Tag: php

What Development Language or Framework Should I Learn in 2020?

Posted: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

If you’re asking “What development language or framework should I learn in 2020?”, then this post is for you! I too was intrigued by this question and it got me wondering how I should go about figuring this out. It dawned on me that the best way to figure this out, would be looking at […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Is Web Development?

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Over the years, many people have asked me “How did you get started in making websites?”, “I want to get into web development, please help me?” and often it’s followed by a long convoluted explanation. I want to create a basic guide here for people looking for answers and do my best in pointing them in the […]


About Martin Grondein

Martin Grondein is a website developer Durban, South Africa, specializing in PHP/HTML5 Website development.