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“Open link in a new window/tab” Checked by default in WordPress

Here is a simple script I created to set the “Open link in a new window/tab” checkbox to checked by default in WordPress.

There might be a better way to do this, but this was pretty straight forward. Just stick this in a php file in the wp-content/mu-plugins directory and you should be golden.

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Limit Login Attempts in WordPress with a Must-Use Plugin

As a WordPress developer, I quite frequently deal with clients who have had their WordPress installations hacked. The number one cause that I have seen from these hacks are short/insecure passwords. I actually dealt with so many of these issues that I wrote a small ebook called The Concise Guide to Securing WordPress and Repairing…

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How My WordPress Career Started!

I use a chat program called Pidgin, which allows me to log all of my chats. This is very useful for times when I forget something that I know I talked about and then can look it up. Well, I was looking for something this weekend and happened upon this chat I had over 5…

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How to Block FeedBurner from Burning your Feed (in WordPress)

I have had an interesting problem for the past year, basically ever since I created a blog for my wife. For some really weird reason, any Google property (like Google Reader) would inject my feed from FeedBurner into her feed… even though she is not even using FeedBurner. Unfortunately, Google pretty  much offers NO SUPPORT for…

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How to disable profile.php in WordPress

I recently had to setup a demo site with a demo user in WordPress and wanted to lock down the user as much as possible to prevent any bad behavior. Creating a new role with limited permissions is easy but I had to spend some time to figure out how to prevent a user from…

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Custom WordPress Plugin Update Repository

I have recently been spending a lot of time developing the IssueM plugin for a company I do a lot of contract work for. IssueM is an issue manager plugin for WordPress, to manage issues for online magazines, periodicals, and such. The idea for IssueM started a couple years ago, and even started as a plugin,…