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Instant Loading in WordPress
Ciprian on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 — 887 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 — 805 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 [...]

JavaScript
Ciprian on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 — 2,753 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 [...]

JavaScript
Ciprian on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 — 699 Views

How to Create a JavaScript Typewriter Using Vanilla JavaScript

This was done for a client, and I do not recommend it as it uses setTimeout(). Anything using setTimeout() or setInterval() slows down the [...]

JavaScript
Ciprian on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 — 671 Views

JSONify Dropdown Element Using Vanilla JavaScript

This function converts a regular <select> element both into an intented ul/li structure and JSON. It’s light and it’s been [...]

WordPress eCards
Ciprian on Thursday, November 19, 2020 — 423 Views

eCards, eCard Collections and the Block Editor

Hi, May I know how can I control the display order of the ecard thumbnails? I tried: 1. Drag and drop to change the order in media [...]

Real Estate Interior
Ciprian on Friday, November 13, 2020 — 279 Views

How to Detect Multiple Matterport URLs and Embed Them Automatically

Embedding a Matterport tour in a WordPress page proves to be a bit problematic using the regular link-to-oEmbed method. There’s [...]

Moon
Ciprian on Friday, October 23, 2020 — 2,943 Views

The Ultimate Post-Launch Checklist for Your New WordPress Website

This article is a follow-up of our previous pre-launch checklist article. You will learn how to make your new WordPress website visible to [...]

The Ultimate Pre-Launch Pre-Flight Checklist for Your New WordPress Website
Ciprian on Friday, October 23, 2020 — 615 Views

The Ultimate Pre-Launch Pre-Flight Checklist for Your New WordPress Website

This article is split into 2 parts and we’ll assume you’re launching anything but a blog. You will learn how to switch off [...]

SpeedFactor Performance Metrics
Ciprian on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 — 493 Views

Big changes are coming to SpeedFactor: Less Lighthouse, more Performance API, new PRO plans, better free audits

It’s been pretty quiet on the update front for SpeedFactor in the past months. Mostly bug fixes and performance updates. That’s [...]

Uptime
Ciprian on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 — 522 Views

We’re Retiring the Site Uptime Check

Retiring this tool allows us to take on new product discovery work to understand how we can reveal even more powerful insights about your [...]

JavaScript
Ciprian on Thursday, October 8, 2020 — 748 Views

Drift Chat: Speed Up Your Page Loading Speed by 3-4 Seconds

Here’s a neat trick to speed up your initial page loading time when you are using Drift. If you use SpeedFactor or GTMetrix to [...]

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