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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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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Is it possible to remove the “standard” post format?

I'm using post formats heavily on a project, but have no current need for the standard option. Beyond being an unnecessary bit of UI, it actually causes broken behavior if it does get mistakenly ...
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remove_action on after_setup_theme not working from child theme

I am trying to remove a theme action for an elegant-themes theme using a child theme.. This works when I remove action after add_action code anywhere in the parent theme functions.php. However, it ...
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Is there a hook or function I can use to display all theme files being used on a current page?

Basically I want to be able to see the names of files on the front-end - not just templates e.g. category/page templates, but the actual theme files like header.php/sidebar.php/footer.php and so on. ...
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Modify Admin Bar Link

Starting on line 474 of /wp-includes/admin-bar.php there is a function that is declared as the following: function wp_admin_bar_new_content_menu( $wp_admin_bar ) What it does it generates the + New ...
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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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Use AJAX in shortcode

I have the following code to the shortcode to display a random quote. Question: how to make a button display a new random quote? I mean, that would hit the button and show you a new quote (without ...
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What is the “with_front” rewrite key?

I have the following line in a register_post_type function: 'rewrite' => array('slug' => 'Newsletters', 'with_front' => false), I understand what the line does in general (adds ...
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username_exists() function can't be access without logging in

I'm using the following function in functions.php to check if a username exists in the DB function check_username() { $username = $_POST['user']; if ( username_exists( $username ) ) { ...
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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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Function to execute when a post is moved to trash .

Hi is there an action which can be performed while a post is moved to trash .... I tried delete_post and deleted_post. It works but twice for each action ( before and after the action as written in ...
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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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Add multiple custom fields to the general settings page

What I would like to do is to add a few custom fields to the general settings. This is the code that Im using. It works allright but I just cant figure how to add more fields. I would like to create ...
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how to group custom post types

hi wanted to know do i group my custom post types to appear together in a group in the wordpress back end menu bar like this below in the picture what code do i have to use in my functions.php so that ...
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Passing arguments to a admin menu page callback?

Situation: I'm working on a plugin and I'm developing it as a class, everything worked fine until I run into this situation. I wanted to make things a bit cleaner and tried this.. class MyPlugin { ...
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How can I get $id variable in widget's form function?

How can I get $id variable in widget's form function? According to widget's structure I see that widget function have $args as a parameter, which will be extracted in function's body. In my case i ...
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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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One Child Functions.php for Multiple Child Themes

I have a wordpress setup that I use for clients with around 30 or so child themes that they can choose from. Each child theme has it's own functions.php file currently. Is it possible to setup just ...
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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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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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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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Check if the user has explicitly set an excerpt

Is there a way for me to check if the user has explicitly set an excerpt? I need to call the excerpt only if they've specified something in the excerpt field, and not an automatically shortened ...
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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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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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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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disable WP automatically inserted line breaks after an image

I've set medium sized images to a custom size which should allow for both of the images to align horizontally within the post. (The full post width is 880px, medium images are set to 413px.) My ...
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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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Manually set global $post vars with an ID, in order to use template tags

I have a function retrieving ID's of posts by very specific means. I need to be able to set the global $post in order to use functions like the_content(), which does not allow an ID as a parameter. ...
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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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How to add classes to images based on their categories?

I need to be able to: 1.) assign categories to images and 2.) add classes to all images that correspond to their assigned categories. I was able to add categories to images with the following: ...
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Hide main div if wp_nav_menu is empty

I want to hide the div class "navmain2" if the menu is empty. See code below: <!-- Start main navigation --> <div class="navmain2"> <div id="logo"></div> ...
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How do I call wp_get_current_user() in a plugin when plugins are loaded before pluggable.php?

The current result is "PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_get_current_user()" which makes sense, but doesn't help. I need to use $current_user. Here is the code I'm currently using: ...
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How to create thumbnails for PDF uploads?

I'm developing a website that needs to allow users, within Gravity Forms, to submit a PDF file and have a JPG thumbnail created of the first page of the PDF that is then displayed in the created post. ...
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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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Dynamically add id to heading tags

How do I add an id attribute dynamically to every heading tag on a wordpress website using php? I wanted to make it so that for every heading tag (h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6) I have a unique id attached ...
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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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How to export comments in WordPress?

I want to export my comments to Excel, PDF or Word. The format really doesn't matter, I just want them exported. I tried the Export Comments plugin, the standard one, but couldn't get it to work, I ...
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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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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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Adding a second email address to a completed order in WooCommerce [closed]

Before I ask this question, I know there is a (legitimate) hesitation to answer questions here about Woo products since they have their own support and their users should be encouraged to use that. I ...