All posts by Mr.Vibe

07

Oct'21

Finally WordPress recommends against using jQuery.

This week WordPress published this post on the make.wordpress.org blog recommending against using jQuery in WP Themes. If you have been following our blog we have cited several reasons for the need to migrate away from jQuery and which page builders heavily rely on jquery. The number 1 reason cited is performance issues and it is important to understand what performance issues they are talking about. The performance metric described is the LCP which is the largest content-ful paint . …

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26

Sep'21

Vulnerabilities arising from WordPress Logged-in traffic

Updated 16 October 2021 Even though WordPress is a revolutionary CMS, the biggest strength that a common ecosystem being shared by a number of developers is also its weakness. Every other day we see a plugin gets hacked, a backdoor entry was found leading to thousands of sites compromised. Its not about quality of Developers but the entire WP ecosystem is vulnerable if just one user/developer makes a mistake, it can expose a vulnerability in some other plugin which is …

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08

Jul'21

Generate Faster loading dynamic sites using Web Components.

To make a web site load faster, Cache, Cache, Cache ! and that’s where you are wrong ! There are many situations where standard caching simply won’t work and that is where web components come to save the day. Web.dev is the latest standard dictated by Google and it states that a Google website should load under 2.5 seconds. So, the big question now is how do we improve page load speed. Now, let’s be honest a lot of website …

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06

Jul'21

Why Gutenberg is better than Elementor / Divi / Beaver ?

Gutenberg is WordPress’s most favoured feature in the upcoming 5.8 update of WordPress. Auttomatic (WordPress team) has been working on it for past 4 years and despite negligible support from WordPress community WordPress keeps on pushing it. Gutenberg has got to be the most dreaded plugin on WordPress repository with a mere 2 Star rating with 300k active users. So, why the hell would anyone stop using Elementor / Divi / Beaver / Oxygen builder and switch to Gutenberg. There …

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22

Jul'20

Introducing “VibeBP” framework for BuddyPress

Today a common notion among WordPress users is to not use BuddyPress as it makes their sites slow and to be honest it is an undeniable fact. However, I can also guarantee that today “any” plugin or theme with membership capabilities same features set will suffer from same deficiencies. Do not take my word, you can just checkout reviews : There is nothing wrong in how these plugins are coded each one has their own fantastic approach. It is more …

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28

Jun'20

Why use SVG & WebP images in WordPress ?

Scalable Vector graphics aka SVG’s have been around the web for quite some time. There is no denying that they are the best form of image because they are scalable and you can implement logic inside them. Let’s see why you should consider SVG & WebP for images, JPEG,PNG is good, the new formats are changing the web. Unfortunately, both are not supported in WordPress. Let’s see why. I did a small experiment to check if SVG’s are actually useful …

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28

Jun'20

Why you should disable Akismet for BBPress?

This post is one of those lessons we learn the hard way. That is by committing a mistake and realising that we were wrong all along. Akismet is the most popular anti-spam plugin for WordPress. It has a paid pricing plan as well. Since it is owned by Automatic (the company which runs WordPress), the trust factor is really high and it is one of those plugins which I install blindly on any WordPress site. We run an extremely popular …

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14

Mar'19

How to display all features in JetPack plugin

Although Jetpack is an amazing plugin with a huge list of features categorised into categories, sometimes it is very time consuming to find a particular feature in JetPack’s standard set of categories. Sometimes you just can not find the feature that you’re looking for. You may also want to check what new feature has been added but that again it not visible in the above layout. You can follow these steps to get the full list of JetPack plugins. I …

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