WordPress plugins are great, but sometimes you want to avoid having additional settings screens or giving a client access to make changes that could break functionality on their website. If you aren’t a coder and you want to automatically expire a post in WordPress, I’d recommend that you check out the Post Expirator plugin. However, … Continue reading WordPress Post Expiration Module
I get asked a lot about how to handle different types of website redirects. Usually, someone wants to redirect an entire site, or maybe just redirect a subdomain. Other times, they want to do simple one-off redirects. Many web servers that run WordPress use Apache, which means that .htaccess rules will work. Other web servers like … Continue reading Redirect Entire Website Except WordPress Admin
WordPress automatically outputs a lot of helpful CSS class names for menus. If you use the
wp_nav_menu()function to display your menus, as all good themes should do, you don't have to settle for just the default class names.
You can prevent WordPress users from being able to deactivate plugins by hiding the 'Deactivation' links.
WordPress must use plugins are plugins that are always loaded and cannot be deactivated within the WordPress admin.
Anytime you've written a custom plugin that isn't released on WordPress.org or modified a theme, it is best to disable updates for that specific theme or plugin.
WordPress will, by default, automatically update itself when there are security releases. It can also update themes and plugins automatically if necessary. From a security perspective, this is great. However, automatic updates can also present complications.
Learn to disable WordPress core, plugin and/or theme updates for specific users. Especially handy when you want to prevent clients from triggering updates willy-nilly.
The visual aspects of a site are important and many themes depend on the 'Featured Image' functionality in WordPress to provide a better visual experience. So, it only makes sense that you may want to consider requiring a featured image before a post can be published.