Simple WordPress PlugIn to Replace Excerpt With Full Post

Content As Excerpt Checkbox

I recently posted my lame joke video mashing together The Andy Griffith with Star Wars. In posting it, the excerpt for the post was showing on my site’s homepage and one had to click through to watch the video. There was nothing much to the text of the post – the only thing of note […]

Troubleshooting the White Screen of Death in WordPress

One question that I see asked a lot in the WordPress Support Forums is what to do when their website simply displays a white screen. This most likely represents a PHP fatal error that stops the server from generating the HTML for the browser to display. How to Find the Problem When PHP has a […]

Dynamically Overriding a Page’s Template

It is easy to override the¬†template for a post or page in WordPress in a few ways. For example, the naming of page template files can be used to override a single page’s template: page-{id}.php page-{slug}.php Or, a page template can be chosen in the Page Attributes section when editing a page: This works great […]

Hiding the categories of a post when it is “uncategorized”

If you’ve ever had some posts on your WordPress blog, you will have noticed that the “Uncategorized” category is displayed with a link to an archive of uncategorized posts. The easiest way to solve this, of course, is to categorize every blog post. But, if you don’t want to for some reason, you can use […]

Hiding the WordPress admin bar on certain pages

There may be times when you would like to hide the WordPress admin bar on certain pages. Maybe the admin bar interferes with the design, for example. This can be especially true for things like pages opening up in a lightbox. Fortunately, it is not too difficult to hide the admin bar on certain pages […]

Conditional Required Contact Form 7 Fields

Sometimes you may want to have a required field in Contact Form 7 only when another form field has a certain value. For example, if someone has an option to choose their preferred method of contact between email and telephone, you’d want to make the email address field or the phone call field required accordingly. […]

Quick WordPress Tip – Upload to a Post Without Switching Tabs

Upload files tab in WordPress

Here is a quick tip for WordPress users out there. When you are adding, say, a Featured Image to a post, you are brought to the Media Library window that includes an “Upload Files” tab. This might lead you to believe that you need to switch to that tab in order to upload a new […]

Display the caption of a featured image in WordPress

Have you ever wanted to display the caption of a Featured Image in WordPress? I recently had need to do this and figured out a way to accomplish this. When you set the Featured Image for a post in WordPress, you can add additional information for the image: Title, Caption, Alt Text and Description. It […]