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Changing Admin Menu Labels

I have spent the last day using the functions.php file to fully customize WordPress for my client sites. I am amazed at how much I have been able to accomplish and how much easier it will make things ...
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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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Wordpress 3.8 - Dashboard 1 Column Screen Options

With the new Wordpress 3.8 under Screen Options they seem to have misplaced the "Columns" feature where you could put your widgets into 1 Column, 2 Columns, 3 Columns, or 4 Columns. My question is how ...
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Possible to hide Custom Post Type UI/Menu from specific User Roles?

What I'm looking to do is completely hide the UI for a custom post type from specific user roles...Ive previously found many resources on how to disable access to using those CPTs but nothing that ...
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WordPress dashboard, viewing CPT results in 504

I created a custom post type with a custom taxonomy. I have about 1500 posts all of which are assigned to some sort of taxonomy term...some being assigned to 200+ terms. I noticed that from the ...
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How to remove these fields from the 'Profile' section?

I have to remove some profile fields from the 'Profile' page according to the user roles. For removing the color picker I used remove_action("admin_color_scheme_picker", "admin_color_scheme_picker"). ...
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Move excerpt meta box to above content editor

I found a WordPress hook called "edit_form_after_title" to add a text box after the title. How can I use this hook to display the excerpt after the title while creating a new post?
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Why not register shortcodes if is_admin dashboard?

I have noticed that some plugins such as Contact-form-7, Nextgen-gallery, possibly others, have an interesting anti-feature of not registering their shortcodes when is_admin() is true. The ...
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Add screen options to custom admin pages

I want to add screen options to my plugin settings page, like the ones that are available in the Dashboard. I tried using the add_option method of the WP_Screen object and found that it supports ...
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Determining WordPress' Version from the Host's Command Line?

Given that I can't access the dashboard/admin pages on my blog (that's a future question), and that I have shell access to my hosting server, can I find out the current version of WordPress from the ...
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alphabetically order role drop-down selection in dashboard

The site I'm working on will have a very large number of unique user roles via a members plugin. Because of that, I'd like to have the Role drop-down selection on the Add New User page to display ...
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Add “external” link to admin menu in the backend

Trying to add a link to my admin menu (dashboard/backend) that leads to the frontend of wordpress, so I basically want a link in the menu that takes me to the blog. I've found a couple of ways to ...
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How can I change the dashboard appearance?

Anyone can recognize the current Wordpress backend, but I don't want that. I want to change it using my own design and I want to have a seamless navigating experience for my users. How can I change ...
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Adding Custom Post Type Counts to the Dashboard

The dashboard conveniently tells me how many posts, pages, and comments I have. I would like it to tell me how many articles, videos and cartoons I have too (three custom post types registered with my ...
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Reset positions of metaboxes in admin

I am writing a theme and in it I have a function which creates two metaboxes. The forth parameter of the "add_meta_box()" function I used can be set to ( high, core, default or low). I want the boxes ...
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3.3: How do you hide the new dashboard welcome panel?

I have tried various versions of this here: unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['normal']['high']['dashboard_wp_welcome_panel']); unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['normal']['core']['...
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Extend WordPress 3.8 Site Activity Dashboard Widget to include more comments

The new Site Activity dashboard widget defaults to showing 5 comments. I'd like to show 10. I can see the code in core /wp-admin/includes/dashboard.php where it calls the function ...
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Enqueue script in specific page

I am building a wordpress theme with a theme dashboard with options, but as I read somewhere, the enqueue script code I am using just enqueues it in the backend but it loads in every page in the ...
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Displaying Custom Post Types In “At A Glance” Meta Box

I found the following snippet will displays the number of Custom Post Types published in Dashboard's At A Glance widget, like this: Is there a way to turn that "81 Wrestlers" text to a link to the ...
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Hide php Notices in Dashboard

When I program a theme, I put WP-DEBUG on. Which ensure a proper PHP code. Sadly most Plugin developers keep using non existing vars : echo $args['title']; Notice: Undefined index: title in /wp-...
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How to customize the WP admin default help contents

I will be needing to customize the WP admin default help contents to be tailored specifically to a client in navigating his custom dashboard What are the hooks and sample codes to use in ...
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Storing custom dashboard widget options in wordpress

I am using the Codex example to build a custom widget. The specific example seems to be working fine until you click configure and change options values. After you click submit, changes are not saved. ...
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show number of open comments on custom dashboard

On my custom dashboard, I want to show the number of total new comments (somehow like "right now"). Just like "You have ... open comments to take care of". So all I want is the total number not a list ...
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Dashboard like meta boxes in my plugin - how to save their position and open/closed state?

I am trying to mimic the dashboard meta boxes UI in my WP plugin - the small metaboxes. I have already styled them and also the drag & drop feature works as I loaded the following script and style:...
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How can we customize the logo and some text on the welcome screen?

I have found discussions and solutions on hiding or removing the lately introduced Welcome screen. But we DO find the screen, as a whole, very useful and an excellent addition. So, what we are ...
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Can I set a default dashboard layout for all users?

I'm creating a multi-author blog, and have recently added the "Dashboard Notepads" plugin. This allows me to add 1 to 3 dashboard widgets which I can write custom notes in, like news or notices. Is ...
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Local wordpress setup with SPAM in the incoming links dashboard section?

