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Take Control of Your OWN Destiny

Take Control of Your OWN Destiny

Why would a business would put their business in the hands of another company ?

I had a business owner tell me they didn't need a web site because they had a Facebook Page. In the weeks that followed, Facebook changed many of their policies and the company's Facebook Page looked nothing like it had before. The company had no control over the change to the content layout and the algorithms that determine how many Facebook users see their business page.

Should you not use Facebook ? No, you should use every marketing and social avenue you can. Your social networking presence should lead visitors back to your web site for more information to build your brand and client loyalty.

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GDPR - Noooooo !

gdpr

I am on a private FaceBook page where web designers can talk "around the water cooler" from our generally lonely offices'. Another designer posted the above meme and I could really relate.

Many Joomla! developers are in Europe so perhaps my email inbox was fuller than most, however, any large company that deals with Europe also needed to comply with the new GDPR laws and I received a large amount of updated privacy notices from companies of every size.

The majority of sites I work on are not obligated to abide by this new law. A few did and so I got the opportunity  to learn the basics last week (got to love a deadline...)

I used some tools to help.

I generated and then tweaked a privacy policy with this:
https://dsgvo-muster-datenschutzerklaerung.dg-datenschutz.de/?lang=en

I generated and then tweaked a cookie policy with this:
https://cookiepolicygenerator.com/generator

I downloaded and configured this Joomla! GDPR component to mange the policies more easily and keep track of the required user data management tools.

Let me know if you need help with your Joomla! web site and GDPR.

 

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Generate a PDF from ACYMailing

One of my clients needed to generate a PDF from their ACYMailing Newsletter. In the past I have used Phoca PDF to generate PDF's from Joomla content, however, this extension only works with Joomla articles and so was not an option.

The quick fix for this (and other Joomla extensions) is to "print" in the Chrome Browser. Simply navigate to the page in Chrome, choose print, select the pages that are generated, and save your PDF. Photos and links are retained and the output was exactly what we needed.

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