I’m gonna keep things short in this article and show you how you can automatically alter WordPress user data after registration.
Use Case: Changing the user’s Display Name
One of WordPress’ present shortcomings is the lack of a configuration option to specify a default display name format for your users. The last sentence was long, so let me give you an example.
In this post I will explain how you can send out custom tweets from WordPress. For this purpose, we will configure and use the functionality present in the WordPress Twitter Tools plug-in.
We’re all enjoying the benefits and features of WordPress 3.0. Custom menus are awesome and custom post types shatter all capability and imagination limits. A small problem arises when these two features are used in conjunction: the classes applied to navigation menu items only reflect direct inheritance, and entities that have their URLs included in the current URL can’t get highlighted.
In terms of standards-compliance and feature support, nothing causes more pain to a developer than Internet Explorer 6.
It caused hours of painful debugging to get the same look and feel for a website. It put brilliant minds at work to devise hacks and workarounds to make it more standards-compliant. It killed millions of web developer neurons just because a small percentage of people (including, maybe, your client’s peers) have refused to upgrade.
Default WordPress Configuration Settings
Do you often find yourself changing the default WordPress settings after a fresh install? Not anymore.
WPEngineer has a great article promoting a very simple but ultra-effective plugin.
The plugin was written by Thomas Scholz and addresses the problem of always having to do the same adjustments after a clean WordPress install.
A common problem with the WordPress built-in function for page navigation is the lack of anchor text separator support.
In version 2.7 two more arguments for
wp_list_pages() were added to mitigate this inconvenience:
link_after. When using these, the function prepends or appends the specified strings to the generated anchor text. This works well for styling vertical menus.