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Hide WordPress Admin Toolbar Based On User Role

You can hide the WordPress admin toolbar to logged in users based on their user role and capabilities. First of all you can hide the toolbar on all front end pages from all users by adding to your functions.php add_filter( ‘show_admin_bar’, ‘__return_false’ ); Lets say you wanted regular subscriber users not to see the toolbar when…

Add a banner based on Custom Taxonomy Term in a Beaver Themer Posts Module loop

Banner Custom Taxonomy Loop

How you can add a banner to a post in a loop in a Beaver Builder posts module using a custom layout based on a custom taxonomy term. First up is to create you Custom Taxonomy either with a plugin or add code yourself. Once the taxonomy is ready, assign certain posts to it. Next…

Use 7G WAF Firewall with OpenLiteSpeed on a RunCloud instance

Ols 7g

You can use the 7G WAF FIrewall from Jeff Starr at Perishable Press with a web app running on top of OpenLiteSpeed using htaccess at the server level. This can also be used on a RunCloud OLS server (they already have a GUI 7G install for NGINX as part of their web stack). You can…

Block xmlrpc.php WordPress running on OpenLiteSpeed using .htaccess

Block Xmlrpc Open Litespeed

You can block the xmlrpc.php WordPress file when running on OpenLiteSpeed by adding a rewrite rule in the .htaccess file. This will reduce the brute force threat of bots making multiple resource requests. Add to your webroot .htaccess file either add it in a mod_rewrite existing block or add a new one: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteRule…

Tweaking RunCloud Servers After Deployment

Tweaking Runcloud Servers

Here are some references for various fix ups or tweaks that I apply to  servers with a RunCloud control panel. These are not all done inclusively, depends on the need. Change root password You root password initially generated by your host provider might be on the weak side always best to change and strengthen it….

Block wp-login.php and xmlrpc.php via fail2ban on RunCloud

Fail2ban WordPress Runcloud

How to ban IP addresses that are brute forcing your wp-login.php and xmlrpc.php on a WordPress install with fail2ban on a RunCloud server. Email yourself any fail2ban IP addresses. Add a WordPress fail2ban filter Create a wordpress.conf file in /etc/fail2ban/filter.d/ [Definition] failregex = ^<HOST> .* “POST .*wp-login.php ^<HOST> .* “POST .*xmlrpc.php ignoreregex = If using…

Output a Custom Taxonomy Archive by using Loop in WordPress

Output Custom Taxonomy Terms

You can’t use a WordPress archive taxonomy page for a custom taxonomy as the custom terms are the archive – but you may want a sort of global taxonomy page that contains all the custom terms. Here is a custom taxonomy loop code snippet, which allows you to output a set of custom taxonomy terms…

Keep WordPress database leaner by removing autoloaded options from wp_options table


In WordPress a number of autoloaded options are loaded on every page, this gathers over time with deleted themes, plugins etc and can slow down a site. Typically most options that are installed in the database are permanently stored. These options which are autoloaded are loaded on very WordPress page. To see the total size…

Change WooCommerce Checkout Page To A 2-Column Layout

Woocommerce Checkout Layout

The default WooCommerce checkout page layout doesn’t make great use of a 2nd right hand column and looks a bit disjointed. Here is some CSS that can push the product order data to the 2nd column balancing the layout more evenly, making for a better user experience whilst checking out. The CSS kicks in at…