Add Special Chars to WordPress TinyMCE Char Map

Had an issue where a clients blog post had one of theseĀ in the post and it wasn’t being displayed right. The real issue was changingĀ the ‘post_content’ field of the wp_posts table to UTF-8 Unicode (utf8mb4) from cp1252 West European, but (!) along the way I tried this. Put this in a plugin or functions.php and … Continued

Force Post Author Comments to Moderation in WordPress

By default in WordPress when an author of a post comments on their own posting the comment is automatically approved. This makes sense when authors are associated with the site, have access to admin, etc. There are cases where content from the general public is used to create posts and while the user is logged … Continued

Jetpack 404 not found: devicepx.js

Jetpack 404 not found: devicepx.js

While setting up this site I noticed some files not found errors in dev console. One was devicepx.js which was in the jetpack modules path. It’s used to optionally load retina/HiDPI versions of files. I believe it would be for gravatars and since this site doesn’t use gravatars I deemed it unnecessary. The above code … Continued

Earliest WordPress Hook Where Global $post Variable Exists

In the file wp-includes/class-wp.php there is a hook run which is simply named 'wp'. This, as far as I can tell, seems to be the earliest hook in which the $post object variable exists. The hook is passed the &$this object which the comments state: references the WP object. It allows for accessing the properties … Continued