A name for an event that is executed at specific points throughout the WordPress core.

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Difference between do_action and add_action

This question might be wrong, I am not sure about it. Because I am not clear on this. I know add_action it is used to to hook our function to the specified function. For example ...
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Auto Load Plugin Hooks inside Must Use Plugin

I am creating a custom MU plugin to run on a multi-site network. I am working on a function that will dynamically include files containing additional action and filter hooks based on the active ...
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What is the callback sent to add_submenu_page() invoked by WordPress?

WordPress tries to be event driven with all it's actions and filters you can hook to. But it also has special functions to create admin pages such as add_submenu_page() which accepts a (callback) ...
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If Specified Page then Redirect Elsewhere in Plugin

There's a few parent pages that only exist for URL purposes, but the actual page themselves need to be redirected to the home page since they're blank. I'm trying to make a simple plugin that will ...
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How to get current action?

I am developing custom registration form. Is it possible to get current action (comment adding or user registration) in function? For example i am using: add_filter('preprocess_comment', ...
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Replace admin header logo with an image

I want to replace the default WordPress admin bar logo to my custom logo which is a PNG file. I have tried a code it's not working. function custom_logo_admin_header() { echo ' <style ...
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How can I remove the WP menu from the admin bar?

I never use the WP menu (the logo and its child items) except when I click it accidentally. And it is wasting my time when I navigate per keyboard. Plus, the support page is not our site. How can I ...
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wordpress hooks run sequence

What is Wordpress HOOKS execution consequence? I mean, i want to know the order, how add_action hooks are executed (i.e. init after_theme_setup wp_header and etc.. i want to know the correct ...
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wp_ajax action responds with 0

I'm writing a plugin. There is a button, that triggers an ajax-request to an action I added in my plugin page: Head of my plugin PHP file: add_action('wp_ajax_update_nav_items', 'update_nav_items' ...
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Overwrite or Replace code in WP_Footer

I have a some code being dynamically added into my Footer via add_action('wp_footer' ...). Unfortunately I'm not sure how to remove it using conventional methods, I've looked at the following question ...
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Call Web Services on post first publish

I want to call some web service when i publish a post. I want to add a checkbox so as to decide whether to call or not call after publishing. I have found the code to call both REST and SOAP web ...
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Is it acceptable to treat a filter like an action?

The wp_insert_attachment_data filter is available inside wp_insert_attachment(). It allows attachment post data to be filtered before it is updated in or added to the database. $data = apply_filters( ...
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How to add a checkbox inside the “Publish post” widget?

I'm building post to email plugin and I need to add a checkbox to the publish post widget like this one: My idea is to add a checkbox that says "Send this by email", and get that info inside the ...
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At what point during a typical request does the $wpdb object become available?

I've wrote some custom SQL queries inside a class method and noticed they seem to work if I hook the method to the wp action. If I hook to the plugins_loaded action, they don't seem to work. My ...
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attachment custom values are'nt inserted to database

I have created attachment custom field. After I uploading image and inserting to new-post.php (post creating window) no meta values are saved in database. Even that I have set a default value for ...
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Deactivate plugin for a specific user group

I would like to deactivate a plugin for a specific user. I'm using the following code inside a the wp-content/plugin-mu plugin file: add_filter( 'option_active_plugins', 'bo_disable_apm_plugin' ); ...
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A good hook to check authorization and redirect?

It seems strange to put a redirect in a template page, because so much of the page has already been built by the time you reach a custom page template. I'm wondering what is a good action hook to use ...
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Wordpress Update Plugin Hook/Action? Since 3.9

I've researched this a few times, yet my searching does not reveal much except custom code which may or may not be good wordpress practice. As of the latest releases, has a hook been added to the ...
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Unregister post type from child theme

I'm trying to unregister a post type from a child theme but I haven't been able to do so, the code in the funcions.php file on the parent theme is something like this: add_action( 'init', ...
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Adding to an array & passing it through do_action/apply_filters

For exercise I am working through a PHP class to add meta boxes I found on GitHub. I just copied the code and now I am playing around with it to understand it. It works like this: The file ...
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Manually add admin bar

Does anyone know how to include the admin bar in a page template where wp_head() and wp_footer() are not present? I'm developing a template other scripts and styles are just getting in the way. Rather ...
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Add Different Actions To Different Page's wp_footer

I am trying to add functions to wp_footer based on the the page id. I am hooking my callback to init, but its not working. Here is what I am using. function fl_template_loader() { if ( is_page( ...
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Passing a parameter to filter and action functions

Is a way to pass my own parameters to the function in add_filter or add_action. For example take a look in the following code: function my_content($content, $my_param) { do something... using ...
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Automatically Populate Post Taxonomy Data Based on Post Author Meta Data?

I'm trying to use author meta data to automatically populate a custom taxonomy on a given author's post(s). Currently, the taxonomy is visible on the post page, but I intend on hiding it from the ...
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Create posts on user registration

How can I create let say 3 posts after the user finish the registration ? The ideal outcome would be to create 3 posts using the user as the author of the posts and with some pre-defined values. ...
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Filter list by a unique meta value dilemma

I'm been racking my head at this for a while now, and I can't figure out how to fix the code. Here's the issue; I found a snippet of code online to filter my post results in edit.php based on ...
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Autogenerate wordpress shortcodes using array?

