Developer's Roundtable Notes

Session: 15 Things You Can Do Without a Plugin

Add Google Fonts

Enqueue Google Fonts with a function:

 

Custom Read More Link

Create a custom “read more” link at the end of each post.

 

Allow HTML in Excerpts

WordPress strips all code from excerpts. This will let you make them more readable.

 

Remove Pages from Admin Menu

Hide unnecessary pages from users

 

Remove Emoji Support

For sites where they aren’t used, don’t load the extra scripts

 

Custom Login Error Handling

Remove the hints, and customize the error message.

Or, just send them to the front end. (Handy if your login is on a page)

 

Allow Shortcodes in Widgets

 

Custom Excerpt Length

Create a custom length for certain locations or post types.

 

Add Content to the End of Each Post

 

Get the Word Count of Posts

 

Display a List of Categories

 

Hide WordPress Version in Header

Remove the WordPress version from your site’s header.

Or, better yet – remove it from everywhere.

Thanks, Kate, for the suggestion!

Allow Users with Duplicate Emails

 

Add a Custom Avatar

Then create your image and upload the file to wp-content/themes/yourtheme/images/avatar.jpg (you can name it anything you want).

Remove Width and Height from Images

Make all your images responsive by removing the width and height added by WordPress.

 

Allow PHP in a Text Widget

 

Redirect Non Admin Users to the Front End

 

Change Password Change Email

 

Add Custom Text in the Admin Footer

 

Add Links to the End of a Menu

Another example

 

What to Do with Your Functions

Put them in your functions.php file?

Create a site specific plugin?

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