remove_role function in WordPress has a simple syntax. remove_role only gets a role name and if it exists, this function will remove the role from WordPress. We’re going to remove the “Contributor” role from our WordPress for an example.
WordPress has many ways to check a post’s existence by ID, title, content, date, and ETC. get_post and post_exists are two useful functions in WordPress collection that can help developers check the existence of any post. Let review these two functions and try their usage.
Referring to a directory can sometimes be challenging! to fix this issue WordPress has many functions to retrieve correct directory paths for developers. one of the functions is plugin_dir_path which is responsible for retrieving the current plugin directory inside WordPress.
In this WordPress tutorial, We’ll list all authors using the wp_list_authors function. You can use this WordPress functionality in different scenarios. To make this function more useful, we’ll create a shortcode for printing all authors.
User authentication is essential while developing WordPress. Detecting if the current user is an administrator in WordPress is not challenging, using the current_user_can function. This function is one of the most important security functions in WordPress.
Checking if a post is in a specific category can help developers serve functionalities based on categories. For example, changing a post style or loading a specific file for it, when it’s in a specific category. the WordPress in_category can check if a post has a category checked for it or not.
Checking if a specific shortcode is available in content is an easy task to handle while developing WordPress. has_shortcode is the function available in WordPress that developers can use to check if the content has a shortcode or not! in this WordPress tutorial we’ll have a closer look at the WordPress has_shortcode function.
WordPress generates different sizes for each uploaded image in the admin panel. Also, WordPress developers can register custom sizes for future generating. If you are interested in fetching a post’s thumbnail URL in custom size, read this article. I’m going to try registering new thumbnail sizes and retrieving thumbnails for each registered size.
Custom Fields in WordPress give developers the ability to store metadata on posts. Custom fields help developers avoid using extra tables in the database and use what is already available for plugin and theme development. In this tutorial, I will set a custom field on a post and retrieve its saved value.
Getting full details of a page by title is not that challenging in WordPress. WP has a function named get_page_by_title that is useful when a developer wants to retrieve page data from a specified title. For those interested WordPress developers, I’m going to try this function inside a working example.
Presenting Previous Post Link for visitors can generate more page views and increase conversion rate. WordPress introduced the get_previous_post_link function to help developers print the Previous Post Link easily and fast.
WordPress get_next_post_link function helps developers to retrieve the URL of the next post when the user is currently inside one. getting Next Post URL is a great way of finding a related article for visitors to read. This functionality can increase page views if a developer uses it right.
WordPress has two perfect functions to get Publish Date of the Last Post. get_lastpostdate and get_lastpostmodified functions are helpful when the developer wants to retrieve Latest Post’s Dates. In this WordPress tutorial for beginners, We will try these two functions in a working environment and check if they return what we want?
When developing WordPress, retrieving the Current Theme URL is helpful, especially to load file URLs located under the Current Theme directory. WordPress bloginfo() function can retrieve the Current Template URL.
get_home_url retrieves the Home Page URL of a WordPress website. get_home_url is one of the most used WordPress functions by developers when they want to use links in the development process. Let’s have a better look at this function with an example.
get_cat_ID function in WordPress is responsible for retrieving category ID from a given category name. I’m going to try the get_cat_ID function in an example to make the usage more clear.
WP Developers can retrieve the number of registered users when developing plugins or themes. WordPress introduced the count_users function to get the count of users when you need it. Also, the count_users function will give a detailed user count based on user roles.
The get_comments_number function will retrieve the number of comments for a post in WordPress. Do you want to check how many comments does a post has? Use the get_comments_number function with its easy syntax to get comments numbers for a post using ID.
Shortcodes are helpful when WordPress admins want to run a function and return the result with a simple code. Developers can create a new shortcode for moderators to use when the process of calling a function is complicated or admins want to run a function on multiple pages themselves. Website moderators who do not know […]
Registring a New Image Size helps WordPress developers to generate different size images when the administrator uploads them on the admin panel. In this tutorial, we’ll have a close look at the add_image_size function which is responsible for registering a new image size in WordPress.
WordPress excerpt_length filter is responsible for modifying the default length for post excerpts. WordPress lets developers set their desired length for printing excerpts on themes. We want to try it in a working example to show you how the excerpt_length filter works in WordPress and how you can take advantage of this filter in your […]
WordPress get_the_tags function is responsible for retrieving associated tags of a post. WordPress developers need to specify post ID to receive an array containing tag IDs, Names, Slugs in full-detailed term objects. Read this tutorial for general information about tagging, its usage, and testing the get_the_tags function in working examples.
wp_get_post_categories function will help WordPress developers retrieve post categories (Name, ID, Slug, ETC). wp_get_post_categories receives a required Post ID and an optional array of arguments. In this WordPress tutorial, we’ll try retrieving Post Categories using the wp_get_post_categories function.
get_the_title is the core function responsible to retrieve Post Title in WordPress. We’ll try this function inside loops and with a specific post ID. This tutorial can be the only page you need to visit to learn how to print the title of a post when developing WordPress.
Retrieving Publish Date of a Post in WordPress is an easy task to do. We’ll try retrieving post attributes using a specific Post ID or current queried post id to show you how to work with Post Dates in WordPress using the get_the_date function.
There are 4 ways to unpublish a Post in WordPress using PHP codes. In this WordPress tutorial for beginners, we’ll try unpublishing a WordPress Post using WordPress core methods.
Learn how to list Categories, Tags and Taxonomies in WordPress using standard functions. In this WordPress tutorial for developers, we use get_categories, get_tags and get_taxonomies functions with working examples. After reading this tutorial, you can list WordPress categories, tags and taxonomies with all available filters.
Learn how to List Posts in WordPress using Category name, Tag name, Custom attributes, Post type, Publish date, Random posts, etc. For post listing in WordPress, we use get_posts function to retrieve any WordPress post with desired attributes.
In this WordPress tutorial for beginner developers, I will explain WordPress Actions and WordPress Filters and how you can use these WordPress Hooks in your theme or plugin, easy and understandable. This tutorial also contains +10 helpful examples for those who want to see this WordPress tutorial in action.
Creating a simple WordPress plugin is fast and easy. in this short tutorial, I’m going to show you, how you can create a custom WordPress plugin and print “Hello world” text inside its admin page. this article also contains 10 helpful tips for beginner WordPress developers.
You can set publish date for posts in the WordPress admin panel but sometimes you may want to set a post publishing date programmatically. for example, when you have lots of unpublished posts and you want to publish these posts on different dates in the future, you can set the publish date for each post […]