Migrating to WordPress from Umbraco 8 before EOL

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As the end of life (EOL) for Umbraco 8 rapidly approaches on February 24, 2025, many businesses and website owners are faced with a significant decision: how to migrate their website to a new platform that ensures continued support, security, and functionality. Among the various options available, WordPress stands out as a popular and versatile …

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Navigating Adobe Service Outages: Silicon Dales’ Expert Solutions

As businesses across the globe grapple with the recent outages in various Adobe services, the need for reliable and swift solutions has never been more pressing. Silicon Dales, an expert in the field of web development and e-commerce, emerges as a beacon of hope for companies struggling to cope with these disruptions. This blog post …

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Manchester Dev Meetup – 19th September 2023

Just down the road from MediaCityUK, the centre of Manchester played host to a meet-up of colleagues and contractors from across the WordPress developer community. On the agenda: Thanks go out to the hosts for organising the lunch.

WordCamp Whitley Bay 2023 Round-Up

WordCamp Whitley Bay hosted a great schedule of technical WordPress presentations at Spanish City. The more intimate size of the event allowed more involved technical and business-focussed conversations to occur. Silicon Dales was proud to be a Rockpool Sponsor of this event and gained a lot from the quality of the talks. WordCamp Whitley Bay …

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Silicon Dales at WordCamp Whitley Bay Monday 18th September 2023

Silicon Dales will be at WordCamp Whitley Bay on Monday 18th September 2023, catching up with WordPress news and developer colleagues. If you’d like to book a chat, let us know at getintouch@silicondales.com Tickets are £30, but the fresh seaside air of Whitley Bay is free:

WordCamp US 2023 Round-Up

The Silicon Dales team had a great time catching up with colleagues and partners at WordCamp US 2023 in National Harbor, MD at the Gaylord National Convention Centre. As “Author”-level sponsors Silicon Dales got a shout-out and a chance to hand out some merchandise to all the dedicated WordPressers who made it there. Alongside other …

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Case study: speed-up for NextBigFuture.com

The Client NextBigFuture is a magazine site for Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology. Covering all future-forward technology and business, the site has an active and engaged following. The Task To find significant page speed improvements and performance enhancements for the WordPress website. The process involved migrating thousands of comments to a …

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Silicon Dales at WordCamp EU 2022

Silicon Dales attended WordCamp EU 2022 in Porto, Portugal, to catch up with the great people in the WordPress eco-system including hosting providers, plugin makers and, of course, the platforms themselves. It has been 3 years since the last European meetup and it was really refreshing to finally catch up with those we’ve been working …

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Case Study: Annual Report Microsite for EBRD

The Client The EBRD was created in April 1991 to ‘foster the transition towards open market-oriented economies and to promote private and entrepreneurial initiative’. The Task Set up 2 microsites to host data from the EBRD Annual Report in time for the presentation in Marrakesh, Morocco, in the second week of May 2022: The 2021 …

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