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Lag and delay issues with Cloudflare?

As previously posted I have been using Cloudflare on our Filled Party Bags store for a while. However, recently the site which was cloudflared experienced long delays (up to 30 seconds)! Stragely this did not seem to affect the origin … Continue reading

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Party Bags, Barclays PingIt and BigCommerce

Just been investigating Barclays PingIt and to be honest am knocked out by the ease of use. As a result I reckoned it was something we wanted to offer at our Website which sells childrens party bags and Party Bag … Continue reading

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Bigcommerce Social Shop and Olark

As mentioned previously, I recently installed a livechat function on our Kids Party bags site using olark and bigcommerce. This works great however it looks very wierd in our social shop in facebook, as a result I ended up modifying … Continue reading

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livechat with olark and Bigcommerce

I recently installed a livechat function on our Kids Party bags site using olark and bigcommerce. love it!      

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Separate subdomains with cloudflare and bigcommerce

One common technique that I have used in the past is using separate usbdomains for hosting larger static files. I recently ended up diong this with BigCommerce and Cloudflare to avoid pulling large content thru bigcommerce. I did this recently … Continue reading

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Integrating Big Commerce with WordPress

Just had a first look at Big Commerce API for accessing products. This seems quite cool and appears to be a plain old xml API, I first came across this when I looked for a way of embedding products from … Continue reading

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Google Apps

Just used Google Apps for the first time to get “real” email addresses for http://www.partybagkids.co.uk/ Very Cool

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The infamous BigCommerce H1 Tag issue – revisited

Using BigCommerce for Party bag Kids UK is great however there is one element which niggles me and others – namely the H1 issue that is dicussed here. Basically BigCommerce generates nice H1 tags unless you have a image logo … Continue reading

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301 or 302 for www/non-www in BigCommerce

BigCommerce redirects a non www. domain such as partybagkids.co.uk to the www version (www.partybagkids.co.uk) however this is done via a 302 (tempoary redirect). According to google a 301 (perminent redirect) is what is needed. To do this CloudFlare again came … Continue reading

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How to migrate a domain with BigCommerce

Ok so having taken the decision to migrate The Little Treasure Box to Party Bag Kids UK the question is how do we do this without taking the store offline. BigCommerce is sweet but the fly in the ointment is … Continue reading

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