Give your WordPress website some TLC this Valentine’s

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Every WordPress website needs tender loving care, to keep up with the latest versions of software, new browsers & devices and the latest security patches. To give your users the best experience possible, make sure your website gets the TLC it deserves with our checklist below: The Silicon Dales WordPress TLC Checklist Backup your website. Upgrade to […]

Minimum Requirements for WooCommerce

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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 […]

Case Study: Update WooCommerce for Reflex Nutrition

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Reflex Nutrition engaged Robin Scott from Silicon Dales to update a complex WooCommerce store using the full staging & testing process outlined here, to ensure a seamless upgrade. So who are Reflex Nutrition? Reflex Nutrition has been producing the finest sports supplements since 1996. We are committed to creating unsurpassable, innovative products across all nutritional groups […]

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 […]

Troubleshoot & Fix WooCommerce Subscriptions 2.1 Upgrade Issues

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If you recently upgraded WooCommerce Subscriptions to the much awaited and hotly anticipated version 2.1, you may find that there are a few nifty new features. Things like automatically retrying failed payments are now a thing, and much more. But, as with any upgrade, you may run into issues and incompatibilities. This will be particularly […]

WooCommerce Hosting – Top 5 Hosts For An Ecommerce Store

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Silicon Dales’ top five recommendations for hosting WordPress and WooCommerce. Clients often ask for our recommendation when buying web hosting for WordPress and particularly WooCommerce websites. Here, WooExpert Robin Scott gives guidance on choosing the right home for your WP site. The below post is published on 29 September 2017, and will be updated in […]

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 […]

The WooCommerce 3.0 Release – “Bionic Butterfly”

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WooCommerce released a major update this week and, by the time of writing, have already released the first patch: 3.0.1. The release, named “Bionic Butterfly” for easy reference, has been feted for some time as it introduces a slightly new way of doing things from a WooCommerce developer‘s perspective . Full version notes are here. Patch […]

Case Study: Social Mums – Reviews and Events Website

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SocialMums.com.au is a reviews and events website which invites mums around Australia to join in trying out and reviewing new products. Silicon Dales assisted the team from Social Mums to present user reviews in a visually appealing way and to make those reviews both searchable & filterable. The site also underwent some cosmetic upgrades from […]

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