How to exclude WordPress custom post types from Yoast’s HTML sitemap

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If you have a WordPress website and have looked at improving its search engine friendliness, you will now doubt have come across the Yoast SEO plugin. One of the additional tasks you can do to improve your WordPress website’s SEO is to add a HTML sitemap to list all of the pages, posts and custom… Read more »


Updating your WordPress site URL to HTTPS in the database

If you’re a WordPress developer, you’ve probably had the need to update an old website’s URL to use HTTPS recently. This guide will help you to change your WordPress website’s settings to accommodate the move to HTTPS for your website, including the options in the database and all mentions of your website’s HTTP domain within… Read more »


Bulk deleting WordPress spam in Contact Form 7 Flamingo plugin

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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »