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How can I create an alternative home page?

I'm working on a site which has a fully customized front page. Now I'm asked to add a more classic looking blog type page which will be reacheable at http://domain/blog. I tried creating a custom ...
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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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Wordpress hook before inserting post into database

I need to do check the inserted post for certain keywords and perform some functions depending on the keywords found. is there a wordpress hook that executes "just before the post is inserted into ...
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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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wp_nav_menu() custom container and container_id

So today I started work on my first Wordpress theme and so far it's been a lot of fun. However, I have had difficulty in getting wp_nav_menu() to do what I want. Here's what I want: <nav ...
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Users with custom roles not showing in post author select box

I am using a function to create new user roles and delete some defaults. However, they are not showing up in the post author box! Only the admin shows up because they are selected as an admin. Any ...
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How to delete outdated, wrongly sized images in _wp_attachment_metadata?

I've got several custom image sizes for my blog. One of these is setup as add_image_size( 'slide', 640, 290, true );. These are used in a header slideshow. My problem is I've upped the dimensions of ...
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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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modify all posts of a category to “no comments allowed”

I'm looking for a way to modify all posts of a certain category to be "no comments allowed" without going into each post settings, one by one, and modifying manually. Perhaps a MySQL statement? ...
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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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add_rewrite_rule and custom variable

I have been wanting to do something similar like this for a long time. I have a url http://studionumberone.com/portfolio/obey-clothing/ which just shows the jquery gallery of images, I then have ...
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What is the difference between feeds served by my WordPress install vs feeds served by FeedBurner?

What is the difference between feeds served by my WordPress install vs feeds served by FeedBurner? How to disable hosted Wiordpress feed completely and use feedburner?
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Managing Images for a WordPress Blog: Picasa or Flickr?

(Moderator's note: The original title was "Is it good to use picasa web album for images in wordpress blog?") Is it good to use Picasa web album for post's images in WordPress blog? What are pros and ...
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Can I disable the auto complete?

I've recently upgraded to WordPress 3.0, and am having a lot of problems with the autocomplete function when editing posts via 'quick edit' (e.g. /wp-admin/edit.php) - for example, editing tags. The ...
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Virtual Pages plugins

I having hard time to make work the plugin Virtual Pages (WordPress plugin to ease the creation of virtual pages) I did have edit to create a loop based on a query. add_action( 'gm_virtual_pages', ...
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When is it appropriate to put functions on page template vs. functions.php?

I'd like to improve my code and on a current theme, I've extended Wordpress with custom post types, metadata, customized user authentication, and a number of other items. Some of these functions ...
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2 seperate installation 1 theme same server

i got 2 separate installation on the same folder each in their own sub folder - they use the same theme which i copied twice. Every time i edit a file i need to do it twice and its a real hassle... ...
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Modify search function in WordPress (TwentyTwelve)

I want to remove "Search for" text from search form in TwentyTwelve, to wrap in in a div for styling, and probably to play with php a bit – and I'd appreciate some advice on how to do that best. My ...
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When to use esc_url, esc_html, esc_attr, and friends?

Discovered esc_url today while customizing an _s theme. I understand what the function does (sanitizes the URL inside), but what I'm unsure of is the scope of its use. It makes sense to me that if ...
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What is the best practice for customizing a plugin's JavaScript/jQuery?

Most well written plugins support a safe means for a developer to customize/theme the plugin by copying PHP files to the theme directory and modifying the copies rather than the original plugin file. ...
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How to add checkbox and radio button in Profile Page

I liked to customize my profile page by adding new fields to get more info from the user like "Gender" or "Speaking Languages". I managed to get the text input form to work, the problem I having now ...
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Meta keywords and descriptions plugin for manually editing meta for each page/post

Can anyone recommend a simple plugin that allows me to add/edit meta tags for keywords and description on each page of my wordpress site? Just something that adds the fields to the page editor would ...
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Integrating plugins in themes

I could not find a thread discussing this, so starting this one. I am currently working on a rather elaborate theme for 3.1+, and by elaborate I mean that in addition to styling and regular front-end ...
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Can You Export Theme Settings From WordPress Multisite?

I do local WP development on a WordPress Multisite instance. What is the best way to move theme settings from there to the live instance? By theme settings I am talking about widgets and theme ...
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Editing theme files and access to the Code pages only to super-admin?

When I deal with Multisite installation.Some themes like mystique and aparatus provide the widget areas with in the theme-settings page to enter Advertising codes in the form of HTML or java script ...
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Associating an “author” with a custom taxonomy

I have a custom role, "Ministry Representative", which is able to log in and create and manage their own "Opportunities" and "Events", which is each a custom post type. On the front end of the site, ...
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Editing the Number at the end of Page URLs / Editing Page Slugs

I am playing around with wordpress and a few plugins. Say I have something called "Shopping Cart" and I delete the page. Then I recreate it, I can't have the old URL back. I get ...
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Disable Specific Widgets on Selected Pages of a WordPress Website?

