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 Child theme – Inheriting parent options

When building a WordPress child theme, it’s important for it to, at least initially, pick-up the settings from the parent theme. Here’s something that works to allow your child theme to, on activation, retrieve the parent’s theme options: Note that there’s still an unresolved WordPress ticket to have this feature added to core: WordPress Ticket […]

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 […]

Add WordPress Related Posts without a plugin

There are several articles out there on how to add WordPress related posts without using a plugin. I’m adding one more to the fray only because all the other posts do one thing; they match related posts based on those posts being in the same category or having the same tag as the current post. […]

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 Plugin Development] Handling Forms

There are some great resources on how best to add a form to your plugin. Notably, there’s this from Tutsplus (They write very solid tutorials; Love them): http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-custom-wordpress-plugin-from-scratch–net-2668 In it, Cristian proposes that you use this for your form’s action and use this to handle the submission: This is fine if you aren’t using OOP […]

Jaguza | Free Responsive WordPress theme

If you are looking for a free, responsive WordPress theme for your blog, Jaguza is a great choice. It is clean, fast¬†and very easy-to-use. The theme¬†comes loaded with quite a number of features¬†¬†that are usually a reserve for premium themes. Features Check out the list: Unlimited theme colour options with over 10 pre-built theme colours. […]

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 […]