WordPress Hosting – Best hosts for your website

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Clients often ask for our recommendation when buying web hosting for WordPress websites. Here, developer Robin Scott gives guidance on choosing the right home for your WP site. The order and post, below, was amended on 2 August 2022. The below will be updated in future as recommendations are updated. Best Hosts for WordPress Here’s …

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Special Project websites

Special Projects often require their own website in order to represent the interests of key stakeholders and bring together the unique information and documentation relating to the project. Whether your special project is fulfilling a business contract, educational goal or public need, Silicon Dales can help you to create a website which communicates your message …

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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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Using coupons on your e-commerce store – more than just discounts

Depending on where you live in the world, “couponing” is popular. In the USA, using a coupon to purchase a product or service is a normal way of shopping. Elsewhere around the world they may be known as promotional codes or discount codes. Wherever you are, they are a very popular way of reducing costs …

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The must-have SEO tools we use in our business every day

If you’ve been involved with SEO for your own sites or clients sites for any length of time, you’ll understand that the success you achieve is directly related to the tools you have at your disposal. We’ve been providing SEO services for clients and on our own sites for over 10 years now (I’m now …

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

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 a WooCommerce and Gravity Forms setup for a client.

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

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 …

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PHP 8 has been released – get Silicon Dales to update your stack

PHP 8 was released on 26th November 2020. This is the latest version of PHP. A note before update Updating to PHP 8 is not without issues , particularly if you have older code. You will most likely get warnings and perhaps even errors coming from some of your scripts. If you’d like help upgrading …

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Silicon Dales contributes to WordPress 5.9 update

WordPress 5.9 was released on 25th January 2022. You can see the news statement from WordPress here. What’s Joséphine got to do with it? WordPress names all its release after jazz musicians – this time it’s Joséphine Baker, a jazz singer born in 1906. New theme The new update ships with a new theme: Twenty Twenty-Two. Take …

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