Show Post Date Instead of Freshness

BBPress shows the “Freshness” of a post by default. This is fine and will work for most people, but some clients want to show the actual date of a forum post.

Here is the code for that.

Thanks to user Robin who posted this function to the BBPress forums here:

I modified it slightly since it wasn’t working quite right in my testing.

ACF Repeater Field Meta Queries

In order to use a meta query to find a value of a post’s repeater field we need to make sure we hook into “posts_where” and swap out a “=” for a “LIKE” so we can find our correct meta keys.

Here is the example code for that.

Now we can just add a meta query to our WP Query args and search our repeater fields like so.



Since WordPress 4.8.3 ACF no longer recommends using the “%” symbol for queries and instead suggests the “$” symbol. So new queries are going to look like this.


Set Custom Facebook Image in Yoast

Display a custom featured image while using the Yoast WP SEO plugin.


A Better Media Sideload Image

media_sideload_image is a WordPress function I have had to use countless times to upload attachments based on a provided URL. Often from Google Maps, but sometimes just from import scripts pointing to a URL. It has always worked well enough, but it has a couple of issues. The main problem is the lack of an ability to provide a filename separate from the image basename. This was especially ugly when generating static Google Maps…especially after Google Started requiring API keys…which WOULD BE SAVED AS PART THE FILE NAME!!!! Anyway, I looked around for a bit and found a really great solution on WordPress Stack Exchange from user Somatic.

It is a fairly large function so I’ll just provide the link:

Trust me, if you want to use media_sideload_image, use Somatic’s function instead.

Multiple WP Dropdown

Thanks to Stack Exchange user MahdiY!

See original here.

In functions.php

When using wp_dropdown_categories just add the “multiple” argument:



Add Lazy Load and Lity Lightbox to content images

We had a client who has thousands of images in their blog posts over the years.

We needed to make sure all of those images have lazy load and appear in a lightbox when clicked.

Obviously this requires you to install a lazy load plugin and a light box plugin. I recommend these:

Lazy Load:

Lity Lightbox:

Now the code!