Silicon Dales on GitHub

Back in 2015, we finally got Silicon Dales onto GitHub. It’s the versioning tool of choice for most of our partners and counterparts, so we hauled our assets from internal tools and SVN over to GitHub. There was no need to swim against the tide forever! Note all of our projects and most of our …

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Add a Padlock (or other) Icon into Checkout Button in WooCommerce

We recently had a request to add a padlock directly into the checkout button in a WooCommerce checkout, so I’m posting a snippet, below, which will allow you to do just that. Please note that several plugins add their own “checkout now” text, which is not the subject of today’s lesson, so you may want …

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Preset Namecheap DNS for New Domains

Are you looking to setup DNS records for Namecheap domains you may add in the future, so that your domain just resolves, and doesn’t go through that “free parking at Namecheap” phase, or the additional Nginx 500 response that sometimes happens? The instructions below will get you there. Preconfigure Namecheap DNS to Auto Add DNS …

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How to setup your own Nameservers with Namecheap

Namecheap allows you to host your own nameservers, and therefore point your domains at your VPS or dedicated server‘s IP address more quickly in future, by doing the following: Note you only need to do this once, for the domain with which you will host the nameservers. Your future domains (assuming they reside on the …

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How to declare WooCommerce support in your theme

Received a WooCommerce help SOS through our contact form, so here is the simple answer to a question we’ve been asked more than once! Declaring WooCommerce theme support is really important after WooCommerce 3.3.0 – if your theme does not contain this in functions.php, then there’s a good chance any woocommerce templates you add to …

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Local Time in London – Display in a WordPress website

A long while back, I wrote a short piece about how to make Linux servers set their local time to Europe -> London, which you can find here. Today, I’m going to show you how to post a quick snippet into your WordPress to allow you to display what the local time is anywhere in …

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Remove the Description tab from WooCommerce

Ever wanted to remove the description tab from your WooCommerce website? Maybe you put the short description at the top and its pretty much the same text? Whatever the reason, if you’d like to remove the description tab from WooCommerce, you can do so using the snippet below, which should be added to functions.php, or …

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