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.

If you’re after theme and plugin alterations, we have a category for that.

How to enable the integrated Search Option in GeneratePress

I keep forgetting where and how to enable the integrated top level search function in the GeneratePress Theme. I had found it once and it made perfect sense, but when I installed the theme on a new site I had forgotten where that option is hiding. It’s in the WordPress Theme Customiser under Layout – … Read more

Including Custom Posts on Archive Pages in WordPress

By default, Custom Posts don’t show up on regular Archive Pages. They still show regular posts, but none of the Custom Post Types are included. I suppose you’d have separate pages with custom queries for that. In my project however, which consists mainly of Custom Posts, it made sense to use the regular WordPress queries … Read more

How to create Custom Post Types in WordPress

I’ve been working on a game database that’s powered by a vanilla WordPress instance. For the project it made sense to create a new post type (game), as well as a custom taxonomy (platform). I didn’t want to use a plugin and instead opted to create the new post type as part of the child theme’s function.php file.

Here’s how I did it.

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Shoosh, Jetpack!

I wrote a new plugin based on code by Matt Medeiro that I’ve mentioned in a previous article. This is a super quick solution to get rid of any and all Jetpack Nags at the top of your Admin Interface. I was working on a site that didn’t have a Child Theme, so it wasn’t … Read more

How to add Category Descriptions in TwentyNineteen

Some themes implement the WordPress Category Descriptions, others do not. Often they’re not necessary, but sometimes they are. Here’s how to add them to the TentyNineteen theme. Make a copy of the archive.php file and call it category.php. There’s a block of comments at the top, I recommend changing the description to remind you of … Read more