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We are a small and focused specialist web development agency based in Chorley, Lancashire. We primarily produce PHP web applications in WordPress, WooCommerce and CakePHP.

WooCommerce 3.6.2

WooCommerce 3.6.2 is now available. This release fixes backwards compatibility with themes, a conflict with WooCommerce Blocks 1.4.0, and more. ~100 commits made it into this release and the full changelog is below. Download the latest release of WooCommerce here or venture over to Dashboard → Updates to update your plugins from WordPress. As usual,&ellipsis;Read the full post »

Increase Sales With These Market-Expansion Strategies

Expanding into new markets brings great opportunities and sometimes unexpected challenges. Here are some areas to research before deciding the next steps for your business. Though the world has become more interconnected thanks to the internet, air travel, and other technological advancements, there are still many local cultural, economic, and geographic differences. And while tapping […]

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WooCommerce 3.6.1 release

Greetings all once again! While WooCommerce 3.6 was just launched less than a day ago, we received reports via GitHub and the Support Forums that some of the new functionality shipped in 3.6 was causing issues with some hosting environments. As such, we have opted to revert the code that was determined to be causing&ellipsis;Read the full post »

Time-Tracking Dice to Help You Prioritize the Important Things

From closed beta to successfully-funded Kickstarter to start-up with $1 million in funding, Timeular is on a mission to help people track their time and make it count with a multi-sided, customizable device. Raise your hand if you could do with a little more data on how you spend your days! And read on for […]

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Boost Your Store’s Performance and Pages with WooCommerce 3.6

Much has been happening behind the scenes at WooCommerce since the release of 3.5 in October 2018. The team has been working hard on a variety of improvements that are now available in WooCommerce 3.6. Two key features will make your store load faster and provide a more engaging experience for your customers: Performance Improvements […]

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WooCommerce 3.6 has arrived!

Today we are excited to announce the availability of WooCommerce 3.6. The latest release of WooCommerce has been in development since November 2018, and during that time, 3.6 has had 2279 commits from 122 contributors. 3.6 is a “minor” release; this version should be backwards compatible with sites running versions of WooCommerce greater than or&ellipsis;Read the full post »

WooCommerce 3.6 RC3

Greetings all! WooCommerce 3.6 RC2 was released last week, and since then a few small bugs have been discovered. Also with the security updates released in 3.5.8 today – we wanted to bundle up one last Release Candidate prior to the official planned launch of WooCommerce 3.6 tomorrow – April 17th. What’s New In addition&ellipsis;Read the full post »

WooCommerce 3.5.8 security release

WooCommerce 3.5.8 is now available. Since this release contains fixes to harden security, we encourage you to update your stores as soon as possible. ~7 commits made it into this release and the full changelog is below. Download the latest release of WooCommerce here or venture over to Dashboard → Updates to update your plugins&ellipsis;Read the full post »

Searching for the Right Extensions to Grow Your Store? Our Marketplace Suggestions are Here to Help

With the release of WooCommerce 3.6 – along with eight new WooCommerce product blocks and a ton of performance upgrades – we’re launching a new feature making it easier for you to find extensions that help grow your store. Introducing Marketplace Suggestions Talking to our customers, we know there are a lot of you that […]

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WooCommerce 3.6 RC2

On March 28th we announced the availability of the first Release Candidate for WooCommerce 3.6. During the RC1 testing period, a number of bugs were reported by RC testers in the community, and during additional internal testing. As such we just published a second release candidate for WooCommerce 3.6. To see all the new features&ellipsis;Read the full post »

WooCommerce Admin: A New Central Dashboard for WooCommerce

Our team is proud to announce a ‘feature plugin’ that introduces a new dashboard for WooCommerce from which store owners can manage and monitor all key reporting metrics. WooCommerce Admin is ready for the world so everyone can start benefiting from new reports, while we continue to build features. This is similar to WooCommerce Product […]

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WooCommerce Admin v0.10.0 release notes

We are happy to announce the availability of a new build of the WooCommerce Admin feature plugin! If this is the first time you have heard about WooCommerce Admin, it is a new JavaScript-driven interface for managing your WooCommerce stores that is focusing on creating new and improved reports, and a dashboard to monitor all&ellipsis;Read the full post »

A Heritage Brand With Big Impact: How Wine Group Brown Brothers Grew Their Online Presence With WooCommerce

Established in 1889, wine brand Brown Brothers have become renowned for not only their vintage wines, but their historic vineyard that hosts countless events for loyal customers. Naturally, the Brown family wanted their company’s online wine store to be just as striking. WooCommerce experts Emote Digital were happy to take on the task. An Intuitive […]

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Performance Improvements in WooCommerce 3.6 to Speed Up Stores

Alongside the new product blocks available in WooCommerce 3.6, we made a series of performance improvements in the front and back end to speed up performance. Read on to see how these changes will improve both the management and shopping experience on WooCommerce stores. Front End Changes We focused efforts on making a range of […]

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Extension Suggestions in 3.6

One of the greatest strengths of WooCommerce as a platform is the ecosystem of powerful extensions that allow users to customize and adapt their online stores to address the unique needs of their businesses. In fact, there are very few stores out there that are running without any extensions. There are 400+ extensions on the&ellipsis;Read the full post »

Dev Chat #25 Notes

Another fine installment of Dev Chat is in the books! According to our scientific emoji response system, we had 26 dev chatters in attendance for the twenty-fifth edition. The discussion was great, and you are welcome to read the full backscroll of the dev chat here, or find some notes after the break. Follow-Up Items&ellipsis;Read the full post »

Integrate Content and Commerce with WooCommerce Product Blocks

Combining content and commerce has long been a benefit of using WooCommerce and WordPress. In WooCommerce 3.6, we are taking this a step further by introducing eight new product blocks that allow insertion of products on any post or page in the store. What this means is store owners are no longer restricted to only […]

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Performance improvements in 3.6

The upcoming release of 3.6 contains a plethora of performance enhancements that improve both admin and frontend page load times. This post summarises some of the smaller changes, and explains the reasoning behind some of the larger changes and how they work. If you’re keen on testing any of this before 3.6 drops, you can&ellipsis;Read the full post »

WooCommerce 3.6 RC1

The release candidate for WooCommerce 3.6 is now available! To see all the new features being shipped in 3.6, please check out the Beta 1 post for all the details. By publishing the release candidate ( RC ) – this signals that we feel 3.6 is ready for release – but we would love your&ellipsis;Read the full post »

March 28th: Dev Chat #25

We had a grand time last month for Dev Chat #24 – and my how time flies, it is time for the twenty-fifth installment of Dev Chat! The next chat will be on Thursday March 28th at 16:00 UTC in the #core channel of the WooCommerce Community Slack. If you don’t already have access to the group, you can&ellipsis;Read the full post »