I was create a shortcode which automatically generate shortcodes with given array key and value. Function names does not generate dynamically. Note: Array KEY = ShortcodeName and Value = Wordpress ...
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How to make post and comment count unclickable with dashboard_glance_items hook

I have a multi author site and I have already used some hooks to stop them from viewing other author's posts and media. Now, in the Wordpress Dashboard in the "at a glance" section it shows them the ...
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how to add submenu item under parent menu item with code

Well, here is my problem suppose i have a menu like this generated by wp_nav_menu() home test- test1, test2 contact about test is my custom post type so what i want to do is if a user/admin ...
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Multiple Loops Meta Data

I am now trying to figure out how to create the functions/ loops to pull my data from custom post types. I have two post types(keys): And I need to pull the data from both to run my functions. ...
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Wordpress Multisite: Adding actions to only one site

I have Wordpress Multisite installed with WooCommerce network activated. I want to add an action to a hook in ONE of the sites that has WooCommerce installed, instead of all of them. For example, I ...
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Removing WP-Login inputs

I'm building a passive captcha system for my WP sites, and I'm attempting to remove the inputs (username, password, submit) from my standard WP-Login page via php hooks; they'll be replaced via jQuery ...
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array of objects to do_action, callback gets singular object?

So I was passing an array of objects through an action today, no biggy, and things were working fine. Until I was iterating over one of the arguments to a callback and started getting errors. The only ...
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Remove meta robots tag from wp_head

I am in need to remove just this line <meta name=robots content="noindex,follow"/> from wp_head but can't find the right hook to use it with remove_action(). <meta name=robots ...
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Filter WP_Query output before it is accessed (pre_get_posts)?

I have read Using pre_get_posts with WP_Query and I'm not sure where to go with it. I have a recent posts plugin which adds variables to WP_Query - one of which can be 'offset' posts. The problem is ...
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Filter Posts from the Main Query

I want to conditionally merge a custom post type with my posts post type, based on a custom field. If the field's value is 1, then I want I need those custom posts to appear in the same loop as posts ...
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Plugin Hook: Get posts

I am building a WP plugin. It shows several featured post images with titles atop. It will have a spot on the admin bar to tell it what the featured posts are. What hook do I use to get the post's ...
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How do I add Bootstrap and LESS to my migrated WordPress site?

I'm migrating a website to WordPress - it uses both Bootstrap and LESS. I found a snippet online for enabling Bootstrap and the outputted CSS via functions.php: function theme_add_bootstrap() { ...
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Custom CSS not being added by plugin

I am attempting to add custom css through my plugin. I do have wp_head() called in my header. My code is - /** * Enqueue plugin style-file */ function prefix_add_my_stylesheet() { ...
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Is there any reason why there's no “login_header” action at the login page?

There is a login_footer action hook at the wp-login.php of Wordpress which is quite handy for strapping in the theme footer into the login/registration page: add_action( 'login_footer', function() { ...
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Overide enqueue in non plugable function via child theme

I am trying to override a non-plugable function using the information on this page but it seems to have no effect. Can anyone see what's wrong. My code is remove_action('wp_print_styles', ...
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Retrieve options set through a plugin

I am creating a simple "global settings" plugin, which simply saves a few text fields. Saving works as intended, and I can retrieve my data in frontend as follows: <?php $options = ...
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Insert Google authorship into WordPress header

I'm working on a custom plugin that creates courses and lessons within WordPress. Here's the page I'm trying to get Google authorship showing in: → ...
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Insert custom postmeta when custom post type published

I'm trying to populate the postmeta table with a custom value when a custom type ('my-solutions') is published. I've read a few threads, the Codex and Pippin's blog on this matter and tried many ...
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Autogenerated Title for Custom post type loses title when trashed/deleted

I am generating title for a custom post type using the following code. It takes the $fname, $mname, and $lname values and generates a title based on the post. This works fine for custom post creation ...
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Which method to use when deleting posts from the front-end

I am trying to enlist all my posts on the front-end along with delete and edit links (using the shortcode API). I am having difficulty with the delete links. To me the most obvious way to handle ...
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apply_filters/do_action tag characters limit

Does apply_filters/do_action $tag name have a characters limit? Can be any problems if the tag name is way too long? I ask this because I know that WP transients have a limit of 45 characters. FYI, ...
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Including only current user's posts in search

I am a new WP plugin developer. I want the search page to include only the current user's posts. I first added a new capability read_others_posts to only administrators and editors. Then I tried the ...
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What action is triggered when the plugin is installed?

What action is triggered when the plugin is installed? "wp_setup_theme" is other action :-(
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How to pass hook variable to function?

I have a function that has an add_action inside it that calls the user_register hook. I would like to be able to echo the variable $user_id from the user_register hook and the $_POST array as well. ...