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Say goodbye to Google+ from April 2nd, 2019

If you’re wanting to read about why Google+ was a bad idea poorly executed, well, just Google “Google+” and you will be treated to more than enough diatribes about why this platform was an eight-year non-starter. But as for our blog, we’ll stick with the impact Google+ had on WordPress, Drupal and websites in general. First things first Firstly, make sure you act now to remove any...
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GDPR and website contact forms – basic steps you need to take

One of the key principles of GDPR is informed consent, and one of the main changes you'll probably need to make to your website ahead of the 25th May implementation date of GDPR is add storage and processing consent check-boxes to your website contact forms. Not just for marketing purposes It's important to note that this isn't just where you'll be collecting email addresses or other details to...
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Is your website software up to date?

Firstly, it's important to understand that the reason hackers and cyber criminals want to exploit vulnerabilities in content management systems (CMS) and websites isn't necessarily just to steal all your user account, contact form, and other data, but also to infect your website visitors and users with malware. Once the unsuspecting user is infected with malware they are quickly added to...
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Fixing the Check-out failed error in Joomla

From time to time you may encounter a Joomla error that says “Check-out failed with the following error: The user checking out does not match the user who checked out the item." followed by "You are not permitted to use that link to directly access that page”. There is actually a really simple, albeit not that obvious, fix for this error - to edit the content to are trying to make changes to...
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