Working as a developer at WordPress.org means that I get to log in and help people, update my plugins, and make sure my profile information is current. For quite awhile, however, I was confused about the various URLs that are involved with logging in and managing profiles, preferences, and so forth.. The whole WordPress.org domain […]
When you need to search an array using PHP, you can call upon the ancient powers of in_array() and call it a day. But that only works for flat, or one-dimensional arrays. What if you need to find a value in a multi-dimensional array? Well my friend, there isn’t a native PHP function to help […]
By default, WordPress installs its bundled themes and plugins every time the software is updated. So for example, if you’re running the Hello Dolly plugin and a new version is available, WordPress will update the plugin when you upgrade WordPress.
When your WordPress site is configured to enable pings, the database can fill up with many do_pings WP Cron entries. This post provides a couple of quick ways to clean them up, by either disabling the functionality or deleting the do_pings entries from the database.
Blazing fast snippet for you today: how to select all children except the last child. Targeting HTML with CSS has never been so much fun..
I recently had a conversation with an email guru concerning the ideal headers to use when sending plain-text email messages. Here is the punchline of that insightful exchange..
When WordPress processes shortcodes, it first passes the content through its wpautop() function to convert line breaks to <p></p> or <br /> tags. This order of processing can lead to unwanted paragraph and breaks scattered throughout your shortcode content. This post provides a simple way to prevent this from happening, so you can keep your […]
Some esoteric code phenomena for you today.. in this post I explain how PHP handles arrays when they are included in URL requests (via the query string). It’s something I failed to grasp until doing some in-depth work developing my professional WordPress firewall plugin. Now let’s jump in..
Just a quick jQuery code snippet to toggle a password field. I used this technique for the license field of my premium WordPress firewall plugin, BBQ Pro. Sharing it here for reference and just in case I need to use it again.
I would give my left testicle to stop macOS from creating .DS_Store in every freaking directory on the system. The stupid files have been driving Mac users mad for years, and apparently there is no end in sight. Fortunately, there are a couple of ways to remove them.
One of the more useful WordPress must-use plugins and drop-ins is the db-error.php file, which you can create, customize, and upload to your site’s /wp-content/ directory. Upon doing so, the contents of the file will be displayed whenever the database is unavailable. This post provides a simple template for db-error.php that you can customize and […]