A function is a sequence of program instructions that perform a specific task. It is packaged as a unit that can be used wherever the according task should be performed.

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How to use a custom post type archive as front page?

I'd like to use a custom post type archive as a site's front page, so that http://the_site.com/ is a custom post type archive displayed according to my archive-{post-type}.php file. Ideally I ...
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Link to user's profile settings page?

I'm trying to figure out how to link a logged-in user to his profile settings, but I can't seem to find a function that generates this link (like wp_settings_url() or wp_profile_url()) Is there a ...
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Perform an action when post is updated/published

I'd like to run a custom query using some meta data whenever a post is updated or published. Is there something I can put in functions.php to fire when those events occur?
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Include files in child theme functions file

Typically in my theme function file I'll require other files to keep things neat. require_once("foo.php"); Now working in a child theme I'd like to do that same. I'm adding custom admin options and ...
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clients list using wordpress

I am using wordpress for my new website and i have list of clients(name and their logos). I am confused how to make those editable using wordpress? Html as follows... <ul> <li><img ...
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Display custom comments field for first level only

I have simple fuction that adds additional comment form field called "Subject": add_action( 'comment_form_logged_in_before', 'additional_fields' ); add_action( 'comment_form_before_fields', ...
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Shared functions.php across multiple WordPress websites

I find myself using many of the same snippets of code for my functions.php file in new websites. Is there a method I can use to create a few different shared functions.php files to use across my ...
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How to restrict actions and filters “properly” by conditions

Which one is correct when adding actions/filters/etc.... Both methods work fine and I've seen people do things both ways, but I'm assuming one is correct. My gut tells me that wrapping the if ...
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Relative URLs and hide /wp-content/themes/

in my header and other sections I would like to use <script src="/incs/js/script.js"></script> While maintaining the default theme folder structure in server as below ...
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Difference between the_permalink() and get_permalink() function

In WordPress I am using both the_permalink() and get_permalink() functions, but I cannot get any difference in the output of both functions. What is the difference between both functions?
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Plugin update error message

I'm working on a client website where the framework requires a specific plugin version to work properly. With the follow lines of code in my functions.php file, it stops the plugin from updating ...
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Replacing Icons in the Dashboard

Is there a way for me to replace the icons in the WordPress Dashboard with custom ones? I'm imagining there's got to be a way to do this with the functions.php or, more ideally, with a custom-built ...
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Removing default image size list in Media Box

I trying to remove unused image size (Thumbnail, Medium, Large) in MediaBox Any function can i use in functions.php ? or some trick ? PS : I know i can use jQuery trick but any better function to ...
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function deactivate_plugins does not exist

I am getting function deactivate_plugins does not exist error when calling this function function deactivateSelf(){ deactivate_plugins(RSD_PLUGIN, true); //gives error: function ...
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function_exists call in function.php

In the function.php file of the twentyeleven the setup function checks to see whether it exists before running it: if (!function_exists('twentyelevent_setup')): function twentyelevent_setup() { ... ...
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Can I turn off write-in tags/taxonomies?

One of the big problems my site staff has had with tags is the overwhelming number of similar or duplicate tags, due to the write-in ability. I'm about to add new custom taxonomies to my site for ...
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Removing Metabox for “Slug” without removing functionality

Here is an interesting question. I have recently noticed that if you utilize the code remove_meta_box('slugdiv', 'post', 'normal'); you are actually unable to modify the slug when you click on ...
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Remove a menu item created by a plugin

I'm trying to remove a menu item and tried several approaches, but have not had any luck. It was created from a FAQ plugin. If I use this line: remove_menu_page( 'edit.php?post_type=question' ); ...
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Enabling Sessions in WordPress 3.0

Im using a wfcart in my WordPress site but for some reason on certain pages WordPress drops the session I'm wondering if there is a way to enable sessions in WordPress 3?
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Set JPEG compression for specific custom image sizes

I use various custom image sizes (by add_image_size) and I have set my JPEG compression to 30% with this filter: function jpeg_quality_callback($arg) { return (int)30; } add_filter('jpeg_quality', ...
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mysql custom wp query

this code is designed to select posts with selected meta value in wordpress query <?php $values = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT DISTINCT meta_value FROM $wpdb->postmeta WHERE meta_key = ...
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Solution to render Shortcodes in Admin Editor

I have asked this question about a year ago and I am hoping there is some type of simple solution which will allow me achieve my objective. So here it goes: I often utilize shortcodes within the ...
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Notify users whenever a new post is published based on their preference

I have put together a custom registration form on my WordPress site and one of the items on the registration form is an ability to select an interest. Essentially I have the following code from the ...
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current_cat_ancestor Alternatives

It looks like adding current-cat-ancestor class to category list was proposed, but never implemented. The only way I've been able to find so far is to re-create the wp_list_categories() function ...
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Using functions from a plugin in your theme

