Wordpress

I have been using WordPress for my website for over 15 years so have gained a lot of experience using the CMS (Content Management System) and have learned many WordPress tip and tricks.

I have had to do a lot of research to find out how to accomplish the things I want WordPress to do, getting it to run faster and to try and make my life easier.

So I have decided to start sharing my experiences with visitors to my website and whoever finds it through google etc :)

Allow Shortcodes in Category Descriptions

Adding functionality to your WordPress theme is a breeze! Simply insert the necessary code into your theme’s functions.php file, and you’re all set to enhance your website’s capabilities. Whether you’re looking to add custom features or fine-tune existing ones, this…

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Why make a WordPress Plugin

When adding functionality to your WordPress website you would usually add a pre-made plugin, usually for the WordPress Repository if you can find what you need. You may find a piece of code you want to add to your sites…

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Simple Cloudflare Turnstile

The benefits of The Simple Cloudflare Turnstile WordPress plugin is revolutionizing the way website owners protect their sites from spam and automated abuse. This plugin offers a seamless integration with Cloudflare’s Turnstile service, providing a user-friendly and privacy-preserving alternative to…

How to Force https on WordPress

To force https: on a WordPress Website without a plugin, you can add the code below to the top of your current .htaccess file. I would do this when you first install your WordPress site to avoid the mixed content…

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Adding Social Icons to Blocksy

I wanted to include a social media icon for the Blocksy Theme Customizer. I contacted the theme creators to request Messenger as one of the available social icons, and they had already implemented a New Filter for that purpose the…

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Blocksy, My Search is Over

I have used WordPress for many, many years I have been looking at the Theme repository on a weekly basis and always felt let down. I did on occasion find something nice that I sort of liked, but there have…

My WordPress Security

A standard WordPress installation can be quite vulnerable, often targeted by bots attempting to post spam or gain unauthorized access, which can significantly slow down content delivery. To fortify my sites, particularly when I’m the sole user logging in, I…

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