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SEO – some companies have given up

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Internet marketing: making sure that the people looking for you can find you What is Internet marketing? In the old pre-Internet days, companies hired a marketing specialist to identify their target audience. You could send out a hundred brochures and get just a single positive reply! The Internet has altered the face of selling. Today, […]

Zencart to WooCommerce

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Small budget, but big results When we started Four Degrees West (4DW) we tried and tested several Ecommerce engines including Magento, Zencart and Opencart. We continue to keep an eye any new developments too, making sure new projects are using the very best and latest software available. Today we use WordPress and WooCommerce, it’s much […]

Excel on your website – converting to a webpage (calculators etc)

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Excel to your website We just completed a project involving an online calculator. The form calculates how much a company can save by using their product simply by entering the number of staff, how much they earn and time spent on certain activities. The calculations are done at the same time details are entered, similar […]

Ecommerce partnership

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Looking for an ecommerce partnership? So, you have the stock and maybe even a shop and you’re not sure if selling online will work? Setting up an ecommerce business online can be expensive, it also needs to be managed. Without looking after and prompting your online shop you’re not going to get much of a […]

Converting Flash for iPad/iPhone use (and others)

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When is Flash no more? There has been talk for sometime (actually years) that Flash is no longer used. First Apple said it and they meant it! Kindle also didn’t bother, but what about all the applications that are still out there and the (relatively) new ones like BlinkBox that use Flash, then there is […]

Export Buddypress xProfile Data

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We recently added additional fields to BuddyPress profile. The administrator of the website wanted to see all members profile data in an Excel spreadsheet. Although there is currently no way to view the data in this format it is simple to extract it from the database. Here’s the SQL statement we used in phpMyAdmin: Remember […]

Zencart, Magento, OScommerce to Woocommerce?

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Want to move to new ecommerce software? Just because you spent the last few years updating your stock, taking orders and building a good customer database that you are stuck with the same shopping cart engine such as Zencart, OScommerce or Magento. WordPress (WooCommerce) v Magento WooCommerce v Magento there isn’t much competition, well we […]

We have lift off (at last!)

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Our new website is launched! One of the most difficult jobs we find is developing our own website. Like a mechanic’s car, you never seem to be able to find the time to work on your own business – besides trying to find the time, you don’t get paid to do it either! But we […]

Show correct prices for Opencart Options

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If like us you don’t think it’s a great idea to leave it to the customer to calculate the correct options value in Opencart we did a quick hack and copied here in case you’re looking for a similar solution. After some small changes to the file the options for the radio options show the […]