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Force Woocommerce Database Update in WordPress

Well, realising I had to try to force Woocommerce database update in WordPress had me scratching my chin for…ohhh, 2 mins 😉

So this is more a note-to-self on what you need to do when you run head-long in to updating the WooCommerce plugin and the following conditions arise :

1) didn’t back-up database
2) forgot a DB upgrade might happen Read more

Get a list of URLs Indexed in Google

So, sometimes you just need to get a list of URLs Indexed in Google for a specific site – could be a million reasons for that…me, I needed to get a list of indexed pages to set up some 301 redirects to a new domain for a photographer.

In my experience, Photographers like a blog or two, so I knew the the page count could be in the hundreds – a quick check on indexed pages using ‘site:someradsite.com’ in the google search box returned just over 100 results. Score! Still…definitly an couple of hours I wouldn’t get back was i to manually grab each one to get a list of indexed urls…nobody got time for that crap!

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Freelance Web Designer – Why Should I Hire One?

Thats a very good question, and one I feel should be answered on a site such as this. I have worked both freelance and employed positions and as a webmaster/designer have enjoyed both immensely, however given a choice as a designer, I would opt to work on a freelance basis every time. Why?…more than anything, variety.

But what about you? It’s your business after all, and you may be wondering what the benefits of hiring a freelance web designer over employing a full time position would be. Well, here’s a few pointers about freelance web designers you should consider when making this decision. Read more

Animated Zepto Page Transitions with CSS

Animated Zepto page transitions with CSS are not something I have had to deal with before myself, mostly due to the fact that to make it work well, there is a need to hi-jack the users browser to some extent. On the internet this is generally a no-no. “You can’t hi-jack my browser…it’s my browser, i’ll make it work, how I want it to work.” And quite right too…for the everyday, public-facing, user friendly website.

But what about if its not public facing? What if its only available to internal staff? What if its a web based presentation for high-level staff at a global company, who want to impress their bosses on the other side of the world, and show their forward thinking by displaying their latest information using new and exciting ways? Well… I don’t know about yourselves, but I think thats a different kettle of fish altogether. Read more