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Your WordPress Website NEEDS to be Updated

As of August 6th, a massive vulnerability in WordPress and Drupal has been public knowledge. Anyone with a little bit of computer savvy could take down your entire website and server in seconds, unless you update WordPress now. This vulnerability uses something called a XML Quadratic Blowup Attack and is very simple to exploit. It affects almost all WordPress websites … Read More

How to Change the Port for SSH Uploads – WordPress

Note: If your screenshot looks different than mine, you may have to install the plugin SSH SFTP Updater Support. If you have a secured server and are using a non-standard port for your connection, it may be confusing how you can specify that port in your WordPress admin when doing things like updates or new plugin installs. But it’s actually quite … Read More

Embed Videos in your Dashboard with Video Dashboard

I am pleased to announce that my first plugin has been accepted in the WordPress repository! Now you can embed videos directly in your WordPress dashboard with a very simple plugin. Go to the WordPress download page for Video Dashboard here. I have a lot of clients, and one of my favorite things to do is make screencasts for them as … Read More

Display Field Entries in Backend But Not Form – Events Manager Plugin

If you use the Events Manager WordPress plugin regularly, it’s likely you’ve run into this problem before. You decide you want to adjust the fields that show up in the frontend on your booking form. Maybe you are combining multiple fields, or maybe you just want to remove some old ones and add new ones. But what if you still … Read More

Easily Add Social Media Follow Buttons to Theme – WordPress

Social Media Follow Buttons for Facebook and LinkedIN

If you are like me, you frequently need to be able to easily add social media follow buttons directly to your WordPress theme. You could, of course, hard-code them, but you are still going to have to find the images and add all that markup to get it looking good. There is an easy way! With the Social Media Feather … Read More

Passing a PHP Variable to Javascript in WordPress: The EASY Way

Close Buildings

If you’ve made it here, odds are you’ve already been through the depths of the internet, full of “simple” tutorials talking about how easy it is to pass a variable in your PHP code to Javascript in WordPress. Maybe they even have simple, foolproof examples. The only thing is, they don’t work. WHY don’t they work? Who cares! They are … Read More

Limit Word Count in WordPress Excerpt

Word-limited Post Excerpts

I came across a great way to limit the number of words displayed in the excerpt for a WordPress post, brought to you by the good folks at Cuppa (update – link removed because the site is gone). This method will allow you to choose a specific word limit every time you use the_excerpt or get_the_excerpt in your template files, … Read More

Can’t Add Pages to Custom Menu – WordPress Solution

Book Page

A common problem with beginners to WordPress after they create a new site is that they are unable to add anything to their custom menu. In some cases, there are just no options to choose from to add to the menu, in others there is just a vague heading saying, “no items” as well as numerous other problems. here are … Read More