I am developing a website on my localhost and i just notice a bunch of incoming links in the dashboard's incoming links section, which doesn't look valid. When i visit the urls i don't see a reffer ...
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Display admin notice only on main dashboard page

I'm using following code to display a notification in the admin dashboard. I want to display only on the main dashboard page (index.php), however the following code would display on all pages in the ...
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How to change the default home page for the WordPress Dashboard?

Is it possible to change the Default "Home" admin page when logging into the WordPress Dashboard? I thought about a couple of possibilities... Substitute the content on the Dashboard home page ...
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Change default admin page for specific role(s)

I was wondering if anyone knew of a plugin or a way programmatically to change the the default admin page for a specific user/role? I have a master panel page for my plugin currently setup with ...
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Hide dashboard from non-admin users

Is it possible to hide the dashboard completely from the Non-admin users and give them access to only New post and edit posts page? Thanks.
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Custom wp_welcome_panel for every role or custom dashboard

I would love to customized and dumb down my dashboard with custom icons, shortcuts, guides, etc. I can do this already using widgets, but I would like to dare and do something better. ...
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Custom Table Column Sortable by Taxonomy Query

I am looking to add a custom column to a custom post type post listing table in the dashboard. I have read many questions / answers on WPSE, along with this article. Although, it seems like everyone ...
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How to make post and comment count unclickable with dashboard_glance_items hook

I have a multi author site and I have already used some hooks to stop them from viewing other author's posts and media. Now, in the Wordpress Dashboard in the "at a glance" section it shows them the ...
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Delete Custom Dashboard Widgets

Here is the code on how to delete all dashboard widgets - the default, and plugin widgets but I want to change the code to only delete custom dashboard widgets not the default ones. // Create the ...
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How to use control_callback when creating a widget via functions.php or plugin?

I've created a dashboard widget in my functions.php file. I want to have it be able to update some stuff in the database upon form submittal. According to the codex documentation, I should be ...
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I changed “Howdy” in the admin bar in the dashboard, but when I'm viewing the site it still says Howdy!

I used the following code to replace "Howdy" in the admin bar. This is lovely. However, when I view the site while logged in, the word Howdy reappears. As long as I'm viewing the dashboard, no howdy. ...
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Copy my user account's wp-admin dashboard layout to other users?

On the Dashboard tab in wp-admin in my user account, I have certain items hidden in Screen Options and I have the panels arranged in a particular way. I want to copy the same layout to my other ...
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How To Disable (or Remove) “All Posts, Published, and Trash” in Dashboard Posts

I have been looking for ways to completely remove the All, Published, and Trash webpages for USERS other than the me, the Administrator. So the scenario for me is: I have registered users (which I ...
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Force Network Admin Dashboard to 1 column on wordpress multisite

I am wondering whether anyone knows how to force the dasboard layout to 1 column on a wordpress Multisite install for the Network Admin Dashboard This is part of the solution but it does not force ...
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WordPress dashboard is slooow. Front end is fast

Every aspect of my dashboard is slow--it can take 30-60 seconds to get a list of pages, or to updated a post. Yet, the front end is fast. I checked all the plugins--no problem there. I deactivated ...
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How do I use the control callback when creating a simple dashboard plugin

On this page: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_add_dashboard_widget The function wp_add_dashboard_widget is described. It states: wp_add_dashboard_widget($widget_id, $widget_name, $...
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How can I hide certain submenus of the Settings tab in the dashboard?

I'd like to hide certain menus like Media, Privacy, and Permalinks. I've been using the following code to hide entire parent menus but not sure how to go about for submenus. function remove_menus () {...
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Hiding certain panels in dashboard

I want to hide certain panels in the dashboard, for example the Excerpt panel. This metabox has an id of postexcerpt. Is it a good idea to simply add some CSS rule like #postexcerpt { display: none } ...
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Localhost load-scripts.php Error 500 in Dashboard [closed]

I cloned a remote site on my local MAMP. I fixed pretty much all isues like permission issues and timthumb cache issue used by my Woothemes Fresh News theme. The only issue now is that the backend is ...
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Dashboard says “no posts found” even though there are some posts

I have a weird bug on the dashboard: the dashboard says there are a total of 3 posts, but the list is empty and says "No posts found" (see image below) It's a fresh install on a shared Windows ...
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Can't access dashboard, connection times out (other pages work fine)

I have a multisite Wordpress installation with 2 blogs, on different domains. One of them works fine, but I just realized that for the other, I can't access the admin area. I can log in, but when ...
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How to develop a community feature in the dashboard for multiauthor site

I run a Wordpress site that has more than 300 authors. Is it possible to create some type of community in the backend (dashboard)? Ideally, a space where the authors can discuss with each other in a ...
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Embed iframe or html page into dashboard widget

I was wondering if it would be possible to embed an html page or add an iframe into a dashboard widget. I have a multi author blog and i want to make my admin section a simple as possible for some of ...
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WordPress admin webfonts (dashicons) go to blank squares after inactivity (random) [duplicate]

I'm using the new WordPress 3.8 and I've noticed that when I leave the admin page open in a tab, and return later, I'm getting a random thing happening with the dashicon fonts used for the menu icons. ...