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What is the role and history of the $content_width global variable?

I just stumbled over a global variable called $content_width. It was new to me, so far I could see that it's used in themes, both the standard twenty ten one and third party ones. It looks like that ...
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In what part of the Wordpress core does the users table and usermeta table get joined?

I have been trying to work out just where in the massive jungle of Wordpress include classes the usermeta table is joined onto the users table and if so, how does it work? The one confusing thing ...
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Updating Wordpress - the best approach (updating wp core, plugins and db)

What is the best approach (steps) to update Wordpress when I have to update all of the following: wp core plugins database I came across this post http://codex.wordpress.org/Updating_WordPress ...
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Changing the comments link produced by the get_comments_link() and get_comments_pagenum_link() functions

Currently my theme calls upon get_comments_link() to create the standard anchor #comments to link to the comments below the post, as does the get_comments_pagenum_link() function on paginated ...
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Replacing the default content created while the site creation

How do you replace the default title for first comment? Mr WordPress on Hello world! I could not able to locate this in theme's comments.php file I want to edit the title 'Mr wordpress on Hello ...
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is it possible to replace the use of gd_lib with imagick or ImageMagick?

i'm looking around for a solution since weeks and can't make anything work yet. the problem is that my server is running debian/lenny and it's not supporting the bundled gd_lib which i need for ...
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What are some reasons why you should not hack WordPress core files?

Often a quick solution to a problem, can be solved by hacking the WordPress core, that is changing the code that is WordPress itself. This is a very dangerous road to take! Don't do it, ever! You ...
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Modifying WordPress core files

Why? Sometimes an easy fix to altering the behavior of WordPress itself or a plugin could be to alter the files of the plugin or WordPress directly. When coming up with such an idea, the usual ...
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Easiest Way to Create a Patch for Submission to WordPress Core?

I've submitted a few patches for WordPress core on Trac (one of which has been used) but every time I think about doing it I cringe because my setup for doing so is incredibly tedious. Can someone ...