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VAT changes and your Ubercart site 2011

If you are running a VAT enabled ubercart website in the UK, then you will no doubt be aware of the rate change to 20% on 4th January 2011.  Are you also aware that some shipping services including some Royal Mail services will also be subject to VAT from 31st January 2011?

Posted by matthew on December 4th, 2010
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Tags: VAT, ubercart

What's in a Show? Marketing and SEO Thoughts from Ecommerce Expo at Olympia.

Going to trade events such as Ecommerce Expo can be a good way to pick up new trends, see the latest in software and services for every aspect of e-business from SEO to fulfilment.  It's not for everyone - shows such as this one, which are free to enter, tend to be very commercial affairs so that 2 days of conferences and keynote speeches mean that you're in no doubt at the end, these "conferences" are thinly disguised sales pitches for the highest bidders.  Nevertheless, you may well get to hear some interesting ideas, search for partnership opportunities and see demonstrations of all kinds of software from excellent to bizarre and, at the very least, you can find some inspiration for developments for your own site.

Posted by matthew on October 27th, 2010
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Custom 403 and 404 pages on drupal sites

This is generally a missed feature of drupal sites. It's a common thing to see "Access denied" and "Page not found" without much theming or content but doesn't necessarily have to be the case.
Posted by ariel on October 12th, 2010
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Tags: drupal

How not to track pages in google analytics for certain roles

Google analytics module lets you select what user roles to track, however, it is likely that you will want both anonymous and authenticated users to be tracked. If you select authenticated users, it means that any account on your website will have this role, which means, in reality, that every single role will be tracked regardless of whether you have specifically selected that role to be tracked.

This is explained in the following article on, you will need a bit of PHP knowledge to follow this up: Roles opt-out AND path filter functionality: a snippet. Follow that link up to check on the complete snippet to be used.

Posted by ariel on October 8th, 2010
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