/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 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 [...]

Partner Agency: PrestaRock

2018-08-23T07:23:08+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|

Today we are proud to announce that we have a new partner agency joining the thirty bees partner program. PrestaRock has decided to support thirty bees and open source by joining us as a certified partner agency. About PrestaRock PrestaRock has worked in e-commerce for over 9 years, making them one of the most experienced companies working with the PrestaShop and thirty bees core. They are based out of Lithuania in the EU, where they are lead by Ričardas Šmaižys, their director. I actually remember Richard from the PrestaShop forums, he was active around the same time I was active on the [...]

Nochex Payment module

2018-08-23T07:23:21+00:00 May 20th, 2018|

Today we are happy to announce that we have another compatible payment module for thirty bees. Nochex has made their module and payment service compatible for all thirty bees shops. If you are currently using Stripe or PayPal, it might be time to consider switching to Nochex. To view more information about Nochex you can visit their website.   Why Switch? Nochex is based in the UK with dedicated support from the UK, this means you can get localized support for any issues you might have. They also have a host of features that are convenient to merchants such as; taking [...]

thirty bees marketplace

2018-08-23T07:23:32+00:00 May 14th, 2018|

Have you checked out the thirty bees marketplace lately? Our marketplace is growing, with over 115 modules for thirty bees by both us and different developers in our community. If you are looking for a module that is compatible for thirty bees, our marketplace is the first place you should look. Our marketplace contains both free and paid modules, with a good selection of both. We even have modules that have been specially developed by our community for thirty bees. Some of the modules have quite a bit of features, more than others that are paid. This article is going to [...]

thirty bees podcasts

2018-08-23T07:24:23+00:00 May 9th, 2018|

You might have noticed that our articles all of a sudden have a player at the top of them. We have started toying around with releasing all of our future articles and blog posts as podcasts. I am sure by now you know we love technology and automation here. We are using the Amazon Polly service to automatically convert our text blog posts to audio. It doesn't sound too bad does it?   Why podcast? Why not podcast? Using Amazon Polly is incredibly cheap, for a blog our size it is actually free. It charges per character on the conversions, after [...]

Installing thirty bees on Digital Ocean

2018-08-23T07:24:39+00:00 May 7th, 2018|

Are you wanting to set up a new thirty bees site on your own private Digital Ocean VPS account? Digital Ocean is a great choice for hosting a low cost thirty bees site if you are technically inclined. This article will show you how to install thirty bees on the 16.04 LAMP stack One-click App.   Getting started The first thing you will need to do is to log into your Digital Ocean account. If you do not already have a Digital Ocean account, you can get started here. Once you get signed in, You will need to click Create link [...]

Crowdfunding a new updater

2018-08-23T07:25:43+00:00 May 7th, 2018|

Its time for another crowdfunding adventure. Last week we released thirty bees 1.0.4 without an updater. This is how all new releases are going to be released until we can have more time to focus on the updater.   Why do we need to crowdfund an updater? The reason is simple, time. We have all spent a lot of time working on other parts of thirty bees that needed to be fixed. The updater is one of the last pieces of the puzzle. Some of us here have spent so much time working on thirty bees that our work has started [...]