New look – a focus on text and speed

Custom Creative has had a bit of a makeover. Now my time is largely spent on projects at Helpful Technology I have decided to move the focus of this site from marketing my services to the blog content. With this comes a renewed commitment to write more… good intentions at least. While restructuring the site …

Showing an Author only their comments in WordPress

Recently at Helpful Technology I was working on the new Foreign Office Blogs website – collapsing their massive WordPress multisite instance down into a standard single site install. When I say massive… it was 161 sites with 448 users spread across ~4500(!) database tables and nearly 5GB of files. Oh, and it’s multilingual too. One …

Bulk updating Cloudflare’s firewall rules

I’ve been using Cloudflare recently and overall it’s extremely straightforward, but there was one small fly in the ointment – the firewall settings. Currently you can only enter single IPv4 addresses at once (ranges like x.x.x.x-x aren’t valid either). Luckily they have a very easy to use API so I put together a quick form …

Beautiful Stream

Beautiful Stream provide a streaming music service to businesses in the UK. I developed a custom streaming audio server based on Icecast and matching listener portal with user- and geo-authentication to satisfy music licensing agreements