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  1. Jul

    Umbraco stuck at 5% on install

    If you’ve ever gone through an install screen and got stuck at the “Connecting to database..” screen, you’ll know it’s one of the most frustrating and often worrying screens. The fix is generally

    Posted by: Tim on Saturday, July 30 2016
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  2. Export all products and properties from uCommerce

    One of the most time consuming parts of building an e-commerce site is getting the data right and often it requires numerous exports. Although uCommerce is generally awesome, mass updating product

    Posted by: Tim on Tuesday, July 12 2016
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  3. IIS Url Rewrite appends trailing slash after page extension

    I’m a big fan of IIS’s built in Url rewriting module, if you’re not using it, you should be to lowercase urls, set canonical urls and all sorts it’s great. One thing that caught me out when we started

    Posted by: Tim on Friday, July 08 2016
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  4. List all products from child categories on uCommerce

    One question I’ve seen batted around a lot is how to list all products from the child categories when viewing a parent category. On the uCommerce demo store Avenue Clothing we simply loop through the

    Posted by: Tim on Friday, July 01 2016
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  5. Apr

    Export Umbraco members as CSV/table

    A while ago I blogged about how to list umbraco document types as an Excel table which has come in handy a few times. Today I thought I’d blog about how to list Umbraco members in a CSV format with

    Posted by: Tim on Thursday, April 28 2016
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  6. Feb

    Quick Tip: Quickly uninstall or change a program in Windows

    Quickly make uninstall or change a program in Windows

    Posted by: Tim on Friday, February 19 2016
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  7. Sep

    Missing uCommerce tree after upgrade

    I recently updated one of uCommerce websites to 6.7.6 and was faced with an empty tree similar to this: There were no errors coming back from TreeDataService.ashx which was just returning an empty

    Posted by: Tim on Tuesday, September 01 2015
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  8. Jun

    Bulk delete products by SKU in uCommerce

    You may already have come across my script to Quickly delete all products and orders from uCommerce but sometimes you need to delete just a set of products by SKU so here's a new one for you BEGIN

    Posted by: Tim on Tuesday, June 03 2014
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  9. May

    Stop windows lowering the music volume when a call starts

    We've started using Sqwiggle to aid remote working which is awesome. The only issue is recently I've noticed that when someone starts a conversation or sends an instant message Spotify and Windows

    Posted by: Tim on Friday, May 30 2014
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  10. How To: Bulk delete orders in uCommerce

    Sometimes things go wrong in testing but you don't want to delete all orders so here's a little script that will help you quickly delete orders based on your own criteria. In this example I'm deleting

    Posted by: Tim on Wednesday, May 21 2014
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