Don’t you just LOVE modern technology?
Well after an action packed, stressful period, I now have the green padlock on my website and all transactions are secure; this long winded and extremely boring saga stopped the shop side of the website from working – you know when you think something is going to be easy…?
The developers we used to build our website platform had disappeared, trying to find out where it was hosted, reclaim ownership and then get the secure certificate on it should have been much easier than it was because I don’t speak ‘Computer’. (Apparently amendments to the CSS script in mySQL needed something I can’t spell). After trying various hosting companies like Go Daddy and specific ecommerce platforms like EKM and Shopify, none could host the website because it is a designer layout with a database. I now have a fabulous company in Cambridge who translate Computer into English and help me understand what’s needed, why and then apply all the necessary Plugins, updates and general behind the scenes stuff. I’ve also added Stop the Hacker; so the SSL Certificate protects the data and this programme protects us the users. Whilst throwing money around, I also added an SEO thing which I’m sure is a very good idea!
Now for the shop, today it is back on line and should be working beautifully. To celebrate this, I’ve added a coupon to the shop which gives a 50% discount on all our paper patterns for the month of August. Only condition is that you spend more than £16.00. Please feel free to try it and let me know if you have any problems. The coupon code is 28941 .
As for GDPR, it relates to how data is used; I don’t do anything with your data except post parcels or patterns to the addresses you provide or contact you if there is a problem via the telephone number or email address. So that’s that.
So to answer my original question, yes when it works and if it doesn’t, employ a professional!