Transport HTTPS traffic to HTTP with .htaccess

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The sharp-eyed among you may have noticed that we very recently updated a couple of things here at the Silicon Dales website, and one of those steps has involved switching from delivering pages via HTTPS, now that we have retired the online shop section. The precise mechanism for doing this on a LAMP setup using […]

AWS AMI Let’s Encrypt Troubleshooting & Fixing “No module named interface”

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This is a pretty technical post, about how to troubleshoot and fix a not-quite-renewing correctly lets encrypt certificate on AWS instances! If you’ve tried to renew a Lets Encrypt cert on AWS EC2, and have run into an issue, which ends with (something like): from zope.interface import Interface ImportError: No module named interface You have […]

Relaunch: Constable Burton Hall Caravan Park

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Last week, saw the relaunch of a long-standing client site, as Constable Burton Estate had us rebuild their Constable Burton Hall Caravan Park website in a mobile friendly, responsive, WordPress skin. The website includes a WooCommerce accommodation booking system, which allows guests to register online for stays at the caravan Park. This booking system is […]

Fix Broken YouTube Auto Embed with WordPress

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On WordPress blogs, there has for a number of versions been a really handy trick which automatically embeds YouTube videos when you post the URL on it’s own on a new line. Traditionally(!) this was a real time saver, as it allowed busy WordPress webmasters the opportunity to grab YouTube URLs and simply paste them […]

Case Study: PayPal Response to WooCommerce Fix for EconomicsHelp.org

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Tejvan Pettinger is an A-Level economics teacher at Greene’s Tutorial College, Oxford. He studied PPE at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, gaining a 2:1. Between 2001 and 2006 he worked as examiner and Team Leader for Edexcel examinations. He also contributes articles to the Economic Review. Tejvan has written a full range of GCSE, AS-Level and […]

How to Customise Your PayPal Checkout with Your Logo

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If you use PayPal as a checkout, either on its own, or with other payment gateways and providers, in your online shop, or auction, chances are you’ll want to customise the look and feel of your checkout yo provide your customers with a more seamless transaction process. If you’re looking to put your own logo […]

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