Minimum Requirements for WooCommerce

Below are the minimum requirements for WooCommerce and (by extension) WordPress. Some are taken from WooCommerce, some from WordPress, and also, some, we are adding as recommendations. It should be apparent, below, which is which! Before getting started, if you’re here to assess a WooCommerce host, then you may be interested to check out our …

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WooCommerce 3.9 Update 22nd January 2020

WooCommerce 3.9 was released on 22nd January 2020. You can see the changelog here. Check out the Silicon Dales Guide to Updating WooCommerce before hitting update. This update raises the minimum WordPress and PHP version requirements. If you’d like help to update your version of WordPress or PHP, get in touch. If you’d like a …

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How to Fix WordPress White Screen of Death (WSOD)

Okay, so you got a problem? Your WordPress website just. Went. White!! In this WordPress tutorial, I will describe some of the processes you can go through to resolve your WordPress White Screen of Death (WSOD) quickly and efficiently, so that you can get your website back up and running; you can worry about the …

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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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WordPress 5.1 Update – “Betty”

There’s a new WordPress update just been released on 21st February 2019. Called “Betty”, the WordPress 5.1 release builds upon the new editor experience with some enhancements to the block editor, a few log issues and most noticeably for most of our clients, there will be prompts for sites running outdated PHP versions. View 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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Case Study: WordPress Optimization for LogoVisual

LogoVisual booked Silicon Dales for a WordPress speed optimization, resulting in a 3.5 second time saving. The Client LogoVisual are a team of designers, manufacturers and installers making bespoke whiteboard walls, collaboration zones, ThinkingWalls, training aids and more from Skipton in North Yorkshire. The Task Silicon Dales performed a speed optimization on the LogoVisual website, including …

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