Windows 10 Calculator Replacement: Series Index – azurecurve
Feb16

Windows 10 Calculator Replacement: Series Index – azurecurve

Windows 10 Calculator Replacement: Series Index – azurecurve Skip to content By continuing to use the site (by scrolling or navigating), you agree to the use of cookies. more information AcceptThe cookie settings on this website are set to “allow cookies” to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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All Workflow Approvers Need A Display name in AD – azurecurve
Feb15

All Workflow Approvers Need A Display name in AD – azurecurve

All Workflow Approvers Need A Display name in AD – azurecurve Skip to content By continuing to use the site (by scrolling or navigating), you agree to the use of cookies. more information AcceptThe cookie settings on this website are set to “allow cookies” to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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Configure Windows Service – azurecurve
Feb15

Configure Windows Service – azurecurve

This post is part of the series on Implementing SmartConnect, an integration tool from eOne Solutions, which can take data from any source and integrate it into Microsoft Dynamics GP (and other systems such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM or Sales Force amongst others). It has a drag and drop interface to make creating integrations quick and easy for all users rather than just developers (as… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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Implementing SmartConnect: Installation – azurecurve
Feb14

Implementing SmartConnect: Installation – azurecurve

This post is part of the series on Implementing SmartConnect, an integration tool from eOne Solutions, which can take data from any source and integrate it into Microsoft Dynamics GP (and other systems such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM or Sales Force amongst others). It has a drag and drop interface to make creating integrations quick and easy for all users rather than just developers (as… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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Making Tax Digital Now Available in Dynamics GP 2016 and 2018 – azurecurve
Feb13

Making Tax Digital Now Available in Dynamics GP 2016 and 2018 – azurecurve

Microsoft’s Jodi Christiansen has, on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog, announced the release of the January hotfix which includes the Making Tax Digital (MTD) updates required for VAT submissions to HMRC from April. The Microsoft Docs site has been updated with setup instructions; I need to get it downloaded and installed to confirm the functionality, as all of the setup is around… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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Implementing SmartConnect: Prerequisites – azurecurve
Feb13

Implementing SmartConnect: Prerequisites – azurecurve

This post is part of the series on Implementing SmartConnect, an integration tool from eOne Solutions, which can take data from any source and integrate it into Microsoft Dynamics GP (and other systems such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM or Sales Force amongst others). It has a drag and drop interface to make creating integrations quick and easy for all users rather than just developers (as… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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Implementing SmartConnect: System Requirements – azurecurve
Feb12

Implementing SmartConnect: System Requirements – azurecurve

This post is part of the series on Implementing SmartConnect, an integration tool from eOne Solutions, which can take data from any source and integrate it into Microsoft Dynamics GP (and other systems such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM or Sales Force amongst others). It has a drag and drop interface to make creating integrations quick and easy for all users rather than just developers (as… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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SmartConnect vs. Integration Manager – azurecurve
Feb11

SmartConnect vs. Integration Manager – azurecurve

This post is part of the series on Implementing SmartConnect, an integration tool from eOne Solutions, which can take data from any source and integrate it into Microsoft Dynamics GP (and other systems such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM or Sales Force amongst others). It has a drag and drop interface to make creating integrations quick and easy for all users rather than just developers (as… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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Desktop Icons Suddenly Small – azurecurve
Feb10

Desktop Icons Suddenly Small – azurecurve

I’m posting this one because it is quite silly and I’m probably not going to remember it, if I don’t write it down. I logged onto my main desktop the other day and all of the desktop icons were a lot smaller than usual: I had no idea how this had happened; I have syncing set up with OneDrive and had recently installed and configured an old laptop with a 1366×768 display and my main… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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Adding Plugin When Plugin Manager Shows No Plugins – azurecurve
Feb09

Adding Plugin When Plugin Manager Shows No Plugins – azurecurve

I’ve tagged this post into the series I did a while ago on installing Notepad++’ as it came up after I received a new laptop at work and installed Notepad++ again. I needed to use the Compare plugin, but when I opened the Plugin Manager, no plugins were listed (usually there would be a list of many available plugins): The solution top this is to manually download and install the… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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What Will 2019 Bring For Gutenberg in WordPress – azurecurve
Feb08

What Will 2019 Bring For Gutenberg in WordPress – azurecurve

Back towards the end of last year, I did a few posts on Gutenberg for WordPress. Since then there’s been a bit more clarity around what 2019 will bring for Gutenberg in WordPress. A post on the Make WordPress blog explains how phase 2 will be about introducing Gutenberg to the Customizer: This means that the sidebar, widgets, and menus will all be moved to Gutenberg. Assurances that… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article...

