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Block some plugins from updating in WordPress

11 October 2021

In this example, the update is blocked for Akismet and Classic Editor, but it can be used with any plugin. Don’t do this unless you have no alternatives. /** * Block some plugins from updating * * @param array $parsed_args * @param string $url * * @return array * @throws...


So, about the newsletter

01 September 2021

It’s amazing how pretty much all the plugins I’ve tried to get a newsletter on WordPress, even the one I’ve used for a while, are basically a kind of cancer: invasive in the admin interface, billions of mostly useless options, a bunch of additional tables on the database (one of...


There is always a first time (reprise)

04 October 2020

For work, I often write plugins for WordPress that I have never been able to use or show publicly, for obvious reasons. Since May 2013, I have been planning to write a plugin to distribute through the directory of WordPress. I started writing it and created a repository on GitHub...


New year, new numbers

09 January 2016

A bit of history in numbers on this blog, which this year will turn 12. All in all, even last year it didn’t go very badly, considering that I wrote much less than the previous year. The desire to write this year is less than last year, but never say...


# 324 - Sign up for the newsletter

27 September 2014

I started to try some plugins to generate newsletters. There are some very nice and very good, but what I was looking for is a plugin that simply sends you an email when there is a new post. Then it occurred to me that there is a Jetpack module that...


# 305 - Complete the work

08 September 2014

It’s been 7 months, and the insane idea of ​​developing a WordPress plugin proved to be really insane, mostly because the idea I had in mind clashed with the impossibility of using a database that was a bit the heart of the idea. So 7 months have passed without putting...


# 302 - Welcome to WordPress 4.0 "Benny"

05 September 2014

Immediately released in both English and Italian, the latest version of WordPress has just arrived, and then for me the usual round of updates on blogs that I manage directly, about a dozen. I must say that the news that I like most is the display of the media on...


Remove the Open Graph meta tags from Jetpack

02 September 2014

There are some Jetpack modules that I appreciate and use, in particular I find Monitor very useful to know if there is something wrong with your site. Lately, however, I had a small problem: when a post was shared automatically on Facebook, I did not see the image that I...