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Category Archive: WordPress

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WordPress Random Post Class

Here is a simple plugin that you can use to include a random post class for each post. With a slight modification it can be used to include a random body class. This function can be useful for applying random colors and styles to your blog posts. Or whatever.

Get child or parent theme URI & path

These days, WordPress provides numerous ways to get the path and URI for the current theme directory. This post is reference for WP developers who need to get the URI and/or path for the current child or parent theme. Just grab, gulp, and go..

Allowed HTML tags for wp_kses()

Developing WordPress plugins, I frequently need to specify an array of allowed HTML tags and attributes for wp_kses(). The collection of allowed tags has grown over time, and so I’m posting it here at WP-Mix for future reference. Just makes my life easier, hopefully it helps you too.

Some Useful WordPress Shortcodes

Here is a nice collection of useful WordPress shortcodes, including cool functionality like displaying author lists, automatic links, subscribe links, current date, and more!

All WordPress Login Parameters

Here is a list of all the query string parameters used on the WordPress Login Page. Knowing these can be useful when you are customizing the Admin Area and related functionality, so you can be sure to cover all the bases.

WordPress use post modified time for better SEO

Quick collection of code snippets to help customize post dates to reflect most-recent-update information. I use this technique here at WP-Mix, DigWP, and elsewhere. Using the most recent date as the post date can boost the SEO value of your site.

WordPress add titles to post navigation links

In this post, we add title attributes to WordPress post-navigation links, for both previous/next archive navigation and previous/next single-post navigation. These are some simple copy/paste functions that you can add directly to your theme (or via plugin).

WordPress oEmbed Tricks

Ahh yeah, here are some sweet little code snippets to customize the default WordPress oEmbed functionality. Techniques include modifying default oEmbed size, markup, as well as enabling oEmbed for Post Excerpts and Custom Fields.

WordPress Fix Image Upload Errors

Here are some quick tips to help troubleshoot and fix image and file upload errors in WordPress. Hopefully it helps someone out there get things back on track with their uploaded images. I know it can be frustrating!

WordPress Require User Login

This post shows a quick and easy way to require that the user is logged in to WordPress in order to gain access to some private content.

WordPress shortcodes for private content

I use these snippets all the time, so I’m posting them here at WP-Mix for easy access. The first shortcode can be used to display content only to logged-in users (based on capability). And the second shortcode can be used to display content only to visitors (non-logged-in users).

Video Tutorials: Securing WordPress Sites

After several months of production, my video course on developing secure WordPress sites is now available at Lynda.com!