WordPress Archive

Adanced Custom Fields – TextArea Field Removes Backslashes

ACF is a WordPress great plugin that has so many different applications. It can allow you to easily add extra fields for clients — fields that can be used to do a countless number of things. It isn’t perfect. There is one minor annoyance that I ran into with it the other day. The textarea

Using Shortcodes in Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) Plugin

Want to know what one of the best plugins for WordPress is? Advanced Custom Fields. It allows you to create custom fields for your layout easily and transform the interface as you see fit. And the best part? It’s easily implemented through code. Generally, I use this plugin to add simple extra fields to specific

Review: Media Temple – Premium WordPress Hosting

Media Temple (MT) is one of the primary web hosts that I get the pleasure of dealing with. Their DV servers are nice and their support is awesome. Their Grid Server hosting, though? Not so awesome. It was often slow and finicky, plus had odd caching issues. Today, I get to play around with their

WordPress Security: Scan for Security Vulnerabilities

Here’s another WordPress security plugin recommendation! The plugin? Threat Scan Plugin. It has one task and it does it well. It scans all of your files for potential security holes. These holes more often than not utilize PHP eval function, which can allow for an attacker to run malicious code if not sanitized and secured

Security: Monitor Your WordPress Files

When an intrusion occurs on WordPress, depending on the level of breech, attackers can unfortunately modify your files. Generally, they hide in bits of obfuscated code utilizing evals and / or base64_encode /base64_decode. This is often found in the footer or header php files, or even the single.php file. A lot of attackers even go

WordPress Site Hacked – Scan Your Files for Malicious Code

WordPress is one of the most common CMS / blogging platforms available today. It’s free, robust, and easy to use. This makes it a big target for hackers. They setup automated scripts to try and hack you either through WordPress itself, brute force attempts, plugin vulnerabilities, or other means. You can harden your website using

WordPress – Remove WordPress Upgrade Notice

Ah, the beloved upgrade notice. It’s always a nice encounter. It fixes bugs and, occasionally, introduces new features, to the beloved WordPress CMS. While I’m always for upgrading whenever possible, there are those who would like to stay with the version they have. This may be for reasons such as developers modifying the core WP

New Release: WordPress 3.8

WordPress 3.8 came out recently. You may be wondering — is it a big release? No, it’s not. WordPress has reached a state where most of how it’s setup is pretty much perfect. And so, the dramatic changes that were seen in previous iterations are now less likely. That doesn’t mean that updates don’t bring

WordPress: Check If Last Post In Loop

WordPress really is one of the best, user-friendly CMS’s / blogging platforms to have ever been created. Everything is easily accomplished (generally) and their documentation is great. You will, however, run into small issues when developing, that leave you going “huhhhhh”? This may be one of those small issues. So let’s get on to addressing

Guide: How To Transfer Users From One WordPress Blog To Another

Today, I needed to move accounts over from one WordPress website to another. It was on a different web host, different database, and different domain. How does one go about doing this? Well, it’s easier than you may think. To make things easier, let’s do some labeling… Website A is the website with the accounts