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Adding callback function for wp_ajax_ has no effect

I was trying to add one more callback function to the WordPress AJAX action woocommerce_apply_coupon. This action is defined in the WooCommerce plugin, I want to add my own callback function to this ...
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How do I find the version of WordPress I have from the source code?

Given a copy of WordPress installation, how do I find out what version it is from the source code?
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How to quickly/easily make an analysis (reverse engineering) of Wordpress?

For me Wordpress is totally unknown. I would like to know what tools and techniques do you use to analyze unknown code of Wordpress. If more specifically that for the following tasks: 1. To locate ...
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How to find out which function is causing a 404

So I am trying to upgrade a WordPress project and for one section I get the 404 instead of seeing a product page. I looked around and tried adding this to my functions.php add_action('wp_head', ...
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admin.php taking 14 seconds

This is a clean install but it has a (relatively) huge database of dummy posts/comments/etc. But even on single-post loads it still takes just as much. Narrowing further down menu.php takes 8 ...
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Control verbosity level of WP DEBUG?

I've been at a loss so far and so I thought I'd pose the question: Is there a way to modify the verbosity level of the WP debug.log via wp-config.php or elsewhere? Just an fyi, here is what I have in ...
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Not sure how to debug: Send specific users an email when posts are published

I've got the following code, which is supposed to run when a new post is published for the first time, check if a custom field 'specific_users' has data (this uses Advanced Custom Fields), and if so, ...
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Best place to call xdebug helper functions?

Right now I place the following code wherever I expect something to go wrong. /** xdebug helper */ error_reporting(E_ERROR); ini_set("display_errors", 1); ini_set("html_errors", 1); ...
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WP Cron emails not working

Running wp 3.5.1. I have 2 plugins that work in part. They do everything nice. If I click to send emails, they send the emails. However the scheduled emails are not being sent. The plugins are: ...
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CPT Template Not Showing - Getting 404

I'm developing a Custom Post Type plugin, which works fine in dev. Now that I've moved it to production, I'm getting a 404 when I try to display the template for the CPT. So, two questions: 1- Is ...
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WordPress won't display errors at all

I have been having constant issue with WordPress not displaying errors at all and I have no clue what is wrong. PHP errors display on non-wordpress related pages. Debugging is turned on. Display ...
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Does the functions.php file ever get called during an AJAX call? Debug AJAX

Trying to figure out an issue a fellow programmer is having. I was wondering if the functions.php file get called at all when you do admin side AJAX? I know that when you do an AJAX call a part of ...
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Using FirePHP with WordPress

I am trying to make it so that I can output to the console in PHP. I have already installed FireFox with the FireBug and FirePHP addons. I downloaded the 'FirePHPCore Server Library' from here and I ...
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Should all references to a text domain be to my current theme?

I'm running Theme Check on a theme I've inherited and I've come across lots of recommendations like this one: RECOMMENDED: Text domain problems in loop.php. The twentyten text domain is being used! ...
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Theme Check: Could not find post_class

I've inherited a theme from a another developer that I've re-styled for a client. We're just about finished, but I thought I'd run it through the Theme-Check plug-in to see if there's any errors or ...
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Cannot Modify Header Information - While trying logging in

I am having the same issue as cited on: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent (Theme Specific : functions.php) Can you give me a help on that. I am using Optimize Press Theme This ...
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Wordpress + Buddpyress - troubleshooting server overloading

I have a Wordpress+Buddypress installation which is regularly going down - the number of HTTPD on the server and the server CPU load both peak suddenly and the server fails to recover. A restart of ...
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Debugging an error: wp_enqueue_style was called incorrectly

I've just uploaded a new, custom theme to find that the container is a fraction of the intended width, and the sections below the home section(this is one single page, long site utilizing ids/anchors ...
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Filtering custom taxonomies

This is a cross post from the WordPress forums, which I apologize for, but it has been almost a week and not getting any response there so hoping someone here can help. If I do get a reply in either ...
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Is it possible to change the log file location for WP_DEBUG_LOG?

I use WP_DEBUG_LOG in my development environment and have no issues with debug.log being in the wp-content directory. Sometimes I turn on WP_DEBUG in production when I need to debug something, and I ...
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WordPress Ajax Problems

Update I got it to fire using the following curl command: curl -H "Accept: application/json" -X POST http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php -d ...
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Debug whats going on inside a function called from AJAX

I have a link on my post edit page (admin side) that calls up AJAX and jQuery to run a function inside my functions.php page. The link is wired up and calling the jQuery but I can't seem to debug ...
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How to Debug the 'save_post' Action?

Is it possible to validate PHP code? I have a Custom Post Type (Film) with Custom Meta Boxes. Everything is working fine, I can add new Films and details to the Custom Meta Boxes. My problem is ...
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Is there any debug toolbar that shows whick hooks are called for the current page in Wordpress?

In Django there is a debug toolbar that shows which template files and hooks are called while rendering a page. Is there any plugin that shows which hooks are called for the current page in ...
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How to use WP-FirePHP extension?

