E-commerce delivery location finder 26/09/2020

Find Your Delivery Location Easily - Even in Rural Wiltshire

We've just added a great new feature to the checkout of the Drupal Commerce website we created for Ed Knights Logs - What3Words.

Finding locations for log deliveries had been a problem, but What3Words allows customers to pinpoint an area 3m squared for their delivery. So, even if you want your logs delivered down a track in the woods, or the house numbers in your street don't make sense, they can find you. Something which is not always easy in the middle of rural Wiltshire!

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How to Get your Drupal 8 site Back to Where You Were Before a Composer Update Broke it - using Git 15/09/2020

How to Get Back to Where You Were Before a Composer Update

We've all been there, the last composer update you did has broken your whole Drupal 8 website and now you need to unravel the mess and put everything back to how it was.

So, how do you get back to where you were? Well, if you are using Git (and you certainly should be using some sort of version control) and the changes you made are not yet committed you can do this

# reset back to your last commit - should give you the commit number
> git reset --hard

If you have commited changes, you can reset back to a… Read More

Website Launch - Pilot Network 02/09/2020

Website Launch: Pilot Network

We are very excited to have launched a new website for Pilot Network.


The website is a review and comparison site for Pilot Schools and courses across Europe. The site has masses of detail, allowing a really in-depth view of the user generated content - a very valuable resource for people looking to train as pilots.

Created using Drupal 8 this incredibly complex system gives us enormous control over data gathering and presentation.

Full case… Read More

11 Benefits of Working with a Small Web Design Company 27/08/2020

11 Benefits of Working with a Small Web Design Company

Sometimes when we pitch to larger companies we can sense a slight reticence about trusting their valuable project to a small web design company such as ours.

I can absolutely understand these concerns, hiring the big name vendor can look like the safe move - but there is another side to the story. Here are some pretty good reasons why working with a small digital marketing company can be just as rewarding - if not more so!

You get to be the BIG client
Hiring Mega Corp might seem like a good move, but how much does your… Read More
Commerce site hits £4 Million 11/08/2020

Ecommerce Website Passes the £4 Million Mark

We are delighted to announce that another Turtlereality-created website has ticked over into the next million bracket!

This time it's 4 million - and that's just for the Drupal 7 version - and without including revenues from the Drupal 6 version that it replaced.

Drupal Commerce has a fantastic ability to sell large volumes of products and create hugely successful e-commerce ventures, without charging a percentage on your sales, like some other e-commerce platforms we could mention.

If you are interested in… Read More

Upgrade from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 using Drush 06/08/2020

Upgrade from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 using Drush

Upgrading from Drupal 7 to 8 can be quite a daunting task. Here are some hints and tips to get you on your way!

Drupal and Drush

Unless your site is very straightforward, you are going to benefit from using drush. First off, you will need to install the appropriate modules - here is a quick list:

migrate_file migrate_plus migrate_manifest migrate_tools migrate_upgrade Database Migration

Next, add your legacy database to your drupal 8 settings.php file in this format

$databases['default']['default'] = array (
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How Drupal Are You? 17/07/2020

Quiz: How Drupal Are You?

OK, so you LOVE Drupal, everybody does - but just how Drupal ARE you, really?

Answer the questions below to find out:

You need to make a simple splash page, do you
A. Summon up some boilerplate html
B. Hand code something bespoke
C. Initialise another drupal installation

A customer asks for a one off form, no web site, just a form. Do you
A. Go straight to survey monkey
B. Hand code something
C. Fire up another drupal installation

A friend is starting a new business, do you… Read More

Website launch: Waldersey Farms 04/03/2020

Website launch: Waldersey Farms

We've just launched a new website for Waldersey Farms, one of the largest farming groups in the UK.

Based in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire they are engaged not only in farming, but estate management and environmental protection.

The website is built using Drupal 8

E-commerce Website Launch 18/02/2020

E-commerce Website Launch: LLangollen Brewery

We've just launched another Drupal 8 e-commerce site, this time for a craft ale producer in North Wales.

They have a very exciting range of contemporary lagers and ales, plus a solid selection of traditional beers.


Buying online is simple, even for mobile viewers. The checkout process is very streamlined with credit card processing by WorldPay.


Drupal v Wordpress - Structured Data v Free Text 03/02/2020

Drupal v Wordpress - Structured Data v Free Text

We are often asked the question, "Which is better, Wordpress or Drupal?" there is no right answer to this question, ultimately, it depends on the project. Select the correct tool for the job. Generally speaking, Drupal is a better fit for large sites with a lot of data. Wordpress - and hosted CMS platforms such as Wix - are suited to smaller-scale ventures.

What is it that Drupal has that Wordpress does not that allows it to scale like this? There are many areas to look at, but one big one is the fundamental question of how the two… Read More