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WordCamp Europe Berlin 2019, my experiences and thoughts.

WordCamp Europe in Berlin is over and it has been amazing for me and I think for the whole AppSaloon team that accompanied me. There are some things that stood out for me and that's what I want to talk about in this post. The contribution WordCamp started off on Thursday with Contributor Day which […]

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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 everything you could think of to login, it’s time to get in touch with the […]

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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 the world and focus on WordPress, bringing members of the WordPress community together. WordCamps are […]

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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 process. In this blog post, we will be exploring how our deployment pipeline has been […]

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Gravity Forms - Flexmail add-on

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 receive these data (the entries) in your mailbox. In the age of tools and platforms, […]

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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 Payconiq? Payconiq is an electronic payment system used in the Benelux, intended to be able […]

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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 it means, how to optimise it and how to keep everything fast on your website. […]

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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 create content in your new website and a new default theme. It's definitely a step forward from the […]

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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 that every organisation that processes personal data in a way which likely entails a high […]

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WordPress plugin updater via Bitbucket API (Tutorial)

How do you manage a WordPress plugin when the plugin is hosted in a private Bitbucket repository? There are many ways to handle that, but in this post, we will use the Bitbucket API. In our example, we are going to use Bitbucket repository with git tag. This way we will be able to extract the […]

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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 info helps to improve websites, create new content, detect errors, optimise navigations, increase accessibility, .. […]

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Service webhooks in portainer

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 have a look at how it works. When creating/adding a new service all you have […]

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