Adding a WordPress admin page

Adding a WordPress admin page in itself is pretty straightforward, and well documented.  You do it using the add_menu_page function, something like this… add_menu_page(‘My Page’, ‘My Page’, ‘manage_options’, ‘my-page’, ‘show_my_page’, ”, 1); This function takes the following parameters: Page title (required) – the text to be displayed in the title tags of the page when the…

Disabling WordPress auto-updates

I’ve already written about WordPress auto-updates, a new hotly contested feature of WordPress 5.5.  I’ve previously said that the best advice I can give is to make sure that plugins involved in non-critical functionality should probably be set to auto-update, as if the plugin stops working, it’s most likely to only affect that functionality and the loss of…

WordPress auto-updates

Recently WordPress 5.5 was released and one of the new features that has been rolled out is the ability to auto-update plugins and themes.  There are mixed opinions on whether this is really a good thing or not, so here’s my take. Firstly, how you can you enable this functionality?  It isn’t enabled out of the…

Upgrade to WordPress 5.5

In general my upgrade to WordPress 5.5 has been pretty seamless, across all of the client sites that I maintain.  This is good news! One of the main issues that I’ve come across is with a few of the sites running older themes (despite my recommendations to let me update or create a custom theme…