What to Do With Comment Spam

We often install WordPress as a CMS for businesses at Silicon Dales, because we know how important it is for companies and small firms to communicate with their customers and clients. This does, however, introduce the business web manager to a new thing: moderating comments; and comment moderation’s ugly sister – Comment Spam! A lot …

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WordPress Plugins Auto Update Doesn’t Work – What to Do?

We receive plenty of traffic from people looking for answers to various WordPress and other open source questions, here at Silicon Dales, as we’re constantly posting tutorials and items of information which are likely to be of use to novice and professional webmasters. If you’re looking to troubleshoot issues with auto-update not working on your …

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Overhauling your eCommerce website for 2019

Looking ahead to the future for retail in 2019, we know that consumers, partners, app marketplaces and search engines will now be expecting much more from top online retailers. Everything from up-to-the-minute stock levels delivered via API, through to product listings with full documentation, 360 zoom images, video and testimonials from social media as well …

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Construction websites

Get a construction website from Silicon Dales to win contracts, attracts new sub-contractors and meet legal requirements. We know how important it is for you to be able to demonstrate your engagement with the public, and what better way to achieve this than through WordPress, the CMS which allows, at its heart, the ability to …

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WordPress Extensions

We often install the Open source (free, and developed by a community of programmers, rather than one, paid, team) Content Management System (CMS), WordPress. WordPress was originally a blogging platform developed by Matt Mullenweg, but, in its short history, the software, which runs on (also Open source) PHP and MySQL, has developed into far more …

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How to Find & Replace in MySQL

Sometimes, we need to find and replace certain strings or pieces of data in MySQL on the fly, for example if we’ve changed a Top Level domain (TLD) and want to update a bunch of links all in one go. For those times, the following command can be issued: The code from the Gist above …

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Replatforming to WordPress from Adobe Business Catalyst

Following the End of Life announcement from Adobe Business Catalyst, it’s important to get your next CMS lined up. As WordPress experts, Silicon Dales is ideally placed to assist your organisation in replatforming to WordPress, and, where eCommerce is concerned, over to WooCommerce where required. The Announcements The announcements about the end of Adobe Business …

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WooCommerce Developer in Manchester

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 …

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