Difficulty: Intermediate


How to Use WordPress Conditional Tags

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One of the most straightforward, dependable, and useful things in WordPress is what the Codex calls “Conditional Tags.” In her interview for Up and Running, Helen Hou-Sandí said WordPress conditional tags were her favorite WordPress functions for their simplicity and ease of use — they read just like English. We agree with her on that. They’re great. To explain them to you in more depth, we’re sharing a chapter of Up and Running here on WPShout. Let’s get to business understanding conditional tags in WordPress!


Is WordPress Object-Oriented? A Thorough Exploration

Here at WPShout, we’ve got some thorough tutorials on using object-orientation as a WordPress developer. We’ve hopefully convincingly explained that it’s pretty common and easy for a developer to write something when programming WordPress that is OO. Many many plugins you see are is essentially object-oriented WordPress plugins. What I want to explore today is a more esoteric question: Is WordPress an object-oriented system? Or, in short “Is WordPress OOP?”



How to Add Custom CSS Styles to Beaver Builder Elements

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After reviewing WordPress’s page builders in depth, I’ve found that Beaver Builder is my clear favorite, because it caters to people who want to do things right. Case in point: the Beaver Builder team have made it easy to add custom CSS styles to Beaver Builder elements. As with any front-end system, you can do a lot more with Beaver Builder if you understand CSS, and the software encourages this rather than trying to overcompensate for it.



How to Use get_the_author_meta in WordPress to Show Author Info

Your author’s are the heart of most WordPress sites. They write your content, engage with your audience, and generally make the site work as it should. As such, you’ll often want to get WP author meta from the site so that you can show it off in your template. The way to get meta author tag information from WordPress is a handy function called get_the_author_meta (or, if you don’t need to do any processing, the_author_meta). Using this function is a great way to get the author meta fields from your WordPress users, and show those author fields in your WordPress theme templates.



How to Audit User Behavior with a WordPress Activity Log

In the Quick Guide we’ll use WP Security Audit Log to keep an activity log of what’s happening on our WordPress site. Activity logs are a chronological list of records of what logged in users did on your WordPress sites and multisite networks. A WordPress activity log a vital part of site security and management because in them, you can find a user log full of information about user logins—from where they logged in and when, what content they have created, published, modified and deleted, what user profile and WordPress settings changes other administrators have done, and much more.


How to Submit WordPress Posts from the Frontend

You might want add new posts without having to log into the WordPress dashboard, or maybe allow your visitors a way to submit content of their own. You can do it. Figuring out how to submit a post from the front end is straightforward. In this article, we’ll cover a few ways you can create a new post form and save its results into a real, live WordPress post.