Tag Archive | wordpress

Add “first” and “last” CSS classes to dynamic sidebar widgets.

* Add "first" and "last" CSS classes to dynamic sidebar widgets. Also adds numeric index class for each widget (widget-1, widget-2, etc.)
function widget_first_last_classes($params) {

global $my_widget_num; // Global a counter array
$this_id = $params[0][‘id’]; // Get the id for the current sidebar we’re processing
$arr_registered_widgets = wp_get_sidebars_widgets(); // Get an array of ALL registered widgets

if(!$my_widget_num) {// If the counter array doesn’t exist, create it
$my_widget_num = array();

if(!isset($arr_registered_widgets[$this_id]) || !is_array($arr_registered_widgets[$this_id])) { // Check if the current sidebar has no widgets
return $params; // No widgets in this sidebar… bail early.

if(isset($my_widget_num[$this_id])) { // See if the counter array has an entry for this sidebar
$my_widget_num[$this_id] ++;
} else { // If not, create it starting with 1
$my_widget_num[$this_id] = 1;

$class = ‘class=”widget-‘ . $my_widget_num[$this_id] . ‘ ‘; // Add a widget number class for additional styling options

if($my_widget_num[$this_id] == 1) { // If this is the first widget
$class .= ‘widget-first ‘;
} elseif($my_widget_num[$this_id] == count($arr_registered_widgets[$this_id])) { // If this is the last widget
$class .= ‘widget-last ‘;

$params[0][‘before_widget’] = preg_replace(‘/class=\”/’, “$class”, $params[0][‘before_widget’], 1);

return $params;


Custom WordPress RSS Feeds

<?php if(function_exists('fetch_feed')) {
include_once(ABSPATH . WPINC . '/feed.php'); // the file to rss feed generator
$feed = fetch_feed('http://www.brettthompsonracing.com/feed/'); // specify the rss feed
$limit = $feed->get_item_quantity(7); // specify number of items
$items = $feed->get_items(0, $limit); // create an array of items
if ($limit == 0) echo '<div>The feed is either empty or unavailable.</div>';
else foreach ($items as $item) : ?>
// The actual output
<h1><a href="<?php echo $item->get_permalink(); ?>" alt="<?php echo $item->get_title(); ?>"><?php echo $item->get_title(); ?></a></h1>
<p><?php echo $item->get_date('j F Y @ g:i a'); ?></p>
<p><?php echo substr($item->get_description(), 0, 200); ?> ...</p>
<?php endforeach; ?>

WordPress: Adding a class to first and last menu items

function add_first_and_last($output) {
$output = preg_replace('/class="menu-item/', 'class="first-menu-item menu-item', $output, 1);
$output = substr_replace($output, 'class="last-menu-item menu-item', strripos($output, 'class="menu-item'), strlen('class="menu-item')); return $output;
add_filter('wp_nav_menu', 'add_first_and_last');

Hybrid – Disable Comment on Page

We don’t really want comment section on our pages. Using hybrid, we can disable all comment on page. First, create an empty file called no-comment.php (or any name you want to use). Add this code to functions.php file:

add_filter( 'comments_template', 'remove_comments_template_on_pages', 11 );
function remove_comments_template_on_pages( $file ) {
if ( is_page() )
$file = STYLESHEETPATH . '/no-comments.php';
return $file;

That’s all.

WordPress Custom Post Type Archive

I have problem showing custom post type archive page. I want to share the code to create a custom widget which you can input the post type name and it will show you the archive (year and month) for that custom post type. You can edit it as needed.

class custom_archive extends WP_Widget {
function custom_archive() {
parent::WP_Widget(false, 'Custom Archive');
function form($instance) {
// outputs the options form on admin
$post_type = $instance['post_type'];
$title = $instance['title'];
<p>Title:<br /> <input name="<?php echo $this->get_field_name( 'title' ); ?>" type="text" value="<?php echo esc_attr( $title ); ?>" /></p>
<p>Post Type:<br /> <input name="<?php echo $this->get_field_name( 'post_type' ); ?>" type="text" value="<?php echo esc_attr( $post_type ); ?>" /></p>
function update($new_instance, $old_instance) {
// processes widget options to be saved
$instance = $old_instance;
$instance['post_type'] = strip_tags( $new_instance['post_type'] );
$instance['title'] = strip_tags( $new_instance['title'] );
return $instance;
function widget($args, $instance) {
// outputs the content of the widget
extract( $args, EXTR_SKIP );
$post_type = $instance['post_type'];
$title = $instance['title'];
<?php echo $before_widget; ?>
<?php echo $before_title . $title . $after_title; ?>
global $wpdb;
$years = $wpdb->get_col("SELECT DISTINCT YEAR(post_date) FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_status = 'publish' AND post_type = '".$post_type."' ORDER BY post_date DESC");
foreach($years as $year) :
$years_count = $wpdb->get_var( $wpdb->prepare( "SELECT COUNT(*) FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_status = 'publish' AND post_type = '".$post_type."' AND YEAR(post_date) = ".$year.";" ) );
<li class="year"><a href="<?php echo get_year_link($year)."?post_type=".$post_type; ?>"><?php echo $year; ?></a> (<?php echo $years_count; ?> Posts)
<? $months = $wpdb->get_col("SELECT DISTINCT MONTH(post_date) FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_status = 'publish' AND post_type = '".$post_type."' AND YEAR(post_date) = '".$year."' ORDER BY post_date DESC");
foreach($months as $month) :
$months_count = $wpdb->get_var( $wpdb->prepare( "SELECT COUNT(*) FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_status = 'publish' AND post_type = '".$post_type."' AND YEAR(post_date) = ".$year." and MONTH(post_date) = ".$month.";" ) );
<li class="month">>
<a href="<?php echo get_month_link($year, $month)."?post_type=".$post_type; ?>"><?php echo date( 'F', mktime(0, 0, 0, $month) );?></a> (<?php echo $months_count; ?> Posts)
<?php endforeach;?>
<?php endforeach; ?>
<?php echo $after_widget; ?>

“You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page” after database prefix change

After several times moving WordPress websites from one host to another, I get this painfully permission denied for superadmin user “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page”. The frontend page was all fine. But I can’t access the admin page. Then I found these people who have the same problem and found the solution (http://wordpress.org/support/topic/sudden-you-do-not-have-sufficient-permissions-to-access-this-page-error).

The main cause is the database prefix changes. It cause the wordpress doesn’t recognize the admininstrator privilege. if you look into the wp_options table, the option_name from roles is wp_user_roles. The wp_ should match the table prefix. So if you change the wp_options table to en_options, then you must change the options_name to en_user_roles. That’s how the wordpress recognize the roles.

Besides that, user to role mapping also use the table prefix. You can see it in wp_usermeta tables. There is a meta_key called wp_capabilities. The wp_ is the table prefix of the wordpress tables. So if you change the table prefix e.q. wp_usermeta to en_usermeta, then you should change the wp_capabilities to en_capabilities.

Thats how you fix the permission problem to wp_admin page.

Have a good day