Google Pagespeed tweaks for WordPress

Site speed is now an important signal of site quality to Google and our SEO guy has started running sites through the Google Pagespeed tool when assessing sites for clients. This usually throws up the same issues with WordPress sites and I’ve made some notes on how to fix these. With our own server we […]

New ride: BMW e28 525e Lux

I’ve been after this car for a while as it’s had all the problem areas sorted already and recent paint. Went to fetch it from up North at the weekend and the top hose popped off after ten minutes on the a19, steam cleaning the engine bay. Luckily we limped to a petrol station and […]

WooCommerce – autocomplete downloadable orders

When a downloadable order is made in WordPress/WooCommerce 2.1 the order is set to ‘processing’ the same as an order that is physically shipped. The order can then be marked as ‘complete’ by the shop admin, but it makes more sense for the order to be completed as soon as it’s paid for. Luckily, there […]

Bagged Audi estate on Bentley rims

Spotted in Lincoln Sainsburys of all places… I suppose stance guys need groceries too.

WooCommerce problems saving products with lots of variations

A client recently added a product with over 100 variations to their WordPress/WooCommerce site. The product seemed to sav OK with no errors, but seemed to bemissing some of the variations when viewed on the front end of the site. Long story short, it was down to a PHP variable in PHP 5.4 that limits […]

My old Opel Ascona lives!

The new owner of my old Opel Ascona got in touch recently to let me know the old girl is still alive and well – and will be back on the streets soon! It’s set me off looking at 70s BMWs again… E21s are crazy money now. Tempted to deck my current e46 on some […]