WP-Mix

A fresh mix of code snippets and tutorials

Responsive CSS for Simple Ajax Chat

Thank you to Benjamin S. for sharing this CSS snippet for my free WordPress plugin, Simple Ajax Chat. Simple Ajax Chat (SAC) provides a setting that makes it easy to add your own custom CSS/styles. So today we’re going to take advantage of that option to customize the appearance of the SAC chat box so […]

Over 300 SQL Code Snippets for WordPress

I’m excited to launch my latest book, Wizard’s SQL Recipes for WordPress. Years in the making, Wizard’s SQL Recipes brings together over 300 recipes for managing and optimizing the WordPress database. If you’re a WordPress administrator or developer who wants to level up their database skills, this book’s for you. Check out the PDF Demo […]

Free up screen space on EDD settings pages

Easy Digital Downloads recently added a giant logo to all of their settings pages in the WordPress Admin Area. That’s great for them, but users are left with about an inch less of screen space. So now when visiting EDD settings, customers, downloads, etc., you have less vertical space with which to work. This quick […]

HTML5 Starter Template

Ahh yeah, HTML starter templates at your service..

WordPress: Display all comment fields when user is logged in

By default WordPress hides the Author/Name, Email, and URL fields on comment forms when the user is logged in. This is because WordPress automatically gets the related information directly from the user profile. But what if you need to do some testing or troubleshooting and want to display all the fields? Here is a plug-&-play […]

WordPress: Display All Registered Image Sizes

By default, WordPress generates extra images for each image that is uploaded via the Media Library. These extra images are created in different sizes and are used for different things, like featured images and so forth. In addition to the default generated images, other image sizes may be added via themes and plugins. For example, […]

WordPress: Get category slug on archive views

When working with WordPress, you can get the current post category using the function get_the_category(). That’s great but it works only on single posts and pages. This post explains how to get the category for archive views like date archives, category archives, search results, and so forth.

WordPress Display Plugin “View Details” Screen

Everyone is familiar with the WordPress Plugins screen. Where you can view all installed/active plugins, etc. On that screen, there is a link next to each plugin that says “View Details”. When you click it, a popup dialog overlays the page content. Inside of that dialog is a tabbed interface where you can learn about […]

WordPress Sidebar Template Code

When developing my free WordPress starter theme, I end up with lots of sweet code snippets that for whatever reason didn’t make the final cut. For example, the sidebar template was recently refactored with shiny new code. So what to do with the previous sidebar code? Delete it? Nah, instead I would rather share it […]

Disable Combined Scripts in the WordPress Admin Area

If you’ve ever tried to debug JavaScript or CSS for pages in the WordPress Admin Area, you know that it’s next to impossible to sort out which files contain which scripts. Why? Because WordPress combines them all at runtime into a single, concatenated script. It’s referred to as concatenation, and it helps to reduce the […]

WordPress Post Navigation Enlightenment

For some reason, I am fascinated by how post navigation is handled by WordPress and others CMSs. For example, what is the correct order of the “previous” and “next” post-navigation links? Is it different for single posts versus archive views? Should the arrow point right or left? And so forth. After pondering these questions periodically […]

WordPress Trigger and Target Interim Login Screen

Our previous post on WordPress login parameters is very complete. Or so I thought. But I had forgotten about the “Interim Login Screen”. The interim login screen is displayed when you are working in the WP Admin Area and for some reason the session expires and you are logged out.