At the WordPress Cambridge meetup on 10th May 2021 I gave a slightly longer version of the Show & Tell talk I’d prepared for WPChelt in April. “Does my site run slow with this?” reports on attempts to measure WordPress server response, and the plugins used to visualise the results.
These are the slides for the talk.
Last updated:May 11, 2021
Back in April I was developing a prototype plugin called oik-block that contained a number of prototype Gutenberg blocks plus a whole load of code that helped me to form opinions regarding Gutenberg’s compatibility with my sites and to estimate the code of migrating to Gutenberg and/or WordPress 5.0. I’ve recently forked oik-block to create a new plugin called oik-blocks. Here’s an update.
Last updated:November 28, 2018
A few months ago, having resolved to internationalize, localize and test my WordPress plugins, I started busily beavering away at a solution that will enable me to automatically deliver UK English versions of my plugins. Now that Global WordPress Translation Day #3 is fast approaching it seems timely to write up an outline of my approach. The solution involves a number of fairly well defined processes, and a lot of repetition.
Last updated:November 7, 2017
Over the past few weeks I’ve been updating the premium version of my WooCommerce weight zone shipping extension. oik-weight-zone-shipping-pro v0.1.0 is now available from oik-plugins.com. This version has three enhancements: support for WPML and WooCommerce MultiLingual, support for shipping classes, and a self update capability.
Last updated:November 17, 2016
Sometime on the 12th my site started to produce a series of PHP Fatal errors saying “Allowed memory size of 41943040 bytes exhausted.”. This was a bit of a surprise. It means that my memory limit was 40M, a lot lower than the expected value of 256M. Other times the response was
[13-Jul-2016 02:54:59 UTC] PHP Fatal error: Unknown: Cannot use output buffering in output buffering display handlers in Unknown on line 0
256M; a much nicer number.
64M. See wp_initial_constants().
Last updated:July 18, 2016
I’ve been porting a site from Drupal to WordPress recently but it wasn’t until I loaded it onto hosting with 1&1 that I noticed some problems with my [bw_show_googlemap] shortcode. I’ve fixed the problem in oik v3.0.2. The new solution requires you to obtain a Google Maps API key, and enter it in oik options.
Last updated:June 27, 2016
How many of you have bought a premium theme (or plugin ) for your website, which was easy to install… but then something went wrong, or they made a change, and you got a “download” file which got you stumped. You tried to upload it but the “computer said NO.” Here are my thoughts on the subject.
Last updated:January 21, 2016