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Remove Emoji Support in WordPress 4.2+

Did anyone actually ask around before making this “feature” mandatory? Let’s get rid of this crap…

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Set up localhost on VirtualBox

My local stack includes MAMP, VirtualBox and ModernIE. ModernIE is great for cross-browser testing, but you have configure your “hosts” file. Here are the steps to get localhost working through VirtualBox:

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Lock down the WordPress Dashboard

Because of the recent increase in attacks on WordPress, we were recently chatting about locking down /wp-admin and wp-login.php.

We discussed the Limit Login Attempts plugin, which works really well. If a user fails to login after a certain amount of attempts, they are blacklisted for a period of time. But what if we did more?

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Add Google Fonts to WordPress

When using Google Fonts with WordPress, you should NOT use @import, nor just place the HTML in the header. Instead use a function and enqueue them.

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Use Dropbox to take and share screenshots

Did you know you can use Dropbox to take and share screenshots? You can and it’s as easy as enabling the option.

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Create a ‘Must Use’ Plugin for WordPress

Some of you are like me: “frequent theme changer guy”. Here’s a trick I’ve learned to keep from having to re-write code every time I get bored with a theme: I use the “Must Use” Plugin.