Category Archives: WordPress

Virtualbox in Secure Boot Kernel upgrade error

If you run Ubuntu (and probably many other Linux distros) and you run virtualbox/vagrant and have Secure Boot enabled, you are likely to run into the following error every time you upgrade your Kernel (which in Ubuntu’s case is very often): If you use vvv for WordPress development, you’ll run into this quite often.   […]

WordPress admin Pointers with navigation

WordPress admin pointers are generally used to give an introductory tour to where different features are in WordPress. They are mainly used by WordPress in the admin section to show you, especially after upgrades, where different (new) functionality is. In plugin development, they make it easy for you, the developer, to show off some features […]

Adding screen options to a WordPress plugin

In WordPress, adding screen options during plugin development is not one of those things with a lot of documentation. There’s a great tutorial on this by Chris Marslender. There’s one here too by someone I’m a fan of, Pippin Williamson. Both went a long way to get me started. I differ from these approaches in […]

WordPress Multiple Excerpt Lengths

There are times you need to have multiple excerpt lengths. You might have a page (usually the homepage) that in one section displays more text that it does in another section. As all things WordPress, there are a number of ways to do this. There might even be a number of plugins for this. You […]

WordPress Must-Have plugins

In as much as I have a no plugin law here, I do believe there are exceptions to the rule based on the kind of site you run. All sites Akismet Spam protection. It comes pre-bundled with your WordPress installation WordPress SEO by Yoast For Search-Engine Optimization (SEO) Blog Disqus For comments Autochimp To send out […]

WordPress No Plugin Policy

I generally ensure that a site runs as few plugins as possible. Generally: No. of plugins       Rating 0-5                           5-star 5-10                         4-star 10-15               […]