Tutorials

Adding Custom Meta Fields To Taxonomies

January 20, 2016    

There are numerous plugins available that add custom meta fields to posts, pages, and the like. Equally numerous are the tutorials walking developers through how to do so. The one thing that isn’t commonly taught, however, is how to add custom meta fields to taxonomies. This is in no small part due to how difficult custom meta fields for taxonomies was until the release of WordPress 4.4. In 2011, our friend Pippin…    read more 

WordPress plugin settings simplified

October 20, 2015    

Depending on the size of a project, you may be able to get away with adding settings to an existing WordPress page (or the customizer). On the other end of the spectrum, you may need (or want) to implement a full-scale control panel. But what if your project is somewhere in the middle? Or what if you need a control panel, but don’t want the bulk that goes along with most? This…    read more 

Repeatable Fields in Meta Boxes

May 5, 2015    

One of the most confounding things to figure out in the world of WordPress plugin development is the repeatable field. They’re just generally obnoxious to write, sadly, and there’s very little real documentation out there about them. I use them regularly in quite a few of my plugins, and even now I have to recheck how to do them each time. That said, I never even considered writing a tutorial on it…    read more 

Just What Is .htaccess?

February 21, 2015    
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If you’ve ever spent any real time working with WordPress there’s a fairly good chance you’ve run across a strange file in the root (or topmost) directory. Whereas the vast majority of the files comprising the WordPress hierarchy consist of a filename and an extension, such as the crucial wp-config.php, one solitary file seem a bit out of place. That file is the aptly-named .htaccess file. So just what is the .htaccess file?

Running Multiple Skype Instances

January 31, 2013    

I recently came across a situation where I needed access to both of my Skype accounts simultaneously. If you’ve ever tried to do this, you were likely greeted by the standard error message “You are already logged in to Skype on this computer”.