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CRON Jobs: Less Than One Minute

CRON tasks or CRON jobs are automated web server processes. The word CRON is derived from the name of the Greek God of time Chronos. CRON jobs themselves are set to run at certain points in time, hence the name. They can run once or periodically. Most dedicated hosting control panels have a section you can use to setup these CRON Jobs.

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Geoblocking and Price Discrimination

Within a single currency is deemed unethical to charge different prices for a single product if this difference is the result of a person's race or nationality. Trading online means that you can offer prices in different currencies. If you are trading in Europe, European law dictates that you cannot discriminate on terms of nationality. The question is how does this apply to ecommerce and in particular geoblocking? Geoblocking is where you use a persons IP to restrict access to certain content.

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Free Software, GPL and WordPress

The GPL license was created by the free software foundation. The majority of free software is open source. However open source software with a restrictive license that prohibits derivatives is not published under the GPL. The GPL grants you the ability to copy, modify and distribute software. So for example if you modify a WordPress theme or plugin that is published under the GPL you have to ensure that the version you create remains free.

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Multilingual Ecommerce with WPML

Here at Premier Design I am happy to say that we have finished work on our first fully internationalised WordPress and Woocommerce themes. Eventually and after much debate it was decided that WPML (The WordPress Multilingual Plugin) was the best fit becasue of its ability to translate Woocommerce. Working with the plugin was a great experience and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to have a multilingual ecommerce website

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EasyPHP Devserver

The EasyPHP DevServer is an alternative to using the Xampp server. It can be installed on your PC or on a portable device like a USB stick. I have been working with portable servers whilst developing the registration system for an AutoTradeExpo in Dublin later this year.

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