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How to Get Rid of the Pesky WooCommerce Catalog Ordering Dropdown

29 March

This one bugged me on one site I was building, but the solution is pretty simple. Just add the following snippet to your functions.php: // Remove WooCommerce Catalog Ordering Dropdown remove_action( ‘woocommerce_pagination’, ‘woocommerce_catalog_ordering’, 20); Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn

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How to Remove the WooCommerce Generator

28 March

On many of the sites I build, customers want clean HTML and as close to obfuscation for the platform as possible. That inevitably means removing various plugin generators. One in particular that’s tricky is WooCommerce due to the way it’s added with the global $woocommerce variable. To accomplish this feat, add the following to your […]

Remove / Dequeue Affiliates Pro Default Stylesheets

27 March

Here’s a simple function and hook combo you can add to your functions.php to dequeue the Affiliates Pro default stylesheets. function remove_affiliates_stylesheets() { wp_dequeue_style(‘affiliates’); wp_deregister_style( ‘affiliates’ ); } add_action( ‘wp_print_styles’, ‘remove_affiliates_stylesheets’, 101 ); You may alternatively need to swap the wp_print_styles with wp_enqueue_scripts like so: add_action( ‘wp_enqueue_scripts’, ‘remove_affiliates_stylesheets’, 101 ); Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn

Filesystem Data Loss Lessons Learned

26 March

Today I learned a big lesson, and in a way, I got off easy. I was SSHed into one of my development boxes on Amazon EC2. I am currently in the middle of building a few client sites and they are all staged on one box. Now, I use EBS-backed EC2 instances, which means I […]

WordPress Debugging

26 March

OK, a simple one to start this thing off. If you’re writing PHP and you need to debug something and print some output to your error logs, here’s a nice custom debugging function that’s easier than the default error_log function. Certainly makes my life a lot easier. if(!function_exists(‘_error_log’)){ function _error_log( $stuff ) { if( WP_DEBUG […]

Enforce Alphanumeric Usernames in WordPress Registration

25 March

To kick things off, here’s a neat trick I recently figured out. One of my clients needed to enforce alphanumeric usernames so that users couldn’t enter email addresses and such as valid usernames. Turns out there’s a nice filter validate_username which does the trick nicely. You may need to customize the regex expression but here’s […]

Get Rid of bbPress Breadcrumbs

25 March

Just add the following snippet to your functions.php: function custom_bbp_no_breadcrumb ($param) { return true; } add_filter (‘bbp_no_breadcrumb’, ‘custom_bbp_no_breadcrumb’); Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn

Remove Pesky Width and Height on WordPress Images Using a Filter

25 March

Not the best way to go about it perhaps, but it works. Add the following filter to functions.php: // Remove the automatic width and height on images added by WordPress function remove_thumbnail_dimensions( $html, $post_id, $post_thumbnail_id, $size, $attr ) { $html = preg_replace( ‘/(width|height)=\”\d*\”\s/’, “”, $html ); return $html; } add_filter( ‘post_thumbnail_html’, ‘remove_thumbnail_dimensions’, 10, 5 ); […]

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Introductions

25 March

Hi there, I’m Andy. I’m going to be using this space to post various tips & tricks I’ve learned over the years using WordPress. So … thanks for tuning in, more to come… Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn