About Warren Chandler

Warren Chandler is a freelance web programmer and web developer, based in Frinton on Sea, Essex. Warren specialises in web programming, web design, corporate identity, copy writing, SEO, logo and print media for home, work, and mobile platforms.

WordPress Shortcode to Get Text from URL Vars/Parameters

Sometimes you may have a URL that has parameters or variables included in it that you wish to display on a page or post within WordPress.  In cases like this all that's needed is a simple function to get the information from the URL onto [...]

WooCommerce: Select First Variation if it Exists

If your WooCommerce variations aren't user friendly for the user because it's always asking them to choose from a huge selection, or showing "Choose an option" or "Please select" text even if there's only one variation, a simple fix will help make your WordPress [...]

Get Venue Name using Toolset Views and Events Manager

It would be fair to say that, for as good as it is, the Events Manager WordPress plugin doesn't always play nice with themes and other plugin. The latest example of this was sent by a client trying to get a simple element from an [...]

2020-12-16T00:55:46+00:00December 16th, 2020|Web Programming, WordPress|0 Comments

Removing Empty HTML Tags with JQuery or CSS

Recently a client asked for a simple way to remove empty HTML tags in their content. The HTML in question had a number of H2 tags that had no content but were creating space in their WordPress posts. Naturally you could simply remove them using [...]

2020-11-18T04:33:02+00:00November 18th, 2020|CSS Tips, jQuery Snippets, Web Programming|0 Comments

How to Change WooCommerce Billing Labels and Text

WooCommerce is undoubtedly a fantastic piece of software for WordPress e-commerce, but it's often very difficult to customise your shop without purchasing addon after addon from the developers. Recently, a client using the Avada theme asked how they could change the Billing Details and Billing [...]

2020-10-13T01:46:39+00:00October 13th, 2020|WooCommerce|0 Comments

Website Not Working After WordPress 5.5 Update

If you're having problems in WordPress after the recent 5.5 update, there's one notable culprit that's behind 99% of the problems you may encounter. With the upgrade to WordPress 5.5, the Jquery migration tool (jquery-migrate) is no longer loaded by default, and will be removed [...]

2020-08-31T02:19:02+00:00August 31st, 2020|Web Programming, WordPress|0 Comments

Critical Error on WordPress/Avada for PHP 7.2

Recently a client reached out concerning a critical error in WordPress using Avada when trying to access the wp-admin area of the website. It appears that the problem is due to an issue with Revolution Slider, specifically a metabox function that's including in the admin [...]

WooCommerce Variations Break After 30 or more (Bug Fix)

Recently a client had an issue where Woocommerce product variations on the front end stopped working when there were more than 30 variations for the product. Fortunately there's an easy fix for this bug. WooCommerce by default uses a streamlined ajax threshold to populate the [...]

2020-06-27T17:36:38+00:00June 27th, 2020|Web Programming|1 Comment

Adding Offsets to HTML Anchors and Bookmarks

HTML anchors have been around as long as HTML itself, but there's often an issue that people can't seem to fix when it comes to the exact position the page lands, especially on modern themes with fixed or resizable headers, something that's more than a [...]

2019-12-27T04:54:43+00:00December 27th, 2019|Web Design, Web Programming|0 Comments

Stop iPhones From Zooming in on Form Fields

Preventing iPhone Form Zooming Keeping up with browser functionality as a website programmer can be an arduous task, but when the operating system also contributes to the mess there's often nothing that can be done. Recently a client asked if it was possible to prevent [...]

2020-07-01T19:19:38+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Web Programming|19 Comments

WooCommerce No Orders Found Problem

Since WordPress 5.0.2, many WooCommerce installations have had an issue where all the shop's products have seemingly disappeared. Don't worry, they're still there, but if your WooCommerce installation is showing "No orders found" in the Orders sections of your Dashboard, here's what you'll need to [...]

2018-12-20T15:51:44+00:00December 20th, 2018|Programming Tips, WordPress Snippets|4 Comments

Add a Custom Taxonomy Filter to WordPress Custom Post Type

Recently, a client needed to be able to filter their custom post type posts list by a given taxonomy, making it easier to find what they were looking for.   Fortunately with WordPress this isn't difficult. For the example below, the client was a restaurant who [...]

2018-11-07T01:02:32+00:00October 6th, 2018|Web Programming, WordPress Snippets|0 Comments

Gravity Forms Telephone Validation (UK Number with Maximum and Minimum Digits)

Recently a client needed a function or two for Gravity Forms to process UK telephone numbers, and asked that they are between 7 and 15 characters in length. The following Gravity forms filters do exactly what's needed. Paste them in to your theme's function.php [...]