Jul
24
2017

Bulk deleting WordPress spam in Contact Form 7 Flamingo plugin

Have you had problems in your WordPress website with a lot of spam submissions through your Contact Form 7 plugin? Spam emails aren’t uncommon, but if you use Contact Form 7 out of the box and simply set it to forward the submitted message to you by email, your email program – Gmail, Outlook, etc… Read more »

Jun
19
2017

Disabling redirect to checkout in Magento after adding a product

Here’s another Magento guide for quite a common query: how to disable the redirect to the checkout after adding a product to the cart in Magento. Whilst this is a handy feature – enabled by default – for stores where customers aren’t likely to browse, it can be frustrating for customers who want to continue… Read more »

Mar
11
2017

Adding a Google Font to your Magento theme using local.xml layout file

A fairly common task for building custom Magento themes these days is to use a web font. Whilst there are plenty of services which offer hosted web fonts for use on Magento and other website platforms, Google Fonts has a reasonable library of fonts available for us on the web. This guide will show you… Read more »

Sep
26
2016

Best practice tips for Magento theme development

seasoned Magento consultants, one of the things we see often is poorly implemented Magento themes. After running a Magento training course for web developers recently, a discussion with them lead to creating a list of best practices for Magento 1.x theme development. So, here are a list of tips for newcomers to Magento and Magento… Read more »

Sep
2
2016

Changing the default uploads directory in WordPress

By default, all media – images, files, etc – uploaded in to a WordPress website in the wp-content/uploads directory. There are times that this isn’t particularly helpful – for example, if you want to maintain legacy URLs for images from an old website you have migrated to WordPress, you’ll need to change the value.  This is… Read more »

May
27
2016

Showing Magento’s search engine below Google’s sitelinks

This is a guide to implementing the necessary markup to tell Google about your own Magento store’s search engine, which can then be used in some listings when users are searching for terms related to your website. Keep reading to learn how to show your Magento website’s search engine in the Google Search Engine Results… Read more »

Mar
31
2016

How to remove .html from your Magento store’s category URLs

Magento is a great ecommerce platform for search engines out of the box, but there are a few changes we make for most clients launching their stores on Magento Community or Magento Enterprise Editions for search engines. One of these is quite a small change, but helps your store URLs look a lot neater (as… Read more »

Feb
20
2016

Disabling checkout with multiple addresses in Magento

As you will no doubt know, Magento is a well built and feature-rich ecommerce platform, but there are some default settings in Magento which we frequently seem to need to alter for our ecommerce clients. One of these is disabling checkout with multiple addresses By default, Magento Community and Magento Enterprise versions allow customers to… Read more »

Jan
19
2016

What’s new in Magento 2

December 2015 saw the release of Magento 2 for store owners and merchants. As experienced Magento consultants, Richard Carter Consultancy share our insight and thoughts on what’s new in Magento 2. Magento was started in 2007, and has become one of the leading ecommerce platforms in the world. Whilst it may have a steep learning… Read more »

Oct
15
2015

Adding Apple (iPhone/iPad) touch icons to Magento 1.9 using local.xml layout XML

We’ve seen a lot of hacky-feeling ways to adding Apple touch icon paths to theof your Magento store, so here is a cleaner way to add Apple Touch icons to your Magento theme’selement. 1. Open your Magento theme’s local.xml Open your theme’s local.xml layout file, located in the app/design/frontend/[package]/[theme]/layout, where [package] and [theme] are relevant to… Read more »