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Why does get_term() require taxonomy? Are term_ids not unique?

A related WPSE question asks how to get the term by specifying ID only, without specifying taxonomy. My question is more philosophical. Generally, stuff in WP core is there for a reason. I'm trying to ...
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Most wp_nav_menu parameters ignored

I'm trying to get a text-based navigation menu for the footer of my site. I'm using the wp_nav_menu() parameters as directed by Codex. He're a snippet of code (in footer.php): <div id="footer"> ...
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What's $object->filter for?

I keep seeing this pattern, and wonder what it's for, how WP uses it internally: if ( empty($post) ) { if ( isset($GLOBALS['post']) ) $_post = & $GLOBALS['post']; else ...
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How would I compare and remove hacks to core?

I have been put in charge of a site that have a lot (and i mean it) of core hacks, some are pretty easy, some are really hard to spot (like removing a do_action on the_content. So, my question is , ...
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Update to older wordpress version from admin?

I have a Wordpress 2.7.x setup that I would like to migrate to the latest version 3.2.1, however I need to make a stepped-upgrade as some plugins need an older version first (3.0.6 IIRC). However ...
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Why do some core functions get wp_ while others do not? What's the rule?

Is there some guideline or rationale behind why some WP code functions are prefixed with wp_ ? eg: wp_insert_post() vs. update_post_meta()
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$GLOBALS array for wordpress

is there a file where wordpress defines it's $GLOBALS? i'm just curious as to what wordpress uses it for and for what purpose. That's all!
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error: An Unexpected HTTP Error occurred during the API request

I'm using wordpress version 3.1 and if I try to upgrade any plugin on any of my sites I get the error message error: An Unexpected HTTP Error occurred during the API request. Not by upgrading ...
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Is there a wp-config.php option or constant that I can set to allow me to download nightly / beta builds?

Nightly Builds or Beta Releases? I like using the /wp-admin/update-core.php utility to update wordpress. But I'd like to be able to use it to download beta releases or nightly builds. Does anybody ...
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Change the login button on the login page

I would like to be able to change the text on the Log In button in wp-login.php - however, it's a bit more complicated than that. I want to be able to change it in the theme, rather than editing the ...
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How Does Wordpress Uninclude/Deactivate A Plugin?

Wordpress uses the Observer Pattern for its plugin system and operates on the premise of checking if a plugin is activated, scanning the plugins directory and storing everything in an array in the ...
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Loading template files from a subfolder in my theme?

I am working on a site that will have up to 30 templates in it. I don't want to have all those templates at the root of my theme folder cluttering up everything. I know how I can modify the ...
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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 comments....
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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 ...