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JavaScript
Ciprian on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 — 1,224 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 — 1,042 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 — 841 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 — 654 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 — 4,498 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 — 987 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 — 901 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 — 925 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 — 1,523 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 [...]

WordPress eCards
Ciprian on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 — 422 Views

Switching eCards Lite and eCards Pro to a Better Freemium Model

My eCards plugin has a free, lite version. Right now, they are a bit disconnected, as in the versions are different, parts of the code are [...]

WordPress eCards
Ciprian on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 — 712 Views

Custom IDs for eCards

With the previous update removing the legacy image attachments, the latest update – 5.0.2 – allows custom image IDs such as: [...]

JavaScript
Ciprian on Monday, October 5, 2020 — 780 Views

24-Hour Countdown with Progress Saving Using Vanilla JavaScript

Here’s an interesting JavaScript snippet allowing you to set a 24-hour countdown and save its progress, so that on the next page [...]

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