I am a beginner to wordpress (and to php for that matter). I am trying to understand some of the basics, and building a little e-commerce store using a plugin called "Jigoshop." I'm reading through ...
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Build a content and excerpt grid loop with paging and options for # of posts

What I'd like to do: on index.php, a loop that shows a selectable number of full posts using the_content and then below that shows a selectable number (the number of posts can be hardcoded in the ...
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wp_get_attachment_image returns different image size

It is a bug? wp_get_attachment_image( $attachment_id, 'post-thumb-size-small'); Same code, called in template, and in AJAX call returns same image SRC, but different image width and height. dumb ...
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Prevent publishing the post before setting a featured image?

As the title says , I want a plugin/function to prevent/inform the user when he tries to publish the post without setting the featured image. ANY HELP ???
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How do I remove UL on wp_nav_menu?

I search on this site and found many answers for this question. Most of them is not working on my theme. Here is a one solution I found and it's working according to my need. function ...
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How to detect single.php (but not single-portfolio.php)?

When I'm using is_single(); in my <head> section to add some style to website navigation it executes correctly on blog posts but it also executes on single "portfolio" post type posts (so ...
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Forcing all posts associated with a custom post type to be private

Does anyone know of a way to add code to the functions.php file which will automatically force all posts belonging to a custom post type to be "private" and/or "password protected" with a default ...
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Removing custom background and header feature in child theme

I am creating a child theme using twentyten as my base. I am looking for a way to remove the features of adding custom header and background without touching functions.php file in the parent theme. ...
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How do I make my function add variables/values to the $post object?

How do I add $tzDesc and $tzEmbed (and other variables) to the $post object in the following function so that I can display the values in my theme files by inserting <?php echo $tzDesc; ?>? ...
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How to count number of functions attached to an action hook?

I have some actions like this function simple_notification() { echo '<div>This is a notification</div>'; } add_action( 'site_notices', 'simple_notification' ); ...
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Child theme functions.php do I use php open and close tags?

I setup a child theme which works fine. It's importing the main style.css and has custom css styles along with custom header.php and footer.php files When using functions.php in a child theme it's ...
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wp-admin page is blank

Something is wrong with my wp-admin page, it just shows up blank. I am pretty sure it has to do with my function.php file there is no whitespace on the top or bottom, but when I delete it completely, ...
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Get user id from email?

I'm working on an email system, and I'm onto the unsubscribing stage. Since most of my users would not know their user ID, I'm asking them to put their email into a text box (definitely preferred, ...
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Add Useragent to the body class?

I'm looking for a way to add body class depending on the User Agent of the client with php. I'm looking to implement it this way: page.php: <body id="front" <?php ( function_exists ( ...
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Add new “Insert Into Post” button with another function

Problem: Add a hook that automatically adds a short tag to video attachments when inserted from the Media Library (video) tab: Update: This works under the 'Media Library' tab — and doesn't break ...
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bloginfo() vs get_option?

What's the difference between: bloginfo('name'); vs get_option('blogname'); The parameter is just an example, but I see no differences in terms displaying what I want. Are there any particular ...
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How to paginate the get_users function?

Im using the get_users function to show a custom list of users on the site. The only issue Im having a problem figuring out now is how to paginate the result. This is a sample of the function that Im ...
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How to publish a post with empty title and empty content?

Why I'm doing this you might ask? I'm developing a website for a business with a portfolio where the gallery items are posts. These posts are populated through custom fields and category selections, ...
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Modify CSS via Theme Control Panel

Hi to all I'm trying to create an advanced control panel for my first Wordpress template but I'm not able to add a function that I will need. The function that I'm trying to add is the possibility to ...
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Is it possible to use a forgot password url filter?

i recently found that a login url filter is available but i can't find a solution for the forgot password as well, for the login url i use this: function custom_login_url($login_url) { return ...
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Roles & capabilities GUI that does not create separate table

After reviewing plugins that deal with user roles and capabilities I concluded that I might be better off just hardcoding my settings into my functions.php file. This actually worked out well for me ...
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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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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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How to get comments with mixed status using get_comments?

Is there a way to get comments with more than one status using get_comments function? Let's say I would like to get both trash and hold comments. It is possible to do the same with posts: ...
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How to display the_post_thumbnail if a post has one or otherwise display the first image in a post?

I would like to create a condition that checks to see if a post has a thumbail and if it does display it, otherwise display the first image in a post. I tried something like this in my loop.php but ...
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Use 'add_theme_support' instead of 'add_custom_image_header' In WordPress 3.4

I am debugging my theme using Debug Bar plugin, which is showing me this error (among a few others): Notice: add_custom_image_header is deprecated since version 3.4! Use add_theme_support( ...