New versions of all WordPress/WooCommerce plugins released

New versions of all our WordPress and WooCommerce plugins have been released. This was to fix a bug found in the updater (the code which integrates with WordPress’s “Updates” page) which could sometimes stop updates checks from going ahead. As… READ MORE

WooCommerce 3.0 is out!

WooCommerce 3.0 has been released. All of our plugins have been made compatible, and you should update them before updating to WooCommerce 3.0, because WooCommerce 3.0 has a lot of internal changes. The latest versions of our plugins remain compatible… READ MORE

WooCommerce 2.7 is coming

WooCommerce 2.7 is coming…. the expected release is in a week. It’s also a major update. The internals of WooCommerce have seen a huge amount of change with this release – big internal renovations to make WooCommerce ready to be… READ MORE

Defaulting to PHP 7.0

All new websites set up are now defaulting to PHP 7.0. Apart from being a more recent PHP release with several new features, PHP 7 is considerably faster than its predecessor (PHP 5.6 – there was no PHP 6). That… READ MORE

WooCommerce 2.6 released

WooCommerce 2.6 has been released. Accordingly, the compatible 1.6 series of our popular “order / delivery times” extension has now been pushed as an available update for all users (having been the default download for new customers for around a… READ MORE

WooCommerce Opening Hours – new features + WC 2.6 compatibility

Following successful testing, we are now making the 1.6 series the default download available for customers of our highly popular “WooCommerce Opening Hours / Delivery Times” extension, for adding various time-related features to your WooCommerce store. The 1.6 series has… READ MORE

WooCommerce 2.5

WooCommerce 2.5 – the latest major release of the popular e-commerce plugin for WordPress (that powers around a quarter of all e-commerce sites) is out there. We’re happy to say that all of our extensions are supported and compatible. Existing… READ MORE

Websites now being served over IPv6

IPv6 is the next generation of the Internet protocol. Ideally, it’s something you’ll never have to know about! The short version is that the current generation – IPv4 – doesn’t allow as many devices on the Internet as the world… READ MORE

PHP 5.6 now available, and SSL improvements

Rather shockingly, stats show that currently less than a quarter of web hosting sites run on PHP versions that haven’t been end-of-lifed by the PHP group. This means that over three-quarters are running on versions for which no bug fixes… READ MORE

Unplanned maintenance / downtime report, 29th October

As many of you will have noticed, there were several hours of unplanned downtime for UK mail and shared hosting services from late afternoon until late evening yesterday, Thursday 29th October. This was caused by a defective hard disk drive…. READ MORE

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