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APIs, WordPress Tips and Tricks

Google’s Custom Search Engine

We do not use the built-in WordPress search on any of the sites we develop, instead we add a filter to disable the search function entirely. There are two primary reasons for this decision: Although the WordPress search may be adequate for a small blog or portfolio, we focus on performance ensuring our sites run fast no matter the size […]

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APIs, WordPress Tips and Tricks

A Guide to Custom WordPress Admin Columns

I recently setup a custom post type (CPT) to manage ‘Pledge Premiums’ – IEG’s primary work is for public television (particularly for New York, New Jersey and Long Island), and the premiums are the thank-you gifts that our members get for making a pledge. I wanted the list of premiums that appears in the WordPress admin to display custom columns […]

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APIs, WordPress Tips and Tricks

Build a Better WordPress Theme with the Settings API

Alexandra White, Web Developer

Often when we create our WordPress themes, they come with a small theme options page built using the Settings API. This page could have inputs for everything from social media handles to uploading a new logo or picking a homepage layout. Having these options makes it easier for non-developers to make important changes to their websites, or give it minor […]

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WordPress Tips and Tricks

Using WordPress Transients to Fail Gracefully

A long-standing mantra for web developers has been to ‘fail gracefully’ – if you have some feature on your website that doesn’t work in an old browser, make sure the visitor can still read your text; if network congestion prevents images from loading, etc. WordPress websites often depend outside services like Disqus for comments, Twitter for feeds, AddThis/Sharethis for sharing […]

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