Phil Kurth

WordPress developer, consultant, nerd

November 2014

Enabling the WordPress media trash feature

Working with media in WordPress is, for the most part, a fairly simple task; especially with the more recent improvements to the media manager. Deleting media items, however, can sometimes be a somewhat risky process as you are only presented with the option to Delete Permanently. This behaviour differs from working with posts and pages, as you are, […]

October 2014

Forcing a 404 in WordPress

If you ever find yourself in a position where you need to force a 404, this can be done by hooking into the wp action hook and setting the 404 status on the $wp_query object via the set_404() object method. Doing this will ensure WordPress checks for the 404.php template file and uses it, if available. add_action('wp', […]

September 2014

WordPress hosting, the easy way, with Flywheel

With such solid grounding in the do-it-yourself method, it's not surprising that WordPress attracts countless numbers of bloggers, businesses, and entrepreneurs, all looking to succeed online as affordably as possible. As a WordPress developer, it's not unusual for people in this situation to come to me, either looking for help with their already-established WordPress site, or looking for advice on […]

April 2014

Getting started with WordPress SEO

Establishing an online presence is, for many, a huge decision. Often, it takes a small orchestra of professionals from various fields to pull the kind of results that a business really needs. That kind of expertise will undoubtedly come with a considerable financial investment. Planning, design, photography, and of course, development, are all essential components for […]