Using WordPress Filter to Add Custom Fields in User Profile

Using WordPress Filter to Add Custom Fields in User Profile

By default, in the WordPress user Profile section, under Contact information, there aren’t any extensive fields. However, you can add extra profile fields like links to different social media profiles and still include all the default fields (for example Email and Website) from the back-end. This can be done simply using the WordPress filter: user_contactmethods. You can bind….
How to Remove Unnecessary Menu Items from WordPress Dashboard

How to Remove Unnecessary Menu Items from WordPress Dashboard

Sometimes, you might want to cleanup unnecessary items from the admin panel (WordPress Dashboard) willingly. Reason being that a lot of things exist in the WordPress admin area which users don’t need/want to see or use. Following is a list of WP Menu items: Dashboard Posts Media Links Pages Appearance Plugins Tools Users Settings In this article, you will learn how….
Detect Browser Using Hook Function

Detect Browser Using Hook Function

Sometimes, you might need to serve a specific content on certain Web browsers. There are many ways to fulfill this purpose but within WordPress, you can use WordPress built-in global variables. Many people don’t know that WordPress provides several global variables that can be used to detect browsers. Below is a list of these global global variables: $is_lynx (for….
Insights about WordPress 4.7 REST API Endpoints

Insights about WordPress 4.7 REST API Endpoints

The WordPress REST API feature plugin has been merged in the latest version WP 4.7 “Vaughan”. The latest version provides endpoints for WordPress content types. By using endpoints you can access WordPress website externally in proper format and create new, innovative, apps by accessing your website content. It also includes complete and functional API….
WordPress 4.7 (Vaughan) – Insights about New Features

WordPress 4.7 (Vaughan) – Insights about New Features

WordPress 4.7, named after legendary vocalist Sarah “Vaughan”, has many enhanced features especially when it comes to ease of use and user friendliness. Now, the site admin can see most of the changes on the fly. WordPress 4.7 also launched the Twenty Seventeen theme, which is business oriented, and suitable for both small and large businesses. It has many….
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Round Up WordCamp US 2016

Wow! Hard to believe it’s been little over a month since WORDCAMP US’16 wrapped up in Philadelphia. Our General Manager Fahad Shakeel was among the attendees of the 3 day event, held at the Philadelphia Convention Centre. Fahad has more than a decade of experience in Software Development, Technology Transformation and Marketing. He took….
Advantages of Using the WordPress Jetpack Plug-in

Advantages of Using the WordPress Jetpack Plug-in

The Jetpack plug-in simplifies managing WordPress sites by providing visitor stats, security services and speeding up image load times, thus helping attract more traffic. What’s more? Jetpack is a free plug-in. The Benefits 1. Easy to Install Jetpack could not be easier to install and set up, especially considering the numerous benefits it provides. The Installation process is as….
How to Interact with 3rd Party Systems Using Your WP Site

How to Interact with 3rd Party Systems Using Your WP Site

It’s not uncommon to pair your website so that it can interact with third party systems like Facebook, Amazon, EventBrite, etc. The common approach for PHP based web applications is to use methods such as cURL or file_get_contents. Similarly, you could also apply these methods when integrating your WordPress site with a 3rd party system. However, when interacting with….
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Using a WordPress Function to Create Custom Login Form

In WordPress, you can access the default login page by redirecting to site_url/wp-admin OR site_url/wp-login.php. Additionally, WordPress allows you to create a custom login form at the front-end (either in a widget, pop-up or sidebar, etc.) of your website. This article will help you to create a custom login form by using a wp() function. To achieve this functionality, WordPress….
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Changing the WordPress Database Prefix to Increase Website Security

Your whole website depends on the WordPress Database, which is the ultimate target for hackers. During installation, website owners forget to change the default prefix “wp_”. In this article, you will learn the easiest way to protect your WP database by changing the default prefix. All you need to do is replacing the default prefix “wp_” with a unique prefix, for….