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Mark Ronson – The Bike Song

Posting a video here in order to configure AMP for WordPress to work correctly with YouTube Embeds.

If you haven’t put AMP on your WordPress website yet, its certainly worth a look. Making your site load fast on mobile is important. 

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Don’t Be This Guy…

I saw this Twitter thread today from Helen Hou-Sandi and thought, well, we should all try hard not to be this guy

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Speed up your WooCommerce Store

A few days ago, a long post about speeding up WooCommerce went live @ the Silicon Dales website. Check it out at the link if you’re interested in some ways in which you can get some speed gains for a WooCommerce store (or WordPress site for that matter).

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Answered first question on Stack Exchange in nearly 5 years!

I just posted an answer onto Stack Exchange for the first time in nearly 5 years… you can find my WordPress Stack Exchange profile here, and as you can see, its named for Silicon Dales…

I wonder if they ever got around to setting up any kind of “teams” functionality!?

Guess I could post a question onto SE.

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WordPress is now driving 30%+ of the web!

Just in today: WordPress now accounts for 30% of the web, as well as a dominant 60.2% of all websites which use any kind of Content Management System (CMS).

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The Best, Correct, Right and Only ;) way to update WordPress or WooCommerce!

As you may or may not be able to glean from my facetious title – its got a 😉 in it for this reason – I don’t think there is an only, right, best or most correct way to do really anything… all developers and store managers will find their own path.

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Develop WooCommerce? Install the latest release often!

This is a quick one, but its something I believe is important. Its a little note to self, and anyone else out there who works with WooCommerce as a developer – or wants to.

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Using WordPress Twenty Seventeen Theme? Use the Read More Tag!

Sometimes developers think about problems and look for solutions in the code, even though there’s already a better way.

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New Baby Resolutions

In case you didn’t know (and why would you) my wife and I had another baby, born on 2nd August, a baby we have called Heather.

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Welcome to my website

Welcome to my website. This is a first post, also known as a “hello world” blog post.