I would like to give a CMS look to some of my pages. I want to customize them by removing the default widgets and adding other widgets as my wish (I will use plugins like My Custom Widget to add ...
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Adding Custom Fields to WordPress Comment Forms?

What is the best way to add custom fields to a WordPress comment form? (for example subject, image, etc...) And how do I use the data entered afterwards...
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Multisite, turn off “create new site”

If someone enters the wrong URL to my wordpress multisite, they get the option to create another site in the network. Why does this happen, and how do I turn it off?
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How to Save Different Usermeta Fields According to User Role?

I have created some custom roles using a plugin and I have also created custom user meta fields that are show in the Profile pages of each user (/wp-admin/profile.php) I have a problem with saving ...
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One site, 2 distinct sections: two different top nav menus?

I have a site that is in two distinct halves. I'd like the same template to apply to the whole site (from a look & feel perspective), but for each 'half' of the site to have its own top nav menu. ...
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Custom permalink structure only for default posts

Does anybody know how to modify the url struct only for the single post page? When I go to a post page, the url should look like: example.com/xxx/my-post. All other urls (with the exception of the ...
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Gallery Shortcode: using link attribute to link to a specific image size

When [gallery link="file"] is used, it calls the original image file source. It it possible to create a shortcode filter that links to a specific size, like: [gallery link="medium"] or [gallery ...
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Automatic image renaming based on title

Is there a plugin or a "hack" that can help me do this? I have spent hours try to figure this out so I would greatly appreciate nay help. I have WP 3.1 running php5 Thanks! eg.: ...
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wp_get_archives for a specific category?

I've been pulling my hair out on this one - I need to hard code in wp_get_archives() for a specific category into a template. This post was useful: Category Specific Archive but, as with all the ...
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Custom Taxonomy-specific JavaScript

I'm looking to add some scripts and styles to particular taxonomy page. For example, I want to have a banner rotator only appear for posts that fall under the "issue" custom taxonomy. I've tried ...
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How to create thumbnails with a fixed width, so all of them will have the same width?

right now, a thumbnail will be either 150px in height or in width, depending if it's landscape or portrait. Is there a way to make them always the same width and scale them in height accordingly, ...
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How do I filter the excerpt metabox description in admin?

I want to change the default "Excerpts are optional hand-crafted summaries of your content that can be used in your theme. Learn more about manual excerpts." help text below the Excerpt input area to ...
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Custom theme sufficient or custom plugin neccessary for this feature set?

I plan some sort of an event website. There are organisations, which can host zero, one or multiple events. Events are never published on their own. Events will be published as 'inline' snippets only, ...
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Walker class: Problems with understanding how walk() method can be called without error

I am struggling with understanding how WordPress uses the Walker class. In particular, I don't understand the walk() method (I think). First, let me explain what I understood: When calling ...
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Can WP Customizer work with single pages or posts?

Theme Customization API has been added in WP 3.4 and is described here: https://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Customization_API It makes it easy to add options such as "change background color" for ...
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How to build custom WP admin with custom URLs

I would like to create a custom WP admin area, that uses custom URLs to navigate thought it and have a custom generated HTML. A member will be able to login via a custom URL, for example: ...
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Search through custom post type and custom fields takes 5 minutes

I got strange problem and I'm stuck. I have custom post type with around 15 custom fields. I moved data from old db (not WP) by using wp_insert_post ,update_post_meta and wp_set_object_terms. All ...
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Custom Fields and performance

My question : how many custom fields or even taxonomies WordPress can handle without affecting performance? The reason I ask, is because I started building a custom theme and I might need to have ...
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ensure user can only be logged in on one computer at a time?

how can i make sure a user can only be logged in on one computer at a time? I want to make a wordpress site that could potentially have paid accounts for content in the future. Is there anything built ...
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How to remove row-actions from pages table?

I've already found out here how to remove the row-actions from the posts table in wordpress admin. Now I'd like to do the same in the pages table. I've looked in the core files but, well, I just don't ...
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How do I create a featured post within a custom post type?

Do I do this exactly the same way as I would with normal posts? I use a $featured_cat global variable and pull that out. Should I do the same here? Or should I use an associated custom taxonomy? Or ...
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WordPress Multi Site Best Practice

This question is mainly to get some clarification on best practice for setting up a WordPress Multi-Site. As I have not done this before. I have outlined the scenario below. All help is greatly ...
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Is there a Wordpress Event Manager that links with your user database?

I'm presently moving my site from a different CMS. Geeklog to Wordpress. They have an event plugin that I used which is very simple. This is it... ...