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WordPress functions.php tricks: Disable image compression

WordPress automatically compresses JPEG images at 90% quality. In this article, I will show you how to increase or decrease WordPress JPEG image compression. All you need to do is paste the following code in your theme’s functions.php file or your site-specific plugin. Setting it to 100 would mean that WordPress would compress the image at its highest quality. For most users, this is not an issue. Heck, we never noticed it on our site. But if you are a photographer, then this is noticeable (we suppose). There are definitely performance benefits to leaving the compression quality as is. If...

Disable WordPress theme changing

You’ve probably spent a lot of hours customizing the site’s theme, maybe even built it from the ground up to meet your client’s very specific needs. Either way, if you client swapped the theme it could spell disaster. Luckily, there’s another handy code snippet you can use to remove the “Themes” menu item under “Appearances” in the admin sidebar. Just add this code to your functions.php file: This code will hide the Themes sub-menu from all users other than user ID 1, who is usually the person who setup the site. This allows only the site’s creator to edit the site without...

Increasing the PHP Memory Limit for WordPress

Sometimes a WordPress Memory Exhausted error shows up when activating a new plugin or doing some other task. The reason why this error shows up is because you exceed your default Memory Limit. There are numerous solutions for it, but in this article we will share the simplest one out of all. First open your wp-config.php which is located in the root WordPress directory. Then add the following line inside the main php tag: We just increased the memory limit to 64M. If you still get the error after this fix, then please contact your host. Most likely, they would have...

PHP functions for WordPress

Below you can find a list of source code snippets for very useful PHP functions for wordpress. You can use each one of the following parts of source code in your functions.php file: How to Increase or Decrease WordPress JPEG Image Compression WordPress does automatically compress JPEG images at 90% quality. In this article, we will show you how to increase or decrease WordPress JPEG image compression. All you need to do is paste the following code in your theme’s functions.php file or your site-specific plugin. Setting it to 100 would mean that WordPress would compress the image at its...