When creating a block for the WordPress block editor (a.k.a. Gutenberg), I find that most of the documentation is for class components. However, with React hooks we can use functional components. When you need to import ‘useState’ from React, you can do it as follows in a WordPress block.
An SQL injection vulnerability occurs when you use a variable in your SQL statement and someone uses the variable to add unexpected code. In this article, we’ll look at how this occurs and how to prevent it.
Recently, I was trying to update the post status of a post from ‘future’ to ‘publish’ publish` with the WordPress REST API and while the submission appeared to work, the value was not modified.
You can make WordPress REST API calls from the browser console. Here is one way I work with WordPress REST API endpoints in the browser using jQuery.
Typically, if you’re sending any volume of email or sending emails to visitors you’ll want to use a third-party. Sometimes, you only need to send yourself notifications and are having deliverability problems with these notifications – this is the case, where you may want to send your emails through Gmail’s SMTP.
You can quickly create a WordPress child theme by creating a new theme directory and adding two files: style.css and functions.php.
On August 7, 2019 a proposal was made on the WordPress Make Core website to Auto-Update Old Versions to 4.7, which is a long term plan that would start with automatically upgrading those on the minimum supported version of WordPress to the next version. This proposal has created a great deal of conversation and controversy.
A great place to get started with web coding is CSS. CSS tells the web browser how to display the information on the page, for example the color, size, or font to use. WordPress makes it particularly easy to add your own CSS to your website.
When an Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) field group is defined both in the database and using the local JSON feature, the settings in the local JSON file always take precedence (except in the case of viewing the definition in the WP Admin screen).
WordPress has two similar translation functions __() and _x(). The function _x() does the same thing as the function __() except the _x() function allows you to define a context for the translation (with the $context parameter). This is helpful when you have a string that could be two different words. For example there are two words that are spelled “tear” each with a separate meaning (and separate pronunciation). By including the context you could use both of these words and have them correctly translated based on their $context value.