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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 snippet can be used to display content only to logged-in users (based on capability). And the second snippet 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!

Include files from parent directory, subdirectory

This post concludes our trilogy of posts on getting file and directory path information with PHP and WordPress. In this final path-related post, you’ll get numerous ways to get and include files from parent directories, subdirectories, adjacent directories, and even the same directory, just to round things out.

Getting Path Info with PHP and WordPress

Massive round-up of PHP and WordPress techniques for getting various directory and file path information. This is a mega-reference aimed at PHP/WordPress developers.

WordPress configuration tricks

Some pipin’ hot WordPress configuration tricks for the wp-config.php file. All snippets strictly plug-&-play, no fiddling required. I use most of these on my own sites, so thought I would share ’em here at WP-Mix.