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PropertyHive for WordPress

Our PropertyHive Plugin for WordPress Is Released

December 8th, 2015 - Posted by Steve Marks to Web Development.
We’re pleased and proud to announce the release of our latest WordPress Plugin called PropertyHive. We’ve been working tirelessly for the past year to get this ready and it’s now available for download and use in your next estate agency website. So what is PropertyHive? P...

‘Change Directory Forbidden By Server’ SVN Error When Trying To Push WordPress Plugin

December 1st, 2015 - Posted by Steve Marks to Software, Web Development.
Whilst putting our latest WordPress plugin live recently, I ran into a problem whereby I was unable to commit my files via SVN. The commit message was along the lines of: Change directory forbidden by server The message doesn’t really give much information as to what the issue is but...

WordPress Plugin Released: Link Picker Field for Advanced Custom Fields

July 25th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Marks to PHP, Web Development.
We’re pleased to announce the release of our fourth WordPress plugin; an add-on field for the already established Advanced Custom Fields plugin. Download on WordPress > View Github repository > In the standard ACF plugin there are a few ways to allow a user to select a link: 1....

Automatically Resize Huge Original Images Uploaded into WordPress

May 9th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Marks to Software, Web Development.
If you’ve built sites using WordPress and allow your clients to upload images to their pages and posts, you might quickly find that your site is getting filled up with huge images. And when I say huge, I mean HUGE! Over time this builds up and you end with a site clogged up with mass...
Give Editor Access to Plugin

How To Allow Editors Access To a Single Plugin in WordPress

February 21st, 2014 - Posted by Steve Marks to PHP, Web Development.
Sometimes the default permissions given to user roles in WordPress need to be tweaked to match the needs of a particular project. We come across this quite a lot whereby we need to hide or show various different options for different user roles. This can normally be achieved by using a plu...
Overwrite Modern Tribe Event Plugin Labels

Overwrite English Labels in Modern Tribe Events Calendar Plugin

January 29th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Marks to PHP, Web Development.
I recently installed and setup the Event Calendar plugin from Modern Tribe on a WordPress site. It worked great out of the box and was so easy to customize through use of the templating system that it comes with. I could get it looking exactly how the client wanted, with the exception of a...

Override WordPress All in One SEO Pack Plugin on Certain Pages

September 26th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to PHP, SEO, Web Development.
If you use WordPress on a regular basis you’ve probably heard of the All in One SEO Pack plugin. In summary it automates a lot of the SEO across your site and allows you to customise the meta properties on a per-page basis. Today I came across a scenario where I needed to override th...

WordPress Plugin – Property Portal BLM Export – WP-Property Add-On

July 15th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to (X)HTML / CSS, MySQL, PHP, Software, Web Development.
UPDATE 5th December 2015: This plugin is no longer supported. However, good news! We’ve since developed PropertyHive. PropertyHive is a plugin for WordPress that handles property listings, as well as a much improved BLM export and real-time data feeds to property portals. Check it ou...

jQuery Tubular YouTube Video Not Loading On WordPress Site

July 9th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Javascript / jQuery, PHP, Web Development.
Normally I like to think I’m quite a calm and relaxed person. Or so I thought until I came across this problem when I was on the verge of throwing the PC out of the window. Ok, maybe that’s a little extreme, but after spending about 5 hours looking into this problem I was reall...

Swap and Re-Order Divs Smoothly Using jQuery – Swapsies Plugin

July 9th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Marks to Javascript / jQuery, Web Development.
Well, it’s about time but I’ve finally taken the plunge and wrote my first jQuery plugin. I’ll admit, the decision wasn’t voluntary but a scenario on a recent project required a specific function that I couldn’t find had been previously catered for so I decide...