Category: Web Development

Installing Facebook pixel to WHMCS 7

I’ve just been banging my head against the desk trying to install the Facebook Pixel code to WHMCS 7 manually. I want to track hosting order completion to see how well Facebook ads convert. The problem Adding the Facebook pixel code to header.tpl hosed the WHMCS front end template. The fix WHMCS templates need the […]

PHP development – Systems vs custom made

We’ve used a variety of PHP content management and ecommerce systems over the years and have gone in the direction of using existing systems rather than creating custom made systems for clients. We chose this route as using a ready made starting point reduces development costs and theoretically makes life easier when it comes to […]

WP Super Cache on Heart Internet

We’ve recently started getting WordPress sites to pass the Google Pagespeed Insights test to help with SEO. As part of this they are looking for the server response time to be as low as possible. One way to get this down is to serve HTML cached versions of the WordPress pages rather than doing a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 save OK with no errors, but seemed to be missing 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 […]