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How can I filter posts by post_parent in the admin?

I have followed this tutorial and this one to add a custom column to a custom post type edit screen, showing the post parent of each post. My question: How can I make the post parent clickable just ...
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Admin: very slow edit page caused by core meta query

We've been noticing really long load times when going to edit a post or page. Using Query Monitor, we found that this WP core query is taking upwards to 15-20s. SELECT meta_key FROM wp_postmeta ...
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How to change the default home page for the WordPress Dashboard?

Is it possible to change the Default "Home" admin page when logging into the WordPress Dashboard? I thought about a couple of possibilities... Substitute the content on the Dashboard home page ...
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Make Categories and Tags required in admin

Hello i started from Bainternet solution in this post: don't publish custom post type post if a meta data field isn't valid I made a plugin to make categories and tags required. The ...
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Wordpress Multisite allow site admin to add user without email confirmation

In Wordpress Multisite,a site admin (not a super admin) doesn't have the option “Add the user without sending them a confirmation email” when adding a new user. Is there a way to bypass the ...
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Any way to create a revision of a post ONLY with a new button in the Meta Box?

Quite sure there isn't a way baked in to do this, but anyone have any ideas on how I would get something like this done? I want to turn autorevisions off and ONLY have a revision created when a button ...
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Help! Turn php link data into url OR hide edit link in post admin OR hide drafts for all users except admin?

My website allows users to upload events via an upload process incorporated into a customised front end page. As an event uploader, I also want users to have access to the dashboard where they can ...
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Prevent reload confirmation after AJAX save

I am saving information in the admin panel via ajax. The problem I'm running in to is the "Are you sure you want to navigate away from this page" popup appear, even though everything has been saved. ...
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How to fix admin stylesheet muck-up? [closed]

I have no idea what's going on here.. running the latest version, just logged in and I find my admin area looking like this: To me it looks like it's missing some/many styles and in load-styles.php ...
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How to remove a column from the Posts page

In a previous question I asked how to add a column to the Posts page in the Administration section, and got a working answer. But now I need to know how to delete an existing column (e.g. the Date ...
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How to customize wordpress login/register pages?

My question is how do I customize the default WordPress login and register page without editing WP's core files. I'm thinking more along the lines of a functions.php code. Can anyone help me out by ...
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Modifying admin sidebar contents to show pending posts indicator

Hey, I've been trying to get a pending count to appear on the admin sidebar, for pending posts, like the little bubble that appears for pending comments: Offtopic: Am I the only one that thinks ...
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jQuery UI in Admin (Best Practice?)

Maybe someone has prior experience with this, but when I include the jQuery UI 1.8.9 file within my admin_head I break the functionality of the dashboard (i.e. popup for adding featured image, drag ...
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Creating my own Admin Forms in a WordPress CMS?

I just decided to try using WordPress for a CMS (not a blog). The site will have some product information that I want the client to be able to update. Instead of creating an entire admin side just ...
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Custom column for changing post status via ajax

I'm currently trying to implent a new custom column at the page manage screen that will let me change the status (published/pending) of the different pages via an easy toggle link. From what I've ...
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Add “Last Edited by” column to custom post type list table

Currently I use the "Admin Columns Pro" plugin for Wordpress to modify some of the columns in the backend. The plugin contains functionality to display the post (or in my case, product) author as a ...
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Get current active wp color scheme

Is there a way to return the current active color scheme? This is how to register a new admin color scheme <?php register_admin_color_schemes(); ?> is there something like ...
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WordPress Admin back-end - advanced options page?

Am I losing my mind? I seem to recall that somewhere in the Admin back-end there was a page that basically listed out all the fields within wp_options. Does this ring a bell to anyone else? I thought ...
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Is it OK to move admin menu items?

I have a site with eight custom post types. Each is registered with 'menu_position' => 5 (below the Post menu). A side effect of having more than four CPTs is that the Media menu now appears in the ...
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How to disable the “Your site has updated to WordPress x.y.z” admin email?

Using the automatic update of my self-hosted WordPress blogs, I configured automatic updates of both the WordPress core as well as WordPress plugins and themes (through this plugin). Whenever a core ...
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Adding a custom admin page

I want to add a page of content (a readme file) in the WordPress admin, I can't seem to find how to do this in the codex - can anyone point me in the right direction? It will literally just be a ...
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Set Featured Image programmatically (in admin) with JavaScript?

I'm trying to set the post thumbnail (featured image) with javascript from an existing image in the media gallery. I would consider a php-based option too I suppose (one that would require clicking ...
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507 views

Disable the post save process completely

I need a way to disable the save process completely using an action/filter. Something that works (for e.g.:) in the query, posts_clauses or wp_insert_post/save_post/update_post hooks. So far I only ...
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Sort pages in loop by admin's page attributes order field?

Is it possible to sort pages in the loop using the admin's order field (under page attributes)?
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use add_settings_field properly?

I'm using add_settings_field to add some more details to a settings menu, but not sure how I save the settings, or call them back in my theme. Here is the code thus far ...
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Make A WordPress Page Accessible To Admins Only, Redirect Other User Roles

I need to redirect logged-in and non-admin users, from page with id 172, to the home of the website. Note that users that are not logged in can actually see the page. add_action('admin_init', 'xyz'); ...
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Make fonts.com font work in TinyMCE (iframe referrer issue)

I'm using custom (commercial) fonts in my project. Everything works well in the frontend. I noticed however that, when trying to add this font to the TinyMCE iframe, I get a 403 for the webfonts. The ...
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How can I change the admin search posts fields?

