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  1. Nov

    Periodically hit a url with Windows Scheduler

    Sometimes you have a task that you want to run every x minutes i.e. updating order statuses or sending abandoned cart emails. There are a few ways you can do this but our preferred method at The Site

    Posted by: Tim on Monday, November 28 2016
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  2. Download any Umbraco document type’s values as crosstab/Excel table

    In a follow up to my post yesterday -How to download Umbraco content properties into a crosstab table this is the follow up SQL Script that makes it even easier to download any Umbraco document type

    Posted by: Tim on Tuesday, November 09 2010
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Mar

    How not to do a "How did you hear about us" selector

    A frequent request we get when creating a checkout process or contact us form is to include a "How did you hear about us" select list. They generally end up looking like this one I screenshot from

    Posted by: Tim on Tuesday, March 12 2013
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  6. Dec

    Prices including tax on uCommerce

    Most of our retailers price point their products to include tax i.e. a shirt that costs you £100 would include a proportion of VAT that the retailer would have to pay (at the moment about £16.67).

    Posted by: Tim on Friday, December 14 2012
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  7. Oct

    Do you know where your company's skills are lacking?

    We're recruiting again and to work out what type of recruit we would benefit from the most, we decided to try and assess our strengths and weaknesses. It was a really useful exercise and meant that we

    Posted by: Tim on Tuesday, October 30 2012
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  8. Retrieve the customer's last address when logging into uCommerce

    Probably one of the most common features of an ecommerce systems is to "retrieve my details" when logging in -after all that's why you create an account with the seller isn't it? Out of the box,

    Posted by: Tim on Tuesday, October 26 2010
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  9. Jun

    uCommerce is now free and why it's great news

    .style1 { text-align: center; } Those of you who were lucky enough to make it to CodeGarden 11 (or have been following the #CG11 hash tag) will no doubt already know that

    Posted by: Tim on Friday, June 17 2011
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  10. Jan

    Umbraco tip of the day -sort your document types

    I thought I'd share this as it's something I've been thinking about trying for a while. Umbraco is great but sometimes you want the default document selected when creating a page to be one that isn't

    Posted by: Tim on Wednesday, January 21 2009
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