An application programming interface (API) specifies how some software components should interact with each other. In addition to accessing databases or computer hardware, such as hard disk drives or video cards, an API can be used to ease the work of programming graphical user interface components. ...

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How can I add an options page for my class based plugin?

I'm trying to use the new Settings API with a class based plugin to add a settings page. This is the code I have so far: class simple_sample_plugin{ function simple_sample_plugin() { ...
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How should I use register_setting, add_settings_section, & add_settings_field in my plugin's options page?

I'm working on a settings section for my plugin, and after reading over Wordpress's documentation which is in ROGUH DRAFT status, and also the Creating Options Pages - which is also in "transition", ...
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Sending WP posts to external API

What's the best method for sending all new Wordpress Posts to an external script on another server? It needs to include the full post information including the post content, so a simple ping is not ...
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What is the best way to get directory path for wp-config.php?

I am developer of the plugin mapsmarker.com which also offers several APIs which can be accessed directly (eg www.mapsmarker.com/wp-content/plugins/leaflet-maps-marker/leaflet-geojson.php?marker=1) ...
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Include default functions and methods

I'm starting a new service for a customer consisting in adding a input API in their WP website. I started by creating a blank page on the root but then I realized I couldn't access all methods and ...
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What is the best way to move a plugin´s subdirectory+files to wp-content/uploads-directory?

I am developer of the plugin Leaflet Maps Marker (http://www.mapsmarker.com - "Pin, organize & show your favorite places through OpenStreetMap, OGD Vienna or any custom WMTS-map") and have one ...
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Wordpress JSON API Extend to Create Users [closed]

I have the JSON API Plugin installed on my wordpress blog and it works like a charm. However there is one functionality that i really need. A method called create_user which should take parameters ...
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get_option() fails to return binary result

For some reason, get_option() started to fail when returning binary results when I moved my website from localhost to the web server. I migrated my WordPress using an upload of the files on the FTP ...
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How to avoid directory name collisions with root Wordpress install [closed]

I need to know how I can keep the end-user of a wordpress site installed in the root directory from creating slugs that will interfere with sub-directories that are already present. I've Googled ...
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Widget internal hooks and functions

I am working on my 1st plugin, of some ideas to re-do the interface to how widget's are manage d and organized. Anyhow. I am struggling to get this information, either that or understand it. Create ...
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Consuming an external API to publish/post to wordpress

Is there a solution or a way to consume an external web service API (could be JSON or SOAP) to be able populate/update a wordpress blog ? For example using wikipedia api to pull content that ...
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Integrate ZOHO Recruit API?

I'm working with a client using ZOHO Recruit to manage his staffing agency. The form for candidates to submit their information is given by ZOHO as a simple embed code. However, for employers to ...
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How to use WP_Error $data argument?

The Call $error = new WP_Error( $code, $message, $data ); The Output Say I added three messages (msg A, msg B, msg C) to the code my_code and with the last message I added "Data" as $data, which ...
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Use Gravity Forms and a Shopping Cart for output to Freshbooks for an Estimate

I've been asked to develop a website pretty much like (but not the same as): http://www.yoursingapore.com/ basically we need to allow people to add Wordpress posts (custom post types) into a sort of ...
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How do I create a widget that only allows a single instance?

How do I create a widget that only allows a single instance of a widget to be added through the Wordpress interface? The default behaviour of widgets allows multiple instances to be added. I am ...
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Add a new page to wordpress programmatically

Is there a function in the wordpress api that lets me programatically add pages ? something on the lines of : add_page($title,$content) Is there such a function ?
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Get timestamp of latest post in C#

Is there a way to get the timestamp of the latest post in C#/.net? I am writing a control in ASP.NET for a intranet, which will alert users when a new post is posted in a wordpress blog.
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Admin table list API?

wp-admin table lists - like post list Is there a API or something to build table lists in wp-admin? With table lists I mean like the list of posts for example. It has columns, sorting, paging and so ...
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Plugin is a widget, but I want to call it in the head, can I?

Full disclosure, PHP and Wordpress are not my specialties. I've got this plugin here -> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ustream-status/ that adds a Widget that will show if my Ustream.tv channel ...
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Integrating custom API for post content into Admin interface & Public Website [closed]

EDITED question to be more specific and added bounty in hopes someone has a solid coded solution: So, here is an interesting task I have been trying to find a solution for. I have added a bounty ...
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What is the official way to consume the Wordpress API? (api.wordpress.org)

Was wondering if anyone knows here if the API at api.wordpress.org is free to use without keys. I haven't really found any information about key registration. I'd like to use it to make a few ...
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An Unexpected HTTP Error occurred during the API request

I just did a clean install of Wordpress. But I have a problem when I install or use the WordPress API. So send me a sign An Unexpected HTTP Error occurred during the API request. The strange ...
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Get Wordpress login functions without printing anything

I want to serve a dynamically-generated PDF with a "File Transfer" header header('Content-Description: File Transfer'); However, before I generate the document I need to verify the user's login ...
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Passing variables to new page

I'm trying to pass the variables to a new page, I made a function in my theme to get the results. Now when I use yelplist(); on the front page of my theme it gets the results and when i click on the ...
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Get paged category link programmatically

I want to get the link to a category (specified by id) but with a paged value (e.g. page 3 of category id 4). I was looking into get_category_link()Codex, but it only returns the link to the first ...
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How to store username and password to API in wordpress option DB?

