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How to: Easily Move a WordPress Install from Development to Production?

I do development on one box and use a second for production. Right now I just dump the database and then do a find a replace for the URL changes; then copy over the files and import the new SQL. Are ...
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Database synchronization between dev/staging and production

I have a problem with WP database synchronization between development and production and I am wondering how other people solving it. I am aware about this question but it doesn't really cover the ...
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Is there a flowchart for wordpress loading sequence?

So like wp must load series of files from, index.php -> ... -> wp-header.php -> ... ->functions.php ...and so on upon execution. Also there must be a similar flowchart for functions ...
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WordPress local development environment

Everything on WordPress is primed for a production server, and hardly mentions info on development stuff. I want to setup a WordPress blog locally so that its good and ready before it goes live. Are ...
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WordPress SEO by Yoast: Hide Meta boxes in posts for non-admins

I have multi-author website and I am not very comfortable for allowing all members to enter SEO details in the posts they are publishing. I would like this would be visible only to Administrator of ...
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Highlight custom widgets in the admin area?

I have created some custom widgets for my client to use, but I want to make them stand out amidst the fifteen or so standard widgets in the admin area. How can I do this? I have solved this problem ...
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Version Control: Entire site or just pieces?

I've been using git to track changes in the plugins and themes I've developed for different sites. Each plugin or theme has their own repository in whichever local install of WordPress I happen to be ...
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GPL and plugins

The Plugin developer center says "Your plugin must be GPLv2 Compatible.". But I found that the Topsy plugin is under GPLv3. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/rms-why-gplv3.html states that GPLv2 and GPLv3 ...
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Limit widget to certain sidebar?

I have multiple "sidebars", but not all of them are the same size. Not all widgets fit in all sidebars (for example, I have a "footer sidebar" where the client can place custom widgets, but they are ...
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Maintaining synced staging/production WP sites

This is a more general question about WP website best practices. An issue I encounter with many of my clients is maintaining two identical WP installs (staging and production). They insist on seeing ...
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How to transfer changes from test environment to live site?

As with most other software it's safer to try new plugins, configuration options or template changes in a separate testing environment, see e.g. WordPress local development environment. Most ...
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Creating Unique Post URLs for A/B Testing… Is this even possible?

I want to create a WordPress plugin that allows me to do A/B testing for WordPress standard posts, but I can't use the Shrimptest plugin because I need a spin: Since I'm ultimately testing ...
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How to best setup for development for a two person bi-coastal team?

I'm working with another team member and they are reside in a different US State. We are working to convert an existing static e-commerce site to a Wordpress site. I want to have a DEV install of ...
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Which freelance sites are recommended to find WordPress developers/programmers, etc

I've been using drupal for a few years and it's overkill. I want to pay someone to migrate my content (blog posts and pages) over to wordpress without spending more than is necessary. Is there a ...
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Getting a stack trace when an error occurs?

I was told to "get a stack trace" when an error occurs in my WordPress installation. How do I do this? This is meant to be an easy place to refer others to. Please list plugins, configuration ...
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How to import WP XML file automatically on installation?

I'd like the user to install WP and have the default content loaded automatically but i don't want to have to write in in PHP in the wp_install_defaults(); I'd much rather export an xml file each time ...
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WordPress multi-site, developing locally and syncing live changes

I've been working on a local version of a WP multi-site. Since I have been doing this, some of the live sites have been updated with new content. I was wondering if there was a better process to ...
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1answer
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Pull 'Popular Posts' within specific timeframe

I'm looking to display a weekly list of 'Popular Posts' on a site. Currently the list shows a 'Popular Posts' column but these are posts from no particular timeframe. It's displaying the most popular ...
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What's the most minimal way in which a page can be hooked into WP?

I do a fair bit with custom API's on WordPress-based sites, typically by creating page templates. However, creating a custom page template, then creating a WP Page that utilizes it is kind of a pain ...
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Navigation link to specific user page

I asked this question and got a great reply - Associate Page with User - so I can now associate a post with a specific user as required. What I want to do is include in the main site navigation a ...
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Associate Page with User

We currently have a setup where anyone can register as a user and their own 'page' gets created manually by admin. We need a menu option to be something like 'View Your Page' and direct a user to ...
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WordPress network: set themes and plugins for new blog

How can I enable specific themes and plugins for new blogs that have been created with wpmu_create_blog? I'd like to set the themes and plugins in code rather than having a person manually set them in ...