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Truncate Database Table

Quick SQL code snippet that enables you to truncate any MySQL database table.

Display WordPress Theme Screenshot

Most good themes include a screenshot, primarily to be displayed on the Themes screen in the WP Admin Area. Of course, theme screenshots can be displayed anywhere, even on the frontend.

WordPress Disable Self Pings

Depending on your WordPress configuration, plugins, and so forth, your site may be suffering from “self-pings”. Self-pings are pingbacks from your own domain, which are not necessary and look kind of silly displayed alongside other, actual pingbacks. If your site is haunted by self-pings, here is a quick code snippet to stop them.

WordPress: Display Site Creation Date

I’m surprised that WordPress doesn’t provide a function for getting the site creation date. Knowing when the site was set up can be useful for all sorts of things. Copyright dates. Bragging rights. Whatever. If you want to display the date your site was first installed, here is one way to do it.

Redirect Attacker to Special Message

If you are using Apache server, you can stop an attack by getting the IP address of the attacker and then using it to block or redirect all of their requests. Normally I just block the requests using either Deny or Require directives (depending on Apache version), but sometimes it’s fun to redirect the attacker […]

WordPress template_redirect Example

Quick code snippet showing basic use of the WordPress template_redirect action hook. This is provided as a quick copy/paste reference for WordPress developers. This hook is useful for customizing any functionality requiring full query information.

Protect against SQL Injection

Here is a nice copy/paste .htaccess snippet to help block SQL-injection attacks. It can be added as-is to your .htaccess file to help protect against SQL injection and other types of malicious activity. This code is a not a replacement for proper data sanitization, but it does help to add another layer of security to […]

Disable Chrome XSS Auditor

Working on WordPress development and testing HTML forms in Chrome browser, I ran into the following error: This page isn’t working Chrome detected unusual code on this page and blocked it to protect your personal information (for example, passwords, phone numbers, and credit cards). ERR_BLOCKED_BY_XSS_AUDITOR

Add Defer and Async to WordPress Enqueued Scripts

When adding JavaScript in WordPress, it sometimes is necessary to add attributes such as async and defer to the <script></script> tag. Here is a technique to do it with any WordPress version 4.1 and better.

WordPress Remove Screen Options

Normally the “Screen Options” tab is an awesome little WordPress feature. Located on various screens in the WP Admin Area, the Screen Options tab toggles open any available settings. Like which meta boxes to display, layout columns, editor auto-height, and other options depending on which screen you are viewing. But there may be cases where […]

Fix Chrome Border Radius

I’ve posted before about fixing weird default browser styles. It happens all too often. Well-intentioned browser developers taking liberties on the page with things like CSS styles. This post shares a quick code snippet that fixes the Chrome browser’s new “rounded corners” style that now is applied to form elements like buttons and inputs.

PHP Geo IP Lookup

Here is a nice PHP snippet for GeoIP lookups. As written the script uses api.hostip.info for the lookup service, but that is easily changed as needed (GeoIP lookup services change or go offline constantly). So for what it’s worth, figured it was worth sharing rather than complete and utter deletion. Yes I am a code […]