Purging a stubborn WP Engine CSS cache

Here is the scenario – you created that awesome CSS and are dying to get it online. The client also. The website is hosted on WP Engine and is using its famous aggressive caching mechanism. You save the changes into style.css or elsewhere and clear the cache. But you still see the old style.css. You do it again […]

How to translate theme strings using Polylang

One of the powerful (or let’s say useful) functions that ship with WMPL is ICL_LANGUAGE_CODE, allowing you to translate strings using PHP conditional check. This is particularly useful for translating widgets and some other theme translations. But if you’re not inclined to purchase WMPL, but still need this feature, I only found it within Polylang plugin (when talking about […]

Checking condition if on a custom post type singular or custom post type archive

If you want to check if you are on custom post type singular or custom post type archive within your WordPress website, you can perform the following check:

In this particular case, we are checking if we are on locations custom post type or on the archive of that CPT.  

How to separate WordPress loop into sections

In one of my recent projects, the client wanted to create a homepage with several different layouts for groups of posts. Normally this is not a problem – you can just create several loops, reset them, and you can get any imaginable layout. But this was a different pair of boots – the homepage consisted […]

How to retrieve featured image URL in WordPress

If (for some reason) you have the need to get the featured image (or post thumbnail) URL, you can do it with wp_get_attachment_image_src() function, for example like this:

 

Creating responsive charts with JavaScript

Back in the day when web developers didn’t have to care about responsive layouts, life was easier in some cases. For example – charts. There are quite a lot of types of charts and in the beginnings of responsive web, creating responsive charts surely wasn’t a trivial task. But nowadays, given that there are thousands […]

Adding WordPress menu item description using nav_menu_item_title()

The answer to how to add description into WordPress menu items is – easy :). All you need to do is extend walker class using nav_menu_item_title() filter which came with WordPress 4.4.  So basically, all we need to do is to add $item->description where appropriate, which means inside the start_el() function which generates the menu link. (more…)