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Magento security patch SUPEE-7405 and PHP5.3 compatibility

In late January Magento released a pretty monolithic security patch that covered a wide range of issues, but specifically addressed a number of severe XSS ( Cross Site Scripting ) errors. As is often the cause with patching Magento, there … Continue reading

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When a bad website is worse than no website…

It’s been a very long time since we’ve written any news articles, mainly because we’ve been up to our neck in client work (which pays, whereas writing our own articles for SEO purposes only pays indirectly). But over the last … Continue reading

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New phone number – 01380 830224

Just a quick note to say we’ve moved to Edington, Wiltshire and hence have a new phone number. Please call on 01380 830244. If you need to drop off an unwell iMac or Macbook with us for some TLC there’s … Continue reading

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Showing country specific content on your Magento store

One of the beauties of Magento is the ability to create multiple stores from the same Magento backend. This enables you to create multiple language versions of your site with relative ease. However that may sometimes be overkill for what … Continue reading

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Adding custom field data into WordPress menus

One of the problems almost everyone has with developing CMS driven websites is generating navigation menus; particularly pretty or heavily customised menus that can be easily updated by the end user. WordPress (like Drupal) has a really excellent menu builder … Continue reading

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Creating routes for custom WordPress post types…

When you’re creating a somewhat more complex WordPress website, you might want to create some custom routes for any custom post types that you create. Whether this is to maximise SEO or just make the URLs a bit prettier, it’s … Continue reading

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Create custom Catalog navigation menus in Magento…

Out of the box, Magento will happily give you a quite nice navigation menus of your Catalog Categories, including drop-downs for sub-categories. You also get a number of utility classes added to the individual list items, such as ‘level0 nav-6 … Continue reading

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New website completed for Devizes based bathroom designers

We recently been working with Aqualis Bathrooms Ltd. Based in Devizes, Wiltshire, but working all along the M4 corridor, London and beyond, ¬†they specialise in the design and installation of luxury bathrooms, wetrooms and stone floors. Like many companies, they’ve … Continue reading

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Quickly create colour themes for Products, Categories and CMS pages in Magento…

It doesn’t seem to matter whether we’re working as a freelance web developer for companies in Bath, Bristol, Wiltshire or Timbuktu, at some point they will give us a design that has colour variations across groups of pages. Some pages … Continue reading

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Magento – only show categories containing products in main navigation

I was speaking to a client in Bristol who needed a freelance Magento developer to make some changes to their site. Top of the list was to modify the main navigation so that a category would only show if it … Continue reading

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