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How To: Create a Network Only Plugin in WordPress

If you’ve ever created a custom plugin in WordPress, you should be familiar with the standard plugin header code. The information set in your plugin header is displayed under the Plugins admin menu in WordPress shown below: There is a lesser known piece of information that can be defined in your plugin header that tells […]

How To: Get the Current Logged in User ID in WordPress

When developing custom themes and plugins for WordPress there are times you will need to get the logged in user’s ID. There are a few different ways to accomplish this, but I’m going to show you the easiest method. To get the user’s ID you’ll use the get_current_user_id() function like so: The get_current_user_id() function will […]

How To: Hide an Admin Menu in WordPress

Have you ever needed to hide a specific admin menu from other users in WordPress? Maybe you want to hide the Plugins and Appearance menus to keep your users out of trouble. Just place the below code in your themes functions.php file to hide the Plugins menu from all users except for admin: As another […]

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Brad Williams is a computer programmer and tech junkie who enjoys exploring technology and sharing his knowledge and experience with others.


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