Top 10 CatsWhoCode posts from 2017

Top 10 CatsWhoCode posts from 2017

Happy New Year! I wish you an exciting and fulfilling year 2018, as well as lots of new knowledge and achievements. To celebrate, I have compiled a list of the 10 most loved articles published on CatsWhoCode last year.


9 hacks and snippets to extend WordPress functionality


WordPress hacks compilations have always been a reader’s favorite on CatsWhoCode. So here’s the most popular 2017 WP hacks list of coding tips to make your WordPress blog even more powerful.

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The website checklist: 14 vital points for a quality website


Having a website is a good thing, having a quality website is way better. This article reviews 14 vital points that make a quality website, in terms of SEO, speed optimization and security.

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10 useful text formatting tools for web developers and online publishers


As a web developer or online publisher, you have to deal with poorly formatted text files on a daily basis. So how to survive in this jungle of HTML written on Word files, messy PHP source code and minified CSS? This article showcases the current most interesting online formatting tools in order to make your editing faster, easier and more efficient.

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PHP: How to add expire headers for external scripts


Every website is using external JavaScript files. They are required for example when using Google Analytics, or an ad provider like BuySellAds. In order to leverage browser caching and optimize your website speed, it is recommended that you add expire headers to your script, which you can’t do on external files. This article will show you how to dynamically import external JavaScript files into your own website for better performance.

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How to install HTTPS on your WordPress site – The easy way


HTTPS (HTTP + SSL) is a transfer protocol that ensures a secured connection between the client and the server. This article shows how to easily add HTTPS support to a WordPress website running on Apache, in order to make visitors more secure and enhance the average quality of your website.

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Characteristics of quality WordPress hosting


With a plethora of offers from thousands of hosting companies, it’s not always easy to know at the first glance what kind of hosting plan will be the best fit for a WordPress environment. Although the open-source software is compatible with most hosting offers, there are things to look at for maximum performance, explained in this post.

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jQuery and Ajax – Ready to use code snippets for every day


The term AJAX was coined twelve years ago to describe a method of retrieving data from a server without requiring a page refresh. Amongst many other amazing features, jQuery is known for making the whole AJAX process way simpler. In this article, I have compiled ready to use code snippets for everyday needs: sending data with the GET and POST method, retrieving text or JSON from remote pages, and more.

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10 things to do right now for a better WordPress site


If you want your website to be successful and useful to your readers, there’s always something to improve. This article presents a checklist of 10 things to do right now to drastically improve your WordPress site quality, loading speed and usability.

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10 tips to create successful WordPress themes


One of the things I love the most with WordPress is how easy it is to extend it to use themes and plugins. But if you’re attempting to create a theme for public distribution, free or commercial, there are a few rules you should always respect in order to make your creation the best possible for its future users.

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Top 10 lightweight CSS frameworks for building fast websites in 2017


When building a website, using a CSS framework is a real time-saver as it provides you with tools every web designer needs when crafting a site. But as you know, loading speed is a very important quality factor. Therefore, I have compiled a list of the current top 10 lightweight CSS frameworks, for creating beautiful, functional and super fast loading websites.

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