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Add Page Breaks In Blog Posts – azurecurve
Feb07

Add Page Breaks In Blog Posts – azurecurve

Adding page breaks to a blog post came up in discussion the other day, where someone thought it was done by adding <!–more–> to a post. However this tag is actually used to add a break to a post in the blog index or archive pages, resulting in something that looks like this: As you’ll see at the bottom of the post in the index, there is a Continue link which will open the whole blog… Continue Reading Ian...

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Who Are eOne Solutions? – azurecurve
Feb07

Who Are eOne Solutions? – azurecurve

This post is part of the series on Implementing SmartConnect, an integration tool from eOne Solutions, which can take data from any source and integrate it into Microsoft Dynamics GP (and other systems such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM or Sales Force amongst others). It has a drag and drop interface to make creating integrations quick and easy for all users rather than just developers (as… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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Implementing SmartConnect: Introduction – azurecurve
Feb07

Implementing SmartConnect: Introduction – azurecurve

This post is part of the series on Implementing SmartConnect, an integration tool from eOne Solutions, which can take data from any source and integrate it into Microsoft Dynamics GP (and other systems such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM or Sales Force amongst others). It has a drag and drop interface to make creating integrations quick and easy for all users rather than just developers (as… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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Checking If Function Exists In Namespace – azurecurve
Feb06

Checking If Function Exists In Namespace – azurecurve

I’ve been developing my own plugins for WordPress and, more reently, ClassicPress. At times it’s been necessary to check ifa function exists. It’s fairly straightforward to do this check: if (!function_exists(‘azrcrv_get_breadrumbs’)){ // code here } I also use a few plugins developed by other people. One of the ones I’ve been reviewing recently is Estimated Read Time...

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Implementing SmartConnect: Series Index – azurecurve
Feb06

Implementing SmartConnect: Series Index – azurecurve

SmartConnect is an integration tool from eOne Solutions which can take data from any source and integrate it into Microsoft Dynamics GP (and other systems such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM or Sales Force amongst others). It has a drag and drop interface to make creating integrations quick and easy for all users rather than just developers (as many integration tools target). I’ve known… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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Download SSRS 2017 – azurecurve
Feb05

Download SSRS 2017 – azurecurve

In this short series of posts, I am going to be covering the installation of Microsoft SQL Server 2017; the installation process for this version is somewhat different to previous ones, in that SQL Server Management Studio and SQL Server Reporting Services have been separated out from the main installer. The series index can be found here. I am not a SQL expert and this series of posts is… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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What Are The GP Elementz Portals? – azurecurve
Feb04

What Are The GP Elementz Portals? – azurecurve

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have joined ISC Software Solutions, a UK headquartered Microsoft Dynamics GP VAR (Value Added Reseller) and ISV (Independent Software Vendor) with an office in Ireland. The ISV offering from ISC Software includes the GP Elementz add-ons for Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as a set of web portals: ​​CustomerHQ – Provide your customers secure access… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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Allow WordPress to Perform Minor Updates – azurecurve
Feb03

Allow WordPress to Perform Minor Updates – azurecurve

Back in December I posted about stopping WordPress from updating to WordPress 5 (which includes the terrible Gutenberg. However, I realised soon afterwards that was the wrong thing to do; instead I should have allowed WordPress to perform minor updates within the WordPress 4 branch, which can be done using the below line: define( ‘WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE’, ‘minor’ ); Once this line… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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How To Downgrade WordPress 5.0.3 to 4.9.9 – azurecurve
Feb02

