Deno 1.0 launches: a secure runtime for JavaScript

Deno 1.0 released

Deno is a new runtime (like Node.js) that aims to provide a productive and secure scripting environment for JavaScript and TypeScript. It has been created by Ryal Dahl, the original creator of Node.js, to be a secure environment for the modern JavaScript/TypeScript developer, incorporating the recent advances in JavaScript of the last years. It's funny… Continue reading Deno 1.0 launches: a secure runtime for JavaScript

How to check if a WordPress plugin is active in network or single site

While developing a theme or a plugin we sometimes need to check if a certain third-party plugin is available for use. Here you'll learn a simple way to detect not only if the plugin is active in a single site but also if it's network-wide enabled. Overview WordPress stores the list of active plugins in… Continue reading How to check if a WordPress plugin is active in network or single site

Convert WordPress.com youtube shortcode to WordPress.org

WordPress.com includes some unique features for their users, such as the ability to embed videos using the shortcode. Trouble arises when users migrate their blogs to a self-hosted solution using WordPress.org, since the format is incompatible.In this post we will see how to create a shortcode that allows to display the shortcode in… Continue reading Convert WordPress.com youtube shortcode to WordPress.org

Stylize pagination links in WordPress posts

WordPress offers a relatively little known feature to split your extremely long posts into different pages. However, it's a bit difficult to stylize so it matches your overall site style since by default, WordPress¬†doesn't apply CSS classes to target its elements. Let's learn how to filter the function that outputs them and add classes to… Continue reading Stylize pagination links in WordPress posts

WordPress drop down menus: highlight parent items with jQuery

It's generally useful in sites with extensive drop down menus and many levels of hierarchy to highlight the parent item that encompasses the list of current items in the menu we're now browsing so we can keep track of where we are. In this tutorial we will learn how to use jQuery to achieve this… Continue reading WordPress drop down menus: highlight parent items with jQuery