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Monday, September 28, 2020

Accessible Multiselect Dropdown

Sometimes you need to turn a multiple dropdown into a multiple checkbox selector. No other bells and whistles, no search,…

Friday, March 12, 2021

How to Use IntersectionObserver to Mark Current Scroll Progress

Let’s say you have a list of anchors, or a table of contents, and this list is fixed on screen.…

Monday, September 28, 2020

Thin UI: My Opinionated, Lightweight UI Framework

Thin UI Not your average UI framework, but a minimalist, one-size-does-not-fit-all, lightweight, responsive, modern, opinionated, Flex-based framework. I’ve been building,…

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Applying the DRY Principle to the eCards Plugin

As part of a massive code cleanup, I am applying the DRY principle to the eCards plugin: Don’t repeat yourself…

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Auto Paragraph Function with URL Parsing and Smilie Detection

This function emulates WordPress wpautop() function for custom PHP scripts, parses URL addresses and adds smilies/emoticons. If you’re coding your…

Friday, May 20, 2022

WordPress “Plugin Manager” Hack

Here’s another hack that targets WordPress admin users using brute force password cracking. In other words, if your WordPress administration…

Friday, November 12, 2021

WordPress WSO Web Shell Hack

I have recently found a nasty hack inside one of my clients’ sites, based on WordPress. Turned out that the…

Friday, May 20, 2022

Keep your sites flying with SpeedFactor performance insights

Your hosting platform makes your site fly! But even with an amazing host, front-end details, images, scripts, can often slow…

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Beta Feature: Article Reactions 🤨

🤨 Starting today, we have a new feature, currently in beta: article reactions. Basically, if you like a post or…

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Google reCAPTCHA v3 using PHP, AJAX and WordPress

After having issues with Google reCAPTCHA v2 and a custom WordPress implementation, I started coding an optimized version using the…

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Stale Content SEO Micro-Optimization: Quick Tip

If you have an old article you are trying to resurface, repurpose or republish, here’s what you need to do:…

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

11 Places to Find Beautiful Free Illustrations

2020 saw the rise of this trend with countless sites, SaaS websites, startup websites and design sites adding illustrations to…