WordPress Menu Functions

Returns an array of menu items. $menu parameter is slug or id of Menu created in WordPress. $args is from here: get_posts, which isn’t very helpful for filtering what menu items you want to display.  This function returns an array that you can display manually, but does not include any data about which menu item […]

Category Template Tags

The following functions can be used on the category.php template to display information about the current category. Display Current Category Title on category.php: Display Current Category Description: Get Current Category Object: Use Category Object returned above to get ACF fields on category: Display Category Link – works for custom taxonomies and post categories.

Handy WordPress Functions

A collection of WordPress functions I use often. Link to Home: Include another php file: *File name separated on ‘-‘ between two inputs to function. So if named include-content-blocks.php call is: Custom field images (not featured): Get image values in array instead of outputting image: Retrieving featured images is a different function: Get Image Caption […]

WP_Query – Order by multiple custom fields

The Code Always call wp_reset_postdata() afterwards to reset the global $post value. Otherwise, any attempt to retrieve data from the page will return null.

How Did They Get My WordPress Username?

I currently manage over 50 WordPress websites and have the ‘Limit Login Attempts’ plugin set to send an email whenever anyone tries to log into one of these sites and fails. It doesn’t take long for a new WordPress website to go through its first brute force login attack. When this happens, I monitor the […]

Comparing WordPress Hosting Companies

Below are slides from my WordCamp Milwaukee 2014 presentation entitled “Comparing WordPress Hosting Companies”. I discuss my experiences hosting over 50 WordPress websites with hosting companies such as WP Engine, Flywheel, Pressable, HostGator, Site5 and SiteGround, comparing each host’s Security, Backups, Support, Speed and Price. I hope this information helps you make better hosting decisions […]

Gentle Introduction to Google Analytics

Have you ever wondered how many people view your website and how your website is used? If so, you might be surprised to know there is a way to view this data if your website was set up with the free Google Analytics service. All my clients’ websites have this service set up and have […]

Unbox’s WordPress and Plugins Update Plan

WordPress runs over 20% of the web which makes it a big target for hackers. Hackers like to target well known vulnerabilities so they get the most bang for their script and it’s easy to tell if a site is running WordPress, what plugins it is using and what version it is on: see BuiltWith. […]