WooCommerce Developer in Manchester

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In case you didn’t know (and why would you unless you were already watching us?), Silicon Dales opened an office in Manchester in August 2017. About Silicon Dales Silicon Dales is a distributed team of WordPress and WooCommerce developers, who work on complex open source projects for small, medium and larger enterprises. Silicon Dales are […]

WooCommerce Hosting – Top 5 Hosts For An Ecommerce Store

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Silicon Dales’ top five recommendations for hosting WordPress and WooCommerce. Clients often ask for our recommendation when buying web hosting for WordPress and particularly WooCommerce websites. Here, WooExpert Robin Scott gives guidance on choosing the right home for your WP site. The below post is published on 29 September 2017, and will be updated in […]

What is Google Shopping and How Does it Work?

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Google Shopping results are starting to spring up at the top, and at the right-hand side, of ordinary Google search results where product names (or related terms) are included in searches on the web’s most popular search engine. There’s also a bit at the top of Google which says “Shopping”. But what is Google Shopping, […]

Replacing Battery in the ION Tailgater

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We use an ION Tailgater to provide a wire-free sound solution for things like conferences (where microphones / music are required) and for presentations where this is necessary. Recently, we started noticing that the battery was not lasting anything like as long as it used to do. When first purchased, we’d get about 10 hours […]

Closure of The Global Herald

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A few months ago, the company which owns Silicon Dales closed down a content website, which was held at TheGlobalHerald.com. As this was a news website, the content was removed at this time and that domain was redirected to here, silicondales.com. Any visitors who land looking for content at The Global Herald will be shown […]

WordPress Problem: Image could not be processed. Please go back and try again.

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If you have recently installed WordPress, or you have just started tinkering with some image or other (such as the header image in the default WordPress theme) on a new installation, you might have run into the following problem: Image could not be processed. Please go back and try again. When the above comes through, […]

Remove unwanted fields from Gravity Forms CSV export options

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Ever had a situation where you’ve got Gravity Forms setup and you want to export entries in CSV format – but you don’t want certain fields… well ever, yet they show up in the export list of options? I’m talking things like “Payment Amount” or “Payment Date” or other things like “Transaction ID” or even […]

Code to hide content on the front page of WordPress

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Another day, another little WordPress tutorial for you guys. This time, I’m posting a how to for those of you who have rolled back the old sleeves, and are actually digging into some PHP to make or edit your WordPress template. Now it should go without saying that if you are making modifications to your […]

Cyber Monday Deal – Free WordPress Security Consultation @ Codeable

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There’s a great Cyber Monday deal for all you WordPress webmasters out there! Our friends at Codeable are offering a Free WordPress Security Consultation to any WordPress webmaster on Cyber Monday, whether you have a Codeable account already or not! This is a huge offer, as Codeable devs (which we are proud to say we […]

WooCommerce Tutorial: Allow users only to purchase items once

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Ever had a store where you don’t want to let your users purchase the same item twice? There are a few use-cases where this might be true, but whatever the root cause, if you have registered users on your WordPress and WooCommerce store, and it would be helpful for you to prevent customers from re-buying […]

Save £75 on Jetpack Pro with our Holidays Voucher Code!

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Silicon Dales have partnered with Automattic in relation to WordPress.com, Jetpack and WooCommerce. This means we are affiliates for the products and services provided – please note, for full disclosure, this does mean we are paid commissions for referring sales to Jetpack, WordPress.com and WooCommerce. Jetpack (and also WordPress.com) have provided an awesome special offer […]

Reverse Date Order of WooCommerce Reviews – Show Newest / Oldest First

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Sometimes you want to change some (seemingly) simple setting in your WordPress & WooCommerce website and you feel sure there should be “some setting” somewhere to fix it. For those times, we do the heavy lifting for our management clients, but for those of you learning how to self-host WooCommerce, we post tutorials. This is […]

Tutorial: Use WP CLI to recount WordPress taxonomy terms

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Sometimes in WordPress or WooCommerce website, you find that (for example) some custom post type or other content has been removed, but the taxonomy terms are still registering the “old” content, and therefore the term numbers are all wrong. Well, heck, what to do?! In this situation, there are a few steps you can take […]

How to Uninstall and completely remove WooCommerce

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I know, right! Why would you want to do that?! Well, joking aside, there are legitimate reasons to want to take WooCommerce out of a WordPress site (maybe you’re migrating it to its own subdomain, we do this a lot for our clients), and, when you’ve got rid of it, you want to take out […]

Twitter Header Image Size / Dimensions

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UPDATE 2 – its time for another little update on this one… Twitter Header Image Size – 1500×500 The above still holds, but the exact size they will resize this image to are: 1263px x 421px. So you can do little better than to make your header image that size. Twitter Profile Pic Size – 500px […]

Adding Your Silicon Dales Google Apps / Gmail Account to an Android Smartphone

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The tutorial in this post will help you to get your Google Apps based email (from Silicon Dales) working from your Android smartphone or tablet device using the “Gmail” application.

New WordPress “Race Maps” Plugin Built in Silicon Dales

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This plugin has been closed and is no longer available for download. This morning, we committed the 1.0 version of a new WordPress plugin, called “Race Maps” to the WordPress plugins repository, on behalf of international running website, Race-Calendar.com. You can find Race Maps at WordPress here. The plugin very simply allows bloggers with an […]

How to Migrate Contacts from Outlook to Google Apps Email

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If you have a new email account via Google Apps, or a personal Gmail account, you might want to import all your old contacts from your Outlook program on your desktop or laptop computer so that you can use this list when accessing webmail, or sending mail via other devices. The instructions below will allow […]

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