The Ultimate Guide to Replatforming Your Enterprise Website to WordPress

For mid-cap and enterprise businesses, the choice of content management system (CMS) is a crucial decision that impacts virtually every aspect of their online operations. WordPress has evolved from a simple blogging platform to a full-fledged CMS that powers over 40% of websites worldwide, including high-traffic and complex enterprise sites. If you’re considering replatforming to …

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How to Efficiently Migrate from Adobe Experience Manager to WordPress

For many mid-cap and enterprise-level companies, choosing a content management system (CMS) is a significant decision that has long-lasting implications. Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) and WordPress are among the top choices, each with its own set of advantages. However, if you find that WordPress better meets your company’s needs for flexibility, ease-of-use, and cost-effectiveness, you …

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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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Sample Code – Adding UPS Tracking Code to Links

Have you ever wanted to drop a UPS order tracking code link into your website (for orders) or email to customers, to allow them to “click here to track your order” and were wondering how to format this link? Well, wonder no more with a simple tutorial describing how to make exactly that! Sample Code …

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Why Is My Website Slow?

This is a question we are asked by people on a regular basis: “Why is my website slow?” The answer provided here, since 2012, is generally speaking in a WordPress context – because we are WP specialists – but a lot of the rules will apply to really any website, particularly one which runs on …

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How To: Leverage Browser Caching for Images, CSS and JS

Ever checked your website speed using GTmetrix, Pingdom, PageSpeed or Yslow… or any of the other many and various latest and greatest speed checking tools? ***2021 update: take a look at Lighthouse Well, if you have, you might have come across a request to “leverage browser caching…” or similar. What does “Leverage Browser Caching” actually …

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Minimum Requirements for WooCommerce

Below are the minimum requirements for WooCommerce and (by extension) WordPress. Some are taken from WooCommerce, some from WordPress, and also, some, we are adding as recommendations. It should be apparent, below, which is which! Before getting started, if you’re here to assess a WooCommerce host, then you may be interested to check out our …

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