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WordPress Tricks

Using jQuery to Impose an ACF Checkbox Limit

I love Advanced Custom Fields Pro. Recently, I encountered a project where I needed to restrict a client from being able to check more than 4 options within an ACF checkbox field within the admin. Once the 4th option was chosen, I wanted the rest of the checkboxes to be in a disabled state. The way… Read more

Declaring + Using Custom WordPress Menus

With a quick little WordPress drop-in function, you can declare various menu locations within your theme. Most commonly, you may wish to set a main menu and possibly a footer menu for supplementary navigation items. I will typically also declare a mobile menu location, just in case my client wants to use a different menu… Read more

The Magic of ACF Synchronized JSON

I love Advanced Custom Fields. It is an insanely helpful tool when it comes to custom theming. There is one trick that exists within it that I overlooked for way too long and it took someone pointing out its existence for me to realize it was there. Since then, I’ve tried to spread the word about… Read more

Getting Pinterest Hover to Work with Background Images (WP Tiles)

There are a wealth of WordPress plug-ins that exist to add Pinterest buttons on image hover to any WordPress site. These plug-ins most commonly crawl the content looking for img tags and then append the necessary code to get them to work. But what if the image you want this to happen on is a… Read more

Changing WordPress Default Image Size and Link Type

When you insert an image into a WordPress post or page, you’ll notice that you have the option to choose the image size (thumbnail, medium, large, any custom sizes your theme utilizes), as well as where the image links (media file, attachment page, custom, none). What if you want to change those defaults? For instance,… Read more

Adding Google Fonts to Your WordPress Theme

Google Fonts is an often-used resource for enabling the use of additional fonts on websites. When using Google Fonts, Google gives you a couple of options for use including CSS import statements, Javascript and standard implementation via a link tag that looks something like: Instead of dropping that tag with the <head> of your theme, the… Read more

How to Theme a WordPress Login Page Without a Plugin

Customizing the login page for a WordPress site is a great thing to do on any client project. It’s one step that, although relatively minor, adds an extra touch of professionalism. There are several plugins out there geared towards admin customization. If you’re not comfortable working within the code of your theme, I’d recommend going that route.… Read more


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