How to Reposition Jetpack’s Sharing icons and Like button

jetpack social sharing icons

Jetpack is one of the most popular and used plugin available for free at the WordPress plugin directory. Among the huge list of its feature include the social sharing icons previously known as sharedaddy which allow visitors to share your content to Facebook, twitter and many other social networks.By default, when the sharing feature is activated, the sharing buttons are printed at the end of post and page content. There is no option in the … [Continue reading]

How to Manually Update / Upgrade WordPress Unscathed

Update WordPress database after update

Like with all WordPress developers, I also have a local WordPress install running on XAMPP albeit an older version - 3.8 to be precise. I really do not know the reason for my reluctance to update it. Few days ago, I decided to put an end to my procrastination and update it to the latest WordPress version. Rather than automatically update it via the dashboard, I chose to do it manually.WordPress codex has a great guide on how to carry out the … [Continue reading]

Enable Shortcode and PHP support in WordPress Text Widget

How to execute PHP code and parse shortcodes in WordPress Text widget

Every WordPress install is bundled with a number of default Widgets such as Pages (A list of your site’s Pages), Search (A search form for your site), Archives (A monthly archive of your site’s posts), Calender, Text etc. Our main focus is on the Text widget that only parse arbitrary text and HTML codes. In this article, i will show us how to make the Text widget parse not just text and HTML, but also PHP and Shortcodes.Enabling Shortcode … [Continue reading]

Dummy WordPress Plugin for Executing Code Snippet – The way to go

Dummy WordPress Plugin for Executing Code Snippet - The way to go

I know a lot of us come across various code snippets while searching for a solution to a given problem pertaining to WordPress. More often than not, you will be told to include the code snippet in your theme's functions.php file. This practice has its shortcomings - the code snippet disappears after a theme is updated.Rather than adding code to theme's functions.php, a dummy plugin is better. All code hacks and snippets used by my … [Continue reading]

Jetpack Spelling and Grammar (Proofread) feature not working?

Jetpack Spelling and Grammar (Proofread) feature not working?

A lot of WordPress users shy away from Jetpack plugin because they deem it bloated and heavy. I beg to differ with them because only the activated features are loaded or used by WordPress.Intrinsically, this isn't a tutorial but my observation about Jetpack Proofread feature.I have come to discovered that each time there is a Jetpack update available, the Spelling and Grammar feature AKA proofreader doesn't work. Below is the error … [Continue reading]

Quick Tip: Deactivate All WordPress plugin via the Database

Quick Tip: Deactivate All WordPress plugin via the Database

Here is a hack on deactivating WordPress plugins via the database. I discovered it while surfing the internet. This can be particularly useful if say a plugin broke your site and you were unable to gain access to your WordPress dashboard. This isn't difficult a task and you won't break a sweat performing the ritual :DIn wp_options table, the option_name active_plugins contains a serialized data as it option_value. The serialize data … [Continue reading]

Building a Recent Post Widget Powered by SimplePie

I wrote a tutorial at Tuts+ about building a "Recent post" widget in WordPress using SimplePie feed parser and alternatively using WordPress fetch_feed function.You get to learn how to use a PHP library in WordPress, how widget and plugins are created.Read => Building a Recent Post Widget Powered by SimplePie … [Continue reading]

Analysis and Effects of HTTP Requests on WordPress Performance

Analysis and Effects of HTTP Requests on WordPress Performance

Hi everyone. i wrote a tutorial at Tuts+ on the effect of HTTP request on the performance of WordPress and website in general.In the article, i explained the meaning of HTTP request, how to count the number of HTTP Request, it effect on WordPress performance and finally, how to reduce the number of request.Read the full article => Analysis and Effects of HTTP Requests on WordPress Performance. … [Continue reading]