A 2013 Social Media Report; UK User Demographics & Their Suitability According to a Company’s Target Group

With 85% of the UK population stating that they have used Internet, it is becoming clear that companies can now approach a wide range of people by implementing online strategies. Apparently this is something that many have already realized since 1/3 of the advertising spend is going into Digital Marketing. But what British do when [...]

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The Art of Winning in the Digital Marketplace

“The SEO and online marketing you knew just died a painful death”. Sid Vel details how 2012 was the year when the SEO industry had a major shake up and matured up. There’s bad news for companies who have been employing quick and cheap search engine optimisation (SEO) tactics while there is good news for [...]

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Search Not Working or Products Not Displaying Correctly on Magento website

Using the Index Management feature of your Magento website can solve various problems related to products or categories not appearing as they should on your site. It is also the solution to fixing a broken site search function. Here’s how… The Search Has Stopped Working on my Magento Website Is the Search function on your [...]

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‘Is Home Page’ conditional or Check if you are on the Home page in Magento 1.4 & 1.5

Do you need to put some content on the Home page of your Magento site, but not on others? Here’s how: Open the relevant .phtml template file which contains the code you want to show on the Home page. Then add the code below depending on which version of Magento you are using… In Magento version 1.4.x [...]

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Automated Emailing of Invoices

From January 2012, Invoices from Optimise will be sent to you via our new automated emailing program. If you would wish us to change the recipient email address we have on file for your company please let us know. Thanks

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Ireland VAT Increase to 23% Jan 2012

The standard rate of VAT in Ireland increases from 21% to 23% for all invoices raised on or after the 1st of January 2012. Note: For companies within the UK, this VAT change program does not need to be run. Please read the following information carefully and familiarise yourself with the options available to you. Please [...]

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Menu Highlighting with jQuery

If you’ve built a menu and you want to style the link which corresponds to the page you are on, you can easily add a class to the link using jQuery and then style it using CSS. Billy, one of the developers here at Optimise Web, wrote this small, yet effective script to add a [...]

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How to remove Recurring Profiles & Billing Agreements links from customer account navigation menu in Magento

I spent quite a while trying to work out how to remove the Recurring Profile and Billing Agreements links from the Customer Account navigation menu in Magento. There are plenty of blog posts and Magento forum topics describing how to comment out or even delete the appropriate lines in the billing_agreement.xml or recurring_profile.xml files like [...]

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Update – Magento 1.5.1.0 – Delete Test Orders & Customers using SQL

As always, please backup your database and files before running raw SQL queries against your Magento database. I’ve tested this on a Magento CE 1.5.1.0 site today and it works. Source : http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/2960/P15/#t348791

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Magento – Newsletter Subscribe Form in Footer or Header

It used to be the case that to move your Newsletter Subcribe form, or other Magento blocks, from their original position in your Magento template you would need to go and find the relevant lines in the layout XML files and modify them to show in a new postition. This however was a tedious process; [...]

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