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An Explanation on WordPress Version Numbers

So recently I’ve been asked a number of times on how WordPress version numbers work, as they feel they are doing a lot of security updates recently – in the past week or so we’ve seen 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.2, 4.2.1 and 4.1.4. All complex software will have bugs, some of them security bugs, so patching…

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How To Check if a Gravity Form Exists

Recently we had a project where we had to see if a Gravity Form existed before outputting anything. The reason we had this issue was because the plugin would be on a bunch of themes, each with different form numbers. As such, if the form didn’t exist, we’d have an ugly “We Couldn’t Find The…

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How To Remove Jetpack Related Posts From Custom Post Types

Since I’ve recently been working on the site, one of the problems I’ve had and been trying to fix is the related posts appearing on the WordPress Plugins. I’ve been looking at ways to try and improve them, as this area has the highest traffic on the site, and I’m looking to try and get people…

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How To Remove Jetpack Related Posts Nofollow Attribute

Recently I’ve had an issue on one site where the client requested all internal links on a site to be marked as dofollow. Most links within posts, pages and within sidebar plugins were fine, however problems arose when using the related posts plugin. We have been using the Jetpack Related Posts plugins mainly due to…

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How to Get The First Sentence of a WordPress Post

Recently there was an instance where I had to grab the first sentence of a WordPress post. Not the first X amount of words, but the first sentence. From the capital letter to the full stop. There are many simple ways detailed in many blog posts to change the excerpt length, but they’re generally limited…

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How To Disable The Gravity Forms Spam Filter

Okay, let me get it out there, I love Akismet. It has saved me so much time on the account I simply don’t have any reason to check spam. It’s truly something that you can set and forget, and really you should pay for it. Another great plugin you should pay for is Gravity Forms,…

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