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Cookillian and JavaScript

June 12, 2012 | 2 comments

By default, Cookillian will delete cookies that are set by WordPress (ie., wp-settings-*) and other WordPress plugins. As JavaScript generally lies outside the realm of WordPress, the idea is that certain scripts, such as Google Analytics, are removed from the website and into the Header or Footer fields of Cookillian’s JavaScript section. This prevents the script from loading when the visitor has not (yet) given permission to receive cookies.

This is the preferred method, as it gives greater control over the cookies set by third party scripts. As mentioned, Google Analytics is one such script that should be moved, and is probably easiest to accomplish. But there are some that require a bit more work, like the Twitter Tweet button and Google AdSense, which I will explain next.

I will also provide a sample code that with the help of Cookillian will delete local cookies set by existing JavaScript, to help ease the transition.

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Cookillian 1.1.13 released

June 10, 2012 | 2 comments

Version 1.1.13 of Cookillian has been released today,  which addresses a number of reported bugs and adds a new option for cookie auto detection.

A major bug was related to erroneous use of the WordPress wp_print_script action in third party plugins or themes, which in turn cause the Pf4wp framework to behave incorrectly and output multiple copies of the same script. It overwrote previously set variables, causing strange errors as reported in the WordPress support forum. Updating the underlying framework should address this bug. continue reading →

World IPv6 Launch – Success!

June 7, 2012 | no comments

Did you notice a near-total collapse of the Internet today? Couldn’t Google if Gordon Brown owes you money? The stream of Facebook pokes suddenly stopped? No? That’s because the Internet kept working just fine, despite that today marks an important event in its history: 06/06/2012 was World IPv6 Launch day. continue reading →

Cookillian 1.1.7 released

June 2, 2012 | no comments

Just days after the release of Cookillian 1.1, a new version has been pushed out. I do apologise if it seems too quick, but I’d rather have the bug fixes out now rather than later, but also so you can enjoy some added features. continue reading →

Cookillan Alert styling: Beeb

May 31, 2012 | 1 comment

In the Cookillian version 1.1 release post, I had promised to show how to style an alert. With the following styling, I have taken example of the BBC website, and aptly named it “Beeb”.

The styling is “fluid”, which allows it to change the layout depending on the screen resolution. This is especially helpful on mobile browsers, where the screen real estate becomes limited. continue reading →

Cookillian 1.1 released

May 31, 2012 | 1 comment

Cookillian version 1.1 has been released today, bringing with it a large number of additions and changes based on the input of David Artiss at artiss.co.uk, and suggestions by e-mail and the WordPress support forum. continue reading →

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