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Responsible WordPress plugin development – More compatibility, less support tickets

Ernest Marcinko Tutorials, Wordpress Leave a Comment

The wordpress plugin database is now filled with thousands of plugins. In my first few months of development I encountered lots of incompatibility issues, I almost recieved a support ticket after each selling. Altough you cannot make a plugin that is 100% compatible with all the other plugins in the repository, but you can and must try to make it …

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Better ajax handler for WordPress – Super fast ajax

Ernest Marcinko jQuery, Tutorials, Wordpress Leave a Comment

Raz Ohad made an article about faster ajax requests in WordPress, which I’m currently using in my plugins and let me tell you, it’s working very well. Do you want to cut your ajax requests response time to half? Here is what you do: Create a php file Yep. Create a php file for the handler in your template/plugin anywhere …

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Picking the right Night mode colors for your UI

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The market is filled with multimedia/mobile devices. We are constantly using our mobiles/tablets/pc’s not caring about our vision. Our eyes however need to rest, but on these devices we experience mostly low contrast, hight brightness with bad colouring and poor typography, which hurts our vision. About a year ago a software called f.lux started to trend amongst designers, which is …

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Maximum performance with WordPress

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There is nothing better, than seeing the speed of the fresh “virgin” WordPress installation. After installing few plugins, making posts or loading up the webshop, this speed exponentially decreases. In the end, you get a nice looking website with crappy loading speed. Ruining the user experience with slow speed is easier than you think. More speed = Less abandonment There …

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Controlling Cloudflare Rocket Loader for WordPress

Ernest Marcinko Tutorials, Wordpress 1 Comment

What is Rocket Loader? Automatically optimizes your pages to minimize the number of network connections and ensure even third party resources won’t slow down page rendering.Cloudflare Rocket loader from Cloudflare is definitely worth some time for every WordPress site owner. Proper configuration is however a little bit tricky, as there is only a limited access to the WordPress header. How …

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Item Transition Inspiration with jQuery

Ernest Marcinko jQuery, Tutorials 10 Comments

Have you seen Mary Lous latest work on codrops, the Inspiration for item transitions? If not, you should check it out first, she does an amazing work as always. Some of you however might find it a bit hard to integrate into your projects, as there is a huge base of developers using jQuery mostly. I have transformed her work …

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Stay connected box for WordPress without a plugin

Ernest Marcinko Tutorials, Wordpress 1 Comment

I’ve done a lot of research to look for a plugin, that can add a “stay connected with us” box below my posts. Unfortunately there is none. The main reason for this, is because there is no proper hook in wordpress to add a content block after the sinlge post. Fortunately, the workaround isn’t too hard. It’s attractive, visitors will …