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20 Essential WordPress Utilities to Manage Your Site

Though WordPress is incredibly flexible and offers loads of features, there is still a lot of room to improve basic and critical functionality, and the best way to do so is with utility plugins. With thousands of options available, however, it can be quite difficult sorting the good from the not so good. In addition, you need to be very selective when deciding on what kinds of plugins you want to use because each plugin added to your site can decrease the load speed of your pages. More plugins also increase the likelihood of scripting conflicts. With all these...

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How to Code a Bottom Navigation Bar for an Android App

What You’ll Be Creating The material design team at Google defines the functionality of bottom navigation bars in Android as follows: Bottom navigation bars make it easy to explore and switch between top-level views in a single tap. Tapping on a bottom navigation icon takes you directly to the associated view or refreshes the currently active view. According to the official material design guidelines for the bottom navigation bar, it should be used when your app has: three to five top-level destinations destinations requiring direct access An example of a popular app that implements the bottom navigation bar is the Google+ Android...

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Beginner’s Guide to Angular 4: HTTP

In the previous tutorial, you saw how to implement routing in Angular web applications using Angular routing.  In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to communicate with web APIs and services from an Angular application using Angular HttpClient. Angular HttpClient You use the XMLHttpRequest(XHR) object to make server-side API calls from the browser. The XHR object makes it possible to update a portion of the web page without reloading the entire page. You can send and receive data from the server once the web page has loaded. Angular HttpClient provides a wrapper for the XHR object, making it easier to make API calls...

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Get More Installs and Better Ratings for Your Apps Using Instabug

Use of smartphones has seen some explosive growth over the last decade. For this reason, many companies and independent developers see publishing an app on either Google Play or Apple’s app store as a good way of making money. This, in turn, has flooded the play store and app store with over 2 million apps each. There are hundreds and thousands of apps that all do about the same thing. While some of those apps have been developed by amateurs, others have been created by professionals. The cut-throat competition makes it very hard for new apps to become popular....

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Rapid Web Deployment for Laravel With GitHub, Linode, and RunCloud.io

If you are a PHP programmer working with the Laravel framework, I am sure that you deploy your web application on cloud servers on providers like Linode, Digital Ocean, Vultr and the rest. That’s because with a framework like Laravel, which works tightly with tools like Git and Composer, it is less and less likely that your application can be served from a shared hosting environment. This article will show you how to set up your web server for your Laravel application on Linode cloud hosting using the RunCloud.io server management tool. We will be using Git alongside GitHub’s...

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