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How To Automatically Set WooCommerce PayPal Orders as Completed

October 22nd, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to MySQL, PHP, Software, Web Development.
In a normal E-commerce operation an order will be made, the customer will pay for it, the order will be fulfilled and the item(s) dispatched, at which point the order will probably be marked as ‘Completed’. This process is supported in WooCommerce and allows the order to go fro...

Reasons Not To Use Software For Automatic PSD to HTML Conversion

October 15th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to (X)HTML / CSS, Software, Web Development.
Have a quick search for the phrase ‘PSD to HTML conversion‘ and some of the results returned will probably be adverts for software that can allegedly turn your Photoshop files into HTML at the click of a button. I’m sure that this software can do the job, or at least get ...
Aptana New Project Error

Resolving ‘Folder is Not Empty’ Warning in Aptana When Creating New Project

October 1st, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Software, Web Development.
We use Aptana Studio 3 as our main coding IDE here in the office, and setting up new projects is a fairly regular occurrence. There was one issue however that I was constantly coming up against when setting up new projects that, whilst taking a short break, I set out to resolve. The Proble...

Product Variation post_parent Set Incorrectly From WooCommerce Import Suite

September 6th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to PHP, Software, Web Development.
I’ve posted quite a lot recently about WooCommerce. It really is my first point of call when building an e-commerce solution in WordPress. In my latest project I’ve been dealing with a site that contains thousands of product variations which, to manage manually, is not feasible...

WordPress Plugin – Property Portal BLM Export – WP-Property Add-On

July 15th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to (X)HTML / CSS, MySQL, PHP, Software, Web Development.
UPDATE 5th December 2015: This plugin is no longer supported. However, good news! We’ve since developed PropertyHive. PropertyHive is a plugin for WordPress that handles property listings, as well as a much improved BLM export and real-time data feeds to property portals. Check it ou...

Fixing Error “Process exited with code 1633” When Installing SyncToy

April 9th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Software, Web Development.
SyncToy from Microsoft is a great little program to ensure that two folders are kept in sync. I personally use it to ensure local folders and networked folders are kept up to date. Whilst recently installing it on a new PC however, I came across the following error in the logs: Process exi...
Fix Uploaded Corrupt Zip File

Fix Zip Corrupting After Uploading It Via FTP

February 21st, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Miscellaneous, PHP, Software, Web Development.
I came across a problem recently when uploading a Zip file via FTP. The Zip file would open fine before sending, however trying to open and extract it on the remote server resulted in an error. Inparticular, when opening the file with WinZip the error was as follows: Error: central directo...
FileZilla XML not well formed

FileZilla Error When Loading – “The XML document is not well-formed”

January 18th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Software, Web Development.
Recently I started getting the following error when loading up the FileZilla FTP client: The software would still load but, as the error message states, loaded with the default settings. The problem is mentioned in the error dialog that pops up. In this case it was the file at ‘C:\Us...

‘Content Encoding Error’ In Firefox When Using MVC Framework

November 29th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Marks to MySQL, PHP, Software, Web Development.
The problem I’m about to explain had me stumped, good and proper. There I am, working away happily on a basic PHP MVC framework, when BHAM! Life comes to a standstill and I spend the next hour or so trying to debug why I’m getting a ‘Content Encoding Error’ appear i...

Stop Adobe Dreamweaver Hanging or Freezing on Large Files

September 6th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Marks to Software, Web Development.
Whilst recently working on an application in Adobe Dreamweaver that contained lots of very large files, each containing tens of thousands of lines, I kept running into a problem where Dreamweaver would stop, hang, freeze and even sometimes stop responding when I tried to do anything. This ...