How to disable Gutenberg in WordPress

Since the Gutenberg editor has been added to WordPress and started using it as the default content editor, many developers and ordinary users still prefer the old editor.

In order to turn off the new editor and get the old one, you will need to add a few rows of code into your function.php:

add_filter('use_block_editor_for_post', '__return_false', 10);

add_filter('use_block_editor_for_post_type', '__return_false', 10);

Also, in the newer versions of WordPress, the Gutenberg editor is turned on for the widget dashboard. As the editor for the content, the Gutenberg widget editor is not habitual for the regular users. Fortunately, you can turn off it in the same way, so you need merely add a few lines of code to your function.php:

add_filter( 'gutenberg_use_widgets_block_editor', '__return_false', 10);

add_filter( 'use_widgets_block_editor', '__return_false', 10);

After these changes in your function.php, you will get the old interface of the content editor for posts and the old interface to manage widgets.

How to add an extra parameters in Visual Composer

Hello everyone

If you need to add an extra parameter to standard visual composer elements, you can do it in a few steps:

1. First, you need to attache your own function to a visual composer hook your own function, the visual composer hook is – vc_after_init. You need to write a code like this:

add_action( 'vc_after_init', 'vc_after_init_actions' );

Where vc_after_init_actions() must be your function name.

2. Secondly you need to create your function where you will set new parameters for standard elements:

function vc_after_init_actions() { 

    $new_args = array(
       'type' => 'dropdown',
       'heading' => __( 'Column type', 'js_composer' ),
       'param_name' => 'column_type',
       'value' => array(
         'Content column' => 'content_column',
         'Sidebar_column' => 'sidebar_column',
       'description' => '',

In the code above I have used standard field settings which you can use in vc_map() function and I added this settings array to standard element settings with vc_add_params() function. After that you add these line codes to your project, you can see your defined field in the settings of a standard element in the admin panel.

Also you can remove fields from element settings with function vc_remove_param(). For example:

 vc_remove_param( 'vc_row', 'full_width' );

New order email is not sending for new clients in woocommerce

Hi there

If you met with problem when your clients don’t receive the letter about a new order after they complete the checkout form and you are using any plugin for modify the checkout form fields, and your checkout form doesn’t contain the field with name – billing_email, then you need to add this code to your functions.php:

function custom_billing_email_field($id, $recipient, $object)
		return $_POST['your_custom_field_name'];
	return $object->billing_email;


Where variable $_POST must contain your custom email field –


And you need to use filter for your default type order status for new orders, in my case it is a hold status and filter –



But other filters also exists, they are formed from the concatenation strings – woocommerce_email_recipient_ and id of email WC_Email class in get_recipient() method:

	 * Get valid recipients.
	 * @return string
	public function get_recipient() {
		$recipient  = apply_filters( 'woocommerce_email_recipient_' . $this->id, $this->recipient, $this->object );
		$recipients = array_map( 'trim', explode( ',', $recipient ) );
		$recipients = array_filter( $recipients, 'is_email' );
		return implode( ', ', $recipients );

How to change recipient email on send event in Contact Form 7 (WordPress)

Hello everyone!

Sometimes you may need to send letter from your form on the your website to another recipient, for example user changed some parameters.

You can change recipient email with this hook:

function wpcf7_param_change_on_send($contact_form) {

    $custom_email = $_POST['some_field'];
      $mail = $contact_form->prop( 'mail' );
      $mail['recipient'] = $custom_email;

add_action("wpcf7_before_send_mail", "wpcf7_param_change_on_send");