can I track active users of my plugin? and why doesn't WordPress.Org offer this?
I believe we would all find that those App Stores probably have a EULA which allows the tracking of user data such as installed apps active users. As a developer (with lots of Marketing & Product Management experience), Active Users is critical for measuring success. Imagine Facebook saying they had 1 billion downloads. A raw count of active users for a plugin or a theme which is updated daily is crucial to measuring customer 'likes' - as in I like this plugin so much I'll use it. No one would fund a business based on downloads & Active Users is the one KPI measure across businesses today.
Oct
16
answered Save Plugin Version Number as Option?
Oct
16
comment How can I track active users of my plugin? and why doesn't WordPress.Org offer this?
While I agree with everything you say here ... consider the whole WordPress Eco-System ... .. every plugin already has a download stat and active site stats is possible as each site pings WP.Org at least 1x per day. Its an old argument that WordPress can't do this when Apple, Android, etc already provide the same stats and better.
Oct
16
asked How can I track active users of my plugin? and why doesn't WordPress.Org offer this?
Oct
15
answered posts stuck as drafts
Oct
15
answered How can I allow users (subscribers) to download selected posts into a single PDF? (RESOLVED)
Oct
15
answered Twitter Bootstrap Use Collapse in Custom Post Type
Oct
15
comment Moved wordpress from localhost to live and wp-admin shows white screen
Hi ... this is a very common question / problem on here and there is a dedicated page on the Codex on how to move WordPress codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress
Oct
15
comment Moved wordpress from localhost to live and wp-admin shows white screen
Hi there ... you might like to include a link to the Codex page codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress ... also I think the OP can't get to /wp-admin so they would have to login in via PHPMyAdmin.
Oct
15
accepted using get_option to add a different js
Oct
14
asked using get_option to add a different js
Oct
12
comment function to include is_home, is_archive, is_category, is_author etc in one function?
Hi there ... is_archive should cover is_category ... what type of formating are you trying to do? as its probably better to do this inside The Loop
Oct
12
accepted What is wrong with using add_option with Multisite instead of add_blog_option in a plugin
Oct
12
revised What is wrong with using add_option with Multisite instead of add_blog_option in a plugin
added 6 characters in body
Oct
12
comment About to migrate site to new domain
copying everything under wp-content via FTP is all you should need to copy. And you must use a SQL utility like PHPMyAdmin or my backup plugin to copy the database (as it is not part of the wordpress folder) ... If you don't amend the wp_options table, when you move the site, you won't be able to access it. See also codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress Re Search & Replace plugin, this will work for image urls, post GUID and should be fine for most people. @brasofilo is right, so always backup SQL first and try search & replace on a test site.
Oct
11
awarded  Quorum
Oct
11
comment About to migrate site to new domain
Yes that is one annoying factor of the media uploader is that it likes absolute URL's ... personally I just edit them to make them relative. Before you migration ... using Search & Replace plugin you could search from 'src="oldsite.com'; and change it to make it relative.
Oct
11
comment About to migrate site to new domain
oh thats ok .. so long as you reference DBC Backup 2 for me :)
Oct
11
comment About to migrate site to new domain
that's ok ... i couldn't find the post which referenced the '# PREVENT Access to Documentation Files'
Oct
11
revised e-commerce wiki excerpt
new e-commerce tag