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 […]

WordPress Extensions

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We often install the Open source (free, and developed by a community of programmers, rather than one, paid, team) Content Management System (CMS), WordPress. WordPress was originally a blogging platform developed by Matt Mullenweg, but, in its short history, the software, which runs on (also Open source) PHP and MySQL, has developed into far more […]

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 […]

WordPress Update Theme Caching Issues – Missing Sidebar on Enfold

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We use the Enfold theme as a framework on a number of websites, including this one, alongside some pretty powerful WordPress caching tools to deliver a speedy yet stylish experience to visitors. One of the elements which occsassionally fails to update particularly gracefully, particularly where we are using Child Themes, is the CDN part, which […]

How to Get Auto-Update Working on WordPress – Update WP Version & Plugins Without FTP

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Whenever there’s a new version of WordPress out (which should always be installed for security reasons – (WordPress 3.4.2 is out today!)) or a new version of your WordPress website’s theme or plugins is released, you’ll often want to upgrade from within WordPress without having to download, FTP, upload and install each new version. Luckily […]

How to Use Shortcodes in your WordPress Theme Files

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Got a plugin that does something really nifty, and turns out really good results in your WordPress posts and pages? Want to use that shortcode in your theme files, somewhere, outside the loop, and not sure how to do that? This WordPress tutorial will tell you how to get this done. Thankfully, as with so […]

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