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Ronald Heijnes

Since 2008 I keep myself busy with the functionality, management, maintenance and performance of self hosted WordPress. I like to share this knowledge. All in my spare time!

Allow PHP in WordPress default text widget

The default text widget in WordPress only supports HTML. You can extend the functionality of the text widget by making it possible to execute PHP. Put this code in the functions.php of the theme you are using: add_filter(‘widget_text’, ‘php_text’, 99); function…

How to enhance WordPress performance

Performance is an important issue in maintaining your WordPress website. You have to monitor regularly how your website performs. Several online tools can help you measure the performance. It can happen that the performance isn’t what it used to be.…

Turn off WordPress emojis

Support of emojis are standard ever since version 4.2 of WordPress. Which is nice. But when you don’t need this, it only puts extra time to the page load and still does nothing. WordPress doesn’t have an option to turn…