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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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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 I orderby one custom field and meta_query another in the same query

I have a custom query and I am filtering out events by custom field: event-month. I simple filter our the events that dont have a month_number = to date("n"); Its a pretty great little query, but I ...
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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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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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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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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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Custom Post Types on Category Pages

I'm working with a custom post type that uses the normal WordPress categories. I am able to modify my category template to display my custom post types exactly how I want them. The problem is, once ...
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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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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 im 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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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... ...
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How to set up sub-categories for author pages?

I am setting up Wordpress for a school. They want to enable teachers to have their own section of the site where they can create posts in different categories (assignments, events, etc). I know that ...
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switch theme on fly

I have two themes: "Default" and "Alternate". I'd like to place a link on my site that says "Switch to Alternate Theme", which will change the default theme to the alternate and vice versa. A cookie ...
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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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difference between esc_attr(), strip_slashes(), strip_tags()?

So what's the difference between these, and when should we use each one? Is esc_attr() safe enough to escape any type of data you get from the user ?
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deleted users still show in count?

I noticed that deleted users still show in the count of the users admin screen. On one blog I deleted 9 users only leaving the admin but it stil shows 9 in the count. In the physical database they ...
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How to not allow custom roles to edit published custom post types?

I have a WP site with a custom role (revisor) and a custom post type (events). What I would like to do is allow my revisors to add new events, but not edit existing. I'm already using the Members ...
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View category in the preview of Theme Customizer

I am building a theme which Theme customizer changes colors, sizes, etc. and has also the option to choose a category and style that category specifically. How can I display that category in the ...
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How do I prevent one of two multiple loops from repeating on a second page?

I have a page with multiple loops, but the first loop repeats on the second (or Older) page. I want to keep the formatting but stop the post from repeating. You can see the problem here: ...
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how to enable different number of revisions for different blogs when using WPMU?

for example i would like blog1 to have at most 3 revisions for each post but i want blog2 can have at most 10 revisions since this blog may have more than one editors that i want to enable this blog ...
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Limit search results to exact match

I have a problem showing results in Wordpress with WP_Query. Problem is simple but as far I'm not programer I wound it difficult. So, I have custom field with values like 1-1-1-1 and 2-1-1-1-1 for ...
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Pagination Help on Crazy Custom Authors Page

I've got a custom authors page for a multi-author blog. http://blog.securitytechnologies.com/meet-the-team/ Here's the code I'm using to generate the page (thanks to other folks in the support ...
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Converting primary keys from autoincrement integers to UUIDs

The Goal I'd like to have WordPress use a unique identifier instead of auto incrementing on the primary key, which is currently the WP standard approach, in order to facilitate integration of several ...
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Is there a way to do multiple ordering on a multiple meta_query?

I'm experimenting with searches and multiple criterias and ordering. Let's say we have a real estate site, all posts have 2 custom fields (price and surface), and we want the visitor to be able to ...
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How to fix a theme with page.php Default Template that accidentally deleted?

I am having a quite odd case with WP today, and after spending about an hour searching on google and forums, can't find any answers. I hope posting here might allow me some chance to get help from ...
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How to change the layout and styling of posts according to their category in WordPress?

I'm customizing a WordPress installation and was wondering what the best way to do this is. I want to customize each post completely depending on the category. Each post will be under only one ...
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Localization For Two Different Regions/Domains with the Same Language

I have a site which is based in US (ex. www.example.com). We've been tasked to create a UK/GB version of the site which has it's own domain (ex. www.example.co.uk), but shares the same common ...
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Post format selector in Thematic child theme post class

I'm having a very hard time implementing post formats in my Thematic child theme. I am able to add post format theme support and add content via the big conditional statement, but the .format-video, ...
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Querying multiple WordPress custom fields with AND qualifier

Array ( [post_parent] => 101 [post_type] => page [posts_per_page] => -1 [orderby] => title [order] => asc [meta_query] => Array ( [0] => Array ...
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Get the sidebar ID in which the current widget was dropped

How can I find out in which sidebar was a widget dropped? From inside that widget. More precisely from the form() function. Can I automatically remove the widget if it's not added in the appropriate ...
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Any Hook Called When Post Becomes Published?

Posts may be published either immediately or in the future. Suppose a plug-in wants to do something at the moment when the post becomes published and visible on the blog (I don't mean when the post ...
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Create page when plugin is activated

I've made so that everytime my plugin is activated it's supposed to create a page. Although i want it to only create the page if it doesn't exist from before. But what it's doing is that it's creating ...
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Menu Link Redirect Based on Username or User ID

I am building a client portal where my clients can log in and see all their pending projects, completed projects and create new projects. Though I'm stuck at the start. The dropdown menu is called ...
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Customizing gallery shortcode in 3.5

I'm trying to customize the gallery shortcode using the new gallery system in 3.5 and I'm having a bit of trouble and can't figure out where I'm going wrong. This is what I've got at the moment (in ...