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WordPress Tricks

How to Limit Archives to Parent CPT Only

If you’re working with hierarchical custom post types, you may run into a scenario where you just want to feature the topmost parent item on an archive page. For example, let’s say you have a hierarchical custom post type called Books and under each book, you’re making child items of chapters. Maybe you’re categorizing the… Read more

WordCamp Kansas City 2018 Troubleshooting Session

I had the privilege of speaking at WordCamp Kansas City 2018 in a session about troubleshooting the most common WordPress issues. You can download the slides from my talking by clicking here.

Add Custom Color Palette to ACF Pro Color Picker Field

If you’re utilizing ACF Pro and their color picker field types within your WordPress theme(s), maybe you’ve wondered if it’s possible to add the site’s color palette to the swatches available within the field so you, or your client, aren’t left to hand input a specific color’s hex code or select a similar color from… Read more

Fix Redirect Chain on WPEngine

Recently I encountered an issue working with a client hosted on WPEngine when converting their site to use SSL that I thought I’d share a fix for. When converting a site to HTTPS, for SEO reasons, it’s important to 301 redirect from the non-secure URL. It’s important to not only do that for the non-secure… Read more

Adding a Custom Link to Custom Post Type WordPress Admin Submenu

Recently I had a situation where I wanted to add a submenu item to a custom post type within the WordPress admin that pointed to a completely separate area of the admin where they could find form entries related to that custom post type. That was my particular use case but you could take this… Read more

Displaying Regular WordPress Custom Fields with ACF 5.6.0+

If you’re an ACF user, you may have noticed in the latest updates of the plugin that the regular WordPress custom fields interface is no longer showing on Edit screens. This was done largely for speed boosting reasons and you can read more about the reasoning here. Starting in version 5.6.0 of the plugin, it… Read more

What Are Users Searching for on Your WordPress Site?

If you use Google Analytics for your site analytics, there is an incredibly easy way to find out what your users are searching for on your WordPress site from within your Google Analytics account. When logged into Google Analytics, go to the Behavior section on the left hand side. Under the Site Content section of menu… Read more


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