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Posts by Greg Rickaby

Modify a Custom Post Type after it’s been registered

Today I was tasked with adding functionality to an existing custom post type. The problem was, the CPT was being registered in a plugin which I could not edit. After some digging, I found there’s a filter for that (found in post.php) which allows you to modify a custom post type, after it’s been registered some other…

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Get a WordPress Category ID

I rode the struggle bus pretty hard on this one today. I needed to ignore the “featured” category in a loop, and to do so, WP_Query() requires the category ID. Luckily, I found a handy function: get_term_by();

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Set up localhost on VirtualBox

My local stack includes MAMP, VirtualBox and ModernIE. ModernIE is great for cross-browser testing, but you have configure your “hosts” file. Here are the steps to get localhost working through VirtualBox:

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Lock down the WordPress Dashboard

Because of the recent increase in attacks on WordPress, we were recently chatting about locking down /wp-admin and wp-login.php. We discussed the Limit Login Attempts plugin, which works really well. If a user fails to login after a certain amount of attempts, they are blacklisted for a period of time.

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