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Image Control Component for Gutenberg Sidebars

I have a super-detailed tutorial about plugin sidebars on my blog. But there were described only some basic field types like TextControl, TextareaControl and ToggleControl.

What about something much more interesting? I mean when there were no Gutenberg years ago, I already created an image uploader field for WordPress meta boxes or options pages. What about creating a custom ImageControl component for Gutenberg sidebars right now?

Image control in Gutenberg plugin sidebars

Add Custom Fields to User Profiles

In this tutorial I am going to show two methods how you can add additional user profile fields in WordPress admin area. In the first one we are not going to use any plugins at all, in the second one – we will do the same, but with the help of my Simple Fields plugin.

Let’s get started, I think. Here is what we are going to create:

additional custom fields in user profiles in WordPress

Add Custom Fields to Comments

I already have plenty of tutorials about working with custom fields – a tutorial about creating custom meta boxes for posts, a tutorial about custom taxonomy term fields, a tutorial about options pages and even my own Simple Fields plugin intended to simplify the work with all that stuff. Now it is time to talk about meta boxes for comments.

The long story short let me show you what we are going to create:

create a custom metabox for WordPress comments

It is not a very difficult meta box, but I am just going to show you the process how it works, everything else is up to you. We are going to do it without any plugins first.

Sanitize Early, Escape Late, Always Validate

If you’re working with WordPress for a while, I am sure you’ve heard about such words like “sanitizing” or “escaping” or at least have seen in the code sanitize_text_field(), esc_html() or similar functions.

This tutorial is intended to sort this whole data validation thing out once and forever.

Create Beautiful Datepicker Field in WordPress Admin

In this tutorial I will show you how you can easily create a beautiful datepicker field just like on the screenshot below without any additional JavaScript libraries.

create custom datepicker field in user settings

Copy Media Files Between Sites Within a Multisite Network

Recently I’ve been working with this functionality in one of my plugins and now I decided to share it with you.

But I always want my tutorials to be more practical, so check what we are going to create:

move images to another website within a WordPress multisite network

The whole tutorial consists of two parts – in the first one I will show you a ready to use function that allows to move media from one site of a multisite network to another, in the second – we will create a custom bulk action for media files.

How to Create File Uploader on Checkout Page

In this tutorial I will show you step by step how to add a file uploader field to WooCommerce checkout page without any plugins.