Category Archives: WordPress

How to: run the beta-version of WordPress

There are many ways you can contribute to the WordPress project. You can make translations, help other users out at the forums, or submit bugfixes to the WordPress repository. One (rather easy) way is often overlooked. You can also contribute by testing and beta-testing new WordPress releases. This way you can try out new features before they get released to… Read more »

Hiding menus in the WordPress Dashboard

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If you’ve been working for a while on your website you might end up with a clutter of menus on your left hand side of the Dashboard. Some of these entries are quite useful, but there are also some that are just taking up precious space. Lucky for us WordPress comes shipped with a nifty function that allows us to… Read more »

Developers: please use sslverify = true

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Often WordPress is being used to talk to external gateways or API’s. Especially now, with the uprising popularity of the REST API WordPress is getting more and more ready to talk to the outside world. A fairly common practice is to set sslverify = false when you’re using functions like wp_remote_get() or wp_remote_post (). Even though this was common practice… Read more »

Repair a broken plugin after upgrading

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As we all know, updating your WordPress site is important. Not just the core, but also the installed plugins and theme’s. Usually this goes well. Sometimes it doesn’t. Plugins that fail to update properly can cause all kinds of problems. Mostly white screens, in either the front-end or the dashboard of your website. If it really was the upgrade that… Read more »