New services in 2021 – Ometria, Sage & more

Over the past 12 months, the team at Silicon Dales has developed across a number of specialized B2B areas. Notably performing WooCommerce integrations with Ometria and Sage 200 (on-premises) as well as setting up full Purchase Order & invoicing systems for a number of enterprise B2B clients. Take a look at the new services: Ometria …

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Remove Out of Stock products from WooCommerce Related Products

Looking at a WooCommerce client recently who has opted to display (albeit not prominently) out of stock products in their store, sometimes we were seeing those OOS (out of stock) products showing up in Related Products. Since there were 4 slots available, this would sometimes create an undesirable buying experience: why would anyone want to …

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How to Migrate to Kinsta

Kinsta is Silicon Dales’ favourite managed WordPress + WooCommerce hosts when it comes to the support, available features and admin panel. Though they’re traditionally a little more expensive than most other hosts, they nicely combine the things business owners need to know with a developer friendly approach (they allow SSH access and WP CLI, by …

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WooCommerce Hosting – Best Hosts for your Store

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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How to disable reviews in WooCommerce

Sometimes clients and developers want to know how to do something… and there’s a setting sitting somewhere, for which the exact option can be configured. This is exactly the case if you are wondering how to disable reviews in a WooCommerce store: there’s a setting! Where is this “Enable Product Reviews” option? Well, you can …

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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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How To Remove Related Products from WooCommerce

The code snippet below will allow you to remove related products from your WooCommerce store, in case you had everything in your store setup just right, and you didn’t want to feature cross sells in your site. Cross sells and upsells Its worth first understanding which related products are being displayed in your site (the …

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WooCommerce Extensions Retired – updated May 2021

Just a quick post as we have been changing some things around here to reflect recent changes at WooCommerce. A quick note Silicon Dales are accredited WooExperts, which means we’re partnered with WooCommerce to deliver development services to Woo clients. As such, we simply “noticed” that the extensions below have been retired when auditing out …

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