How To Downgrade WordPress 5.0.3 to 4.9.9 – azurecurve

I’ve discussed before the problems WordpRess 5 and Gutenberg present me; I’ve avoided upgrading to WordPress 5 and remained on WordPress 4.9.x as I plan my migration to ClassicPress. Despite remaining on the WordPress 4.9.x branch and telling WordPress, via the config file, to only allow minor upgrades within that branch, the admin dashboard has a large Update Now button which will… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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Microsoft Virtual Academy Closing and Being Replaced With Microsoft Learn – azurecurve
Feb02

Microsoft Virtual Academy Closing and Being Replaced With Microsoft Learn – azurecurve

I was talking to someone recently about online training courses from Microsoft and directed them to the Microsoft Virtual Academy which I looked at quite a while ago now. However, they came back to me to let me know that it is being retired in favour of Microsoft Learn. Microsoft Learn seems to be mainly focused on Azure with a few courses available for PowerBI, Power Apps and Flow.

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What Are The GP Elementz? – azurecurve
Feb01

What Are The GP Elementz? – azurecurve

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have joined ISC Software Solutions, a UK headquartered Microsoft Dynamics GP VAR (Value Added Reseller) and ISV (Independent Software Vendor) with an office in Ireland. Over time, ISC Software have created a number of customisations for clients which have been made more widely available to customers as the GP Elementz; if you’re an ISC Software… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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What Services Does ISC Software Offer? – azurecurve
Jan31

What Services Does ISC Software Offer? – azurecurve

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have joined ISC Software Solutions, a UK headquartered Microsoft Dynamics GP VAR (Value Added Reseller) and ISV (Independent Software Vendor) with an office in Ireland. This short series of posts is a quick introduction to ISC Software and what they offer to Microsoft Dynamics GP clients in the UK, Ireland and in the rest of the… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on their...

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Information about the VAT 100 Return – azurecurve
Jan30

Information about the VAT 100 Return – azurecurve

Sr. Technical Support Engineer Cheryl Waswick did a post yesterday on the Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog about the upcoming Making Tax Digital changes for VAT submission in the UK. Microsoft have been fielding a lot of questions from partners about the VAT 100 Report in relation to Making Tax Digital and have put together some information on VAT 100 in a Q&A format. As Cheyrl… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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Who Are ISC Software? – azurecurve
Jan30

Who Are ISC Software? – azurecurve

As I mentioned in the last post, I have joined ISC Software Solutions, a Microsoft Dynamics GP VAR (Value Added Reseller) and ISV (Independent Software Vendor), as the Lead ERP Consultant. ISC Software are Microsoft business software specialists whose ethos is centered upon our customers. We deliver products and solutions in the way that best meets the needs of our customers and the… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article...

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“Times change and we change with them” or “I have a new job” – azurecurve
Jan29

“Times change and we change with them” or “I have a new job” – azurecurve

After just over 7 years with Perfect Image, I decided it was time to move on and have accepted a position with ISC Software as the Lead ERP Consultant; I started in my new role on Monday last week. This is a change for me as I was the ERP Practice Manager at Perfect Image, but I decided to step out of management back into a role with a stronger focus on projects and delivery of… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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Payables Management Batch Posting Date Disabled When Workflow Active – azurecurve
Jan28

Payables Management Batch Posting Date Disabled When Workflow Active – azurecurve

A client recently logged an issue whereby the Posting Date on the Payables Batch Entry window () in some companies: When we investigated the issue, it turned out that the field was disabled in those companies which had a Payables Transaction Approval workflow active; I did additional testing and the Payables Batch Approval workflow does not have the same effect. It turns out this is a… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article...

