Hey, everyone! I have a fun, new hack for you that involves creating a full-width "widget" in your WordPress dashboard. The dashboard widgets that come out of the box with WordPress include things like Quick Draft, At a Glance, Activity, WordPress News, etc. There are plugins that add dashboard
Code snippets for adding styles and extending the functionality of your website.
UPDATE: The plugin from the tutorial is now available on the WordPress plugin repository - WP Delete User Accounts Some websites allow a user to delete his or her account, and many don't. Personally, I like having the option for deleting my accounts (i.e. social media), and I'm sure many other
Scrolling through my Twitter feed earlier, I found the following question from Sébastien: https://twitter.com/sebd86/status/684540826555400198 I thought this was an interesting request, so I decided to spend some time figuring it out. On WordPress.org, you can access a plugin's support threads
UPDATE: The plugin from the tutorial is now available on the WordPress plugin repository - After Comment Prompts A few months ago, I wanted to create a way to prompt my readers to follow me on Twitter after they leave a comment on one of my posts. There are already a few solutions available to do
WordPress includes a couple of handy functions for retrieving the links to "previous" and "next" posts. They are get_previous_post_link() and get_next_post_link(). These functions, while useful for retrieving/outputting a simple link (HTML gets output), don't allow for much customization to the
Since I create a lot of tutorials and use GitHub for source control, I embed a lot of gist files to show the code used in my tutorials that include snippets. While the code is displayed in the post, readers often need to view the raw source for easier copying/pasting. In the bottom section of the
WordPress.com Stats via JetPack In case you're not familiar with JetPack, it's a plugin that includes a variety of different features for your WordPress website. Among these features are things like the JSON API, comment form, markdown, mobile theme, and a bunch more. Most of JetPacks