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Policy Updates for 2021

Important Update

Below are a few important policy changes and updates to bring to your attention that will effect how Phantom Freelance conducts business moving forward. Firstly: If you hadn’t heard, I have legally changed my name from “Karen Gill” to “Keryn van der Dijken”. Please update your records where applicable and make sure that any cheques…

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Name Change Announcement

Karen Gill → Keryn van der Dijken

Let me take a quick moment to reintroduce myself, from this day forward my name will be: Keryn van der Dijken My first name sounds exactly like it used to I just switched up the spelling and my new last name can be pronounced (van-der-dike-in)

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Plugin Review: Live Video Streaming with Hapity

PLUGIN REVIEW: Live Video Streaming with Hapity

Someone I know on Twitter made a request for 10 people to install, try and review one of her clients plugins. I struggle with writing blog content so I decided to merge the two together, win-win. Since I preach transparency, rather than just reviewing the plugin after it’s setup and working correctly, I’m going to…

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Where to Hire Web Developers: 45+ Online Marketplaces

Where to Hire Web Developers

Updated: March 27th, 2019 When new people come to me with a project request I’m always curious how they’ve found me in the vast open space that is the internet. Some have been through Ads, lots via a social network such as LinkedIn, and many have been direct referrals. But what happens as a business…

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Six Figure Freelancing: From Dream To Reality

Six Figure Freelancing: From Dream To Reality

Imagine, it’s a Sunday afternoon at your first WordCamp. Between some impromptu naps you’ve made it to the last session of the day. Your agency paid for you to be here, so you should probably go to the track that will help you improve speed on your company websites, but something about the title “Six…

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My One Year Anniversary: A Codeable Review

My One Year Anniversary: A Codeable Review

Updated: December 3rd, 2020 Quick Update Just passed my 3rd year working on Codeable and still loving every second of it. If you told me I would have a successful freelance career when I started on my own in 2017 I would have been skeptical to say the least. Not to mention Codeable has helped…

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Why WordPress Maintenance & Security is important

Why WordPress Maintenance & Security is important

Do I really need to be worried about WordPress Maintenance & Security? To best understand the importance of WordPress Maintenance and Security it’s easiest to use an analogy, who doesn’t love a good analogy? A lot of you have most likely owned at least one vehicle in your lives. For those of you that haven’t,…

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Has Chrome marked your Website as ‘Not Secure’?

Has Chrome marked your Website as 'Not Secure'?

As of July 1st 2018, Google’s Chrome browser has been marking websites served over plain HTTP ‘Not Secure’ as part of an initiative to move towards a more secure web. This switch coincided with the release of Chrome 68 and a warning is now displayed in the Omnibox similar to the image above. “Chrome’s new…

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Why Quitting Was The Best Decision I Never Made

Why Quitting Was The Best Decision I Never Made

“Well if that’s how you feel you can leave your resignation letter on the desk…” This is the response I received after letting my boss know I had been getting increasingly unhappy at the work place. So much so it was starting to effect my health. I was so stressed I couldn’t eat during work,…

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