How-To’s

Configure CAOS with Cookie Notice for GDPR

How to Host Analytics.js Locally with CAOS and Cookie Notice for GDPR

CAOS has been around for a few years now, bathing in all of the glory it accumulated by hosting analytics.js locally. About two months ago, our lives are enriched by the new GDPR laws. For me, it meant getting back to work and make sure CAOS is GDPR compliant as well. I’ve introduced many changes since then. One of the major new features though, is complete compatibility with other Cookie Notice plugins for WordPress. By far the most popular is Cookie Notice for GDPR. Today I will show you how to configure CAOS to work with this plugin. So you can host analytics.js locally and be GDPR compliant at the same time!

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Use Google Analytics without a Cookie Notice

How to setup Google Analytics to be GDPR Compliant without a Cookie Notice

Are you the kind of person that wonders ‘How many visited yesterday?’ instead of ‘Who visited yesterday?’ Keep reading. I’ll show you how to set up Google Analytics to be completely GDPR Compliant and help you get rid of that cookie notice.

Recently I set up a cookie notice on my site, because I was under the impression that was necessary to comply with the new GDPR laws. So, after I published an update to CAOS and wrote a how-to for my users on how to use CAOS’ new GDPR Settings I found out that none of it was actually necessary. Because, basically, you only need to ask for permission if you want to re-use your visitors’ data (e.g. remarketing).

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Use Google Analytics with CAOS and a Cookie Notice

How to use CAOS and Analytics with a Cookie Notice (GDPR)

Since the 25th of May, our (online) lives have been blessed with a new and improved GDPR. You might’ve noticed my shiny new Cookie Notice! For novice users it raised a lot of questions. Because as a law-abiding citizen, what the hell do I have to do to keep a good, law-abiding website? If you’re a Google Analytics user, look no further. Today I’m going to show you how you can use CAOS (and all of its locally hosted analytics.js goodness!) to make your WordPress-blog GDPR-proof.

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Setup a Reverse Proxy with Let's Encrypt SSL

How to Setup a Reverse Proxy in OMV with Let’s Encrypt SSL for Sabnzbd, Radarr, Sonarr and Transmission

In this tutorial I will show you how to setup a Nginx Reverse Proxy in OpenMediaVault for several popular applications: SABnzbd, Radarr, Sonarr and Tranmission.

If you want to access your OpenMediaVault NAS from the web (WAN), using a Reverse Proxy is the safest method. You only have to open up one port on your modem/router, instead seperate ports for each application. After following this tutorial Nginx will parse the URI (e.g. https://nas.yourdomain.com/sabnzbd) and forward that request to the corresponding port inside your local network (LAN).

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Add Social Share Buttons to Wordpress

How to add Social Share Buttons to WordPress without Plugins

There are plenty of plugins for WordPress that allow you to add social share buttons to your Posts and Pages. Usually, these plugins are bloated.

They require a lot of CSS-overrides to make it fit with your theme’s design. Some even slow your site down, because they’re not coded well or are packed with a bunch of options you don’t need.

Well, to hell with code-bloat! I want your site to be fast. Today I’m going to show you a really simple way to add your own social share buttons to your WordPress blog.
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