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Alastair McDermott is an online business and technology consultant specialising in helping small businesses and professional services providers to increase online sales by improving website conversion rates and bringing more visitor traffic.

He has been building websites and software since 1996 and has co-founded several software, web and information based startup companies and has provided solutions for businesses and organisations of all sizes.

Alastair is the author of Running a Website with WordPress: A Quick Guide for Business Owners, available from Amazon in print and Kindle editions. He blogs, and makes media of all kinds at WebsiteDoctor.

Review: The Ocean At The End of The Lane

I recently had the opportunity to get an ARC copy of Neil Gaiman’s “The Ocean at The End of The Lane” which has just released in mass-market paperback. I’ve read a huge amount of praise for Gaiman, he is frequently touted as one of the top fantasy authors in the world. I read a lot […]

Updated WP-CLI backup script

Here’s a new version of the wp-cli backup script mentioned previously. This adds a check that it’s running as a user, and backs up the upload directory too. You need to have wp-cli installed and run this in your WordPress root, as a regular (non-root) user. If you use this I’d love to hear from […]

Quick backup script with WP-CLI

Quick backup script for WP-CLI users. This just grabs the DB, active theme, a list of plugins and the wp-config file. This isn’t meant to replace a daily backup of all DBs and changed files, but it is the kind of thing that I find handy to run just before I attempt something stupid on […]

iPhone DCIM empty in Windows

Here’s what I recently thought was a technical problem: I was using my iPhone to record video and transferring it to my PC using the USB connector, when suddenly the DCIM folder was empty. I checked the phone and all the photos and videos were there, but in Windows Explorer they were missing. However, the […]