WordPress Archives

Tips and Tricks on WordPress usage and development. I am very passionate about WordPress, but it doesn’t work just by itself – it needs a rich environment to live and breathe in.

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How to calculate elapsed years from the current time in WordPress

I’ve implemented a neat feature on the front page of my other website: it calculates how long Julia and I have been married. Rather than this being one of those items I will certainly forget to update in the future, it uses a shortcode in the regular page text to calculate this value. The WordPress … Read more

How to remove the Title and Description from Archive Pages in GeneratePress

I’ve been having great fun with the Page Hero feature in GeneratePress, and I wanted to use it for archive pages too. By default however, the Archive Title and Description show up in the Page Hero as well as underneath it. This doesn’t happen on single posts, so we’ll have a bit of work to … Read more

How to display the Category Title and Description in the Page Hero with GeneratePress

I’ve not had the best of luck adding the Category Title with the GeneratePress shortcuts in the Page Hero (the ones using the {{curly}} braces). There’s no shortcut for the description either, so I thought I’d write my own and show you how I did it. First I’ve created two regular WordPress shortcuts for the … Read more

Removing the Link Menu Item in WordPress Admin

Remember the Links Manager in WordPress? This was an option for us to add a custom post type or “link” in the admin interface, so that we could easily link to other websites as something popularised as a Blogroll. Nowadays it’s a somewhat outdated term, and for that reason the whole Links Manager component was hidden by default in WordPress 3.5 back in late 2012.

The component is still built into WordPress though and won’t show up by default on newer installations. Older installations that have been continually updated and containing links in the database however will still show this menu item even with newer versions of WordPress. Here’s what the menu looks like:

You may also find a “New Link” item at the top of the admin page, which lets you add a new link to your database if you like:

The question is, how do we remove these options, if they still show up in newer versions of WordPress? You’d think that deleting all links and link categories would be enough, but you may have tried and already found out that it is not.

In this article I’ll show you how to do this. I’ll also explain how to bring the Links Manager back if you ever need it.

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