Cookies & GDPR

by Tine Coremans and 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 …

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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 …

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Dot org registry 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 …

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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 …

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Logging with the ELK-stack

In our organisation we came to the conclusion that centralising our website and app logs would be a productive step to take. It allows us to stay informed about the health of our running projects and possibly prevent issues before they escalate into disasters.

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how to sop

“SOPs keep planes in the sky, trains on the tracks, and televisions on and operational.” (*) By writing this blog post, we wanted to elaborate on the what and how of both form and content when compiling a standard operating …

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WCEU 2019: My First WordCamp Experience

WordCamp Europe 2019 was held from 20 till 22 June in Berlin, Germany. It’s hard to believe that it has already been two months, yet some memories I made make me feel like it only happened last week. Boy, did …

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Web accessibility

Why should you make your website accessible? You miss out on a big chunk of visitors.  According to a study of the World Health Organisation, about 15,3% of the world’s population lives with some sort of disability. This is over …

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How to report a bug

I’m sure you’ve experienced this at one point … At first sight, nothing changed: you’re trying to login like you do every time. You’re absolutely sure the password is right, but still, login fails. Whenever this happens, after you tried …

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appsaloon goes wordcamp europe

Our entire web team is traveling to Berlin in June! We’ve registered no less than 6 ‘AppSalooners‘ for WordCamp Europe 2019. But don’t worry: the management and app team will hold the fort in Hasselt. WordCamps take place all over …

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Exploring our app deployment pipeline

Developing a web application can involve a lot of time-consuming steps that might mess up your planning if you need to do them manually every time. That is why we try to automate as much as possible during the development …

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Gravity Forms – Flexmail add-on

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Using a form on your website to let visitors contact you, order products, or subscribe to a newsletter is an accessible and easy way to make all of these actions possible. On the other hand, it’s inefficient if you only …

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WooCommerce – Payconiq integration

To bring the ease of use of a Payconiq payment to the webshop, we developed a payment gateway integration for Payconiq in WooCommerce. By simply scanning a QR-code with your mobile phone, a payment is triggered and processed. What is …

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Pagespeed , the velocity of your business. Part I

Large numbers of books, articles and tutorials have been written about pagespeed. Many of these describe the technicality and how to improve the pagespeed of your website. In this post I will explain how we at AppSaloon see pagespeed, what …

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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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