/Lesley Paone

About Lesley Paone

Lesley is one of the co-founders of thirty bees. He also is the owner of a PrestaShop support, development, and SEO agency called dh42. He has been active in the ecommerce community for almost a decade providing help and support services.

thirty bees caches tested

2018-09-13T23:04:14+00:00 September 13th, 2018|

Because speed is an important aspect of e-commerce thirty bees has included several different levels of caching systems in the core. The caching systems not only reduce each individual page load time, but they also increase the mount of load your server can handle since requests are served from the cache. But how can you actually quantify what the caching system does and how each one affects your site as a whole? There is a fairly solid way, load testing a site, you can see how each cache system will affect your site's load time. For these tests we are using [...]

Updated migrator / updater

2018-09-09T23:57:30+00:00 September 9th, 2018|

We here at thirty bees have been gearing up for a marketing campaign for when PrestaShop 1.6 stops being updated next month. In getting ready for the campaign we wanted to be able to send users to our latest greatest version of thirty bees with our PrestaShop to thirty bees Migrator module. If you were not aware, the migrator module was hard coded to send users to version 1.0.1 of thirty bees. While this would get users to thirty bees, it definitely did not give the best appearance. So we decided we needed to have the module updated to send new [...]

A small update

2018-09-03T23:32:56+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|

I wanted to take a few minutes and let everyone know what has been going on lately with thirty bees. Things are staying pretty busy around here, with lots of unexpected problems. Over the last couple of weeks our Wordpress site has been hacked a few times. Apparently one of the modules we used did not think to check the kind of files that were being uploaded. Which is highly frustrating since we take so much care to make our own software as secure as possible. The Wordpress issues caused us to look at the security around our infrastructure and make [...]

Version 1.0.6

2018-08-23T07:18:58+00:00 August 20th, 2018|

thirty bees version 1.0.6 has been released, this marks the third update of thirty bees this year. This version does not come with any new and exciting features, but it does come with some bug fixes and more security updates. Making thirty bees more stable and safer than ever before.   Some of the changes This release consisted of 44 core commits and other various commits dealing with modules. The most notable changes are: A new and improved packaging system for translations Bug fixes for resetting the back office password A better tracking optin for autoinstallers Adding a working prefix to [...]

Using sitespeed.io with your shop

2018-08-23T07:18:50+00:00 August 9th, 2018|

The other day someone in a comment mentioned using sitespeed.io. I focus a lot on speed optimization and honestly I had never heard of it before, so I was intrigued to look at a new speed testing tool. I checked out their site and read their documentation, it made me want to test the tool even more after reading about it on their site. Testing it was actually pretty simple and produced great results. So I wanted to share how it works with our community. What is it? sitespeed.io is actually a suite of tools that can test the performance of [...]

New modules in the marketplace

2018-08-23T07:20:02+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|

If you haven't been by the thirty bees marketplace lately, you are missing some great modules. Over the last few weeks us and our community have added a few new modules to our marketplace that could possibly help you increase the sales in your shop and also help you administer your shop and make changes to the front end of your shop. Of the 8 modules that this article is about 6 of them are free modules, so what do you have to lose?   VAT Exemption Module This module is one that was previously unreleased. Its been part of the [...]

thirty bees 1.0.5

2018-08-23T07:20:10+00:00 July 15th, 2018|

If you have not seen, thirty bees 1.0.5 has been released. It comes with many bug fixes and commits form the previous branches. 1.0.5 is the first version to start including components from the updater that our community has funded. 1.0.5 includes a whole new build system for the modules to validate and build core modules so they will work flawlessly with the updater. This had to be done to make not only the version updates more stable, but also make the module updates more stable as well. Some of the bug fixes in 1.0.5 include: Removing PHP unserialize to make [...]

American Tax Decision

2018-08-23T07:20:18+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

In case you missed it yesterday, there was an unfortunate taxing decision made yesterday that will end up effecting every American e-commerce site. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that states can collect sales taxes on orders placed on the internet. This is a huge blow to small businesses in the US that operate online. The crux of the decision that was made, is that a business no longer needs a nexus in a state to be liable for collecting that state's sales tax. If you want to read more about the decision and some of its implications, this [...]

Cookiebot Module

2018-11-30T09:36:52+00:00 June 14th, 2018|

As we are finishing up our GDPR module, I would like to point out that we do have a solution already that will make most sites GDPR compliant.   Setting Cookiebot up Once you install the module, you will need to go to the Cookiebot site and register. Once you sign up for an account, you should see a screen like the one below. Cookiebot will send you a registration key by email, you will need to enter that key here. Then you can start setting Cookiebot up. The module will ask you for your Domain Group ID. This is somewhat [...]

You did it!

2018-08-23T07:20:35+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

I just wanted to take a minute to reach out and thank everyone that donated to our latest crowdfunding campaign to create a new updater for thirty bees. It really means a lot to us here that our community believes in us and what we do, believes in us enough to put their money on the line to help support us. We are so grateful to have such a great community around thirty bees. In the next few days we will release an update on the updater. We are going to try to nail down a timeline to get it finished [...]