Setting the ‘to:’ address in Contact Form 7 from a custom field

This does assume you have the Contact Form 7 and Dynamic Text Extension plugins installed. If you don’t, this article will mean bugger all. On our works web site, we use Contact Form 7, about 30 in all, and after being asked to change the ‘to:’ address once too often, I thought ‘fuck this’ and came […]

WordPress Contact Form 7 Postcode plugin

Edited: 18/3/2018 with screenshots and to recognise an update. Edited: 4/1/2019 with an update to fix filter. Some genius at work pointed out that the contact forms on the works web site weren’t validating properly. Whoops, my bad. So I changed the email and telephone inputs to their proper HTML5 types, but there was the […]

WordPress plugin to replicate Pluralsight’s search

The development team are being reskilled (NOT retrained) to use technologies for mobile apps like AngularJS and MVC5 and as we’re MSDN members, we get Pluralsight free 🙂 So we all get our subscriptions through and the first thing I notice is the search. That’s nice, so my mind is already writing the code in my head, but I’m a lazy […]

Yop Poll WordPress plugin: Changing class of button and add FontAwesome

Since moving over to a new theme on the works web site, it’s been my mission to change the INPUT and BUTTON tags to match, and sometimes it’s just not possible without massive duplication of CSS. In this morning’s example, I wanted to get rid of the styling imposed by Yop Poll and put Twitter […]

Change the ‘Howdy’ in WordPress admin bar

“Howdy, Mark Hall!” Oh please WordPress. I changed it to ‘Hi, Mark Hall’ on the corporate web site, while looking through the functions.php for the IT Support Board, I decided to enhance it a little. What about a random selection? [code] /** * Replace ‘Howdy’ with a random welcome message… because I can 😉 */ […]