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is_plugin_active function doesn't exist

I'm using WordPress 3.0.5 and have tested with 3.1rc4. In the main PHP file of my plugin, when I try to call is_plugin_active I get Call to undefined function is_plugin_active(). I can call add_action ...
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WordPress Plug-in Development In MVC Architecture, How?

I think, the wordpress plug-in architecture is not MVC. So I want to use/do the MVC architecture in WordPress plug-in development (like cakephp, codeIgniter ). How can I use them in plguin development....
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I'm looking for some good references (manuals)

I started a blog recently. Currently I'm using a free theme and some plugins that are working well enough for now. And, my overall goal is to produce content and not become a WordPress developer, etc. ...
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What are the ADVANTAGES of ORIGINAL wordpress template structure?

Precondition: coming from a Custom PHP applications(using symfony, zend and so on) world, for me it feels unnatural to have template separated in a way that is done in original wordpress theme. e.g ...
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Backup the Database and Restore from the Backup?

I am using WordPress 3 and would like to backup the database to my computer (a Mac). My webhost is using PHP safe mode, so that sometimes limits what plugins I can use. What is a good way to do a ...
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get_pages() not ordering as it should

I'm using get_pages() function to get all subpages from a page like this: $childrens = get_pages(array('child_of' => 7, 'sort_column' => 'post_date', ...
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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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Is it a good idea to edit an already existing plugin to add more functionality?

I need to add a relatively small bit of functionality to a Wordpress plugin and I have the option to either edit the plugin directly, or scrap the plugin completely and repurpose PHP code from another ...
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Change admin bar to default:off

While I quite like the admin bar I actually want it to be OFF by default instead of ON ( I don't want to disable it altogether because I want users to be able to turn it on if they want - but but I ...
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How to remove comment section from page only , not from posts pages?

How to remove comment section from page only , not from posts pages?
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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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Any post install tips after installing Wordpress 3.0.1?

Any post install tips after installing Wordpress 3.0.1? which would be useful for any wordpress installation , where we will use wordpress as a CMS for a website. and blog page will not as a home page....
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Making Custom Fields Standard in the Admin UI

I've added a few different custom_post_types to my Wordpress 3 installation. They are all a bit different from eachother, and should store unique information in custom_fields. But while one may store ...
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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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Removing Metabox for “Slug” without removing functionality

Here is an interesting question. I have recently noticed that if you utilize the code remove_meta_box('slugdiv', 'post', 'normal'); you are actually unable to modify the slug when you click on ...
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Post/Page Preview Template

Is there a way to have a custom template php file that is only used for previews instead of it using the single.php file? This way the user knows they are in preview mode?
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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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Getting Post Comments for post ID using WP_Query() and a Custom Loop?

(Moderator's note: The original title was "Is there a way to get post comments by post ID on a custom loop using WP-Query()?") Hi! I'm running a custom loop using WP_Query, that only displays one ...
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Seamless integration between WordPress and BBpress

I have a WordPress site at domain.com and a BBPress install at domain.com/subfolder the wp site has a menu item that goes to the forums, and I'd like the header to be the same between the two, so that ...
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Search Custom Post Type Pages and Custom Fields in 2 Dropdowns?

On my custom post type pages I have custom fields that the user can edit. What I want is to have a search form with 2 select dropdowns: one dropdown that is populated with all the top-level custom ...
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Updating WordPress overwriting customization tweaks - strategies?

Twice now I've updated wordpress, only to realise that (facepalm) it overwrites some changes I've made to the custom template - to sidebar or something similar. Obviously I don't HAVE to update, ...
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Custom Walker: how to get ID in function start_lvl

I am making my first custom walker to build an accordion menu. To start with I used this example: http://bitacre.com/2025/custom-nav-menu-walker-for-wordpress-themes There are two functions. First ...
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What is the best way to customise admin files so they survive future upgrades?

I have a site with some custom post types, one of which doesn't have a title. When viewed in the admin section, the posts are listed like so Which is less than ideal, for obvious reasons. I have ...
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How to add a new product type on woocommerce product types? [closed]

I want to add a new custom "product type" to woocommerce plugin: Tried to duplicate one of currently exist product type files (woocommerce template structure) as a new file (file name and inside ...
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What is the quickest way to make a widget?

