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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Lighthouse: Rapidfire Updates

This year brought one major update and one minor update for my Lighthouse WordPress plugin. The entire codebase has been…

Friday, November 5, 2021

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…

Friday, November 5, 2021

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…

Monday, November 1, 2021

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) using…

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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…

Thursday, October 7, 2021

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…

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

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…

Friday, June 4, 2021

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…

Thursday, May 20, 2021

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…

Friday, January 21, 2022

“Times New Roman” Enhanced CSS Font Stack

“Times New Roman” as a Classic Web Font Option With Historical Ligatures A ligature is a special character that combines…

Friday, May 20, 2022

How to Create Double Off-canvas Menus With CSS Only

This feature has been part of a website project for many year. The left side off-canvas menu was mobile only,…

Saturday, May 15, 2021

The Ultimate YouTube Video Embed Setup

I’m sure you’ve seen this hundreds of times and there’s countless methods of embedding a YouTube video with the least…