Increase Maximum File Upload Size in WordPress

In some cases the file you are trying to upload into the Media Library in your WordPress installation may be bigger than the maximum allowed size. This is a common problem, but it is easy to fix. At Optimise Web our web servers have a maximum upload limit of 2MB. Occasionally we have clients who […]

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Hide Pages from a Menu in WordPress 3.x

If you have a page in WordPress you do not want to appear on a menu — for example, say you have created a static Home page, but don’t want it to be shown on the main menu, you can add an exclude argument in the menu function. Find the function which calls your menu, […]

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Magento Delete All ‘Url Rewrite Management’ URLs in the Database

To delete all the URL rewrites from the Magento admin backend, you can do the following: Using your favourite database browser, connect to your Magento database Go to the table named ‘core_url_rewrite’ Empty this table Log back in to the Magento backend and reindex all This action will clear out all manually and system created […]

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Posting form data using CodeIgniter and Ajax

Using Ajax to post form data has been made really simple with jQuery’s Ajax methods. Here I’ll show you how to post data to a controller using the jQuery javascript library and the Codeigniter PHP framework In this example I am just going to show you how to post data to a controller. The data […]

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Fix : WordPress is Stuck in Maintenance Mode after Automatic Upgrade

Is your WordPress site stuck in maintenance mode and displaying the following message? Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute. Deleting the file called “.maintenance” in the root of the site’s public folder should fix the maintenance mode issue. In most cases the file upgrade would be done successfully and progress stuck at […]

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Check to See If Your Email Server is Blacklisted

Having trouble receiving or sending emails? Are your emails ending up in the receiver’s junk/spam folder? Did you know, your email server’s IP could be blacklisted? The following steps will help you check your domain name / email server’s health. Step 1: Visit http://www.mxtoolbox.com. MX Toolbox is a MX Lookup Tool that lets you check your DNS […]

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Update – Magento 1.4.1.1 – Delete Test Orders & Customers using SQL

When moving a Magento development site to live or cleaning up dummy orders and customers, you might want to wipe out all test customers and orders from the Magento database / backend. The following SQL queries can be run on the database. Be careful: make a backup of the database before doing this. I’ve run […]

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Codeigniter – Sending Emails using Gmail’s SMTP Server

Sending emails and attaching files along with them are super easy! Just create a file called email.php in the config folder of your application. This file will contain the details of your Gmail SMTP server. [php] $config[‘protocol’] = ‘smtp’; $config[‘smtp_host’] = ‘ssl://smtp.gmail.com’; $config[‘smtp_port’] = ‘465’; $config[‘smtp_user’] = ‘youremail@gmail.com’; $config[‘smtp_pass’] = ‘password’; $config[‘charset’] = ‘utf-8’; $config[‘newline’] […]

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Stunning Product Images for eCommerce Websites

To persuade your consumers to buy your products over the internet is not an easy task. The consumer is on their own, without help from your sales staff, trying to make a buying choice. Product imagery plays a crucial role in eCommerce. When a consumer buys a product, without touching and feeling it, detailed product […]

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Magento Tax Rates – Import / Export

With the UK VAT rate going up to 20% from 17.5%, many Magento users might be wanting to know how to change the tax rates in the backend of Magento. If you cater to many countries and wish to mass edit the tax rates, using the Import/Export feature is the best option. The following image […]

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