I have a custom post type that includes many custom fields. I would like to add them as a search target to admin search. Currently the admin search searches only the content and the title, I would ...
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Modify CSS via Theme Control Panel

Hi to all I'm trying to create an advanced control panel for my first Wordpress template but I'm not able to add a function that I will need. The function that I'm trying to add is the possibility to ...
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How to make an admin_notices message that disappears once the user leaves that particular page?

It's easy enough to find help with admin_notices which: show permanently in the admin screen only show when a particular kind of page is shown show until the user dismisses it But I can't find ...
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Filter translations (gettext strings) on specific admin pages

I'm trying to do a string replacement using gettext filter (source): function theme_change_comments_label( $translated_text, $untranslated_text, $domain ) { if( stripos( $untranslated_text, ...
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How to obtain the user ID of the current profile being edited in WP-Admin?

Is there a way of obtaining the user ID of the profile being edited in wp-admin? I know it's in the URL if you are editing a user, EX: ./wp-admin/user-edit.php?user_id=427. Could always ...
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How to Load Scripts and CSS for Admins Only When Editing or Adding Posts

I have a plugin that will allow administrators to perform certain actions when adding or editing a post. I use a stylesheet and a javascript for this plugin that I want to include only when a post is ...
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How do I remove a require_once admin panel from the parent theme from the child theme functions.php?

In the parent theme, the following is at the bottom of the functions.php file. require_once(TEMPLATEPATH . '/admin/admin-menu.php'); In the child theme's function.php, this code will include the ...
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Is There a WordPress Hook to Filter the Edit Posts View?

I want to be able to customize the WordPress edit posts screen to filter based on a custom field (or whatever). Unfortunately I'm not sure what filter or hook to use here, and instead of opening the ...
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995 views

How do I create my own admin button and theme settings page?

I have some options I want my client to be able to change, and so I need an options page for my theme that I can show for those with "editor" status. How can I do this and utilise the options in my ...
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Allowing admin-ajax.php to receive “application/json” instead of “x-www-form-urlencoded”

I'm using AngularJS's $http function to send my payload to WordPress's admin-ajax.php subsystem, but it seems the latter only accepts x-www-form-urlencoded data, instead of the application/json ...
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Integrate post tags in Post Edit page with qTranslate

Summary In the tags widget in the Post Edit page, I need to know a way to filter through: the tags suggestions the tag terms update when saving or updating the post At least that is what I think ...
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How to add filter in “Comments” at the admin panel?

I found so many information and most of the tutorials only talk about adding filter in post/custom post only. I want to do something similar to this tutorial in 'Comments' area in admin panel. Add ...
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Making the thumbnails in the backend Media section bigger

So I uploaded a lot of similar looking photos, and uploaded a duplicate or two. I go into the backend to the Media panel, but alas, each row has a small thumbnail, making it time consuming to figure ...
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Custom post type admin search

Is it possible to search in custom post type meta fields? I have posts, with many custom meta fields. Wordpress by default search only in title and in content. How can I change it? If you didn't ...
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How to add icons to post listing (edit.php) in admin

Is there a filter or something to add these kind of icons based categories and what not to all posts? I can't seem to find one. I tried the_title but ofc that gets sanitized and just displays the ...
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How to build custom WP admin with custom URLs

I would like to create a custom WP admin area, that uses custom URLs to navigate thought it and have a custom generated HTML. A member will be able to login via a custom URL, for example: ...
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Custom taxonomy only showing top level terms in admin?

I have a hierarchical custom taxonomy that I add terms to programatically using the following code in a loop: -- SNIP -- $args = array( 'description'=> '', 'slug' => ...
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Possible to create placeholder images in Wordpress editor that are clickable (should bring up uploader)?

Working on a project where I would like to have buttons within the actual visual editor area where the user can click on the placeholder image and it brings up the upload dialog. I've seen that ...
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770 views

Error with Custom Admin Screen in iframe Thickbox

I have a plugin that adds a new admin screen in an iframe. I created a PHP file in my plugin, and I put a link with a class of Thickbox to that. Everything works just fine, but it produces a PHP error ...
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How to change redirect after moving a page to trash?

How could I change the redirect location after a user trashes a page? Right now they go to all pages here:....wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=page I want them to go ...
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Custom post type: Add “Edit | Quick Edit | Trash | View” links to date (if title is not shown in column)?

I've created a custom post type for my "Testimonials", I don't need a title(s), how can I write a function that Adds the "Edit | Quick Edit | Trash | View" links to "date" if title isn't shown in the ...
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why don't I get error messages in admin when developing?

I am curious as to why my screen goes completely blank when an error is present in my code. This only happens to me when it is an admin function. No warnings, no syntax error messages, nothing. Just ...
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Update post counts (published, draft, unattached) in admin interface

I am working on a multi-user WordPress setup and have made it so a particular type of user can only see and interact with posts, images, pages etc that they have authored. The code to make this happen ...