Hide Plugin Update count

In case you need to hide the plugin update count (can’t/don’t want to update yet) you can hide it with this. Can be especially useful if you don’t want clients to wander over the the update area.

add_action('admin_menu', 'remove_plugin_update_count');
function remove_plugin_update_count(){
    global $menu, $submenu;
    $menu[65][0] = 'Plugins';
    $submenu['index.php'][10][0] = 'Updates';

Add WYSIWYG controls to a particular custom field


As of WordPress 3.2, this implementation can be finicky – mostly an issue with inserting images into the right editor.

However, WordPress 3.3 (as of this note, is in beta 2) in getting an Editor API which will make adding 2nd (and 3rd…) editors to a single page much more reliable. If you don’t see me post an update by the end of the year – 3.3 has a tentative release date of sometime near the end of November 2011 – ping me here or on twitter @trepmal.


I work with a lot of less-than-tech-savvy people. Explaining how to use custom fields on their WordPress site is scary for both of us…

So I’ve been working on this plugin, this is definitely still rough around the edges, so if you spot any major issues, please let me know. (more…)