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How to disable (and replace) Visual Composer lightbox

One of the reasons you might want to replace Visual Composer lightbox (it is using prettyPhoto actually) is because of the mobile view where images opened using the effect are so small that you can hardly see or scroll through them. Several people have asked about this on official Visual Composer website, but they only...

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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...

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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: [crayon-599606479e544040656362/]  

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How to get commenter ID in WordPress

If you want to output some data (such as biographical info or personal website) for the person who commented on WordPress post or page, you should be able to get the user ID so you could use it for the_author_meta() function.

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How to create custom comment walker class in WordPress

There are several walker classes in WordPress – I don’t actually know how many there are because I tend to browse the source code only if I need to change something, just as others I guess :). Regardless, I’m sure that custom navigation walker class is probably the most used and customized WordPress walker class. But...

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How to change a WordPress plugin function using action hooks

This is just one of the many possible scenarios on how to change a function in a WordPress plugin, but let me show you a real world example from Easy Property Listings, a really great and customizable real estate plugin. My client wanted to remove the <a> element from featured image on single property listing page. The...

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How to copy text from website to clipboard

So this is the scenario – you have this text on your website and would like to have a button that would allow the visitor to copy the text into clipboard using one click, without requiring them to select the text manually. Thankfully, there is a clipboard.js library, allowing us to perform different kinds of...

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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 of different JavaScript libraries, it is no surprise that there are excellent libraries for charts. One of my favorite is Chart.js. In case you want to use it on WordPress, you can code it manually you can use a WordPress Charts plugin.

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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.