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.
Create WordPress Child Theme
You can quickly create a WordPress child theme by creating a new theme directory and adding two files: style.css and functions.php.
WordPress and Forcing Major Updates
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.
Getting Started with CSS and WordPress
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.
ACF database vs JSON Precedence
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).
The difference between __() and _x() in WordPress
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.
WordPress Database Prefix
By default all of the WordPress database tables will start with the prefix “wp_” (e.g. wp_users, wp_posts, etc.). Because this is the default value, you’ll often hear the tables referred to (and written about) using the “wp_” prefix. Let’s look at how and why this prefix is modified.
WordPress Database Tables
A list of the database tables (and the columns in those tables) used by a default WordPress installation. This is the companion blog post to my talk, “Introduction to the WordPress Database”.
term_taxonomy_id vs term_id
In the WordPress database table “wp_term_taxonomy”, each row almost always has the same value for the two columns ‘term_taxonomy_id’ and ‘term_id’. What is the difference between these two columns?
Conditionally Add Bootstrap Table Responsive Class
While working on another post, I had some very large tables and I wanted to use Bootstrap Responsive Tables by adding the .table-responsive class but only in the situation where the table is too wide. This is the code I used.