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Coding Standards Explained, and How You Will Benefit From Using Them

September 10th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Business Development, Web Development.
Over the past few years the importance of having a strong set of coding standards has really stood out for me. Especially since becoming freelance, I tend to find myself dabbling into a lot more work done by other developers where most of the time it’s clear no set of coding rules ar...

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...
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Debugging Why WordPress Won’t Create Plugin Tables On Activation

July 11th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to MySQL, PHP, Web Development.
I’ve wrote small-ish WordPress plugins in the past, however at the moment I’m working on something a little more girthy (can a WordPress plugin be girthy?) where I’m getting to experiment with more of the advanced features. One of these features I’m getting to play ...

jQuery Tubular YouTube Video Not Loading On WordPress Site

July 9th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Javascript / jQuery, PHP, Web Development.
Normally I like to think I’m quite a calm and relaxed person. Or so I thought until I came across this problem when I was on the verge of throwing the PC out of the window. Ok, maybe that’s a little extreme, but after spending about 5 hours looking into this problem I was reall...
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How To Change The WordPress ‘Featured Image’ Meta Box Title

July 8th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to PHP, Web Development.
The ‘Featured Image‘ feature in WordPress was introduced in version 3 and is used in pretty much in every site I do. This uploaded image however can be used for multiple reasons (ie. slideshows, carousels, page backgrounds etc) and therefore, the name ‘Featured Image̵...

Fixing SagePay Error 4006 – The TxType requested is not supported on this account

July 6th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Web Development.
On an e-commerce site I was recently working on, the client wanted to use SagePay as their payment gateway. Integrating this was made easy due to the fact I was using WordPress and the WooCommerce plugin meaning, at the click of a button, SagePay is instantly available when the customer ch...

Putting a WordPress Website Live On a Windows IIS Server

July 3rd, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Server Management, Web Development.
A while back I wrote a quick guide on how to put a WordPress site. I still stand by this guide to this day, and still refer back to it myself as a kind of checklist. Today I came across something different however; Putting a WordPress site live on a Windows IIS Server. It was [...]...

WooCommerce Not Working After Moving It To New Server

July 3rd, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to PHP, Web Development.
I’ve just moved an e-commerce WordPress site that uses the WooCommerce plugin to another server and, when going to view the new site, I started receiving the following error: PHP Fatal error: Call to a member function is_visible() on a non-object in /public_html/wp-content/plugins/wo...

How To Display WooCommerce Featured Products Without a Shortcode

June 22nd, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to MySQL, PHP, Web Development.
WooCommerce comes with a number of useful shortcodes to allow quick insertion of WooCommerce related content within posts and pages. One of these shortcodes can be used to display featured products like so: [featured_products per_page="12" columns="4"] The above would output the featured p...