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Chris on Sep 28, 2018

Creating Helpers in Laravel 5

Laravel has many helpers in its arsenal, but sometimes you may need to create your own Helpers for any number of reasons. The last Laravel Helper I coded was a helper that can be called globally to send an sms message to an user.
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Chris on Jul 24, 2018

Formatting Dates in Laravel using Carbon

For some time I have been struggling to get Carbon working in Laravel straight away without having to search Google for the answers constantly.
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Chris on Jun 20, 2018

Using username column instead of email to login to Laravel

Want to use `username` column to login to Laravel instead of `email` column, then Laravel has you covered.
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Chris on Apr 11, 2018

The page has expired due to inactivity

Recently an a few of my projects, I have come across "The page has expired due to inactivity. please refresh and try again". It was driving me up the wall. The issue is when you use the `@csrf` on a form and it is inactive for sometime, which means the CSRF Token expires and throws this error.
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Chris on Feb 09, 2018

Laravel 5.6 Trusted Proxies Error

Recently I upgraded a project of mine upto Laravel 5.6 and came accross this error 'Type error: Argument 2 passed to Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation \Request::setTrustedProxies()'
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Chris on Dec 25, 2017

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year From Cloud Wales

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Cloud Wales Web Development. I hope this year has been as busy for you as it has been for me.
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Chris on Dec 18, 2017

Wordpress vs October CMS

In this article I will be going through some of the pros and cons of Wordpress and OctoberCMS, which, hopefully will help you decide which is best
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Chris on Dec 07, 2017

Server Upgrade Complete

Last night the serever was updated to a new higher specification. These upgrade should improve the performance of your website by: CPU: Up to 30% faster, RAM: Up to 50% increase + 30% faster speed, SSD: Up to 100% increase
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Chris on Dec 05, 2017

Plant trees while you search the web

Did you know that you can help the plantet while you search the internet? There is a search engine called Ecosia, where they will plant trees with the advertising revinue that they recieve.
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Chris on Nov 27, 2017

New Website for Griffith Photography

This week I have been busy building a new website for Griffith Photography. A website for a local Photographer to display his stunning portfolio
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