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Inserting multilingual posts programmatically with WPML

Since the WPML documentation is terrible and all its support forum’s topics are closed prematurely it’s always difficult to get something done with WPML. As a result of some research, here’s a snippet to help inserting a post (of any post type) in multiple languages programmatically. The resulting posts will be linked to each other […]

Closing a UIkit lightbox using the esc key

Lately I’ve been using UIkit a lot. Although it’s a pretty elaborate set of tools with not too many bugs, the user-base seems rather small so looking for help often leaves you in the dark. One issue I ran into was that the lightbox doesn’t close when pressing the escape key. Seems like a UX […]

Puphpet php missing simplexml

For a recent project I needed the PHP extension Imagick. After running apt-get update and such commands on my puphpet vagrant installation I rebooted the virtual machine and my sites started getting errors regarding the and functions not existing. Even after destroying the instance and provisioning it from scratch it remained broken. Panic! After some […]

WP login bookmarklet

Makes logging into WordPress and returning to a specific page a bit easier.

How to remove WordPress’ Quick Edit

Since it sucks to inject CSS and especially to utilize JS to manipulate the WP admin UI, I dove into the core to find out how to remove the Quick Edit functionality which can be useful in some cases or for certain users of the CMS. In your functions.php (theme or plugin), hook into the […]

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