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Disable default WordPress widgets

Delivering a clean custom theme involves removing components or features that will not be used. Here’s how to disable WordPress default widgets:

How to change your theme’s appearance

If you want to change certain aspects of your theme, you should get familar with its different files.

Why aren’t permalinks working?

Here is a quick guide for troubleshooting why WordPress permalinks might not be working.

Random WordPress Snippets

Just a collection of miscellaneous & random WordPress snippets for your enjoyment.

Exclude category in WordPress

Ever wanted to exclude a category in WordPress? Turns out it’s pretty easy to do without having to install another plugin.

Disable WordPress update reminders

If for whatever reason you would like to disable WordPress update reminders, read on.

Escape input with WordPress

WordPress makes it easy to escape untrusted input to prevent SQL-injection, XSS (cross-site scripting), and other nefarious bits of text. Here is a quick rundown of WordPress’ built-in escape functions.

Disable external URL requests

During development there may be situations where you want to prevent WordPress from making URL requests to external websites. Here is a simple way to disable external URL requests during development.

Use WP functions outside of WordPress

Here’s how easy it use to use any of WordPress default functionality from any PHP file outside of the WordPress installation directory.

Static home page with separate posts page

In WordPress, static home page is possible via the General Settings. Or you can choose to display your blog posts. But how do have both?

Disable Dashboard Widgets

By default WordPress displays a bunch of useless widgets in the Dashboard. Here is how to disable them.

kses tricks

In WordPress, “kses strips evil scripts”. Here is a list of kses tricks for ninjas only.