WP Engine playing Top Trumps with Kinsta

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Its sometimes funny when your friends start to get competitive with each other. We’re not sure if its funny strange, or funny ha ha, but funny would seem to be a fitting word, owing to exactly that ambiguity. As a part of some research into managed WordPress hosting I was doing recently, as we seek […]

Amazon Cloudfront – More Bang for your Buck!

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Silicon Dales’ hosting clients can now get a dedicated IP address and Cloudfront hosting by Amazon from just £5 per month (+VAT) on top of regular hosting costs. Speed up your website and increase your search rankings! How Does It Work? Amazon CloudFront takes static content from your website (the stuff that doesn’t change much) […]

Silicon Dales New Website December 2017

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Silicon Dales has a new website. The focus during this re-build was on clarity and speed. We want potential clients and search engines to know what we do, as quickly as possible. What’s new? A new homepage condenses all our service information down to four main client pinch-points: “Build me a full WordPress website” “I’d […]

Get 30% off EVERYTHING from WooCommerce Black Friday to Cyber Monday 2017

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WooCommerce are big fans of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday discount thing, to the extent where I’m sure you guys will wait for a few weeks in the autumn when it comes to buying a new extension for your WooCommerce store! 2017 is no different, and we now know exactly what the deal is: […]

Instagram Has a New Logo

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Among other things discovered this week, it turns out Instagram has a new logo. This came up while discussing the social media buttons on a forthcoming project. “Hold on” I thought, “I’m pretty sure I don’t live under a rock, and should have noticed this!” Well, it turned out I don’t live under a rock, […]

Silicon Dales on GitHub

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We finally got Silicon Dales onto GitHub. Its the versioning tool of choice for most of our partners and counterparts, so we’re gradually hauling our assets from internal tools and SVN over to GitHub. There’s no need to swim against the tide forever! Note all of our projects and most of our info is at […]

Silicon Dales Now “Recommended Developers” for WP All Import

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Silicon Dales has been listed as “Recommended Developers” for WP All Import, the premier WordPress migration tool used by top developers. WP All Import is typically used for importing large or complex product or post catalogues from CSV or other formats. The news comes in the same week that Silicon Dales achieved Gold WooExpert status, marking […]

The WooCommerce 3.0 Release – “Bionic Butterfly”

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WooCommerce released a major update this week and, by the time of writing, have already released the first patch: 3.0.1. The release, named “Bionic Butterfly” for easy reference, has been feted for some time as it introduces a slightly new way of doing things from a WooCommerce developer‘s perspective . Full version notes are here. Patch […]

WooExpert Robin Scott Interviewed by Matteo Duò of Codeable

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Our friends at Codeable have been producing developer interviews for some time now and it was the turn of Silicon Dales’ Robin Scott this month. Robin answered questions on his experience with WordPress, WooCommerce, the industry and associated business models, as well as the impact of partnering with Codeable. The interview is aimed at developers […]

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 […]

Silicon Dales Now Gold WooExperts for 2017

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Silicon Dales have moved up to Gold level in the WooExperts programme for 2017 in recognition of our world-class expertise in WooCommerce development. The company joins just 15 other Gold experts worldwide, and is one of just 37 firms accredited as WooExperts as of 27th February 2017. Silicon Dales handles clients’ large scale website migrations, […]

Silicon Dales are WooCommerce Affiliates

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Here is a quick post to explain that Silicon Dales are, as of a couple of weeks ago, WooCommerce affiliates. In addition to being accredited WooExperts (which means we are officially recognised as capable of helping you to build, launch, manage, maintain, develop and otherwise toggle with your WooCommerce store!) Silicon Dales were also invited […]

WooCommerce Ends Gold, Silver, Bronze – Just WooExperts

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This is a slightly retrospective posting, but we are delighted to announce we’ve re-signed our official WooCommerce accreditation for the future, only this time its slightly different, as WooCommerce has ended Gold, Silver and Bronze accreditations. As we were Gold standard, you might imagine this would make us sad. It does not. We value and […]

WordPress 4.9.3 Released – Update! (We have)

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A new version of WordPress has shipped today, with the release of WordPress 4.9.3. The release contains the following fixes and enhancements, as reported on WordPress.org: This maintenance release fixes 34 bugs in 4.9, including fixes for Customizer changesets, widgets, visual editor, and PHP 7.2 compatibility. For a full list of changes, consult the list of […]

Linda Scott Writing for Automattic

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Silicon Dales Director, Linda Scott, has just published an article for Automattic, the $1Bn company behind WordPress.com. Linda has written a series of articles about features in Jetpack – the all-in-one plugin made by Automattic. She has also written about use cases for beginners on WordPress.com. See the first article on the Jetpack blog here. […]

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 […]

Silicon Dales at Google Dublin Partner Meetup

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The Silicon Dales Team took a trip to Dublin on 19th and 20th May 2016 for the Google Dublin Partner Meetup. The meetup was hosted at Google’s offices in The Foundry on Barrow Street. The offices themselves have won design awards for the colourful and spacious working environment which includes a free kitchen, phone tree […]

New Year’s Deal – $4 WordPress Consultations including Security and Speed Reports

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There’s a great New Year’s deal for all you WordPress webmasters out there! Our friends at Codeable are celebrating their 4th birthday and are offering a $4 Hour-Long WordPress Consultation for any WordPress webmaster from 10th – 13th January 2017, whether you have a Codeable account already or not! Things you might want to cover: […]

WordPress 4.7.1 “Vaughan” Security Release & WooCommerce 2.6.12 Fix Release

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New versions of WordPress and WooCommerce were shipped last week with many corresponding updates to plugins and integrations. WordPress 4.7.1. was a quick follow up to December’s release of “Vaughan”. As this latest WordPress update is a security fix, WordPress websites should be updated straight away if they haven’t already been auto-updated (some admins disable […]

Upgrading WordPress – Silicon Dales Featured in Codeable Blog

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The latest read from our very own Robin Scott has been featured on the Codeable platform, where 250+ expert WordPress developers work with clients worldwide. Take a look now to find out all about the importance of upgrading WordPress and the different ways this can be achieved: Read “Upgrading WordPress” on the Codeable Blog

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