For those who like to implement both light and dark themes and want to do that in the most optimized way I have good news for you Google Recently implemented in Chrome > 93 the ability to get the user preference using server-side technologies.
Why is that important? Because just in case you didn’t hear the term FART by now it stands for “Flash of inAccurate coloR Theme”, the main issue is that if you don’t know the user preference before sending a response to a request, you can optimally set the user preferred theme.
If you want to load the post faster you can use JS to fetch your post, but on modern browsers probably preloading pages will be faster, the only drawback of preloading is that you’ll consume storage for your visitors even if they don’t visit the preloaded links, also with preloading links you will consume more bandwidth and resources on the server-side.
So if you want to stick with fetching with JS here is an example, but first, as a note, the example will not use the default REST API mostly because the default API only returns the content title and other attributes of the post and, we want to add things like Yoast data(without making two API request) also, in this case, will transfer some of the article template surrounding the content. View full article
On many websites, you can have content embedded from other sites and one way that most external sites will offer will be to include a script that’s hosted on their website.
But if all that script does is including some remote content there are better ways to get that, that will provide customizations and performance.
For example, the website Goodreads offers such an embed JS with a list of the latest books you read, and you must include the script where you want the content to be shown. But that has a long list of drawbacks: the script uses the old API
document.write, is a script and can’t be loaded in AMP, the scripts write very old style HTML with tags like center, attributes like border which again is not valid AMP, then also that script will be loaded for every request, so you’ll have one additional request. View full article
There are a lot of commenting system plugins out there but most of them come with a cost, and sometimes just building a simple WordPress commenting system on top of the native commenting system can be enough.
The main features of this system will be:
- Comments will be only loaded if the user clicks a button
- Comments will be submitted and fetched by JS
- Comments will have paginations fetched by JS
- Comments will have some JS interactivity
- Comments will have the reply feature enabled
- The comment system will have an AMP implementation
- The comment system will have a no JS implementation
- Comments will work the same on AMP with our own script
The first thing will have to do for our system is to make some custom REST API for the JS to fetch. View full article