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Aggregated on Thursday May 21, 2015 - Permalink

So as it's quite common for these developer types to do these days, I'm going to keep a blog! Expect lots of techy posts and little nuggets I've found interesting but are too long to post on Twitter. Coming up first, a short series on my experiences of moving this blog over from Laravel 5 to October CMS.

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Laravel to October CMS: The Differences (Part 1)

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Aggregated on Tuesday May 26, 2015 - Permalink

Laravel is bloody great! I think most people who have ever had the pleasure to use it for a project have realised that. There's just one big sticking point that means it's just not suitable for a lot of small and medium-scale projects: it's a clean slate framework. Enter October CMS, a Laravel-based CMS platform. At its most basic, it's a reshuffle of Laravel with a lovely CMS section added which …

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Laravel to October CMS: The Differences (Part 2)

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Aggregated on Friday May 29, 2015 - Permalink

So in the previous posts we covered the directory structure of October CMS and then pretty much stuck to plugins from thereon in. Plugins are a powerful beast but, from what we've seen, they don't differ that significantly from Laravel. That's not to say that plugins don't significantly change the game mind. So onto the next...

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Booting Eloquent Model Traits

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Aggregated on Tuesday June 2, 2015 - Permalink

So I've learnt a little Laravel/Eloquent trick today that is very much under-documented. Save for a casual mention in the Laravel documentation. Click to read more!

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Laravel to October CMS: The Differences (Part 3)

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Aggregated on Friday June 12, 2015 - Permalink

So last time we discovered that the C of our beloved MVC has gone. But given that we no longer have a routes.php file and all of the models are kept in plugins, it wasn't going to be able to work in the traditional Laravel way anyway. Click to read more.

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Wordpress/WooCommerce HTTPS/SSL - Broken URLs

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Aggregated on Thursday July 23, 2015 - Permalink

I've just come across a pretty horrendous issue with the Wordpress plugin WooCommerce which appears to affect versions of the plugin from 2.3 to 2.3.13 and can bring down your whole site.. Click above to read more.

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