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  • Use Google Analytics without a Cookie Notice
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    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, […] More

  • Use Google Analytics with CAOS and a Cookie Notice
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    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. More

  • Add Social Share Buttons to Wordpress
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    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. More

  • Get a High Score on Pingdom and Pagespeed Insights
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    How to get a 100/100 Score on Pingdom & Google Pagespeed Insights

    Choosing the right host to serve your website can be such a pain. If you’re a small business owner or a startup, you usually don’t have the funds to invest in “fancy” WordPress-hosting. Luckily this doesn’t mean you’re site has to load sluggish. With the right tools you can give these “fancy” WordPress-hosts using Varnish & Nginx a run for their money. In this guide I’m going to show you how to get a perfect score on Pingdom and Google Pagespeed Insights with W3TC and Autoptimize. More

  • Disable Emoji's in Wordpress
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    Combine External Javascript: Disable WP Emoji’s

    As of WordPress 4.2 the CMS platform supports Emoji’s. This could be great news for you, if you use them anywhere away from your mobile phone. However, for many bloggers the added feature is an absolute eyesore, causing combine external Javascript to reappear in Pingdom and Pagespeed Insights. Damn you, WordPress! If you introduce a new feature, at least allow us to disable it! When you’re optimizing your WordPress website, you’ll notice that minification plugins aren’t able to capture the file. Which means that ‘wp-emoji-release.min.js’ will always show up as an extra DNS request. It also means that Pingdom and […] More