I have some PHP code that I would like to pull out of an existing page of a template, and put into a widget so I can move it around. What is the quickest way to create a widget?
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Scaling a WP eCommerce site

Related to this question. Any recommendation on tools, plugins for optimizing a large eCommerce site on WP. Currently hitting 1000 items and 5000 more items coming. It seems the optimizations would ...
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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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How to customize the default HTML for Wordpress Attachments

I'm using Wordpress 3.0.1 (most recent as of now) and working around the Whiteboard theme. It seems that for attachments (images, specifically), Wordpress generates the HTML automatically and it ...
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Add custom html to last sub-menu item

I'm adding a custom menu to my wordpress theme. I need to add custom html to the final submenu item - before the primary sub-menu closes </ul> I have registered my new menu //functions.php ...
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WordPress Paginate $wpdb->get_results

Due to a complex multisite config, I have a query which combines the posts from two blogs and I would like to paginate the results. I am grateful for any help. I have posted my query. $...
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Can upload doc and pdf but not ppt - not permitted for security reasons

"Insert search engine here" was pretty useless for this one - I've had a look through wp-includes/functions.php, wp-admin/includes/file.php etc. but not found a reason for the behaviour I'm getting. ...
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Add separator to admin submenu

I would like to add a separator to the admin submenu section, NOT in the top level section. I'm thinking of using javascript and styling to do the job, but I was wondering if there's a more ...
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Get a button for <hr> in the Editor

Somehow the WordPress editor doesn't have a button to insert a horizontal line (<hr /> in html). Is there a plugin that adds this button? Or an easy way to add such a button myself?
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How Is Network Activate Different From Activate (by Implementation)?

How is plugin network activate different from normal activation by implementation? What is done/not done in network activation that is done/not done in activation?
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Custom maintenance page

Is there a way to add a custom maintenance page from theme folder? I have the code for the activate maintenance mode but i can't get the styling.. function activate_maintenance_mode() { if ( !(...
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How to add Disqus comment count

I must be blind but I can't find for the life of me the full instructions for getting Disqus comment count to work. All I want displayed is just the comment count number. I've checked the "Output ...
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How to hide or remove unwanted widgets on Multisite installation?

I am using Multi-site installation. I don't want all the widgets appear under widgets.php on dashboard .So I tried to find a way to remove or hide unnecessary widgets . SO that the new sub-sites ...
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How to keep a Wordpress site synchronized between two servers?

I have a WordPress site running in a dedicated server in hosting A and I would like to keep it synchronized with a copy in another hosting server for fail over protection. Is that possible?
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Decreasing the Memory Consumption of a WordPress Site?

The test site requires a lot of memory when viewing some category/archive pages. I met with the following error messages yesterday: Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (...
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Upgrading WordPress and Plugins; any Tips to Avoid Trouble?

Going to upgrade WordPress 2.7.1 to 3.0.1 along with all plugins, any tips to do without trouble? Edit: 7 September Dashboard is showing "New version available" for both, WordPress version and for ...
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Rename UPLOADS folder with custom WP_CONTENT_DIR

For version control purpose, our client has a WordPress app with directory structure like this: . |_____app | |_____themes | |_____plugins | |_____uploads |_____index.php |_____WordPress |_____wp-...
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How to change admin bar color scheme in MP6 / WP 3.8 front end?

I need to change default color scheme for all users. The admin bar on my site is vidibile for all users including guests. The default black color scheme isn't beauty with my design and I would like ...
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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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Any official way to create an admin theme?

I was wondering whether there's a common way of customising the aspect of the admin panel. I know you can play with the css and js files but what I was looking for is some kind of "admin theme" like ...
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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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How to Change the Entire WordPress Admin panel Look and Feel?

I am trying to change the WordPress Admin panel look and feel for depending upon the different role types that are in WordPress. How can create/assign different themes for each role i.e. Editor > ...
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Setting up custom post type archives in WP3.1? Any luck?

I've just moved a site I'm developing to WP3.1 so that I can take advantage of and start testing some of the new features. I'm especially liking the has_archive parameter in registering custom post ...
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Styling Shortcodes in Visual Editor

Does anyone know how to style the visual editor so that when specific shortcodes are used they are replaced with an image within the visual editor? I have found that many users screw up the shortcode ...
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.maintenance and maintenance.php also in multisite install?

I would like to customize the standard maintenance page which gets shown during plugin updates. For single sites the process is clear to me. Putting a maintenance.php into /wp-content. But how does ...
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Limit Media Library to Given Folder

I have made a plugin that uses the Media Library to allow users to upload files to a specific directory - using the upload_dir filter. I would like to know if there is a way (i.e. a filter) I can use ...