Define Your Own WordPress Action Hooks

WordPress is based on the so-called Hook-System. This serves WordPress, and all extensions to involve functions in a certain place. The Hooks are not only to hook, but can also be used in custom extensions and thus create a better overview and offer additional interfaces for more possibilities to develop. Especially the second option is interesting when you create a theme, which aims to offer a variety of interfaces, or create a Plugin which can be expand by other authors or serve as a framework.
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Set Meta Links For WordPress Plugins

In the past I explained in the article „How To Improve WordPress Plugins“ , how you can expand Plugins with useful functions and therefore optimize their usage. One of the suggestions was a simple link to the options page of your Plugin.
With WordPress 2.8 the Plugin page will be a little bit different and now there will be a hook, which you can use to enter a link, which is even more convenient.
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Disable WordPress Search

Not always is the search in WordPress desired. The one or another application with WordPress doesn't need this feature. Even if it is an added value in my opinion. In some cases, it still shouldn't be displayed and so I have them deactivated with access to two hooks. For now, I can see no other place where you could access it in my applications and it works so smoothly.
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How To XSS Scanner – The Easy Way

An XSS scanner, simply be used as a bookmark – that is XSS Rays.
The tool is an open source tool that was written in JavaScript and can find cross-browser XSS vulnerabilities.

In the development process it can increase fast, simple and straightforwarded the safety. The tool can be easily put as a bookmark in the browser and scans links and paths. Alternatively, you can add new vectors. Definitely worth a bookmark. Download of application can be found on the website for XSS Rays.