Create your own button via a shortcode

Here’s a quick little snippet for adding your own shortcode which generates a button in any post or page from a single shortcode. Within the shortcode, there are 2 options to add a url for the button and the text that appears on the button itself.   Then, to add the button anywhere in a … Continued

Convert WooCommerce variation dropdowns into radio buttons

I had an eCommerce project where the client wanted to display options for their products as selectable radio buttons rather than the default select dropdowns. To achieve this, we need to write two functions: 1 will grab the selected options for the product, and for each variation available, write them to a radio button input … Continued

Redirect WordPress user if not logged in

Quite often I have requirements to redirect users if they are not currently logged in to a site. This could be for numerous reasons, but a popular one would be to redirect all visitors to a coming soon page while allowing admins to login in and view the site. This is accomplished by adding the … Continued

Improve security by preventing author lookup

By default, WordPress allows a URL query to lookup system authors. This is done by simply entering the following after the site URL: ?author=1 From a WordPress perspective, the system will see the ‘author’ query in the URL and then try to match a username with that ID on the system, just like the system … Continued

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 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

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