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Factory Reset An iPhone – azurecurve
Jan27

Factory Reset An iPhone – azurecurve

When I was at Perfect Image I had a work phone, which was an iPhone 5. Tjis was an absolutely terrible phone which I was delighted to hand back. However, I’d had it for a few years and it was linked to an iTunes account in my name, had my fingerprint locking it, so I needed to do a factory reset. The process to reset a iPhone isn’t too difficult, but I always struggled to navigate… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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Remove Microsoft Account From A PC – azurecurve
Jan26

Remove Microsoft Account From A PC – azurecurve

The steps to remove/unlink a Microsoft Account, including associated Microsoft Store, from a PC are actually quite simple, but I had to do a search to find them. Writing them down will help me to remember in future. To unlink a Microsoft Account, open the Manage your account window from the Windows Start menu: Click on the Email & app accounts tab in the navigation pane (these first two… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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Local by Flywheel: Review – azurecurve
Jan25

Local by Flywheel: Review – azurecurve

This post is part of the series on Local by Flywheel. Over the course of this series, I’ve installed Local by Flywheel, created and tested the default WordPress site and also accessed the local development site from the Internet. Overall I have been very impressed with Local by Flywheel. It is a very easy installation, flexible yet simple setup and easy enough to access both internally… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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Test Updated Site Works – azurecurve
Jan24

Test Updated Site Works – azurecurve

This blog is a personal project; all opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer. This blog and its content is provided “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability or content of the information herein. The author shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages… Continue Reading Ian...

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Local by Flywheel: Update wp.config – azurecurve
Jan23

Local by Flywheel: Update wp.config – azurecurve

This blog is a personal project; all opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer. This blog and its content is provided “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability or content of the information herein. The author shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages… Continue Reading Ian...

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Upload Own Files – azurecurve
Jan22

Upload Own Files – azurecurve

This post is part of the series on Local by Flywheel. With the database restored, the next step is to upload the files from the live site. I used FileZilla to FTP to the site and download the files. One you have the files downloaded, they need to be copied to the Local by Flywheel version of the site. The fields are accessible using Windows Explorer. The easiest way to get to the folder,… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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Update Links in Database – azurecurve
Jan21

Update Links in Database – azurecurve

This post is part of the series on Local by Flywheel. In the last post of this series, I restored the database from my live blog into Local by Flywheel. The next step is to change the references in the database from my live domain address (http://www.azurecurve.co.uk) to the one local to Local by Flywheel (azurecurve.local). I did this by running the following SQL query against the… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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Upload Own Database – azurecurve
Jan20

Upload Own Database – azurecurve

This post is part of the series on Local by Flywheel. To migrate an existing site into Local by Flywheel, the first step is to restore your database. To make the backup, I used the mySQL Workbench, but many tools can be used to make and restore a backup of the database. The first step is to backup your database from your current web host. Once you have this backup file, you need to… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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Migrate Site to Local by Flywheel – azurecurve
Jan19

Migrate Site to Local by Flywheel – azurecurve

This blog is a personal project; all opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer. This blog and its content is provided “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability or content of the information herein. The author shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages… Continue Reading Ian...

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Access Site From External Location – azurecurve
Jan18

Access Site From External Location – azurecurve

This post is part of the series on Local by Flywheel. You are able to give access to people externally in order that they can view your site in Local by Flywheel. You do this from the site overview page, by clicking the Enable button at the bottom of the screen: Once you’ve clicked the button, it will change into a Disablebutton and, to the left of the button, will appear a link: The… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article...

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Local by Flywheel: Access Site – azurecurve
Jan17

Local by Flywheel: Access Site – azurecurve

This blog is a personal project; all opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer. This blog and its content is provided “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability or content of the information herein. The author shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages… Continue Reading Ian...

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Is Newspack The Reason for Gutenberg in WordPress? – azurecurve
Jan16

Is Newspack The Reason for Gutenberg in WordPress? – azurecurve

Automattic/WordPress.com have just announced Newspack by WordPress.com — A New Publishing Solution for News Organizations. Newspack by WordPress.com is a new platform aimed at small and medium-sized news organisations, receiving a total of $2.4m funding, with half of that from from Google. Other contributors include The Lenfest Institute for Journalism, ConsenSys and The John S. and… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article...

