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How to deactivate certain plugins on your development servers

There are certain plugins that you simply don’t want running on your local or staging sites, so this is how I manage systematically deactivating them.

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How to run BuySellAds over SSL in WordPress

BuySellAds now supports SSL which means that you can upgrade your whole site to HTTPS even if you’re running BSA ad zones

You can make your site much more secure by taking this simple step

A simple snippet to force SSL for your whole site

This snippet will help you if you want to force visitors to view your site over HTTPS (using SSL), even if they try to use HTTP.

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Hide a taxonomy metabox in the post editor

When you want to have more control over how your custom taxonomies are used, you may want to hide the default metabox provided by WordPress to allow you to use other methods for specifying the terms, such as using CMB 2.0

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Use WordPress’ built-in dashicons for custom post types

Dashicons is a special font built in to WordPress that you can use throughout your site, such as for icons for custom post types in your dashboard menus

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How to track conversions through Gravity Forms in Google Analytics

Tracking conversions is a good way of better understanding your customers, where they came from and how they navigated your site before conversion, so this is how to do it with Gravity Forms.

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Putting things where they belong

This is the ultimate guide in creating child themes and functionality plugins so that you can edit your WordPress site without breaking anything, with examples showing you how to implement different types of changes.

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Declare constants to easily reference your plugin files

By declaring PHP constants in your plugin file, you can easily reference any file in your plugin without running the risk of breaking non-standard installations.

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How to move pagination links to the end of your content

Sometimes your multi-page article pagination may end up below other items at the end of your post, like related posts and social sharing icons, which makes it hard for users to even realise there’s more content to read, so this is how to fix that.

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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.