There are lots of cheeky 404 pages when a user arrives at a page that is not found, but even the best joke won't help ease a user's frustration!
Let's make our 404 pages more helpful by using the clues we're given to make some suggestions for the user. I'll show you how to do it… Read more »
Knowing when your WordPress users are active is helpful whether you open sign-ups to the public, or if you have a private site with multiple users. I'll show you how to make a new column on your Users page in the WordPress admin as well as adding a Dashboard metabox with a "Currently Online" count of… Read more »
Getting sick can absolutely ruin plans, so here's a way to get smarter about knowing when you might be sick.
Simply edit this file and start logging the weeks where you're ill. Then, add the URL to Google Calendar (or any calendar that can import .ics files by URL) and you'll see when you are typically sick.
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One thing I've noticed about PHP is that you need to jump through all sorts of hoops when it's time to detect URL structures. Either pulling the existing page URL or dissecting a passed URL for certain components just felt like it was too time consuming to code and re-code with slight changes every single… Read more »
Who doesn't love seeing traffic spikes from referrers in their Google Analytics reports? The first thing most of us do is copy the referrer path into a new browser tab and try to find where the link back is. Have you ever gone to the referring page only to have it try to sell you… Read more »
WordPress shortcodes allow developers to let authors customize certain aspects of their posts in a controlled way. Since the TinyMCE editor does tend to yield inconsistent results for raw HTML (even when entered in the Text tab), shortcodes are a great way to be sure that code will output as intended when used in the… Read more »
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Nebula is a springboard WordPress theme framework for developers. It has tons of custom functionality built-in (like shortcodes, styles, and JS/PHP functions), but unlike other themes the WP Nebula is not meant for the end-user.
Wordpress developers will find all source code not obfuscated, so everything may be customized and altered to fit the needs of… Read more »
Add this function to your functions.php to enable an easy way of triggering Google Maps through the Wordpress WYSIWYG content editor. All you need is an API Key which can easily be obtained here. Just paste it in the snippet below and you're off and running!
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Ever need to use Gumby's rows and columns inside the Wordpress WYSIWYG content editor? I've written a collection of shortcodes that will allow you to do this without needing to use the HTML editor and risk losing the work you've done! The provided code should be added to your functions.php file, and the requires that… Read more »