Phone Line Repaired 13/08/2021

Phone Line Repaired

Openreach have finally fixed our landline - it was definite squirrel damage. So we have now been brought back into the 20th century!

If you need to call us, the number is 01985 840 637. Let's hope the squirrels haven't developed too much of a taste for wires...

Website launch: Ian Lishman Photo Video 20/04/2021

Website launch: Ian Lishman Photo Video

We are very excited to announce the launch of our latest website - Ian Lishman Photo Video.

Turtlereality have been working with Ian since the very beginning, and it's fantastic to be working together again with such a great and influential photographer.

Drupal8 website launch 22/12/2020

Website launch: MRAG

More of a site re-launch, this is the upgraded Drupal 8 version of a site we originally built in 2013. The new version has had a design overhaul, updating the look and feel for 2021.

The upgrade process meant that all existing content and user information was transferred across to the new installation seamlessly. A final data migration at the point of going live synchronised the 2 sites.

Using Drupal 8 means that we have all the tools we need right at our fingertips to build top-class websites for premium brands.

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Charity Donation Pages 04/12/2020

Hourglass Donations Pages

This week has been "Safer Aging Week" and as part of their preparations, we built a collection of donation pages for top UK charity Hourglass, which you can see here.

The campaign has got quite a bit of national press, eg here:…

The pages we… Read More

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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