One of the best ways to store and display additional information on your site is to use WordPress’s post meta through custom fields. WordPress has the ability to allow post authors to assign custom fields to a post. This arbitrary extra information is known as metadata. WordPress.org Codex This metadata, otherwise known as “post meta”, is […]
I have been thinking about the concept of micro plugins for a while now. A few months ago, I was having a discussion with some folks from my local WordPress meetup group and we got on the topic of the best way to handle modifying a theme’s functions.php file. When we really started digging into […]
When developing Plugins with Local by Flywheel it’s a good idea to keep the plugin code separate from your WordPress installs. Using symlinks with Local by Flywheel helps keep the plugin code isolated so it’s easier to manage.
Local By Flywheel is a Graphical User Interface used for spinning up local WordPress development environments. I use it every single day for my WordPress development projects and I think it would be useful for you.
After you have been using WordPress for some time, I bet you have some slight modifications you want to make. Maybe changing the title of a specific archive from “Category: Favorites” to “My Favorite Posts”? I’m going to walk you through the basics of how to write your first plugin so you can modify your […]
I’ve had my personal WordPress site and all of my clients’ sites hosted with Laravel Forge for a little over a year now. If you haven’t heard of Forge yet, you definitely need to check it out. Yes, it is mainly for PHP applications, but it will also host WordPress sites like a champ. Forge […]
Backups are an essential part of any website. What would happen if you woke up one morning and someone hacked your site? Or worse, your web host had dissolved and no longer existed? I’ve heard many stories of people that didn’t think a backup plan was important until it was too late.
Displaying WordPress categories in a theme can be a challenge because a post could belong to several different categories and if the theme has to display 30 categories for each post in a list, it could get messy. This is where a primary category comes in handy.
For the past few weeks I’ve been working on a WordPress plugin for importing a CSV into a few custom post types and taxonomies. I realized that sometimes going “The WordPress Way” isn’t actually the best way to do things. Occasionally, the quickest way to get stuff done is to dive into some SQL.
Google Analytics is one of the best ways that I have found to really track who is visiting your website. It gives you a clear view how users are getting to your site, how they interact with it, and how long they stay on it. This is one of the most important tools you need […]