Facebook gave away your personal data

In the period from 2010 until 2017, Facebook had agreements with large (Tech) companies to share all users data. This gave them the ability to harvest personal data, without your consent. Facebook began partnerships for its own benefit. They did not sell data, but gave other companies access to user data. In return, the partner […]

WordPress 5.0 released

It took more than a year of development by the community to get to the WordPress 5.0 release. I think it’s a job well done. There are a lot of improvements that can be done, but upgrading from WordPress 4.9.8 to 5.0 goes without any problem. I experimented some more with the new release and […]

WP Meetup Hasselt – Performance

Every 2 months, there is a WordPress Meetup Hasselt. This time we did a little experiment: We combined a talk about Website Performance with a hands-on session. This gave us an opportunity to put the new knowledge into practice. On beforehand we asked all participants to bring their laptops so they could work on any […]

RipsTech PHP Security Advent Calendar

The advent is the period of roughly 24 days before Christmas and is typically a period of looking forward to A well-known tool to help you remind the progress is an Advent Calendar. RipsTech released an Advents Calendar the past 2 years about general PHP vulnerabilities and they gave the idea a new spin. This […]

Support “Stop The Fingerprint”

The Belgian government voted to add a fingerprint to all e-ID’s, which would make identification of an individual person less error-prone in a new law. Another argument the government uses in its defence is the fingerprint can be used to prevent identity thefts. According to official numbers, there are only a few hundred of identity […]

SpinupWP: A first impression

Hosting a WordPress website is easy these days. Most hosting companies have it available as a one-click install, which will give you a clean WordPress install to start creating your blog/website/… . When we, at AppSaloon, create a new WordPress website, we make use of an automated deployment and setup process. This allows us to […]

WP meetup Hasselt – Flexbox & Gutenberg

In de afgelopen WordPress Meetup Hasselt, van Oktober, kwamen 2 onderwepren aan bod: Flexbox Gutenberg Beide onderwerpen worden de laatste tijd druk besproken omdat ze een grote impact (kunnen) hebben op de ontwikkeling en het beheer van websites. Een uitgebreider verslag en de links kan je vinden op de website van WP Belgium

Alfred: Spotlight on steroids

One way to work more efficiently with your computer is to use useful keyboard shortcuts and shortcuts. In 2004, a desktop search engine was introduced under the name Spotlight. Since Mac OS X Tiger, it has been activated by default on all Apple computers. However, Spotlight has its limitations. For example, you can’t install extensions […]

HTTP Security Headers in WordPress

Er zijn veel verschillende manieren om je WordPress website te beveiligen. Via HTTP Security Headers kan je dit betrekkelijk eenvoudig doen, zonder dat je extra inspanning van je bezoeker vraag. Voor AppSaloon schreef ik deze blogpost over HTTP Security Headers: In general, HTTP headers are used to send extra parameters (settings, security, keys, …). The receiver […]