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Active Analytics Dashboard
Ciprian on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 — 1,177 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 — 1,218 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 [...]

Ciprian on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 — 1,271 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 — 2,216 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 [...]

Ciprian on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 — 4,450 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 — 1,653 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 — 1,376 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 — 1,216 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 — 1,186 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 [...]

Instant Loading in WordPress
Ciprian on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 — 1,309 Views

Thoughts on Instant Loading in WordPress

If you are familiar with the instant loading concept, you’ll know it’s about faster subsequent page loads by prefetching [...]

Submit a Patch to WordPress Core
Ciprian on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 — 1,635 Views

How to Submit a Patch to WordPress Core Using TortoiseSVN and Windows 10 (for beginners)

Here’s my steps to submit a patch to WordPress code. The whole process of editing WordPress core and submitting a patch can be [...]

Ciprian on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 — 4,856 Views

How to Create a Price Range Slider Using Vanilla JavaScript

All JavaScript range sliders are hacks or workarounds. Because there’s no native HTML element for a range slider (only a single value [...]

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