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What is the Query Monitor Plugin?

With Query Monitor, not only do you get a nice, clean interface to browse this information, you get all of it out of the box, without having to modify your codebase, allowing you to very quickly start debugging issues and figure out what portion of your codebase needs to be modified.

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Uncode Theme: How to Use Stunning Visual Experiences to Showcase Your Creative Work

There are WordPress themes that enable you to build attractive pages and websites. There are others that take you a step further. They do so by enabling you to create stunning visual experiences. Uncode is such a WordPress Theme.

We live in a visual world, and our brains, which can soak up information like a sponge, act accordingly. Our brains can process text as quickly as we can read it but can process images 60,000 times faster.

Designing portfolios and websites that attract attention is a key web designing skill. This requires an ability to create truly stunning visual experiences. That in turn, requires an ability to fully utilize the potential power of visuals.

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Learn How to Give Your Gravity Forms Some Pizzazz with CSS Classes [Exclusive Video]

Everybody loves Gravity Forms and for a good reason!  It works great and looks awesome… but what if you wanted to change the appearance of some of those form fields?

Maybe putting a phone field to the right of an email field? How about splitting a ton of checkboxes into three columns or making a scrollable agreement box?  It’s all possible!

Using CSS Ready Classes for Gravity Forms (click that link to open it in a new tab) will help you do all that and more!

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Give a Fresh Look to Your Site with These 20+ Alternatives

Hello, friends! Today, we have a very fresh package with resources for all your design and web development projects. The list is quite varied, including code snippets, icons, design files, WordPress resources and more! Go ahead and take a look, you’re bound to find something valuable here. Enjoy!

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WordPress Heartbeat vs AJAX Polling

WordPress 3.6 introduced the “Heartbeat API”. This API is used internally by WordPress to keep track of logged in users and their active sessions. If you’ve ever been asked to log into WordPress while navigating the admin panel, then you’ve already experienced the API at work.

The API uses Javascript polling, to constantly send data from our dashboard to WordPress’ PHP backend. Developers are also allowed to hook in, adding and modifying the data sent through various filters.

But when should you use the Heartbeat API in contrast to regular AJAX polling? To make an informed decision, we’ll need to look at both approaches, understand how they work and how to use them, and the advantages and disadvantages for both.

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How to Disable Photon in JetPack

Just a quick tip to share how you can disable Photon, one of the features in Jetpack. A reason to do this might be to have more control over the cropped and resized images it generates.

You just need to go to the JetPack page, then click on ‘Learn more’ in the Photon box, and then ‘Deactivate’.

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