Prevent WordPress comment spam with a honeypot

Captchas aren't always convenient to stop spam since some bots can figure them out, and also, captchas force a legit human to decipher very complex characters.

How to check if a WordPress plugin is active in network or single site

While developing a theme or a plugin we sometimes need to check if a certain third-party plugin is available for use. Here you'll learn a simple way to detect not only if the plugin is active in a single site but also if it's network-wide enabled. Overview WordPress stores the list of active plugins in… Continue reading How to check if a WordPress plugin is active in network or single site

Convert WordPress.com youtube shortcode to WordPress.org

WordPress.com includes some unique features for their users, such as the ability to embed videos using the shortcode. Trouble arises when users migrate their blogs to a self-hosted solution using WordPress.org, since the format is incompatible.In this post we will see how to create a shortcode that allows to display the shortcode in… Continue reading Convert WordPress.com youtube shortcode to WordPress.org

Make embedded tweets in WordPress responsive

WordPress allows you to embed tweets by pasting the tweet URL into your posts. You get a nice card with the tweet and all relevant details. Sadly, this card will not work on responsive sites due to a fix width applied by Twitter. In this post we'll see how to remove it and also make… Continue reading Make embedded tweets in WordPress responsive

Stylize pagination links in WordPress posts

WordPress offers a relatively little known feature to split your extremely long posts into different pages. However, it's a bit difficult to stylize so it matches your overall site style since by default, WordPress¬†doesn't apply CSS classes to target its elements. Let's learn how to filter the function that outputs them and add classes to… Continue reading Stylize pagination links in WordPress posts

Add a custom login to your WordPress theme

One area that is integral to a WordPress powered site but is currently a bit difficult to stylize is the login area. Moreover, it's not something move around to place on sidebars or the site header. In this tutorial we will see how to create a shortcode that you can use everywhere, from your Text… Continue reading Add a custom login to your WordPress theme

WordPress drop down menus: highlight parent items with jQuery

It's generally useful in sites with extensive drop down menus and many levels of hierarchy to highlight the parent item that encompasses the list of current items in the menu we're now browsing so we can keep track of where we are. In this tutorial we will learn how to use jQuery to achieve this… Continue reading WordPress drop down menus: highlight parent items with jQuery

Tweaking your user profile page in WordPress

The following functions will help you when tweaking your user page. Use them in the functions.php of your theme: <?php add_action( 'admin_head', 'user_profile_remove_color_scheme'); add_action( 'personal_options', 'sfn_personal_options'); add_action( 'show_user_profile', 'sfn_user_profile' ); add_action( 'edit_user_profile', 'sfn_user_profile' ); add_action( 'user_contactmethods', 'sfn_user_contactmethods'); //hooks for user registration and deletion add_action( 'user_register', 'sfn_user_register'); add_action( 'delete_user', 'sfn_delete_user'); function user_profile_remove_color_scheme() { global $_wp_admin_css_colors; $_wp_admin_css_colors… Continue reading Tweaking your user profile page in WordPress

Monitor the media queries of your responsive theme in WordPress

With responsive design gaining more momentum every day and WordPress as the most popular CMS around it is only natural to develop more tools to ease our life developing with it. Here you'll find a simple tool so you can always keep an eye on which media query is currently in use in WordPress, using… Continue reading Monitor the media queries of your responsive theme in WordPress