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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Proper Way to Modify Plugin

What is the best way to modify a plugin? I frequently want to make small changes to one or two functions within a large plugin. This is easily done, but I have to use comments to mark my changes and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Template for individual post designs

I browsed through the suggested posts, and couldn't find anything that was exactly answering my question. I apologize in advance if I'm reposting something obvious here, but there you have it. I want ...
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Custom ReCaptcha Login

I'm trying to add ReCaptcha to my login page. I know there are many many plugins by per request I cannot use plugins. So far so good, I'm able to add the Captcha to my login but unable to show errors. ...
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Wordpress Permalink changes to question mark (?) in URL

My Permalink custom url is /%post_id%/%postname%/ and my website is in Persian language, for some posts the Permalink is change in URL from ...
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Does Extending Multiple Nav_Menu_Walkers Allow Nested Menus?

Essentially I'm trying to add multiple sub nav menus and I'm pretty close but I just can't seem to find the right tack to solve my problem ... I'm using a variation of a Stu Nichols CSS Menu ... ...
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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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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 Provide Sub-Blogs Their Own Domain Names?

I ran a search that did not yield that many results. Is it possible, and how can each sub-blog of a multi-site installation be given its own domain name?
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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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Is it possible to change the attributes of a registered style or script before it fires?

I'd like to modify the properties of a registered style(or script - same applies) before it's been loaded. Right now i'm trying to modify a registered style just before it gets enqueued, so i can ...
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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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Looking for a lightweight theme using WP3 new tags and features (not 2010) [closed]

I design & build a lot of bespoke Wordpress themes for clients, and before I just took the best parts out of the default Kubrick and made my own 'vanilla' theme. The new default, TwentyTen is way ...
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Consuming an external API in WordPress?

I have a client who has a WordPress website, and he want to extend it to add new functionalities. These functionalities are included in a website I have already done (a kind of search engine over a ...
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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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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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Custom order of terms for custom taxonomy in admin and website

I have a custom taxonomy registered for my custom post type. I need to make it possible for a user to specify the order in which the taxonomy terms should appear (something like menu order for pages). ...
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Search multiple custom fields by using meta_query

I'm trying to create a search results listing for a custom post type and the problem I'm running in to is with the way the 'meta_query' parameter is stringing the passed values together. It appears ...
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Is it possible to switch the data layer within WordPress?

WordPress is undoubtely very customizable using plugins, but every customization possibility surely has limits defined by the underlying architecture. For those familiar with WP architecture and ...
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wp_nav_menu remove class and id from li

I'm new to wordpress and trying to learn my way through from making a theme. Right now I am using wp_nav_menu to generate my menu My menu consists of pages and categories However, the default ...
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How can I hide a category from Contributors in the edit/add new post screen?

I have a situation where I need to hide a specific category and it's children from users who are logged in as Contributors. I don't want them to see this category and it's children in the categories ...
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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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Customizing the Subject Field in WordPress' Notification Emails?

Can I customize and edit the subject field in the "Password Reset" notification mails sent from our multisite blogs? I have tried some plugins like My brand login and white label CMS etc. But I can't ...
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Add multiple custom fields to the general settings page

What I would like to do is to add a few custom fields to the general settings. This is the code that Im using. It works allright but I just cant figure how to add more fields. I would like to create ...
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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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Adding another state (spam, reject, approve) to wordpress comments?

i know this might sound a bit weird, but what I'm trying to do is rather simple in mind but may be technically difficult. I'm running small contests on my wordpress site where I ask users to leave a ...
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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?