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Create New Site – azurecurve
Jan16

Create New Site – azurecurve

This post is part of the series on Local by Flywheel. Once Local by Flywheel is installed, starting the application will show a page with a large green Create a new site button; click this button : Enter the name of the site to create in the available field; click Continue You can click Custom to select versions of PHP, web server and so on, but I am happy to go with the defaults so have… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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Local by Flywheel: Installation – azurecurve
Jan15

Local by Flywheel: Installation – azurecurve

This blog is a personal project; all opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer. This blog and its content is provided “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability or content of the information herein. The author shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages… Continue Reading Ian...

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VT-X/AMD Error During Installation – azurecurve
Jan14

VT-X/AMD Error During Installation – azurecurve

This blog is a personal project; all opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer. This blog and its content is provided “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability or content of the information herein. The author shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages… Continue Reading Ian...

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Using Migration Plugin With Unsupported WordPress Version – azurecurve
Jan13

Using Migration Plugin With Unsupported WordPress Version – azurecurve

This post is part of a series on migrating to ClassicPress from WordPress. ClassicPress provide a migration plugin which you can use to migrate from WordPress to ClassicPress. The developers working on ClassicPress are also keeping the plugin updated for new releases of WordPress, but will lag a little behind as they need to wait for WordPress to release the new version before they can… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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GitHub Announces New Unlimited Repos & Unitifed Enterprise Offering – azurecurve
Jan08

GitHub Announces New Unlimited Repos & Unitifed Enterprise Offering – azurecurve

I’ve recently been taking a look at ClassicPress and one of the subjects that came up was that it might, for the plugin directory, use GutHub instead of SVN like WorkdPress. I create an account and started looking into creating repositories for my plugins. Hot all of my plugins are on that site however, as not all have been released to the public. Some of them are only going to be… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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Skip Displaying New POs When Generating a PO – azurecurve
Jan08

Skip Displaying New POs When Generating a PO – azurecurve

This post is part of the Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 New Features series in which I am going hands on with the new features introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 (which was released on the 2nd October). I reblogged the new features as Microsoft announced them along with some commentary of how I thought they would be received by both my clients and I. In this series,… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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What About The Plugins and Themes I Use? – azurecurve
Jan06

What About The Plugins and Themes I Use? – azurecurve

This post is part of a series on migrating to ClassicPress from WordPress. As ClassicPress is based off WordPress 4.9.8, all current, non-Gutenberg, WordPress plugins and themes will be compatible with ClassicPress. A growing number of plugins are stating that they are and will continue to be compatible with ClassicPress. There is a plugins confirmed as working with ClassicPress v1 on the… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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Happy New Year – azurecurve
Jan01

Happy New Year – azurecurve

This blog is a personal project; all opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer. This blog and its content is provided “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability or content of the information herein. The author shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages… Continue Reading Ian...

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Merry Christmas – azurecurve
Dec25

Merry Christmas – azurecurve

Merry Christmas – azurecurve Skip to content By continuing to use the site (by scrolling or navigating), you agree to the use of cookies. more information AcceptThe cookie settings on this website are set to “allow cookies” to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click “Accept” below then… Continue Reading Ian...

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ClassicPress Roadmap Released – azurecurve
Dec18

ClassicPress Roadmap Released – azurecurve

ClassicPress, the community-led project which forks WordPress 4.9.9 has just released a development roadmap covering the first and second versions. As ClassicPress is community-led, the roadmap might change based on the community needs and desires. It’s extremely important to note that version 1.x of ClassicPress will be fully backwards compatible with WordPress 4.9.x. We won’t… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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ClassicPress 1.0.0 Beta 2 Now Available – azurecurve
Dec18

ClassicPress 1.0.0 Beta 2 Now Available – azurecurve

Early today, ClassicPress 1.0.0-beta2 was released; this is a security release with changes pulled from WordPress 4.9.9, which has the same security fixes as WordPress 5.0.1. ClassicPress has also fixed all known cases of an issue where certain security scanners were incorrectly detecting ClassicPress sites as WordPress 1.0.0. I’ve upgraded two of my sites to Beta 2 without issue: You… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article...

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