The Ian Scott Group

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Canada: 26 First Avenue
Orangeville, ON L9W 1H8
(519) 940-3504
Europe: +30 210 27 97 842
+30 690 600 3137
(Athens, Greece)

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Big Thank You To Cosmote Greece – Nea Ionia Office

Here in Greece, the weather has been sweltering hot as it usually is during the month of July. We’re here, putting some of the final touches on our European office, located in Nea Ionia, a suburb of Athens. We have some staff training to do as well as some other tasks, and all require a…

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New Responsive E-Commerce Website

One of the things we are really proud of here at The Ian Scott Group is that over the years, our client retention rate is extremely high – perhaps one of the highest in the web development business. When we started back in 1997, many of our associates through other businesses at the time became…

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JSHOP No Longer Supported

As of this month, July 2019, The Ian Scott Group will no longer be supporting JSHOP – an e-commerce platform that has existed since about 2002. In its day, when it was first released and then subsequent upgrades, JSHOP was a powerful and flexible platform for website owners wishing to sell products and services online.…

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Happy Canada Day 2019!

From all of us at The Ian Scott Group, we want to wish our Canadian clients and friends a very Happy Canada Day, 2019! For those of you who still recall when the day was officially named “Dominion Day,” Happy Dominion Day to you if you prefer that. Canada has been one of the freest…

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WordPress & Minimum PHP Version

For some website owners, they will have a surprise waiting for them if they try to update their version of WordPress to the scheduled new release of V. 5.2. WordPress has announced that version 5.2 will be released and along with that, the minimum version of PHP required will 5.6.20. If you are using anything…

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Woo Hoo! Waterloo! Fun Times And A Big Trophy

We (that means 4/5 of The Ian Scott Group) traveled to Waterloo, ON on Friday evening to cheer on David at the annual Canadian Karate Kung Fu Association tournament and conference. It would be David’s first appearance at a tournament in a few years and we were all happy to be there for him. Friday…

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Social Warfare WordPress Vulnerability

Earlier today, it was announced that the popular social media sharing plugin, “Social Warfare” has been found to have a serious security vulnerability. This is a “Zero-Day” vulnerability in that the proof of concept has been released before the plugin code writers have released a secured version. The full proof of concept may be found…

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Orangeville Web Design & Site Speed Considerations

rural orangeville area snow covered road

After writing our article on site speed a couple of weeks ago, we have had some interesting questions from Orangeville and area businesses about site speed issues relevant to the town. Orangeville has some unique issues due to its location – a town of about 30,000 people surrounded by a wide swath of rural area…

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Do Canadian Websites Need an “Accept Cookies” Popup?

cookie monster letter C is for cookie

I am going to say it: “One of the stupidest things some Canadian so-called web designers do is place an ‘accept cookies notice’ on websites.” Seriously. It is stupid, it is annoying, and it is not legally required in Canada. It is especially stupid and annoying on mobile devices, where the dumb notice covers up…

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Bad Bots! Why Your Website Should Have Protection Against Them

Bad Bots! But Not The Russian Sort If you’ve paid attention to the media and politics recently, you’ve probably heard about allegations of bots – Russian bots specifically, that apparently exist to influence US (and now the upcoming Canadian) elections. We here have no opinion on these types of bots, that may affect Twitter and…

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