Category: WordPress

Unban GoDaddy / MediaTemple WordPress Plugins

GoDaddy managed WordPress hosting, and by ownership MediaTemple as well, prevents some plugins from being activated on website. Some of these may make some sense if the conflict with caching, etc, but I feel...

ACF: Link to Specific Tab

Advanced Custom Fields, or ACF, provides a great user interface for defining and laying out custom fields for Posts, Pages, Custom Post Types, Options, Users and more in WordPress. The Tab Field provides an...

Admin Columns Pro SSL Upgrade Fix

I use the Admin Columns Pro plugin on several of my WordPress site to easily customize the layout in my admin tables. As it is a premium plugin updates to it are not hosted...

Fix Backslashes in Advanced Custom Fields

There is a somewhat serious bug in Advanced Custom Fields 5.0 and its handling of backslashes, at least on my WordPress installs. The problem is that the slashes are stripped, but after the data...

W3 Total Cache Fragment Caching in WordPress

W3 Total Cache, also known as W3TC, is a very powerful caching plugin for WordPress which is notoriously slow without tuning. For guest users much of your content will typically be static which makes...

ACF validate_value Filter With post_ID

Advanced Custom Forms Pro 5.0 is out, and it contains a major overhaul to the way that custom fields are handled. It also had a major impact on the way that third-party add-ons were...

Sort by Featured Image in WordPress

Featured Images on a WordPress page or post can make it easy to use a single image to represent the content of your page. Given that they look better, why not feature them at...

Using WP Better Emails with WooCommerce Email Templates

On one site that I run there are several different functions, primarily provided by disparate plugins with custom actions/filters, that send emails both to site administrators and customers. For most emails that are sent...

Prepare IN and NOT IN Statements in WordPress

Why should I use prepared statements? Using some type of prepared statement protects you against SQL injection attacks when you need to interact with the database using parameters passed in from the client side. Depending...

Disable WP-Cron in WordPress

What is WP-Cron? WP-Cron is the way that WordPress executes scheduled jobs that are added via wp_schedule_event() or one of its associated functions. First it’s a bit of a hack given the single threaded-ness...