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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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count_user_posts by user ID and by post_type

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You may be aware that count_user_posts has been around since about 3.0. However as of 4.1 you are able to optionally define a post_type. This is a perfect little snippet if you have a blog with multiple post types and you wanted to show specific counts for authors. I could use something like this for WordPress snippets vs tutorials sections and it would be perfect. Just add this snippet in the template you wish to display the count and you are ready to go.

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Track post and page views by user ID, date and time

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After an interesting conversation with a fan of wpsnipp, I come up with something to track unique post views for registered users. However this neat little snippet does a little more than that. First add wps_trackViewDates(); within the loop of your single.php template file. Once this has been added, the snippet will track the ID of the user that viewed an individual post along with the date and time it was viewed.

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Create page on theme activation

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If you are creating a new theme either for sale of for a client you may want to have it create a custom page or pages when the theme is activated. Adding this snippet to the functions.php of your theme will do just that.

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Stop Disqus from outputting JS on anything but single posts or pages

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Disqus outputting JS on parts of your wordpress website you don’t want? Adding this snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will only output JS on is_singular posts or pages where comments are available.

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Dynamically create and attach sidebars to pages or posts

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This is a bit large for the snippets I normally post however very useful. This snippet will let you easily create new sidebars by simply adding the name to an array. You will also be able to define the dynamically created sidebar a page loads by selecting from the custom sidebar selection metabox.

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