WooCommerce Hosting – Best Hosts for your Store

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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 will be updated in future as recommendations are updated. Best Hosts for WooCommerce Here’s a list in order of my personal preference …

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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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The Silicon Dales Guide to Updating WooCommerce

WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress. Silicon Dales are verified WooExperts and have a wealth of experience assisting a variety online stores operating on the software. For WordPress sites without WooCommerce, see our Guide to Updating WordPress websites here. You will need to update your WooCommerce store for three good reasons: so …

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Case Study: Social Mums – Reviews and Events Website

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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Give your WordPress website some TLC this Valentine’s

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. Update to …

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The WooCommerce 3.0 Release – “Bionic Butterfly”

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 …

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Troubleshoot & Fix WooCommerce Subscriptions 2.1 Upgrade Issues

If you recently updated 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 update, you may run into issues and incompatibilities. This will be particularly so …

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WooCommerce 3.6.2 Update 24th April 2019

WooCommerce 3.6.2 was released on 24th April 2019. You can see the changelog here. Check out the Silicon Dales Guide to Updating WooCommerce before hitting update. If you’d like a specialist to run the update for you, book Silicon Dales today. We will: Setup a staging environment Run the updates and troubleshoot any issues or …

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WooCommerce 3.6 Released

WooCommerce 3.6 was released on 17th April 2019. You can see the changelog here. There’s also an additional release, put out one day later to mitigate issues in some hosting environments – so if you haven’t updated already, consider skipping straight to 3.6.1 – changelog and notes here. Check out the Silicon Dales Guide to …

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Case Study: Update WooCommerce for Reflex Nutrition

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 …

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