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.

Add a character counter for the excerpt in WordPress

The excerpt is great for magazine sites where only a small bunch of words can be displayed on the home page. However, the lack of a character counting functionality for the field makes it hard to know how many you already typed in. In this tutorial we will learn how to easily add a character counter for the excerpt.