Posts by Paul Oaten

Freelance Web Professional (specialising in WordPress) & Web Service Provider. I specialise in WordPress website development built on the Genesis Framework. My goal is to understand your business and, in so doing, make the process of taking your business online as easy as possible. I provide a full-service covering website development & hosting, search engine registration and promotion, through to end-user training, ongoing website maintenance, email marketing, etc.
Laravel Valet and WordPress

Local WordPress Development With Laravel Valet

I recently discovered Laravel Valet. It’s a quick and minimalist way of setting up a local development environment on a Mac. In this short post, I show how to combine Valet with a bit of scripting to create WordPress development environments quickly and with minimal effort. Continue reading →

How to fix Google Chrome update error 11

How To Fix Chrome Update Error 11 On A Mac

For the longest time, Google Chrome on my Mac refused to update to the latest version. On each attempt it would fail with “update (error 11)”.

After a little Googling, I found a solution that worked for me so am posting it here in case it helps someone else. Here’s how to fix this pesky error:

  1. Open Finder.
    In the top menu, select Go > Go to Folder
  2. Enter either of the locations below. If the first location doesn’t come up, try the other:
    • /Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/Contents/Resources/
    • ~/Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/Contents/Resources/
  3. Double click the file called “CheckForUpdatesNow.command” – the Mac Terminal window will open and execute the command
  4. Wait until you see the message “[Process completed]”
  5. Close the Terminal window
  6. Refresh your Chrome ‘About’ page – the update should complete without showing the error

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UKGenesis podcast episode #13

The UKGenesis Podcast – Featuring Me

This month I achieved one of my goals for 2015 by featuring as a guest on a podcast for the very first time.

Here is a list of resources (Genesis Camp videos, plugins, apps, websites, etc.) mentioned during my appearance on the UKGenesis podcast #13, in the hope it might help some folks:-

Genesis Camp 2015 – Fave Presentations

WordPress Plugins

Apps & Utilities

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Heard any good books lately? How Audiobooks Could Change Your Life

audiobooks - heard any good books lately?

How about having someone read you a story? Think about it for a moment. If you’re a parent, you might read to your child every night (good for you!), but I bet more than a few of you, at some point, have harboured a secret wish that one day the tables will be turned and it will be you tucked-up in bed with a hot water bottle whilst someone reads you your favourite story. Now when was the last time that happened?

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