WordPress 5.0 released

The newest version of WordPress is released! First things first A big thank you to all contributors for their hard work on WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg.     What’s new? Gutenberg This newest version includes a new default editor to …

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GDPR: Data protection impact assessment (DPIA)

Anyone who’s been following AppSaloon for the past two years knows that we take GDPR, and all of its implications, seriously. In this blogpost we will shortly discuss the process of DPIA, or Data Protection Impact Assessment. GDPR regulations state …

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How to make Google Analytics GDPR compliant

Google Analytics is a third party plugin used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide tracking data. To keep track of how visitors use websites, which pages they visit, etc., cookies are used. The collected …

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Service webhooks in portainer

portainer auto deploy through webhooks

Portainer recently added webhooks you can use to automatically update running services. This is very useful to completely automate build processes when paired with docker cloud. This feature is available since v1.19.2. Using webhooks on portainer is really simple, lets …

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Setup HTTP security Headers in WordPress

The Internet is a free and open platform to share knowledge and information. Over the years, organisations with less good and honest intentions abused the free and open character of the Internet to attack its users. This for money, data and …

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Https on your ExpressJS/Docker server: auto-ssl

auto-ssl on dockerized ExpressJS applications for easy https

Dockerized ExpressJS app over https. I realise that this may be a somewhat niche situation, and even if you are using a Dockerized ExpressJS application, maybe you already have your own https solution? Nevertheless we came up with an interesting …

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HowTo: Slack integration for UptimeRobot

Getting notifications for UptimeRobot monitoring You may have wondered if it is possible to view the status of your websites at a glance in your Slack or HipChat. And it turns out to be relatively simple.  In this guide I …

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Mapping Belgium’s air quality with React.js and REST api’s

Introduction In this blog post, I will be presenting the React.js application that I started working on during my internship with AppSaloon. Using today’s popular javascript frameworks and libraries, like node.js, react.js with redux, REST api’s and leaflet.js, we developed …

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How to make your website faster by using CRONTAB

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The goal of this post is to enlighten you about the possible configuration to setup your cron and how to make your website faster by choosing the right cron setup. WordPress uses WP-CRON default for the cron setup. However a …

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WP-GDPR plugin

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Free download In an earlier blogpost we wrote about GDPR and our expertise. In the meantime, we took action and created a plugin to make WordPress websites GDPR-ready. We have a lot of clients using comments and forms on their …

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Translate Cornerstone headers and footers in Theme X

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As a Belgian based webdevelopment team, we often create multilingual websites. WPML is one of the most-used plugins to make WordPress websites translatable. We used it for multiple websites like musichall.be One of our clients uses Themeco’s Pro theme to build websites …

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What we know about GDPR

May 2016, we received the final text of the new European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It will become enforceable in all EU member states on 25 May 2018. This regulation aims to address the new ways of exploiting personal data …

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Takeaways from PHP Antwerp – Time functions

Normally time functions are not hard to handle, but the presentation “What every developer should know about time, no excuses” by Joeri Sebrechts in Antwerp changed my point of view. Countries change time zones whenever they want (Russia) or change time …

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Condolence manager premium plugin

In 2013, a progressive entrepreneur came to AppSaloon and asked us to create a WordPress Website with a built-in tool to give friends and family the opportunity to show their support to the relatives of a deceased. Over the years, this tool became …

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Why we use WordPress

Why we use WordPress

People often make the mistake of classifying WordPress as just a blogging platform. This idea is very limiting to the true power of WordPress. Sure, you can create a simple blog, but you can also use WordPress for your business …

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5 takeaways from #GAUCbe

Yesterday we attended GAUC Belgium 2016 and learned a lot about Google Analytics. Every speaker ended his/her presentation with 5 takeaways. Below we want to share 5 takeaways: Install Google Tag Manager on your website. With just a few clicks you can update the tags …

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WordCamp Antwerp 2016 speaker session

First Belgian WordCamp ever in Antwerp Saturday 4th June 2016 I attended the first Belgian WordCamp to speak about GIT deployment in WordPress during a 25 minute session. I spoke about how to setup, and especially why, to use GIT …

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