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Next Big Future homepage with rockets & Space X

The Client NextBigFuture is a magazine site for Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology. Covering all future-forward technology and business, the site has an active and engaged following. The Task To find significant page speed improvements and performance enhancements for the WordPress website. The process involved migrating thousands of comments to a …

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How to add Push Notifications to your AMP website

The AMP-wp team posted this content over here, at the official website, and it may well be of interest to anyone running AMP WordPress sites – certainly it’s something that our clients running AMP sites have asked for. We have our own approach, which we may tutorialize here, if you would like an alternative method. …

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Silicon Dales named as AMP Experts

Silicon Dales have just been named as AMP Experts, recognising our work in the field of speeding up WordPress & WooCommerce installations. See the listing here. What is AMP? AMP stands for Accelerated Mobile Pages and is a way to serve webpages faster using Google’s infrastructure, thus not hitting your own servers and hosting. There …

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New services in 2021 – Ometria, Sage & more

Over the past 12 months, the team at Silicon Dales has developed across a number of specialized B2B areas. Notably performing WooCommerce integrations with Ometria and Sage 200 (on-premises) as well as setting up full Purchase Order & invoicing systems for a number of enterprise B2B clients. Take a look at the new services: Ometria …

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AMP 2.0.8 WordPress Plugin Update 9th December 2020

AMP 2.0.8 WordPress Plugin was released on 9th December 2020. What’s new? You can see the Git here. This update focuses on compatibility with the Twenty Twenty-One theme, PHP 8 and Web Stories. If you’d like help to change to the Twenty Twenty-One theme or update your version of PHP, get in touch. Updating yourself …

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Getting ready for mobile-first indexing

Google announced on March 5th 2020 that it will be “switching to mobile-first indexing for all websites starting September 2020”. So what do you need to do with your site? Responsive Design Responsive design is pretty much baked-in for many WordPress and WooCommerce websites these days, but if you got your site made a few …

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AMP for WordPress 1.2.0 Update 19th June 2019

AMP for WordPress 1.2.0 was released on 19th June 2019. You can see the notice here or the changelog here. Check out the Silicon Dales Guide to Updating WordPress before hitting update. What’s new? AMP Stories is the big news this time around – visual narratives and full screen experiences including animations and interactive tappable …

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All our Gists now work in AMP & WordPress

A while ago, we started using Gists for code snippets in this site, and this has been a great way to share code and give back to Open Source.

However, since implementing AMP, this has not always played nicely when viewing pages on a mobile, via AMP.

That is now fixed! Any Gist you see in this site will now show up just fine when you visit the AMP version, too. Win.

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