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How to make your website faster by using CRONTAB

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 big disappointment is that it only runs when the website has page requests. So for […]

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WP-GDPR plugin

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 website, from a contact-form to a shipping-form or an application form.  All these sites need […]

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Translate Cornerstone headers and footers in Theme X

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 and include WPML for the translations. Since the first release of Pro in April, it was impossible […]

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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 through the internet and cloud technology. It also wants to offer businesses a clearer legal environment […]

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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 4 times a year (Morocco). Bugs are made because of time miscalculations, which has stopped […]

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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 a  full fledged WordPress plugin to not only condole but also give families the possibility […]

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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 website and never write a blog post. Ever. It's a versatile Content Management System which allows you […]

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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 you want to measure, so never miss out on a new marketing opportunity. Analyse the […]

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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 as a deployment tool for a WordPress website. It was my first public speaking for […]

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Managing wordpress with composer and git

Have you ever been in a team working on the same plugin/theme? How easy was it to maintain custom and 3rd party plugins/themes? For example, when a new update of W3TC is available. You need to update this plugin in git and test it locally, before you can push it live. But what if someone […]

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Npm run-script

After using Grunt for a couple of years and changed to Gulp last year, I'm done with configuring and messing with them. As most of the grunt/gulp modules are built on top of a cli (comment line interface), documentation is poor, implementation of new versions is going slow and I'm wasting a lot of time […]

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Arduino Jam 2016 - report

For the 9th time we (Joeri, Erik and me) organised the Arduino Jam at Timelab in Ghent. Bringing 20 people together, spending a weekend creating awesome Arduino projects and having a lot of fun. We started on Friday with a brainstorm session and finished with a presentation on Sunday afternoon. Lots of regular jammers joined: Jantje, […]

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