WordPress messing up shortcodes adding p tags: FIX

After great frustration with this I finally found an IMMENSELY simple answer. If you have custom shortcodes using HTML tags the WordPress ediotr may mess them up adding the normal “p” tags within it. Just add this code to your functions.php file and add the “raw” short code on either side… problem SOLVED.

Grab the Function code here

WP_query exclude custom category posts of a custom taxonomy

So let’s say you created categories of a custom post type and then use a template to display those posts using the WP_query() function. THEN you want to filter those results further by excluding a particular custom category or categories you created. Look no further…

Straight from the WordPress Comments section: Click Here for the code

Pointing your home site’s url to a subdirectory using htaccess for wordpress

Exactly what it sounds like. Just saved me a butt load of time and a mess of annoying phone calls to the hosting server. Easy code editing then moving of the index.php & .htaccess files. Maybe this’ll do the same for any other developers out there in a bind.

Your welcome

Backup Your MySQL Database Using PHP

This powerful php function by David Walsh has helped me automatically back up a mysql database. Use as needed, throw in a function to auto call or have the client choose to do it if needed.

Love it! Here’s the link: http://davidwalsh.name/backup-mysql-database-php

**NOTE this is an old blog post so the php function uses ereg_replace which you’ll need to manually update to the proper preg_replace