mabujo blog

Redesigning a WordPress site from the ground up

February 12th, 2014 by john

I’ve written here a little before about my football blog, provenquality.com The site started on the 3rd of February 2013, and for the recently passed first ‘birthday’ of the site, I wanted to create an all new, custom design. When we started the site, we wanted to just get up and running as quickly as […]

Working with a local language school and other updates

December 4th, 2013 by john

It’s been a while since I wrote an update on what I have been working on, so I thought I’d make a little post recapping recent efforts. I’ve recently had the pleasure to work with a local language school to create their presence online. The site is Hola Lola – Cours d’espagnol à Tours, and […]

Starting a new blog…

February 14th, 2013 by john

Last week I started a new football site called Proven Quality. It’s not as easy as it used to be to get new sites moving nowadays, is it? As I acknowledged in my opening post, there a lot of football sites out there. But here’s the thing, most of them are (and trust me, I’ve […]

Responsive Hotaru theme released

January 6th, 2012 by john

Now that I’ve finally managed to set up most of my football sites the way I want them and with some of them getting quite popular I figured it was time to expand the network and make sites for some of the big teams that I left out previously. I’ve stated out making Man United […]

Taking a busman’s holiday

July 6th, 2011 by john

I’ve been getting into the whole google+ lark since it launched, so I took a little busman’s holiday from programming my twitter management application yesterday to whip together google+ developers. I’ve been working on tweepler for a few months now and it is always nice to have a change of context – a change is […]

HotaruThemes.com launched!

December 15th, 2010 by john

I have hinted  that I was building this site in a few previous posts where I was talking about my Hotaru CMS plugins and themes, and today I am very excited to announce the launch of my Premium Hotaru CMS Template store! It has taken a few weeks of hard work, planning, testing and late […]

Facebook Open Graph Hotaru Plugin v0.5 released

October 5th, 2010 by john

I’ve just finished coding a new version of the Facebook Open Graph plugin for Hotaru that brings it up to version 0.5. This version enables the plugin to work with Tie’s existing Post Images Hotaru CMS plugin. If you have the Post Images plugin installed, the Facebook Open Graph plugin now gives you the option […]

Isis Theme updated to V1.1

October 1st, 2010 by john

Just a quick note to let everyone know that I have updated Isis Hotaru CMS theme to version 1.1. This is a fairly simple update as the theme would not work properly with versions of Hotaru after 1.3. This rectifies that, so if you are using a newer version of Hotaru CMS than 1.2.0, you […]

More fun with the Twitter API, new site launched

September 8th, 2010 by john

Since my last post on posting tweets from an RSS feed with OAuth, I have been spending a few fun hours having a play around with the various Twitter APIs and have created a new twitter app. The app is certainly of niche interest but it was fun to build anyway. The site, called #lfcfollowback, […]

Posting from an RSS feed to twitter using OAuth

September 2nd, 2010 by john

Being the lackadaisical webmaster that I am, I hadn’t noticed any of twitter’s recent announcements that all scripts using api access to twitter would need to authenticate via OAuth instead of basic password authentication. I had been using a php script to take stories from my RSS feed, shorten then with the bit.ly URL shortener […]