Add HTML button to TinyMCE for WordPress

Well this is something that has been bugging me for a long while, the ability of not being able to switch between Visual / HTML in secondary TinyMCE WYSIWYG editors in plugins and classes like Deluxe Blog Tips Meta Box script. I believe they are adding a fix to this for in v4.0, which is only weeks away. Due to time constraints, I didn’t have time to see how far along they were (they are supposedlywaiting until WordPress 3.3 is released to fix / finish it), so I whipped up this quick little bit of code.

Here’s what the button looks like:

And here’s what it opens:

So here’s the quick fix.

function tinymce_add_code() {
   // Don't bother doing this stuff if the current user lacks permissions
   if ( ! current_user_can('edit_posts') && ! current_user_can('edit_pages') )

   // Add only in Rich Editor mode
   if ( get_user_option('rich_editing') == 'true') {
     add_filter('mce_buttons', 'register_tinymce_code');

function register_tinymce_code($buttons) {
   array_push($buttons, "code");
   return $buttons;

// init process for button control
add_action('init', 'tinymce_add_code');

Also, I do have a really dirty method somewhere, which makes it perform the ‘visual/html’ tabs in the generic WordPress style, if anyone wants me to dig it up.

Youtube oEmbed wmode Fix Filter

Here’s a handy little WordPress filter to make your automatic Youtube embeds (oEmbed) wmode opaque to stop z-index issues.

Please note: This is not my code, i’m just reproducing it due to site it was on has gone down. You can see the original URL below.

function add_video_wmode_transparent($html, $url, $attr) {
   if (strpos($html, "<embed src=" ) !== false) {
    	$html = str_replace('</param><embed', '</param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed wmode="transparent" ', $html);
   		return $html;
   } else {
        return $html;
add_filter('embed_oembed_html', 'add_video_wmode_transparent', 10, 3);

Source: (currently dead)

WP-Ecommerce Show Tables Rates Function

<?php // WP E-Commerce Show Table Rates
	if ( !function_exists('wpsc_show_table_rate') ) {

		function wpsc_show_table_rate($id = null) {
			$post_meta = get_post_meta($id, '_wpsc_product_metadata');
			$table_rates = $post_meta['0']['table_rate_price'];
			$count = count($table_rates['quantity']);
			$i = 0;
			echo '<ul class="table-rate">';
			if ($table_rates['state']) {
				while ( $count > $i ) {
					echo '<li>' . $table_rates['quantity'][$i] . ' or more $' . $table_rates['table_price'][$i] . '</li>';
			echo '</ul>';


Implmentation into Theme

<?php wpsc_show_table_rate(wpsc_the_product_id()); ?>

To be updated with explanation soon.

WordPress Settings API – Quick Implementation Class Fix

After discussing making a solution to create WordPress options pages easily for a few months with Jason Grim, I stumbled across a class has similar functionality that I was after.

Olly Benson created a class for quick implementation of the WordPress Settings API. Basically, this can achieve rapid deployment of settings pages for themes and plugins.

There was a slight hiccup though, it didn’t work. A few missing characters and a callback error was occurring.

So here’s the fix:

I’ve added the missing culprit commas in the section array.

To fix the callback problems, I’ve changed the how the functions are called. For example:



array( &$this, 'plugin_setting_dropdown' )

This will need to be fixed on all functions to prevent the error from occurring.

So here’s the full updated code (with a few minor modifcations too).

//  By Olly Benson / v 1.2 / 13 July 2011 /
//  Modified / Bugfix by Karl Cohrs / 17 July 2011 /
//  * add a include() to this file in your plugin.
//  * amend the config class below to add your own settings requirements.
//  * to avoid potential conflicts recommended you do a global search/replace on this page to replace 'ob_settings' with something unique
//  * Full details of how to use Settings see here:

class ob_settings_config {


var $group = "obDisplay"; // defines setting groups (should be bespoke to your settings)
var $page_name = "ob_display"; // defines which pages settings will appear on. Either bespoke or media/discussion/reading etc

//  (only used if bespoke page_name)

var $title = "OB Display";  // page title that is displayed
var $intro_text = "This allows you to configure the slideshow exactly the way you want it"; // text below title
var $nav_title = "OB Display"; // how page is listed on left-hand Settings panel

//  Each section should be own array within $sections.
//  Should contatin title, description and fields, which should be array of all fields.
//  Fields array should contain:
//  * label: the displayed label of the field. Required.
//  * description: the field description, displayed under the field. Optional
//  * suffix: displays right of the field entry. Optional
//  * default_value: default value if field is empty. Optional
//  * dropdown: allows you to offer dropdown functionality on field. Value is array listed below. Optional
//  * function: will call function other than default text field to display options. Option
//  * callback: will run callback function to validate field. Optional
//  * All variables are sent to display function as array, therefore other variables can be added if needed for display purposes

