Disable Emoji Support in WordPress

Use the function below to strip out and disable the emoji support in WordPress.  Emoji’s are enabled by default and add unnecessary styles and scripts in the header of the site, regardless of theme.   Adding the below to your themes functions.php or in a standalone plugin (to override regardless of theme) will do the job: … Continued

Add code to the WordPress Head, Body and Footer without a plugin

With tracking codes and pixels able to help you track conversions and the successes of your marketing efforts, these will need to be added to each page of your site to track user journey and behaviours. While there are plugins to achieve being able to do this, I always prefer to build this into my … Continued

Add a Products Per Page dropdown for WooCommerce

It’s no lie that WooCommerce is an amazing ecommerce tool for WordPress. It’s always my go-to plugin for creating stores of all types and sizes. While the product archive pages have a great layout and sorting ability – one aspect I think every store can benefit from is a ‘show x products per page’ ability … Continued

Add WooCommerce attributes Into Nav Menus

While setting up an online store for a client, we needed to list product attributes in the menu. To take advantage of showing the current page feature of the menus (to show current page as highlighted), I didn’t want to have to manually add custom links for each attribute. The client had 150+ attributes so … Continued

I’m now a Certified WordPress Expert at Codeable

While I’ve been working as a web designer and developer for nearly 10 years now, 5 of those have been as a freelancer and consultant specialising in WordPress development and bespoke design. Honestly, I don’t think I could ever go back to employment. Recently, I applied to become a certified expert at Codeable, and today … Continued

Show different number of Posts Per Page for different Post Types

During work for a recent client, I needed to limit the number of posts on one archive, yet show every post on a single page for another. By default WordPress uses the value set in the admin screen ‘Settings’ > ‘Reading’ and seen as ‘Blog pages show at most’. But in my case, I needed … Continued

Rename Completed order status in WooCommerce

I had a task from a client to rename the default WooCommerce order status from the original to a custom name. The client wanted to rename ‘Completed’ status in WooCommerce, to a new status ‘Dispatched’, as once the order has been sent out, they wanted it a little clearer that it was sent, rather than … Continued

Fix ‘Another Update in Process’ error in WordPress

I recently stumbled upon an issue with updating WordPress.  A brand new install without content, I couldn’t see why I was facing the issue of updating WordPress.  All plugins had updated just fine, but when I went to update WordPress, I saw an ‘Internal Server Error’ message.  Trying the core update again, I was then … Continued

Remove P tags from Contact Form 7 forms

I love Contact Form 7 and use it on 99% of my client and my own sites. It’s simple, lightweight and does a perfect job for mail. Depending on the form you use, you sometimes need to remove the <p> and <br> tags that appear in the form, which are auto-generated by the plugin. While … Continued

Changing WooCommerce Availability Text

Sometimes you may want to change the default text that WooCommerce states under a products availability. By default, WooCommerce lists products in stock as either ‘X in stock’ or only showing the message when you are running low on stock. These are set in the WooCommerce settings: WooCommerce -> Settings -> Products -> Inventory -> … Continued