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Custom Metaboxes and Fields levels up to v2.0
The excellent Custom Metaboxes and Fields plugin has been updated to v2.0, with a completely new codebase.
Some thoughts on best online/WordPress security practices
As WordPress site owners and developers, there’s several steps that we could (should) take to enhance the security of our sites and servers. Here’s just a few that I do.
A (better) alternative to @import in child themes
There’s a better way to pull in your parent theme’s CSS than the traditional method of using an @import rule in style.css: you can enqueue the file, resulting in speed improvements for your theme.
FooBox – A responsive lightbox for WordPress
FooBox is the best lightbox plugin on the market and makes adding video, images and HTML contect in a striking layout a doddle.
How to show and hide content at set times
I have updated my Show/Hide Content plugin to allow setting start AND end times, nesting shortcodes inside the time restricting shortcodes and repeating show/hide schedules on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
Use Gravity Forms merge tags for email notifications
Merge tags help you to automatically insert data that you already know into Gravity Forms, rather than manually having to enter it, like a user’s name and email address.
InfiniteWP – the best way to manage multiple WordPress sites
InfiniteWP takes the pain out of managing WordPress sites, with a simple interface, automated services and addons for every conceivable maintenance task.
Stop receiving comment notifications as site admin
This snippet will remove the site admin from the list of email addresses that receive notifications for comments, which is especially helpful for webmasters, who usually don’t care about comments.
How to set end dates for content
Getting content to publish at a set time is easy enough, but when you want it to disappear at a set time, that’s a little different. This is how you can use custom meta and a custom loop to achieve your needs.
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