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Display Only Top-Level Parent Categories – WordPress

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If you are using a loop to list all your WordPress categories or terms in a custom taxonomy and you only want to display the top-level ones, here is how you do that. The trick is in getting the “parent” parameter, which is set to “0” for all top-level terms and categories. So to start a foreach loop and display … Read More

Dropdown List of Authors with Posts in Category – WordPress

While at first it may seem impossible, creating a dropdown list of all the authors with posts in a specific category is not actually all that difficult. This will work with custom taxonomies and custom post types as well, so it should suit the needs of just about anyone. Let’s get right to it! The Code:  

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Get ID of Current Category – WordPress

Getting the ID of the current category in WordPress is actually quite simple. This will work in category archive pages or anywhere a category has been queried. We are going to use get_queried_object() to accomplish this task. The following script will get all the information about our queried object and put it in an array, $category. Then we are simply … Read More

Display Future Posts Easily with query_posts – WordPress

It’s actually quite easy to include future posts in a WordPress loop using a simple query_posts with some arguments. Other information on the web makes it sound like it’s really tricky, but those people are either misinformed or lying. Let’s take a look! This tutorial assumes you are familiar with the use of query_posts to start a new query. If … Read More

Undefined Index – PHP Text Widget Error Solution

If you are using the PHP Text Widget in WordPress and get an error in your Admin section that reads:

Or something similar, there is an easy solution to this annoying problem. First, load up the file plugin.php from the plugins directory, usually wp-content/plugins/php-text-widget/plugin.php. You may want to download it using your FTP program so you can work on … Read More

Authors Loop with Links to Pages – WordPress Tutorial

Creating the loop for a page that displays all of your authors in your WordPress website is something that’s not as straight-forward as you would think it would be. Additionally, actually linking to the author’s page is fairly tricky. So today I am going to show you how to do it. You can take the final code and put it … Read More

Change Permalink of Single Post – WordPress SEO How-to

Changing the permalink of a WordPress post is actually ridiculously easy, and there is no special trick to it. You don’t even have to worry about losing your SEO cred! The magic lies in the fact that WordPress keeps track of all permalinks and when you change it for a single post, it redirects the old permalink to the new … Read More

Use Responsive CSS to Remove Admin Bar in WordPress

If you want to remove the Admin Bar in WordPress using only CSS, there is a very easy way to do it. You can even make it responsive, so that it will display or be hidden depending on the size of the screen. Additionally, you won’t need to edit any of the core WordPress files, you will only need to … Read More

Change Number of Results in Loop: WordPress

If you want to limit or even make UNlimited the number of results produced by the WordPress loop, without starting a new wp_query, I have a solution for you. This will work on an results or archive page, anywhere the loop is used, including results for authors, custom taxonomies, custom post types, or categories. In this example, we are going … Read More