Category: PHP

PHP in 2019 – PHP 7.3 is the new minimum. Here’s why.

Posted: Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Web server admins. Content Management System users. Anyone who runs a WordPress, Joomla and Drupal website. Laravel users. All take note; it’s time to upgrade your version of PHP. At the very core of most of the usable web, is PHP. An underlying scripting language that powers 79% – 80% of the web. Because of […]

Drupal: 2019, the year of Twigging

Posted: Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Having worked with WordPress and Joomla over the years, one CMS always eluded me; Drupal. It wasn’t that I never wanted to work with Drupal, to be honest with you, the opportunity to learn while working with it just never happened. I initially stumbled upon Drupal 6 many years ago – but I never fully […]

YouTube Channels For Learning Web Development

Posted: Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Thinking about teaching yourself web development? Perhaps out of interest, a potential career change or just our of curiosity? Well, the good news is that learning web development does not have to cost you a cent. There are two key ingredients you will need and those are patience and practice. That’s it! Where to start […]

Switching to Cloud Hosting

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Background Over the course of a long weekend, I attempted to move my standard shared hosting websites over to a cloud hosting solution. Having multiple websites on shared servers, can get quite costly on a monthly basis and I wanted a solution that not only saved me some cash, but gave me some technical flexibility. […]

WordPress REST API: Pull Through Posts From Another WordPress Site

Posted: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

I recently needed to pull through 2 or 3 posts (they were recipes in this instance) from another WordPress website into the current WordPress project I was working on. It seemed tricky at first and then I remembered the WordPress Rest API! As of version 4.7, the REST API is included out of the box and […]


About Martin Grondein

Martin Grondein is a website developer Durban, South Africa. He specialises in PHP/HTML5 Website development particularly modern Wordpress websites.