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Ciprian on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 — 1,442 Views

Active Analytics Update: Envato

Active Analytics has been published on Envato! I wrote above Active Analytics a few days ago and explained what it is and how it evolved. [...]

IntersectionObserver
Ciprian on Friday, March 12, 2021 — 1,498 Views

How I added a neat effect in 30 lines using IntersectionObserver

This is something I’ve always wanted to add to my theme, but I was afraid of the impact on the Core Web Vitals. As you scroll down, [...]

Ciprian on Friday, March 12, 2021 — 1,946 Views

How to add a date/time picker to Gravity Forms

Here’s a nice challenge I got the other day regarding a better date/time picker for Gravity Forms. When I say better, I say better [...]

Active Analytics Dashboard
Ciprian on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 — 1,080 Views

Active Analytics Update

What is Active Analytics Active Analytics have been one of our best-selling plugins almost a decade ago, when it was called Smashing [...]

Ciprian on Thursday, February 11, 2021 — 1,075 Views

eCards Plugin Update: Gutenberg and Columns

A new version of our WordPress eCards plugin has been released, bringing fixes and new features. Let’s dissect the changelog: All [...]

Jetpack
Ciprian on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 — 1,117 Views

How to Create Your Own Image Optimization Plugin by Leveraging Jetpack’s Photon

This is a quick code tutorial detailing how to leverage Jetpack’s Photon for custom images. Not all images in your theme or plugin or [...]

WordPress Website Showcase Plugin
Ciprian on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 — 1,974 Views

How to Create Your Own Website Screenshot Service by Leveraging WordPress’ mShots API Service

This is an example-based tutorial where you will learn how to create a custom post type called Site, add a URL custom post meta field and [...]

JavaScript
Ciprian on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 — 3,399 Views

How to Get and Set Query Parameters From URL

Here’s two ways to get (and set) query parameters from URL. I’ll add some real life examples in order to understand their [...]

Instant Loading in WordPress
Ciprian on Monday, February 8, 2021 — 1,439 Views

17 Best Website Speed And Performance Testing Tools

50% of people expect a site to load in less than 2 seconds! Your site’s load time could be the difference between keeping visitors on [...]

YouTube Video Cover
Ciprian on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 — 1,227 Views

YouTube Playlist Player, Core Web Vitals & Website Performance

My YouTube Playlist Player plugin got an update today and it speeds things up considerably. 1. First of all, I have fixed my Google [...]

WP Send
Ciprian on Friday, January 29, 2021 — 1,096 Views

New WordPress Plugin Joins the Family: WP Send

NEW! Version 1.0.3 adds automatic updates via GitHub using the GitHub Updater plugin (free)! WP Send is the simplest way to send your [...]

Instant Loading in WordPress
Ciprian on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 — 1,059 Views

Instant Loading in WordPress Lighthouse Plugin

If you’ve read my thoughts on instant page loading in WordPress, and are wondering which solution to go with, note that Instant [...]

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