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PHP Array Functions

Arrays are a very common construct of the average PHP project. And when we have arrays, we are going to need some way to manipulate and transform them into something we can work with. In this article I will provide a few examples of the array functions I use most often. The User class Some […]

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How to use the WordPress Template Hierarchy

So... you’d like to create your own WordPress Website and prefer to create your own custom templates. That’s great! Considering it is fairly easy to generate a template from scratch within WordPress. But not so fast now. Before we jump into it, you should first understand how the WordPress Template Hierarchy works. This will help […]

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WooCommerce converting product attributes from product to global level

Ever been in a situation where you can't filter WooCommerce products because they contain attributes on the product level and not on the global level? Well, we experienced this frustration recently, which made us think of a way to fix this problem. Anyone who shares this frustration, don't worry; your problem will be solved at […]

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Style, script and image asset management

We probably don’t need to explain that a large file size for your assets comes with a large page load, so here are some other tips on how to efficiently manage your styles, scripts and images on your website you might not know. Limit the DNS lookups used for all your assets When visiting a […]

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Monitoring your WordPress website

You made it! Your website is live, you finished entering all content and set up meta tags to boost your SEO. Orders or leads are trickling in. Over the past few weeks, working on the website was practically daily business for you. The website was always accessible and worked as expected. Now, the website should […]

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Lean UX

At AppSaloon we always try to improve our way of working. To do so, we reach out to external knowledge. This time, I read “Lean UX” by Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden. A truly inspiring book that applies lean & agile principles to improve the user experience in a much more effective way than the […]

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Code writing improvements during Corona lockdown

We're all suffering from the Corona lockdown in Belgium, staying at home, not being able to visit friends/family, and working from home for those who are in the position to do so. Helping hands in code writing At the AppSaloon office, there are 2 (PHP) colleagues right next to me for quick questions about PHP […]

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The end of our WP-GDPR plugin

Since the launch of our WP-GDPR plugin and the GDPR deadline, much has changed in the WordPress community and core over the past two years. We now believe the community has taken great steps to make the WordPress core GDPR compliant. This means our WP-GDPR plugin has become redundant. Bottom line: the fade-out phase of […]

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Cookies & GDPR

In cooperation with SpotIT (our external Data Protection Officer) Newsflash! For the first time in Belgium, a website has been convicted for its careless and sloppy cookie policy (source: VRT). The interpretation of the European GDPR legislation is so strict that nearly all websites risk conviction for their incorrect cookie policy.  The purpose of this […]

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Wrappers

In WordPress development, it's often necessary to extend or build on the functionalities of an existing plugin, for instance, WooCommerce. So in your theme or custom plugin, you use functions provided by WooCommerce, that not only makes sense, it's the only way to avoid having to write these functions your self. For instance, to check […]

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Dot org registry nearly sold to an investment firm

Through the media, we heard the disturbing news that a private company has taken over the management of the .org domain and, as a result of this, the limitations on the prices of the domain name are lifted. This means that a .org domain name could become a lot more expensive in the very near […]

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How to build a dynamic Gutenberg block (tutorial)

This blog post will help you create a Gutenberg block to display dynamic content on the front and backend. Detailed description On the backend, the admin will be able to select the number of users per page on the right sidebar. Default, it will have 10 users per page. Besides that, it will also have […]

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