Get $150 Free Credit from Cloudways – Another Black Friday Offer!

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Cloudways is our top recommended host for WooCommerce. In terms of value-for-money, it doesn’t get better than this. With a full range of hosting options to choose from, there are even great datacentre selections available for regions such as Australia, which historically have been a little underserved. If you’re looking for a way to host […]

How to Migrate to Kinsta

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Kinsta is Silicon Dales’ favourite managed WordPress + WooCommerce hosts when it comes to the support, available features and admin panel. Though they’re traditionally a little more expensive than most other hosts, they nicely combine the things business owners need to know with a developer friendly approach (they allow SSH access and WP CLI, by […]

Black Cyber Holidays Deal: 35% off WP Engine

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Is it a Black Friday Deal? Or a Cyber Monday Deal? It’s a big deal, we know that! WP Engine is offering 35% off hosting plans from Wednesday 22nd November 2017 until Thursday 30th November 2017. That’s a whole week to make the most of this super-generous discount. WP Engine is one of Silicon Dales’ […]

Professional Plan Features on Jetpack – the Official Plugin for WordPress

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We’ve recently started testing features on Jetpack – the massive plugin from Automattic (the people behind WordPress). This mega-plugin does everything from SEO to social sharing, backups and video hosting. Linda Scott from Silicon Dales has been given a testing key to try out the Jetpack Professional plan features and you’ll see her test environment […]

How to Migrate to WP Engine

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Silicon Dales have been very impressed with the WordPress Web Hosting offering over at WP Engine. From properly formatted caching through to one-click staging environments and allowing Cron jobs, WP Engine is one of the best WordPress-specific hosting providers we’ve seen to date, as well as being reasonably priced for most entry-level clients. Silicon Dales […]

Case Study: Re-Theme, Migration & Optimization for Client of Xperformm – the Sports Consultancy Agency

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Founded in 2013 Xperformm is company rooted in the sports, fitness and physical training arena. XPerformm Inc provide web, social, email and software -as-a-service. We’re driven by value, service level and cost benefit. Silicon Dales assisted the specialist team from Xperformm to re-theme, migrate and optimize a client website which include a large amount of content […]

Case Study: Multiple WordPress Installation System for “RIS” – the Thirsk-Based Marketing Agency

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Retail Impact Solutions is an experienced team of operators and marketeers supported by a talented creative and technical team, we understand what it takes to properly market pubs and leisure businesses. Silicon Dales have assisted the team at Retail Impact Solutions with the development of a custom theme designed to streamline the setting-up of multiple […]

Why Your Website Needs a Security Certificate – and How to Get One

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Introduction Users who browse the web using the Google Chrome browser will now be served with warnings whenever they view a website without a security certificate. Google has said this is because: “When you load a website over HTTP, someone else on the network can look at or modify the site before it gets to […]

“I’d really like a web presence for free”

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Here at Silicon Dales, we get many requests from organisations such as charities, parish councils, sports teams and churches, who would like a web presence, but don’t know where to begin or don’t have an appropriate budget – or even sometimes any budget at all! Silicon Dales wants to help clubs, societies, local interest groups, religious organisations, […]

Why Is My Website Slow?

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This is a question we are asked by people on a regular basis: “Why is my website slow?” It is something that is becoming increasingly important in this “I want it now” world we live in, too, as people are prepared to wait only fractions of a second to be delivered the content they were […]

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