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Best Collection of Code for your functions.php file [closed]

Please vote on the question and any answers you find useful by clicking on the UP arrow on the left hand side of the question or answer. As with many others who are now viewing this post, I have been ...
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Steps to Take to Hide the Fact a Site is Using WordPress?

I have a website for which we are trying to be discreet about the fact that we are using WordPress. What steps can we take to make it less obvious?
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Custom pages with plugin

I'm developing some plugin where I would like to enable custom pages. In my case some custom page would contain a form like contact form (not literally). When user will fill out this form and send it, ...
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How To Add Custom Form Fields To The User Profile Page?

The user profile page has the following fields: Username First Name Last Name Nickname Display name Contact Info E-mail Website AIM Yahoo IM Jabber / Google Talk How can more fields be added to ...
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Update widget form after drag-and-drop (WP save bug)

I've posted a bug-report about this a few months ago (on WordPress trac (Widget Instance Form Update Bug)) and I thought I'd try writing about it here too. Maybe someone has a better solution to this ...
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Wordpress in “Couch Mode”?

I am trying to setup a "Couch Mode" (distraction free reading) on my WordPress blog as laid out in this article. The guide in the article follows these steps: Create a new page in WordPress with ...
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How to filter post listing (in WP dashboard posts listing) using a custom field (search functionality)?

Despite the fact I googled a lot, I've not found the answer to a very simple question : I have some posts with a custom field (i.e. supplier_name). I would like to be able to search and filter my ...
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Customizing a WordPress theme without changing it?

I have found and downloaded a theme. However I want to tweak the CSS some to change the design, colours etc. a bit. How should I go about doing this, while still being able to update the theme without ...
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Need help with friendly URL's in Wordpress

I'm creating som custom templates in Wordpress and I'm passing some data in the URL's. Currently my URL looks like this: http://www.mysite.com/designers/?id=43&name=designer+name The URL ...
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Database synchronization between dev/staging and production

I have a problem with WP database synchronization between development and production and I am wondering how other people solving it. I am aware about this question but it doesn't really cover the ...
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How to remove admin menu pages inserted by plugins?

I've got the following code, which cleans up a lot of stuff that is not going to be used within the admin area: add_action( 'admin_menu', 'my_remove_menu_pages' ); function my_remove_menu_pages() { ...
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How to implement a customizable free OpenID authentication?

OpenID is a standard commonly used nowadays. I am trying to implement OpenID on my blog, but I have many difficulties. I tried OpenID plugin but it seems to be incompatible with Wordpress 3.0. I ...
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Looking for a Table of Contents (TOC) plugin for WordPress

I am looking for a simple TOC plugin for WordPress that would create a ToC similar to the one from MediaWiki (Wikipedia). Usually I need this only for big pages and the TOC needs to be generated based ...
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Multiple Domain Names - One WP Install (non-Multisite) - Default Each Domain name to Category Archive

Use case is somewhat simple - here goes: Five people share a single wordpress install - not multi-user Each person blogs and puts their posts in a their own unique category Each person has their ...
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How to create a custom search for custom post type?

I have a search field for the blog posts, but I need an other for a custom post type. How can I create this custom search form with a different search result layout?
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Creating an Image-Centric Custom Post Type?

Does anyone have any tips for creating an image-centric custom post type? To elaborate, my blog has rotating header images, shown below: The two images in the top left are randomized, and exist as ...
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How to *remove* a parent theme page template from a child theme?

I'm using the TwentyTen theme to create a child theme, but I can't seem to get rid of the 'One column, no sidebar' page template that is in the TwentyTen parent theme. I thought just copying it over ...
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How to Link External jQuery/Javascript files with WordPress

So I'm using Starkers to base my next WP theme on and I've run into a small issue, I was including my own version of jQuery in the header.php file but when inspecting my site using Firebug I noticed ...
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Is the new WordPress 3.1 admin bar pluggable and how can I extend it?

How can I extend the functions of the WordPress 3.1 admin bar in my plugins? I am looking for specific hooks and filters to use in adding links or other features to the admin bar. A good example ...
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How to get current_cat in navbar, in single post

In a site I have using Wordpress 3.0, when I'm in a single post, the navbar showing the categories doesn't give the parent category the class of "current_cat" and therefore that category is not ...
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Rearrange elements outputted by comment_form()

I'm currently developing a custom theme from scratch. In the past week, I've been trying to change the order of the HTML elements output by the comment_form(). I basically don't know any PHP, and I ...
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Automatically wrap post image in div

In regards to image attachments inserted into a post, I would like to wrap the img tag inside a div tag for specific design purpose. Is there a way to do this automatically after attaching the image ...
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How to Use the Function is_user_logged_in To Display Different Menus?

So, I want to create different menus for people who are logged in or not. I got a reply that i should use a function if (is_user_logged_in()) { wp_name_menu(array('theme_location' => '...
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Organizing Code in your WordPress Theme's functions.php File?

The more customization I make to WordPress the more I start thinking about if I should be organizing this file or splitting it up. More specifically, if I have a bunch of custom functions which only ...
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Add validation and error handling when saving custom fields?

