Code WordPress

WordPress: Create a Plugin to Create Custom Taxonomies

An example plugin that demonstrates how to easily add new Taxonomies to your WordPress blog.

Plugin Name: Yor Custom Taxonomies
Plugin URI:
Description: Adds custom taxonomies for your WordPress blog
Version: 1.0.0
Author: Steven Word
Author URI:

function skw_build_taxonomies() {

 $vehicle_args = array(
 'label' => 'Vehicles',
 'hierarchical' => true,
 'query_var' => true,
 'rewrite' => array('slug' => 'vehicles')
 register_taxonomy( 'skw_vehicles', 'post', $vehicle_args );

 $brand_args = array(
 'label' => 'Brands',
 'hierarchical' => true,
 'query_var' => true,
 'rewrite' => array('slug' => 'brands')
 register_taxonomy( 'skw_brands', 'post', $brand_args );

add_action( 'init', 'skw_build_taxonomies', 0 );

WordPress WordPress Plugins

New Plugin Release: WP Query Counter

WP Query Counter is designed to aid developers in using the WordPress query functions as efficiently as possible.

The plugin starts a counter when WordPress initializes and displays the number of executed queries in an absolutely positioned div in the lower right-hand corner of your screen.

You can check it out here!

Code WordPress

WordPress: Exclude Pages from Search Results

Add the following to your functions.php file to exclude pages from the search results of your WordPress blog.

//Filter out pages from search results
function search_exclude_pages($query) {
 if ($query->is_search) {
 $query->set('post_type', 'post');
 return $query;
Code WordPress

WordPress: Change the Excerpt Length

The following can be added to your theme’s functions.php to alter the excerpt word count.

//Filter the excerpt
function new_excerpt_length($length) {
 return 20;
add_filter('excerpt_length', 'new_excerpt_length');
News WordPress

Tablet Magazine – Honoree at 14th Annual Webby Awards

On of my projects gets a little recognition. It’s always nice to see the fruits of your labor!

“Of the over 8000 entries submitted to the 14th Annual Webby Awards, fewer than 15% were distinguished as an Official Honoree. This honor signifies an outstanding caliber of work. Congratulations to all of our Official Honoree selections!”

Webby Awards Website

Read more about my work with Tablet Magazine