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Instant Loading in WordPress
Ciprian on Thursday, January 6, 2022 — 138 Views

Lighthouse: Rapidfire Updates

This year brought one major update and one minor update for my Lighthouse WordPress plugin. The entire codebase has been updated (and, in [...]

Top Bar Countdown
Ciprian on Thursday, November 25, 2021 — 432 Views

How to add a top bar countdown for your next product sale

You can (probably) see this top bar righ now, with a nice 30% off sale for my WordPress Lighthouse plugin. And this is how I built it, [...]

Active Analytics - WordPress Plugin
Ciprian on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 — 362 Views

Active Analytics Update: v2.1.0

I have just released an update version of the Active Analytics WordPress plugin to fix 2 issues: Issue #1: Data Retention Performance [...]

WordPress - Meetup.com Events using PHP
Ciprian on Monday, November 8, 2021 — 502 Views

How to scrape content from Meetup.com using PHP

One of my recent projects involved creating WordPress posts from Meetup.com events. As the API is in beta state and the eligibility [...]

Yelp Nearby
Ciprian on Monday, November 1, 2021 — 716 Views

WordPress: How to display nearby attractions and amenities using Yelp Nearby

This tutorial will show you how to display nearby attractions and amenities based on geographical coordinates (latitude and longitude) [...]

Vanilla JavaScript Draggable Carousel
Ciprian on Thursday, October 21, 2021 — 1,029 Views

How to Create a Draggable Carousel using Vanilla JavaScript

A few months ago I added a new, fancy JavaScript carousel to my homepage. It looked and behaved great, but it caused a massive CLS [...]

Jetpack Site Stats Aggregator
Ciprian on Thursday, October 7, 2021 — 761 Views

How to create a Jetpack Site Stats Aggregator

I believe that Jetpack Site Stats doesn’t need an introduction anymore. It provides basic but good insights on your website users. [...]

McInroy - Fanad Lighthouse - County Donegal
Ciprian on Thursday, October 7, 2021 — 481 Views

Lighthouse Update and What’s Next

It’s been a while since the latest Lighthouse update, and this time we had to release another version due to some recurring [...]

JavaScript Canvas Blob
Ciprian on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 — 657 Views

Canvas JS: Big Ball of Particles

For a while now, I had this animated, constantly exploding ball of particles on one of my landing pages. Built using JavaScript and Canvas, [...]

How to Register Block Patterns in a WordPress Theme
Ciprian on Monday, October 4, 2021 — 817 Views

How to Add a Block Pattern to a WordPress Theme

Here is a hands-on code snippet on how to add a block pattern (or more) to a WordPress theme. The code is lifted straight from my Saturn [...]

assorted color cargo containers near body of water
Ciprian on Friday, June 4, 2021 — 1,473 Views

Using Resource Hints to Optimize WordPress Performance

Resource hints provide a way to optimize the performance of your web page on the client side. As the name suggests, they provide the [...]

Ciprian on Thursday, May 20, 2021 — 2,457 Views

CSS Rounded Corners Gradient Border

I had a visually heavy project recently and I had to create a gradient border for certain elements. In my case, images had to have a [...]

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