var $sections = array(
    'slideshow' => array(
        'title' => "Display options",
        'description' => "Settings to do with how the plugin is displayed",
        'fields' => array (
          'width' => array (
              'label' => "Width",
              'description' => "Width of the display",
              'length' => "3",
              'suffix' => "px",
              'default_value' => "640"
          'height' => array (
              'label' => "Height",
              'description' => "Height of the display",
              'length' => "3",
              'suffix' => "px",
              'default_value' => "240"
            'display_colour' => array(
              'label' => "Display Colour",
              'description' => "Choose the display colour you'd like",
              'dropdown' => "dd_colour",
              'default_value' => "#00f")
      'boilerplate' => array(
          'title' => 'Boilerplate settings',
          'description' => "Settings to do with what is displayed at the bottom of the page",
          'fields' => array(
            'copyright' => array (
              'label' => "Copyright",
              'description' => "What copyright notice would you like?",
              'default_value' => "©2011 Olly Benson"
            'copyright_colour' => array(
              'label' => "Copyright Colour",
              'description' => "Choose the colour you'd like the copyright to be",
              'dropdown' => "dd_colour",
              'default_value' => "#aaa")

 // For drop down choices.  Each set of choices should be unique array
 // Use key => value to indicate name => display name
 // For default_value in options field use key, not value
 // You can have multiple instances of the same dropdown options

var $dropdown_options = array (
    'dd_colour' => array (
        '#f00' => "Red",
        '#0f0' => "Green",
        '#00f' => "Blue",
        '#fff' => "White",
        '#000' => "Black",
        '#aaa' => "Gray",

//  end class

class ob_settings {

function ob_settings($settings_class) {
	global $ob_settings;
	$ob_settings = get_class_vars($settings_class);

	if (function_exists('add_action')) :
	  add_action('admin_init', array( &$this, 'plugin_admin_init'));
	  add_action('admin_menu', array( &$this, 'plugin_admin_add_page'));

function plugin_admin_add_page() {
  global $ob_settings;
  add_options_page($ob_settings['title'], $ob_settings['nav_title'], 'manage_options', $ob_settings['page_name'], array( &$this,'plugin_options_page'));

function plugin_options_page() {
  global $ob_settings;
<form action="options.php" method="post">',$ob_settings['title'],$ob_settings['intro_text']);
 printf('<input type="submit" name="Submit" value="%s" /></form></div>
',__('Save Changes'));

function plugin_admin_init(){
  global $ob_settings;
  foreach ($ob_settings["sections"] AS $section_key=>$section_value) :
    add_settings_section($section_key, $section_value['title'], array( &$this, 'plugin_section_text'), $ob_settings['page_name'], $section_value);
    foreach ($section_value['fields'] AS $field_key=>$field_value) :
      $function = (!empty($field_value['dropdown'])) ? array( &$this, 'plugin_setting_dropdown' ) : array( &$this, 'plugin_setting_string' );
      $function = (!empty($field_value['function'])) ? $field_value['function'] : $function;
      $callback = (!empty($field_value['callback'])) ? $field_value['callback'] : NULL;
      add_settings_field($ob_settings['group'].'_'.$field_key, $field_value['label'], $function, $ob_settings['page_name'], $section_key,array_merge($field_value,array('name' => $ob_settings['group'].'_'.$field_key)));
      register_setting($ob_settings['group'], $ob_settings['group'].'_'.$field_key,$callback);

function plugin_section_text($value = NULL) {
  global $ob_settings;


function plugin_setting_string($value = NULL) {
  $options = get_option($value['name']);
  $default_value = (!empty ($value['default_value'])) ? $value['default_value'] : NULL;
  printf('<input id="%s" type="text" name="%1$s[text_string]" value="%2$s" size="40" /> %3$s%4$s',
    (!empty ($options['text_string'])) ? $options['text_string'] : $default_value,
    (!empty ($value['suffix'])) ? $value['suffix'] : NULL,
    (!empty ($value['description'])) ? sprintf("<em>%s</em>",$value['description']) : NULL);

function plugin_setting_dropdown($value = NULL) {
  global $ob_settings;
  $options = get_option($value['name']);
  $default_value = (!empty ($value['default_value'])) ? $value['default_value'] : NULL;
  $current_value = ($options['text_string']) ? $options['text_string'] : $default_value;
	$chooseFrom = "";
	$choices = $ob_settings['dropdown_options'][$value['dropdown']];

  foreach($choices AS $key=>$option) :
    $chooseFrom .= sprintf('%s',
      $key,($current_value == $key ) ? ' selected="selected"' : NULL,$option);
<select id="%s" name="">%2$s</select>
  (!empty ($value['description'])) ? sprintf("<em>%s</em>",$value['description']) : NULL);

//end class

$ob_settings_init = new ob_settings('ob_settings_config');

jQuery UI Default Accordion Item

Well you may have searched the web to find out that setting a default Accordion item is relatively undocumented…

So here’s the answer.

<script type="text/javascript">
jQuery(function() {
jQuery( "#accordion" ).accordion({
active: '.default-item'

The line: active: ‘.default-item’ will set the h3 with a css class “default-item” to the initially opened Accordion. You can also open multiple items by default if you apply this class to more that one h3.

Tested on jQuery 1.8.6.