I have a function that defines a custom field on a post type. Say the field is "subhead". When the post is saved, I want to do some validation on the input, and display an error message on the post ...
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Linking Two Post Types

and thanks in advance for your help. I've done some searching, and this question has been answered a couple of times with reference to the "posts 2 posts" plugin, but the documentation on that is ...
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TV Show database - Best way for structuring it?

I want to make a TV Show database in Wordpress that has this URL format: /tvshows/friends/01/12/ /tvshows/ would list all series /tvshows/friends/ would list all the seasons available for Friends ...
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front end post with multiple upload images?

I am using front end post with upload image, my code if (!function_exists('wp_generate_attachment_metadata')){ require_once(ABSPATH . "wp-admin" . '/includes/image.php'); ...
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When is it appropriate to create a new table in the WordPress database?

For a client we'll need 29,000 terms (all the highschool's in the US) and each term needs 6 meta items (address, phone...). My initial thought was to store the term meta information as suggested in ...
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WP 3.1 - archive pages for custom content types possible now without a plugin?

I noticed that WP 3.1 supposedly has 'new CMS capabilities like archive pages for custom content types', however, I can't see that implemented yet? I've been using a plugin called 'Simple Custom Post ...
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Add a checkbox to post screen that adds a class to the title

I'm needing some posts to have different title colors than others, and I figured this would be most conveniently accomplished by some sort of check box on the post creation/edit screen. How would I go ...
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Any way to use a custom Parameter for youtube embed without using an iframe?

I do not want to display the titles of videos I embed on my wordpress site. The way I've been doing this is using the embed link, inserting the iframe in the wordpress post and adding the custom ...
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Is There A Hook To Process The Content Of The Text Widget?

Is there any filter which can be used in a plugin to process the content of the text widget before it is rendered?
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Creating search form for custom database table

I have a custom table in the WP database which I can display fine, with pagination, using the following code: <?php global $wpdb; $rows_per_page = 50; $current = (intval(get_query_var('paged'))) ?...
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WordPress custom post types breaks permalink on theme reinstall

This is a pretty strange problem. I'm creating a WordPress custom post type in my themes functions.php file using the following format: add_action('init', 'product_register'); function ...
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Menu is not visible in appearance

I have added following code to my function.php function register_my_menu() { register_nav_menu('header-menu',__( 'Menu' )); } add_action( 'init', 'register_my_menu' ); And here is my code where ...
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Validating Custom Meta Box Values & Required Fields

Something which I have never seen covered is the best way to validate that specific form fields are filled out correctly for custom post type meta boxes. I am looking to get expert opinions on how ...
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When to use is_home() vs is_front_page()?

I've found that is_front_page appears to return true when I'm viewing the home page and have a single sticky post assigned there. It also returns true when I've assigned a page as the static front ...
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using upload image with media_handle_upload .. but !

I'm tring to upload image in wordpress by using some function .. I found the way to upload images but there are one problem .. when the user upload his image , wordpress create more than one image ...
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Show a WP 3.0 Custom Menu in an HTML Select with Auto-Navigation?

As part of a theme for a client, I want to be able to show a custom menu (defined via the admin) in a select box that automatically changes pages after changing the selection. Is there a plugin (or a ...
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Nested meta_query with multiple relation keys

I am curious whether Wordpress is able to run nested meta_query, with each having different relation keys? As of Wordpress 3.0, tax_query is able to perform this function; I'm wondering whether this ...
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Localization: I want the backend: english and frontend in defined language

I'd like to have the backend of Wordpress in English and use a different locale for the frontend so far I figure out perhaps I could do it by setting in the wpconfig the locale I want to use in the ...
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Make Custom Metaboxes Collapse by Default

I've created some custom metaboxes for my post write screen. Is there any way to make some of them display collapsed by default? Just in case I'm not using the correct terms or not being clear in ...
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Wordpress Multiple Category Search

From few months I am digging into wordpress for multiple category search options, and finally came up with this. I just found that wordpress allows multiple tags, which means that if in your URL you ...
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Can a custom post type have a Parent Page?

I've seen a lot of posts out there in the Webiverse about assigning a page as a parent of a custom post type. After four hours I can't find a solution and need some help. I've create an "About" page ...
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How to edit a wordpress plugin without break its update process

I would like to add some additional features/functionality with already available WordPress plugin. Is it possible to carry over my customization while updating the plugin?
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WordPress prompt checklist before publish?

Does anyone have a suggested plugin that does the following: when a user hits publish on a post for the first time, it should have a popup, notice, or alert that asks the following: Do you have a ...
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Removing fields from the Media Uploader/Gallery

I've been searching high and low for an answer. I simply want to remove the Alternate Text, Caption, Description and Link URL-fields from the uploader and gallery view. I seem that every thing else ...
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Custom field values in permalink

Is there a way to add a custom field value (if it exists) to the permalink?
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How to add users roles dropdown in registration in wordpress

How to add users roles dropdown in registration in wordpress function myplugin_register_form() { global $wp_roles; echo '<select name="role">'; foreach ( $wp_roles->roles as $key=>$...