How to Add a Category in WordPress

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We often post tutorials for clients, this is one of them – showing simply how to add a category in WordPress and then how to populate it with posts (otherwise known as articles). First, you’ll need to login to the dashboard or backend of WordPress. Then, go to Posts > Categories usually at: YOUR-SITE.com/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category Enter […]

Case Study: One-off Big Traffic Optimization for Fairyloot

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Fairy Loot booked Silicon Dales to optimize their WooCommerce site for their monthly subscription sign-up, which sees a huge traffic spike over the the course of a few hours. The Client Here at FairyLoot, Young Adult fiction is our forte, and we want each and every one of our boxes to be a special experience […]

Case Study: Moodle and Mailchimp Integration for WooCommerce

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The Institute of Photography booked Silicon Dales to update integrations between WooCommerce, Moodle and Mailchimp, including a Moodle re-theme and some custom code. What’s the Institute of Photography? The Institute of Photography (or IOP®) was founded by photography and online photography course experts to help people increase their skills from the comfort of their own […]

How to Migrate to CloudWays for Magento

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Silicon Dales have been very impressed with the Magento Web Hosting offering over at CloudWays. The service includes 24/7 support and free migrations, as well as being reasonably priced for most entry-level clients. Silicon Dales endorses the hosting provided by CloudWays as suitable and preferable for the majority of Magento websites. How to Migrate to CloudWays […]

The WooCommerce 3.0 Release – “Bionic Butterfly”

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WooCommerce released a major update this week and, by the time of writing, have already released the first patch: 3.0.1. The release, named “Bionic Butterfly” for easy reference, has been feted for some time as it introduces a slightly new way of doing things from a WooCommerce developer‘s perspective . Full version notes are here. Patch […]

Case Study: WordPress Optimization for LogoVisual

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LogoVisual booked Silicon Dales for a WordPress speed optimization, resulting in a 3.5 second time saving. The Client LogoVisual are a team of designers, manufacturers and installers making bespoke whiteboard walls, collaboration zones, ThinkingWalls, training aids and more from Skipton in North Yorkshire. The Task Silicon Dales performed a speed optimization on the LogoVisual website, including […]

Case Study: Custom WooCommerce Barcode Scanning Plugin for Vant Marketing

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Vant Marketing booked Silicon Dales to create a custom WooCommerce barcode scanning plugin for a client, after previously working with Silicon Dales on another project. Who are Vant Marketing? From the middle of historic downtown New Braunfels, TX, our “flight crew” is ready to serve clients with experience, technology, and insight hard to find elsewhere, […]

Case Study: Collaborative Working Worldwide

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A security firm with representatives on every continent asked Silicon Dales about options to improve collaborative working among team members worldwide. After discussion about the ways in which the team works, Silicon Dales recommended migrating to Google for Work (Google Apps). Silicon Dales also setup a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to ensure that the security […]

Silicon Dales at Google Dublin Partner Meetup

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The Silicon Dales Team took a trip to Dublin on 19th and 20th May 2016 for the Google Dublin Partner Meetup. The meetup was hosted at Google’s offices in The Foundry on Barrow Street. The offices themselves have won design awards for the colourful and spacious working environment which includes a free kitchen, phone tree […]

New Year’s Deal – $4 WordPress Consultations including Security and Speed Reports

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There’s a great New Year’s deal for all you WordPress webmasters out there! Our friends at Codeable are celebrating their 4th birthday and are offering a $4 Hour-Long WordPress Consultation for any WordPress webmaster from 10th – 13th January 2017, whether you have a Codeable account already or not! Things you might want to cover: […]

WordPress 4.7.1 “Vaughan” Security Release & WooCommerce 2.6.12 Fix Release

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New versions of WordPress and WooCommerce were shipped last week with many corresponding updates to plugins and integrations. WordPress 4.7.1. was a quick follow up to December’s release of “Vaughan”. As this latest WordPress update is a security fix, WordPress websites should be updated straight away if they haven’t already been auto-updated (some admins disable […]

Silicon Dales Now Gold WooExperts for 2017

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Silicon Dales have moved up to Gold level in the WooExperts programme for 2017 in recognition of our world-class expertise in WooCommerce development. The company joins just 15 other Gold experts worldwide, and is one of just 37 firms accredited as WooExperts as of 27th February 2017. Silicon Dales handles clients’ large scale website migrations, […]

Upgrading WordPress – Silicon Dales Featured in Codeable Blog

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The latest read from our very own Robin Scott has been featured on the Codeable platform, where 250+ expert WordPress developers work with clients worldwide. Take a look now to find out all about the importance of upgrading WordPress and the different ways this can be achieved: Read “Upgrading WordPress” on the Codeable Blog

WooExpert Robin Scott Interviewed by Matteo Duò of Codeable

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Our friends at Codeable have been producing developer interviews for some time now and it was the turn of Silicon Dales’ Robin Scott this month. Robin answered questions on his experience with WordPress, WooCommerce, the industry and associated business models, as well as the impact of partnering with Codeable. The interview is aimed at developers […]

How to Migrate to WP Engine

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Silicon Dales have been very impressed with the WordPress Web Hosting offering over at WP Engine. From properly formatted caching through to one-click staging environments and allowing Cron jobs, WP Engine is one of the best WordPress-specific hosting providers we’ve seen to date, as well as being reasonably priced for most entry-level clients. Silicon Dales […]

Why Your Website Needs a Security Certificate – and How to Get One

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Introduction Users who browse the web using the Google Chrome browser will now be served with warnings whenever they view a website without a security certificate. Google has said this is because: “When you load a website over HTTP, someone else on the network can look at or modify the site before it gets to […]

Case Study: WooCommerce and Gravity Forms Customization for “Design Office” – the Cheshire-Based Marketing Agency

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With over 20 years experience Design Office have a proven track record in the market as a leading Marketing Agency with a difference. Our full service multi media business includes: design, print, internet marketing, photography and marketing solutions. Silicon Dales have assisted the team at Design Office with a range of customizations and upgrades to […]

Case Study: Multiple WordPress Installation System for “RIS” – the Thirsk-Based Marketing Agency

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Retail Impact Solutions is an experienced team of operators and marketeers supported by a talented creative and technical team, we understand what it takes to properly market pubs and leisure businesses. Silicon Dales have assisted the team at Retail Impact Solutions with the development of a custom theme designed to streamline the setting-up of multiple […]

Case Study: Stripe Extension for WooCommerce Fix for SAYHELLO Creative – Digital Agency to the Hospitality Industry

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SAYHELLO Creative delivers turn-key solutions through comprehensive creative digital services that are tailored for the hospitality industry. Silicon Dales assisted the talented team at SAYHELLO with a client development site. The Stripe extension for WooCommerce wasn’t working as expected and so the programmers at Silicon Dales launched into troubleshooting the code for potential errors or […]

Case Study: Microsite from PSD for Greene King’s Craft Academy

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Silicon Dales made a WordPress-based microsite from PSD designs for Greene King’s Craft Academy initiative. Craft Academy is a beer brand with a difference. It was founded on the principle that young people who have the drive and ambition to succeed should be offered the opportunity to realise it. Greene King is the UK’s largest […]

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