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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Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

AMP or Accelerated Mobile Pages is an open-source framework created by Google to speed up the mobile web. It allows you to create two different versions of your webpage, a HTML and an AMP HTML page or just one AMP HTML page. AMP is just like a HTML page, but with a limited set of allowed technical […]

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SSL certificates

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and was created by Netscape. It's an encryption technology that creates a secure connection between your web server and your visitors web browser allowing private information to be transmitted without the problems of eavesdropping, ...

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Web Development Tools: Sublime Text vs PHPStorm IDE

Web Development Tools Everyone has their preferred Web Development Tool to write code efficiently and get the job done. This comparison will be primarily opinion based by my colleague and me, because we both have different needs in our daily routine of code-writing. I remember the days of Ultra Edit, HotDog Pro, Dreamweaver, Notepad++ as […]

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Why would my website get hacked?

Depending on who you are, the answer may vary. Hacking into a computer system for malicious intentions is nothing new. Since the eighties, hackers have used their knowledge to break into systems, often without any reason. However, with the attendance of web based applications, the hacking attacks have dramatically increased. Nowadays, most of the attacks […]

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Add scheduled custom posts for Royal Slider

The default flow for adding a new post to Royal Slider is: Create and publish your new post Go into the Royal Slider-plugin and re-save your slider This isn't very efficient, especially when you want to work with scheduled posts our even when working with different user roles (e.g. users without access to full website). Hooks are available to update […]

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Create a csv file to download using php

A common feature for website administrators is to get a backup or dump in csv format from the database. Sometimes this feature is very specific and the PHP developer needs to write code that creates a csv file for download instead of relying on existing functions within the used framework. A lot of examples on […]

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