wordpress snippets last updated   : January 29, 2015
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Register taxonomy for your pages

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This is a simple snippet that will register a custom taxonomy for pages. In the sample code I register a taxonomy called things but of course you would want to register something a little more realistic. You can find out more details about registering a custom taxonomy in the codex. Just add this snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme and you will see the new taxonomy displayed within the wordpress admin.

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Create custom terms admin column

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This is a simple little snippet that will add your custom terms in an admin column. I added both the filter and action for both posts and pages, feel free to use both or choose one. Add this snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme but be sure to change TERM_NAME on this line echo the_terms( $id, 'TERM_NAME', '', ', ' ) in the snippet to the name of your term. You will then see your terms displayed exactly the same way as you see categories displayed within the admin section.

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Remove the_post_thumbnail class

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Have you ever been using the_post_thumbnail( 'thumbnail' ); but wanted to remove the class that is automatically added. Add the following snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme to automatically remove any class. Simple but effective,

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Show or Hide widgets on specific pages

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Want to show or hide widgets on specific pages? This is a great little snippet contributed by Joel Worsham that will do just that. You will first need to get the id name of the widget that you wish to define. You can do this be viewing the page source or using a web inspector tool to view the widget id. The current sample is setup to only display the core ‘pages’ widget on the contact page only. Don’t forget that is_page also accepts an array of page names and id’s.

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Sharpen Resized WordPress uploaded Images (jpg only)

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This great snippet by Unsal Korkmaz that will sharpen resized images uploaded to wordpress (jpg only). This is a great way to fix blurry jpg thumbnail images. If you would rather use this as a plugin you can now download it from the WordPress plugin directory.

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Set default attachment display settings, alignment, link to, size in wordpress

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Have you ever wanted to change the default options when inserting media into a post? Setting the default alignment to “left” or the default size to “large” ? This may not appear to be a big deal but if you are constantly changing the settings to the same thing over and over again for each image this is a must have snippet. We are updating the options “image_default_align, image_default_link_type, image_default_size”. Keep in mind that this just changes the default settings of these options within the add media popup. The method we use to update these options can be used for a number of other options including what you can find in this options reference.

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