Re: GDPR Issues

From: "maryann@PROTECTED maryann@PROTECTED [Dada Mail Developers]" <dadadev@PROTECTED>
Subject: Re: GDPR Issues
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Date: May 14th 2018
Thanks for the update - sounds really good.

Not exactly GDPR related, but while you are in there… is there a way to have child themes that we can control without modifying Dada core? So that upon upgrade, the style changes would not be overwritten? It could be as simple as a line of code calling a child theme’s stylesheet after the dada stylesheets (so it cascades to where the child theme overrides the stylesheets that ship with Dada).

I looked and don’t see where it is currently possible, but I could be missing it. I wanted to disable signups (and would also like to customize the look, which I thought was possible but am not finding in the docs) on the domain where Dada is installed. I couldn’t find a way to do that, so I decided to use CSS to hide the form altogether. I had to make that style change in Dada’s stylesheet, though, so it will be overwritten when I update Dada. Is there a way to have a folder of changes like that which don’t get overwritten when we update? I apologize if I am asking for something that already exists - my brain is absolutely fried after 4 weeks of working on GDPR.

If you are wondering why I would want to disable signups on the Dada domain, it’s because I run two mailing lists in one install and they are completely unrelated. I use forms and confirmation pages on the domains associated with each list, and the subscribers get really confused when they find the signup on the Dada domain with the two unrelated lists (I’m still not sure how they are finding it, but at a minimum I’d like to control what they see when they get there). I end up with homeschoolers signing up for my genealogy list and vise versa.

Warm regards,

Mary Ann

On May 14, 2018, at 2:00 AM, Justin J justin@PROTECTED [Dada Mail Developers] <dadadev@PROTECTED> wrote:

Update on GDPR stuff: 

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