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Building a WordPress Site with Twig and Laravel Mix

Posted on June 28th, 2018 by Duncan McClean.

Recently, I redesigned my technology blog Iamlittle Tech. It had been due a rebuild for quite a while. Usually when you build a WordPress theme, you have to...

Setting up Laravel with Laravel Mix and Webpack

Setting up Laravel with Laravel Mix and Webpack

Posted on May 24th, 2018 by Duncan McClean.

I'm starting off from a brand new Laravel installation. With every new install of Laravel, Mix is already installed when you run npm install on your Laravel project. When you open your...

Setup Laravel with Mailtrap

Posted on May 19th, 2018 by Duncan McClean.

There are a few ways of setting up Laravel with Mailtrap. Some are really simple and some are a little bit harder. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to do it the simple way. The first...

Easy way of grabbing a user's Gravatar image in Laravel

Posted on April 19th, 2018 by Duncan McClean.

When you're creating a public Laravel application, you may want users to have profile images. There are a few ways of handeling profile images. You can either let users upload images to your server or...

WordPress REST API with Vue.js - Easily fetching posts

WordPress REST API with Vue.js - Easily fetching posts

Posted on April 9th, 2018 by Duncan McClean.

In the last few days, I've been building a Vue.js project that will take data from my WordPress site then will display it out on a page. In this post, I will explain how to do it and I will show you a...

RSS Feeds and Sitemaps in Statamic

Posted on March 22nd, 2018 by Duncan McClean.

Statamic is a flat-file content management system built on the Laravel framework. If you've built a website with Statamic, you'll know that by default, Statamic does...

My Development Workflow - As of March 2018

Posted on March 14th, 2018 by Duncan McClean.

As you'll know if you have been reading my recent articles, I've got a Mac and moved all of my web development over to that. In this article I will go over my web development setup as of March...

I moved to the darkside

I moved to the darkside

Posted on March 11th, 2018 by Duncan McClean.

About three weeks ago, I (with the help of my parents) bought a Mac Mini to help me with web design and development. It's always been my dream to move away from the Windows ecosystem to the Apple...

CoderDojo Bridgeton Website

CoderDojo Bridgeton Website

Posted on January 28th, 2018 by Duncan McClean.

For the last year and a half I have been building the CoderDojo Bridgeton website. A large portion of that time was spent creating a static prototype with...

Install Statamic and Laravel Homestead on Windows

Posted on August 16th, 2017 by Duncan McClean.

Recently, I have moved my blog over to Statamic, a flat file CMS. In this blog post I will show you how to setup a local development server on your Windows computer using...

Google Calendar Widget on WordPress Dashboard

Google Calendar Widget on WordPress Dashboard

Posted on August 8th, 2017 by Duncan McClean.

Recently I added a Google Calendar widget to my WP Dashboard and I thought it would make a good blog post. You'll...

Install Laravel on XAMPP

Posted on April 9th, 2017 by Duncan McClean.

In the last few months I have been looking at PHP and many Content Management Systems other than WordPress. I discovered Laravel which is a PHP framework. A few days ago I managed to install Laravel on...

HTTP-HTTPS Migration Process

Posted on March 26th, 2017 by Duncan McClean.

Yesterday I moved one of the websites I manage to HTTPS. The process was surprisingly simple and quick to preform. Bear in mind that I did this on a shared hosting environment. 1and1 to be specific. The site I...

Why I don't use the Windows Store

Posted on August 5th, 2016 by Duncan McClean.

Today, I was trying to download an app to my account through the Windows Store. There were a few issues that I faced while attempting this: - When I tried to download the app, it wanted to download all...