I'm currently developing a plugin and the chances are that I will more than likely release it on the public plugin repository so others can use it. The plugin will be using an API and to use this API ...
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Custom routing for plugins

I am making a plugin that needs a page that can be accessed from the outside, pretty much like an API, and have the url like so, http://xxxxx/custom_method?parameter=xxxxx&something=xxxx is ...
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Which of my blog and personal data is being transfered when Wordpress automatically checks for updates?

I'm generally concerned about privacy and I've heard that with each contact to the Wordpress API for update checks and similar a lot of my blogs data is being transfered. To get a better impression, ...
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Possible to use wordpress as publishing platform but programmatically inject content?

I have user generated content that is created in a mobile app that is written to a SQL Database. I'd like to create a new site that allows this content to be viewed on a per user basis. So if I go ...
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WP function/filter for modifying http headers?

Is there a dedicated WP function, action or filter to use when adding/modifying the HTTP headers? For now I just hook a PHP header() call into the WP 'init' hook like this: add_action('init', ...
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[Plugin WPML] : How to create a translation of a post using the WPML API?

I'm trying to figure out how to create a translation for a post using the internal WPML API (inc/wpml-api.php) I simply want to create a translation for post ID xx, set some content and publish it. ...
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How to get title tag of an external page with http api?

What is the best method to retrieve the title tag of an external page using the http api? The snippet below will get the body but I can't find the right documentation about how to just get the tag. ...
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Use ColdFusion to pull in WP.com posts?

Is it possible to pull in Wordpress.com posts into an external site, in this instance, ColdFusion? Is there a REST API for it? If not, is there another solution to pull in content? Thanks!
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How to pass variable to add_settings_section() callback?

I am attempting to automate, as much as possible, the Settings API function calls for each setting in a Plugin. Looping through the options array, and outputting add_settings_section() and ...
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Theme Options page with tabs

I have a theme that I'm developing from an HTML template I have. I'm also designing an options page along with a plethora of plugins built-into the theme itself. I've chosen a tabbed interface and I'm ...
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I Want to Get A Plugin Version Number Dynamically

Howdy, I recently cribbed W3TC to implement an "in-update" changelist display (very cool), in my plugin, but there's an awkward bit of code I'd prefer to avoid. If you look at the top of this file, ...
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Unable to find API Key for my blog

I have the blog http://kracekumar.wordpress.com, I need to find the API KEY of my blog,I clicked on Global Dashboard->My profile,it was mentioned in wordpress site that it will be found in top left ...
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Hook any php file into the wordpress api

Say I just have a dumb .php file sitting on my WP server and I wanted it to access WP info through the API, how would I go about doing that? For example if I wanted to call bloginfo('url'); As I ...
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modify buddpress adminbar only in admin pages

I have modified the buddpress admin bar by creating the following plugin which adds a simple text link to the bar: function bp_adminbar_currentsite_menu() { global $bp; ?> <li> <!-- ...
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Best Practice for re-using API Data in WordPress?

I'm using an API which is accessed with ID/Secret, etc. and use it in different widgets. In each widget however, I'm repeating the entire JSON process (i.e. file_get_contents, decode, etc.). I can't ...
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PHP class to add pages and fields in admin panel

I'm trying to build a little class to help build some simple input fields into a custom page in WordPress admin panel, here's what I've got: <?php class create_panel { public $default_settings = ...
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Does WordPress's HTTP API use any caching?

I'm working on a plugin to will retrieve data from a remote server and display it on the Dashboard. To do this, I'll be using the WordPress HTTP API but I'm not seeing any information on the HTTP API ...
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Error While Sending Comment

I'm trying to apply this tutorial to my blog. I'm using Woothemes' Bueno Theme . I'm adding this code to my theme's functions.php file : function ymc_add_meta_settings($comment_id) { ...
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How do you create a “virtual” page in WordPress

I'm trying to create a custom API endpoint in WordPress, and I need to redirect requests to a virtual page in the root of WordPress to an actual page that ships with my plug-in. So basically, all ...
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Advanced Integration - WordPress + YOURLS

I've been using a custom YOURLS system to create my own URL shortener for my blog network for a while now. Everything works just great with only a few exceptions (bugs already reported to the ...
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Creating tags via API

I'm working on using the WP API to insert posts via AJAX. What's the proper way of adding tags dynamically to a custom post type? These tags would not be predefined, but rather be created on demand ...
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How to get all posts (in chunks) via XML-RPC?

I would like to retrieve all posts of a blog via the XML-RPC API of Wordpress. There are the methods of blogger.getRecentPosts and metaWeblog.getRecentPosts which - given a sufficiently high value as ...
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How can you check if you are in a particular page in the WP Admin section? For example how can I check if I am in the Users > Your Profile page?

I'm building a plugin and I want to add bits of javascript in the admin head but only for certain admin pages. I don't mean pages as in a WordPress page that you create yourself but rather existing ...
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Creating external apps Wordpress / How they work

I was wondering how does external app works for wordpress.com or wordpress.org. Directly connecting to the wordpress database seems a bad idea to me. Questions How can I create an app or get / ...
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Access WordPress API Outside of WordPress (command-line PHP)

I have a PHP script that I need to run as a cron job. However this script needs access to the WP API (get_pages(), get_post_meta() and get_permalink() specifically). I've followed the instructions ...