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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