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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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

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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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