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robscott

  • Member Since: May 2nd, 2007
  • United Kingdom
  • https://silicondales.com
  • Director at Silicon Dales
  • @robscott on WordPress.org and Slack
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Bio/Description

Among a host of other online businesses, I setup and help to run Silicon Dales.

We develop themes, plugins and other WordPress tips and tools for ourselves, our clients and the WP community, as well as utilising several other technologies for business customers.

Silicon Dales are accredited WooExperts, which means we’re officially recognised service providers to the many, many great businesses out there which run WooCommerce.

We host WP sites in the cloud for larger businesses – utilising our own Dedicated Servers (England) and Amazon EC2 (Europe / World-wide) to provide some pretty robust WP experiences!

Interests

Fly Fishing
Running
Football
Reading
Writing

WordPress Origin Story

I created a business while I was at school / university which required a website to make sales. I installed WordPress for part of it. This part won a few awards. I built more WordPress based websites for my businesses. Eventually, other people came and helped. We got asked to help with WordPress based websites by other businesses. We created a company to service this.

  • Posted a reply to Very restrictive functions, and poorly thought out, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Perhaps contribute to the development of this plugin - and also contribute to core by…

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Remove Cart and $ from storefront header, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi, In fairness to Caleb, he's trying to point in the right direction, and this…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Theme Customizer Stuck on "Saved" (can't save!), on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    @periago - in my case, above, this was not an issue with WordPress, but with…

    6 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Theme Customizer Stuck on "Saved" (can't save!), on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi @anthum1 - your issue sounds like *something else* - I recommend you post a…

    7 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Plugin Fatal Error, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Okay I can see what this error is - PHP version on this site needed…

    7 months ago

  • Created a topic, Plugin Fatal Error, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi, Have the Mailgun plugin installed on a site, and …

    7 months ago

  • Posted a reply to database table does not exist, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Okay I have further info - the site in question is hosted on IIS (Windows)…

    7 months ago

  • Posted a reply to [Resolved] Theme Customizer Stuck on "Saved" (can't save!), on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Make a change, and the button should change to “save & publish”. If that does…

    7 months ago

  • Posted a reply to database table does not exist, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    This is not a me too. Working on a new-to-me client site I came across…

    7 months ago

  • Created a topic, Works first time, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Installed into wordpress with wp rocket installed, and…

    10 months ago

  • Posted a reply to /?wc-ajax=get_refreshed_fragments, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Posting a me too @Mike Jolley with some (limited) value add ;) Have seen this…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to is it possible for someone to become a user-subscriber without becoming..., on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    You can setup not to allow users to register on your website at all, at:…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Strange 'files' in media library preventing new uploads, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    This sounds like it almost certainly is a permissions issue. If you cannot delete the…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Changing Font Size Back To The Original, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    What theme are you using?

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to After update to 4.4.2 blanco site and no login screen, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Try visiting yoursite.com/wp-login.php in a browser incognito window. Also, if you have access to logs,…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Plugin Suggestion, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I've seen reasonable results with the following plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/sponsor-flipwall-shortcode/ Note it might not do everything…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Missing info on page, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    That is a shortcode, which may well have been created to customise the appearance based…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Valid Rss feed does not display, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    It looks like you have tried to put the following in: http://feeds.specificfeeds.com/familyaswego This URL does…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Repair Option Table, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    You may need to get MySQL to repair this table. If you have phpMyAdmin, you…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Was up and running for months. Stuck on 4.1, tried manual update, now it's dead., on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    The error tells you that PHP failed to open a required file, /home/pumpedsocial/public_html/wp-includes/load.php. A few…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Not getting password reset emails from WP, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    There's sometimes an issue with php mail routing when the sending domain and recipient domain…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Strange Behaviour on a Couple WP Sites, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Forget this, I think I've found the common issue. We need to generate a new…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Strange Behaviour on a Couple WP Sites, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Unable to upload pictures since 4.4.1, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    It could be: Permissions - is your web user / group able to write to…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Theme Customizer Stuck on "Saved" (can't save!), on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    In short: I didn't realise the default status is a greyed out "saved", as I've…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Theme Customizer Stuck on "Saved" (can't save!), on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, Yes - it was stuck in "saved" on the one site, and, as you…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Theme Customizer Stuck on "Saved" (can't save!), on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    An update Logged in on ipad, via safari. Still stuck on "saved". Logged onto a…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Theme Customizer Stuck on "Saved" (can't save!), on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Change Display when No Ratings / Reviews Received, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks - is there any code we can hack in the meantime? For now, we've…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Average rating - How do you remove this, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    +1 for needing this.

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Change Display when No Ratings / Reviews Received, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to 3.10 Update - wpsc-update, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    A variation on this answer appears to be the right solution - https://wordpress.org/support/topic/v-3100-cannot-update-database?replies=18

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to 3.10 Update - wpsc-update, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Yes - how you fixed this might be helpful for others suffering the same issue,…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Using %%term_title%% for Custom Post Type - in the Title, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    @jrf Thanks! That's absolutely what I was looking for. I thought this would be in…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to ERROR 403: Forbidden on Redirects & Admin Page, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, The file permissions issue was another plugin - please disregard. Note the "reappearence" was…

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Using %%term_title%% for Custom Post Type - in the Title, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to ERROR 403: Forbidden on Redirects & Admin Page, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    UPDATE - looks like this issue has reappeared. Plugin somehow appears to be altering file…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to ERROR 403: Forbidden on Redirects & Admin Page, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    So to clarify, the solution is: If you are getting ERROR 403: Forbidden and you…

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, ERROR 403: Forbidden on Redirects & Admin Page, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to wordpress automatically updating itself to alpha?, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Okay - thanks - think we tracked this down from this thread here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/running-v40-alpha-and-i-dont-know-why?replies=9 The…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Running v4.0-alpha and I don't know why!, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks @Lee Willis - reverting looks like the solution here, just wanted to confirm that…

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, wordpress automatically updating itself to alpha?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Notification "From" Email Addres, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Keep getting spammed by the same country, but the plugin doesn't block them, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, Just reviewing this plugin for a website we admin and thought I would add…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Tabs Not Working After Update - Chrome, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Can confirm reverting to 2.9.3 fixes the issue and the tabs work once again. If…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Tabs Not Working After Update - Chrome, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    This plugin has been installed for a long time - and working - on a…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Shortcodes Ultimate 4.4.4, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    @akingsail - hand coding can be the way to go if you can handle it.…

    4 years ago

  • Posted a reply to ability to search within a specific plugin support forum, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    @celiamellinger This might not just be a search thing? As in, if support items could…

    4 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Shortcodes Ultimate 4.4.4, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    @akingsail This plugin has stopped working upon upgrade more than once - I would recommend…

    4 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Icons went away with last update, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Okay, after updating, the icon styles have changed quite a bit. Quick fix is as…

    4 years ago