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-firephp/ I'm simply supposed to call fb('Error message','Lable') but it doesn't work all the time. I can't figure out when and where the relevant files are ...
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Count & Display Database Queries

I'm looking for an solution how I can count and display all queries in a WordPress site. Does anybody know, if there is an good plugin? Otherwise it would be an solution to check the queries on the ...
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Certain aspects of site suddenly not working in Chrome and Firefox

My site has been working perfectly in all browsers, until suddenly 2 days ago. Now in Chrome and Firefox, the main page accordion slider is stuck, the "log in" button is not functional, and a few ...
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Define WP_DEBUG conditionally / for admins only / log errors (append query arg for all links?)

I'm developing a site on a server that the client has access to as well and what I'd like to do is show WP_DEBUG only for administrators. Referencing Yoast's article on a way around this: if ( ...
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Do WP_debug notices explain why my site runs so slow?

When I enable WP_DEBUG, I get lots of the following kinds of notices (see below). Of course, I normally don't have the debugging turned on, but I'm wondering if these are a clue as to why it takes so ...
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How to solve the fopen error?

I recently updated xampp to 1.8 and enabled xdebug. I'm not sure if this is the reason for this error message which I didn't see before: Warning: fopen(http://api.wordpress.org/plugins/info/1.0/): in ...
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Wordpress visual editor broke due to non standard port?

I recently installed WordPress on my own server, which uses non-port 80 Apache service. I could view posts but the tinymce editor constantly broke. More specifically, all menu items in visual editor ...
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register_sidebar_widget is deprecated since version 2.8! Use wp_register_sidebar_widget() instead

I turned on my Debugger and got this error... Notice: register_sidebar_widget is deprecated since version 2.8! Use wp_register_sidebar_widget() instead. in ...
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Debugging unserialize errors

NOTICE: wp-includes/functions.php:232 - unserialize() I get this error of varying lengths on the admin pages of several of the sub-blogs of my multisite instance. It doesn't happen on all the blogs, ...
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Add body class based on existance of post thumbnail. Code works but receiving PHP Notice

What I'm trying to do is add a body class based on whether there is a post thumbnail. The following works, but I get a PHP Notice. How can I fix the PHP Notice below? function ...
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How to debug a unit test for a WordPress plugin, which uses wordpress-test?

I'm attempting to debug a unit test for a WordPress plugin. The unit test uses wordpress-test (and PHPUnit). However, wordpress-test: calls system(php ...) the new external PHP process attempts to ...
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Different sql queries count indicator on the main page [closed]

I use w3_total_cache plugin. But i can`t understand what is going on sometimes. I have enabled database caching and debug info at the bottom. Sometimes on the main page 90-96 db queries, sometimes ...
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Strange Behavior of Page Template Dropdown

My wordpress is updated to latest version 3.4.1 and I noticed a strange function of it - in the Page attributes block page template dropdown has the value: ...
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Debugging WordPress themes with Xdebug, real time html output

Hi I'm using XDEBUG to debug my WordPress code, is it possible to view the page building up in the browser while debugging? At the moment the page just hangs until the debugging process is finished ...
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WP 3.4 has missing photo data

I just updated to WP3.4 and discovered that previously available images are no longer "found" by the system. By this I mean that all the image files remain online and accessible, but WP has lost ...
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How can I understand what is the cause of WP death (white screen)?

I have some problems on a admin side: when i try to filter posts according to any category, or when I publish a post, I see a white screen of WP death... The content of debug.log is: [17-Jun-2012 ...
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Getting a WordPress Debug Strategy

I have been reading up on debugging. I watched Chip Bennett's video on wordpress.tv and was inspired to take debugging seriously. What I have found in my reading up though has confused me a bit. I ...
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debugging errors.. how to remedy?

I had trouble accessing wp-login.php, so I changed the name of the theme I'm developing to force WP to switch to default. I then turned on debugging and received the errors below. I'm a little puzzled ...
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Weird behaviour when adding terms/term_taxonomies programmatically

This certainly looks like a bug to me. I put together the following code for you to test it on a fresh install. Basically, the code will add two sub categories under the "uncategorized" to achieve ...
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debugging wordpress

I noticed that when I'm working on a php page that loads wp programmatically, some of my errors are not fired. For example, a variables that has not initialized previously creates a warning when I ...
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Notice: attribute_escape is deprecated

I have WP_DEBUG set to ON to show errors and notices. Of all notices the one that is bothering me is Notice: attribute_escape is deprecated since version 2.8! Use esc_attr() instead. in ...
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White screen on front page only

I've got the famous white screen, but only on my home page. Deeper pages load just fine. I moved my themes directory to themes-old and made a new themes directory that only has twentyten in it. I ...
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How to var_dump nav menu items from anywhere?

I wanna preview all the fields that the nav menu $item array holds. Is there a function to fetch it from anywhere and place it inside var_dump?
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How to disable JS? info windows from WP-FirePHP

I'm using current ver of WP and WP-FirePHP. When I load the WP dashboard, firebug's Console window shows the FirePHP data. That's all good. As expected, the main browser window shows the WP ...
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Wordpress: Notice:Object of class WP_Query could not be converted to int in on line

I am facing issue in debug mode with wordpress. In my featured slider getting error Notice: Object of class WP_Query could not be converted to int in on line I am using below code for my slider ...
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Unhook jQuery from WooCommerce via `functions.php`? [closed]

So I am using the http://woothemes.com/woocommerce/ plugin for eCommerce and it's registering jQuery local and conflicting with my default jQuery call from Google CDN. It took a long time but I ...