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Code Snippets Tutorial (Where to Insert the Code)

I have a plenty of code tutorials on my blog but almost in none of them I describe in details where to insert the code in WordPress. It is because I write mostly for developers who already know something so I usually skip the basic part.

But I came to a decision that it would be super-useful to have a tutorial like this on my blog.

So here we are – right now I am going to show you 3 ways how you can use code snippets on your WordPress or WooCommerce website.

Remove Post Type Slug from URLs

I’ve been asked about how to do it probably a million times. The question is how to make the URLs of your custom post types (or WooCommerce products) to look like Pages.

For example how to have example.com/t-shirt/ instead of example.com/product/t-shirt/.

In this tutorial I am going to provide you a complete guide! As an example we are going to remove /product/ from WooCommerce product URLs. But before we begin I would like to warn you that you have to avoid it if possible, because it may slows down the overall performance of your website and you have to be extra-careful when assigning a specific slug for your posts.

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

How to Handle Theme Updates from your Custom Server

My tutorial about configuring self-hosted plugin updates became quite popular so I decided to publish a similar tutorial related to WordPress themes.

The whole tutorial consists of two steps – in the first step we are going to configure our custom update server, in the second step – create a theme actually.