Introduction to Using Nonces for Form Validation

Nonces are used to add an extra layer of security to WordPress. They are typically used when submitting form data to ensure that the form is being submitted from where it’s supposed to. Nonce fields help us protect our forms from malicious attacks and non-authorized submissions. This tutorial will introduce you to using nonces in…

A Quick Introduction to Using Filters

Filter hooks are one of the the more powerful WordPress features that help to provide a huge amount of flexibility when it comes to modifying WordPress, including custom themes and plugins. There could easily be hundreds of different unique tutorials on how to use filters in themes and plugins, simply because of the huge array of…

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Check if Theme Supports Post Thumbnails

A lot of plugins use the Featured Image feature for showing post thumbnails. My Better Recent Posts Widget Pro is a perfect example. It uses the Featured Image to display small thumbnails of the recent posts in widget areas. There’s one problem though. This feature only works if the currently active theme supports post thumbnails.…

Add Menu Links to the New WordPress 3.3 Tool Bar

The new admin bar, now named the tool bar, in WordPress 3.3 is great. It’s really well organized and cleans the dashboard up a lot. It’s also great for developers because adding new links to settings pages, documentation, or other useful links, is quite simple. In this quick tip, I’m going to show you how…

Change Password Form Short Code

A few weeks ago I wrote a tutorial about creating front end registration and login forms. Now it’s time to create a very similar form, but for changing a logged-in user’s password. The process is really pretty simple, and quite similar.

Image Gallery Short Code Using Post Attachments

The built-in WordPress gallery systems leaves much to be desired. It works well if a theme supports it, but it can be difficult to customize, especially if you have any special markup you’d like with the gallery. While working on a client’s theme, I wrote up a quick short code function that can be used…

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