Tag: troubleshooting


To change all the directories to 755 (drwxr-xr-x):

find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;

To change all the files to 644 (-rw-r–r–):

find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;

Genesis Widget Formatting

Genesis has a pretty cool filter available to override the default settings for a widget area. You can use this to filter all of the widget area layouts:

function msdlab_register_sidebar_defaults($args){
    $args = array(
            'before_widget' => genesis_markup( array(
                'html5' => '<section id="%1$s" class="widget %2$s">',
                'xhtml' => '<div id="%1$s" class="widget %2$s">',
                'echo'  => false,
            ) ),
            'after_widget'  => genesis_markup( array(
                'html5' => '</div></section>' . "\n",
                'xhtml' => '</div></div>' . "\n",
                'echo'  => false
            ) ),
            'before_title'  => '<h4 class="widget-title widgettitle">',
            'after_title'   => genesis_markup( array(
                'html5' => '</h4>'."\n".'<div class="widget-wrap">',
                'xhtml' => '</h4>'."\n".'<div class="widget-wrap">',
                'echo'  => false,
            ) ),
   return $args;

The issue comes when you try to activate it. Because the default widget areas are registered before the filter is defined, it won’t work unless you do something like so:

remove_action( 'genesis_setup', 'genesis_register_default_widget_areas' ); //remove initial setup of default widgets
add_action( 'after_setup_theme', 'genesis_register_default_widget_areas' ); //move them to AFTER the theme files are loaded
add_filter('genesis_register_sidebar_defaults','msdlab_register_sidebar_defaults'); //and here's the filter

Javascript on just ONE Admin Page

I ran into this issue recently when I had a setting page that allowed a file upload (image for logo) and the script for it started overriding the general image uploader across the entire admin. Grrf. A better way to hook the .js is found on Justin Tadlock’s blog. (I wasn’t able to do this exactly, but I used the idea.)

add_action( 'admin_menu', 'my_example_settings_page' );

function my_example_settings_page() {
	global $my_settings_page;

	$my_settings_page = add_options_page( 'DevPress Example', 'DevPress Example', 'manage_options', 'my-example-page-name', 'my_callback_function' );

	add_action( 'admin_enqueue_scripts', 'my_admin_enqueue_scripts' );

function my_admin_enqueue_scripts( $hook_suffix ) {
	global $my_settings_page;

	if ( $my_settings_page == $hook_suffix )
		wp_enqueue_script( 'my-example' );

Display stuff inline for troubleshooting

* A useful troubleshooting function. Displays arrays in an easy to follow format in a textarea.
if ( ! function_exists( 'ts_data' ) ) :
function ts_data($data){
	$ret = '<textarea class="troubleshoot" cols="100" rows="20">';
	$ret .= print_r($data,true);
	$ret .= '</textarea>';
	print $ret;
* A useful troubleshooting function. Dumps variable info in an easy to follow format in a textarea.
if ( ! function_exists( 'ts_var' ) && function_exists( 'ts_data' ) ) :
function ts_var($var){
	ts_data(var_export( $var , true ));