My 10 best open source software alternatives

I am a huge fan of open source software. Aside from this software being free the vast majority of the time, it is also often the case that these examples of software have been lovingly built by international communities and where commercial value and cost is not a factor, we often find that the only […]

WordPress or Laravel – Why not both?

Earlier this year I gave a talk at WordCamp London 2019. My talk was titled WordPress or Laravel: Why Not Both? and its focus was on building a Laravel application with WordPress being used as a headless CMS. I have based this blog post on my talk. Brief Introduction to Laravel: Laravel is an open […]

Create a custom taxonomy in WordPress

Custom taxonomies can be used in WordPress to organise posts and custom post types similarly to how posts are organised into categories. In fact categories are a type of taxonomy to organise posts. An example of a custom taxonomy may be a ‘genre’ taxonomy to organise review posts, or a ‘location’ taxonomy to organise listings […]