Update WordPress on IIS without using FTP

Running a WordPress blog on IIS is handy if you do not have access to a Linux server, however if you don’t have the file permissions set correctly the easy “One Click Update” becomes an “Over FTP” pain in the sockets.

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Fixing Revolution Slider Error:no update action taken! with WordPress on MSSQL / Azure

Running WordPress on MSSQL / Azure SQL with Revolution Slider but not able to activate it? Look no further.

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Open letter to SEO service spammers

Firstly I’d like to point out that I never sign up new services from any type of spam email, however over the last few months I’ve been receiving more and more spam from companies (I use that word loosely) offering their SEO service.

Unfortunately, nearly all of the emails suffered from the same issues. I decided to write this post as an open letter to them all to offer some copyrighting and style consultation for free.

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Welcome to the new Friendly Web Guy Blog

Hi, I’m Dave Grey, the Online Tools & SAM Platforms Development Manager at Crayon Group. This is my new home for my Friendly Web Guy / Speedy Web Guru blog content, and will also be a test bed for other products / services I might be using as part of my day job, or just for fun to try something new.

While this is mostly an online scrapbook for technical topics, it will also benefit the marketing teams around Crayon that use the same platforms / tools. Please note that any content and views posted here are my own and do not reflect the view of Crayon or any related company.

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EpiServer Enhancements 2016 – Q1

Take a look at all of the platform enhancements that were put in place during Phases 1, 2 & 3 during Q1. The items from Phase 2 & 3 were added to the existing video, so you can skip to around 32 minutes to see the newest items. Read more ›

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APSIS – Email subscription form embedded in website

This advanced video takes a look at making a recipient list, creating a subscription form and then embedding that form in a web page.

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EpiServer Banner Creation

This video takes a quick look at re-creating the “Office 365 or Google Apps for Work?” banner from the Group site over to the USA country site.

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Creating a survey in Apsis

This video takes a look at creating a basic survey in Apsis, how to tweak the survey colours and link it to your subscription list. It was recorded in one long unscripted session so please excuse any mistakes. Read more ›

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How to use the new 2 column APSIS email template

This is just a quick post to introduce the new 2 column APSIS template, which now offers the ability to have a main content area and a right side bar. Read more ›

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Quick Tip: How to include PDF files in APSIS emails, via EpiServer

APSIS offer an additional paid for add-on to include email attachments in your emails, but their help files recommend hosting any files on a website and directly linking to them.

In today’s quick tip I will cover how to do this, but without the guess work.

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