The Site Doctor Blog

Footprints in the snow of a warped mind

  1. Jul

    What is browser testing and why does it take so long?

    Your design is built, content loaded, media is in and your site looks great on your computer -you’re ready to launch so why the sudden hold up with browser testing and why is it going to take so long?

    Posted by: Libby on Thursday, July 09 2020
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  2. How To: Create an Umbraco member and email the customer their password at checkout using uCommerce

    One of the uCommerce questions I see getting asked about quite a lot is how to email the customer their password during the checkout process Out of the box uCommerce creates a new Umbraco member for

    Posted by: Tim on Saturday, July 13 2013
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  3. Apr

    Sitefinity project stuck at warming up

    We've had the opportunity recently to start working with the enterprise grade CMS Sitefinity in a little more depth than our previous Ucommerce consultancy which has been a welcome break. It's been

    Posted by: Tim on Thursday, April 30 2020
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  4. Mar

    How To: Quickly Set Umbraco File and Folder Permissions with PowerShell

    In 2010 I blogged about how to set Umbraco folder permissions using PowerShell. This has been a really handy snippet -but it's always been a bit of a pain when dealing with new servers, remembering

    Posted by: Tim on Friday, March 16 2018
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  5. 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

    GDPR Data Flow Diagram Template

    GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is one of the hot topics at the moment and we've been helping clients get their website ready for the pending changes.One of the trickier required (but

    Posted by: Tim on Monday, December 04 2017
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Jun

    Set Umbraco Folder Permissions with Powershell

    If you're not configuring Umbraco through a web installer, you've had your installs in place for years and never checked the permissions or whoever set the permissions up was lazy and gave IIS write

    Posted by: Tim on Thursday, June 17 2010
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